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Thomas M. Peters, PhD
Associate Professor of Occupational & Environmental Health
Email: thomas-m-peters@uiowa.edu
Phone: (319) 335-4436
EHSRC Role(s): Aerosol Measurement Specialist, Pulmonary Toxicology Facility
  Aerosol Measurement Specialist, Environmental Modeling and Exposure Assessment Facility
  Member, Environmental Lung Disease Research Core
  Member, Nanotoxicology Research Core

Dr. Peters is engaged in research on the mechanics of aerosols, including sampling and transport, instrumentation, and filter design. In addition, he conducts studies on industrial ventilation and the capture and control of workplace pollutants. He is also interested in the design of detectors and control strategies for harmful bioaerosol agents. Current projects include "Ultrafine Particles in Heavy Vehicle Manufacturing;" "Ambient Particle Monitoring with Passive Samplers," and; "Airway and Immune Response to Inhaled Endotoxin and Diesel Exhaust Particles."

Selected Publications

Peters, T.M., H.M. Chein, D.A. Lundgren, J. Berntsen (1994) Sub-micron aerosol generator development for EPA's Human Exposure Laboratory. Aerosol Sci. Technol. 20:51-61.

Peters, T.M., R.A. Gussman, L.C. Kenny, R.W. Vanderpool (2001) Evaluation of PM2.5 separators used in speciation samplers. Aerosol Sci. Technol. 34:422-429.

Peters, T.M., G.A. Norris, R.W. Vanderpool, D.B. Gemmill, R.W. Wiener, R.W. Murdoch, F.F. McElroy, M. Pitchford (2001) Field performance of PM2.5 reference method samplers. Aerosol Sci. Technol. 34:433-443.

Peters, T.M., R.W. Vanderpool, R.W. Wiener (2001) Design and calibration of the WINS impactor. Aerosol Sci. Technol. 34:389-397.

Rosati, J.A., J.S. Brown, T.M. Peters, D. Leith, C.S. Kim (2002) A polydisperse aerosol inhalation system designed for human studies. J. Aerosol Sci. 33(10):1433-1446.

Peters, T.M., D. Leith (2004) Modeling large-particle deposition in bends of exhaust ventilation systems. Aerosol Sci. Technol. 38:1171-1177.

Volckens, J.A.E., T.M. Peters (2005) Counting and particle transmission efficiency of the Aerodynamic Particle Sizer (APS 3321). J. Aerosol Sci. 36(12):1400-1408.

Peters, T.M., W.A. Heitbrink, D.E. Evans, T.J. Slavin, A.D. Maynard (2006) The mapping of fine and ultrafine particle concentrations in engine machining and assembly plant. Ann. Occup. Hyg. 50:249-257.

Peters T.M. (2006) Use of the aerodynamic particle sizer to measure ambient PM10-2.5: the coarse fraction of PM10. J. Air Waste Manag. Assoc. 56(4):411-6.

Ott, D.K., N. Kumar, T.M. Peters (2008) Passive sampling to capture spatial variability of PM10-2.5. Atmospheric Environ. 42(4):746-756.  PMCID:  N/A.

Ott, D.K., W. Cyrs, T.M. Peters (2008). Passive measurement of coarse particulate matter, PM10-2.5.    J. Aerosol Sci. 39(2):156-167.  PMCID:  N/A.

Peters, T.M., A.L. Riss, R.L. Holm, M. Singh, R.W. Vanderpool (2008) Design and evaluation of an inlet conditioner to dry particles for real-time particle sizers. J. Env. Monitoring. 10(4):541.  PMID: 18385876 PMCID:  N/A.

Ott, D.K. and T.M. Peters (2008) A Shelter to Protect a Passive Sampler for Coarse Particulate Matter, PM10-2.5. Aerosol Sci. Technol. 42(4):299-309.  PMCID:  N/A.

Peters, T.M., S. Elzey, R. Johnson, H. Park, V. Grassian, T. Maher, P. O’Shaughnessy (2009) Airborne monitoring to distinguish engineered nanomaterials from incidental particles for environmental health and safety. J. Occup. Envir. Hyg. 6(2):73-81. DOI: 10.1080/15459620802590058.  PMID: 19034793.  PMCID:  in process.

O’Shaughnessy, P.T., K. Kelley, K. Donham, T.M. Peters (2010) Task-based variability of dust in swine barns. J. Occup. Envir. Hygiene. 7:7-13.  PMCID:  N/A.

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