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WVU engineering professors receive top honors from the American Industrial Hygiene Association


WVU's Steven Guffey and Xinjian He were honored at the American Industrial Hygiene Association Conference and Exposition in June.

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Two professors from the Department of Industrial and Management Systems Engineering at West Virginia University were honored during the 2017 American Industrial Hygiene Association Conference and Exposition, held on June 4-7, in Seattle, Washington.

Professor Steven Guffey was named a 2017 AIHA Fellow. Fellows are outstanding members of AIHA who are recognized for their achievements and contributions to the field of industrial hygiene.

Guffey, a member of AIHA for 43 years, was cited for his contributions to research and publications related to ventilation design, noise control and worker exposure assessments.

“I am surprised, honored and grateful to serve as an AIHA Fellow,” Guffey said.

Guffey received his doctorate in industrial hygiene from the University of North Carolina in 1987 and has been a faculty member at WVU since 2001.

Assistant Professor Xinjian (Kevin) He was a recipient of the 2017 John White Award for the Best Respiratory Protection Study Paper. He, a member of AIHA member for eight years and a three-time recipient of the John White Award, served as a coauthor for the paper titled, “Temporal Changes in Filtering Face Piece Respirator Fit.”

“I am very excited to receive an award that was created to recognize those individuals who have made outstanding contributions to the science of respiratory protection,” said He, who received his doctorate in environmental and occupational hygiene from the University of Cincinnati in 2013. He has been a faculty member at WVU since 2014.

AIHA is a non-profit organization whose mission is to provide information and resources to industrial hygienists and occupational health professionals in order to protect the health of employees in the work place.



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