POTSDAM -- Clarkson University professor Alan Rossner has been named a fellow of the American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA).
Rossner is an associate professor of environmental health sciences.
Industrial hygiene is the study of environmental factors related to the workplace that may cause sickness or impaired health and wellbeing.
AIHA is one of the largest international associations serving the needs of occupational and environmental health and safety professionals.
Only five percent of the AIHA membership can qualify for the award, which is given to those individuals who have made significant contributions to the field of industrial hygiene.
Rossner is the director of Clarkson's undergraduate programs in environmental health science and environmental science and policy.
He received his Ph.D. in occupational health from McGill University, his master of science degree in environmental health from the University of Washington, and his bachelor of science in biology from Clarkson.
Prior to coming to Clarkson, Rossner spent 10 years working in the industrial sector, performing exposure assessments, safety and health audits and implementing control systems.
Over the last 14 years, he has taught and conducted research at Clarkson.
Rossner directs his research into areas that minimize people’s exposure to contaminants, improve working conditions, improve living conditions and minimize risk of disease. His current research projects focus on the development of air sampling methodologies; exposure assessment strategies for occupational and environmental air sampling; and indoor/outdoor air contaminant monitoring.