At ESSI, we conduct applied research to help industry answer practical questions.
ESSI was founded in 2015 by Dr. Susan Arnold and Dr. Gurumurthy Ramachandran to provide excellence in Exposure Science and Sustainability research and training, responding to industry identified needs. The Institute’s activities include both services and products that help address specific research questions and provide specific deliverables to pre-defined customers.
Located in a ~ 140 square meter facility, our full-size exposure chamber provides a controlled environment in which to conduct simulated tasks and exposure scenario studies.
In addition to the exposure chamber, this facility includes two wet-chemistry laboratories equipped with fume hoods, a wind tunnel, two biological safety cabinets and an enclosed cabinet for filter-testing.
The lab has considerable equipment for generating and measuring gases, vapors, and particulate matter, including biological aerosols.
Peter Raynor earned his doctorate in environmental sciences and engineering from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He teaches and conducts research in the field of exposure assessment a..
My research is focused primarily in two areas: inhalable sampler development and computational fluid dynamics (CFD) modeling. One current research project is focused on developing and optimizing a rea..
Debbie Brown, CIH, CSP joined ESSI part-time in 2017 as research assistant and assistant lab manager. Debbie has a master’s degree in industrial hygiene from the Johns Hopkins School of Public Healt..
Andrew Maier, Ph.D., CIH, DABT
Director, Center for Occupational Risk and Exposure Science
Deputy Director, Cincinnati ERC Industrial Hygiene Program
Associate Professor of Environmental and Industrial Hygiene
University of Cincinnati College of Medicine
160 Panzeca Way
Cincinnati, OH 45267
Gurumurthy Ramachandran, PhD
Professor, Department of Environmental Health and Engineering
Bloomberg School of Public Health
Johns Hopkins University
Baltimore, MD 21205
University of Cincinnati Education and Research Center (UC ERC)
Department of Environmental Health
Education and Research Center (ERC)
Kettering Lab Building, Room 315
160 Panzeca Way
Cincinnati, OH 45267-0056