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John J Bang

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Associate Professor
(919) 530-7609
(919) 530-7990
2105 Mary M. Townes Science Building


-Director of Environmental Health program (NEHA)
-Institutional Review Board


Please see the Vita (C.V.) for the detail.

Research Interests

*The overall theme of my research is understanding the behavior of small (nano scale)material for its practical applications by tackling environmental and biomedical challenges. Finding a way to contribute for building an integrative sustainable system is a goal for my research.

-Environmental Health: Exposure and Risk Assessment of particulate matter (PM),Engineered Nanomaterials, and Persistent Organic Pollutants
-Environmental Science & Engineering: Characterization and Synthesis of Photocatalytic Nano Hybrid material for Environmental Remediations (water and air)
-Biomedical Sciences:Reduction of Biofilm formation; Balancing oxidative stress;Impacts of nanomaterial on inflammatory process


PhD University of Texas at El Paso 2003
MD University of Illinois, Chicago 1994
BS University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign 1988


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Selected Publications

1. Reaves, D. K., & Ginsburg, E. , & Bang, J. J., & Fleming, J. M. (2015). Persistent Organic Pollutants & Obesity: a worthy investigation for potential mechanisms of breast cancer promotion. Endocrine-Related-Cancer.
2. Kim, J. S., & Srinivasan, S. , & You, T. , & Bang, J. J. (2013). Brevibacterium ammoniilyticum sp. nov., an ammonia-degrading bacterium isolated from sludge of a wastewater treatment plant. International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology , 1111-1118.
3. Kim, J. , & Yu, Y. , & Yen, F. , & Bang, J. J. (2012). New strain Bacteria degrading TNT and 2,4/2,6-DNT from Explosives-Contaminated Soil . Atlas J. of Biology , 2, 122-130.
4. Bang, J. J., & Yeyeodu, S. , & Gilypzova, N. , & Weatherspoon, S. (2011). Effects of Carbon Nanotubes on Neuronal Cell Model In Vitro. Atlas J. of Biology , 70-77.
5. Key, C. S., & Reaves, D. , & Turner, F. , & Bang, J. J. (2011). Impacts of Silver Nanoparticle Ingestion on Pigmentation and Developmental Progression in Drosophila . Atlas Journal of Biology, 3, 52-61.
6. Bang, J. J., & Anderson, Y. B., & DeLauder, S. F., & Malhotra, R. (2011). Ambient Concentration Levels of VOCs and Aldehydes in Moncure, North Carolina: an Environmental Justice Case Study. Environmental Justice, 91-99.
7. Adair, B. , & Bang, J. J., & Anderson, Y. B., & DeLauder, S. F. (2009). Water Quality Analysis in an Environmental Justice Community in Durham, North Carolina. Environmental Science and Technology, 55-60.
8. Bang, J. J., & Anderson, Y. B., & DeLauder, S. F., & Bradshaw, M. (2009). The Impacts of Social Capital on Environmental Risk Reduction in Moncure. Environmental Science and Technology, 61-66.
9. Baldauf, R. , & Thoma, E. , & Hays, M. , & Bang, J. (2008). Traffic and Meterological Impacts on Near-Road Air Quality: Summary of Methods and Trends from the Raleigh Near-Road Study. Journal of the Air and Waste Management, 58, 865-878.
10. Murr, L. E., & Soto, K. F., & Garza, K. M., & Bang, J. J. (2006). Combustion-Generated Nanoparticulates in the ElPaso, TX, USA/Juarez, Mexico Metroples: Their Comparative Characterization and Potential for Adverse Health Effects. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health , 48-66.
11. Saupe, G. B., & Zhao, Y. , & Bang, J. J., & Yesu, N. R. (2005). Evaluation of a new porous titanium-niobium mixed oxide for photocatalytic water decontamination. Microchemical Journal , 156-162.
12. Li, W. W., & Bang, J. J., & Chianelli, R. (2005). Characterization of airborne particulate matter in the Paso del Norte (PdN) air quality basin in El Paso-Juarez region: morphology and Chemistry: Book Chapter 4. The U.S. –Mexican Border Environment: An Integrated Approach to Defining Particulate Matter Issues in the Paso del Norte Region SCERP Monograph No. 12. .
13. meuzelaar, H. C., & Arnold, N. , & Nookala, B. , & Bang, J. J. (2005). Estimating PM exposure Risks and Evaluating Health Effects of Evening PM Peaks Using GIS-Referenced Data Fusion Methods: A Pilot Study_Book Chapter 7. In the U.S.-Mexican Border Environment: An Integrated Approach to Defining Particulate Matter Issues in the Paso del Norte Region SCERP Monograph.
14. Bang, J. J., & Murr, L. E., & Esquivel, E. V. (2004). Collection and characterization of airborne nanoparticualtes . Materials characterization, 1-14.
15. Murr, L. E., & Bang, J. J., & Lopez, D. A., & Guerrero, R. A. (2004). Carbon nanotubes and nanocrystals in methane combustion and the environmental implications . Journal of Materials Science, 2199-2204.
16. Murr, L. E., & Esquivel, E. V., & Bang, J. J., & de la Rosa, G. (2004). Chemistry and nanoparticulate compositions of a 10,000 year-old ice core melt water. The Water Journal, 4282-4296.
17. Murr, L. E., & Esquivel, E. V., & Bang, J. J. (2004). Characterization of Nanostructure Phenomena in Airborne Particulate Aggregates and Clusters and Their Potential for Respiratory Health Effects. Journal of Material Science: Materials in Medicine, 237-247.
18. Bang, J. J., & Gurerero, P. A., & Lopez, D. A., & Murr, L. E. (2004). Carbon nanotubes and other Fullerene Nanocrystals in Domestic Propane and Natural Gas Combustion Streams . Journal of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology , 7, 241-251.
19. Murr, L. E., & Bang, J. J., & Esquivel, E. V., & Guerrero, P. A. (2004). Carbon nanotubes, nanocrystal forms, and complex nanoparticle aggregates in common fuel-gas combustion sources and the ambient air. Journal of Nanoparticle Research, 241-251.
20. Murr, L. E., & Bang, J. J. (2003). Electron Microscopy Comparisons of fine and ultrafine carbonaceous and noncarbonaceous, airborne particulates . Atmospheric Environment, 4795-4806.
21. Bang, J. J., & Murr, L. E., & Chaney, M. A. (2003). Collection and Characterization of Ultrafine Airborne Particulates. Microscopy & Microanalysis, 2, 790-790.
22. Bang, J. J., & Trillo, E. A., & Murr, L. E. (2003). Utilization of Selected Area Electron Diffraction (SAED) Patterns for Characterization of Air Submicron Particulate Matter Collected by a Thermophoretic Precipitator. Journal of Air and Waste Management Association, 1-10.
23. Bang, J. J., & Murr, L. E. (2002). Atmospheric Nanoparticles: Preliminary studies and potential respiratory health risks for emerging nanotechnologies . Journal of Materials Science Letters, 361-366.
24. Bang, J. J., & Murr, L. E. (2002). Collecting and Characterizing Atmospheric Nanoparticles. Journal of the Minerals, Metals and Materials: JOM, 12, 28-30.
25. Bang, J. J., & Trillo, E. A., & Murr, L. E. (2002). Thermal Precipitator for the Collection of Submicron Atmospheric Particulate Matter (PM) for Transmission Electron Microscopy Examination . Texas Journal of Microscopy, 13-17.
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