David Leith
 
Adjunct Professor
(retired from UNC 7/1/12)
Department of Environmental Sciences and Engineering
School of Public Health
CB 7431, Rosenau Hall 
University of North Carolina
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-7431

Office:  010 Rosenau Hall

david_leith"at"unc.edu


Education

Teaching
Research
PhD Students
Awards
Publications
Other Interests


Education

BS in Chemical Engineering with Honors, University of Cincinnati, 1970
MS in Chemical Engineering, University of Cincinnati, 1970
ScD in Environmental Health Sciences, Harvard University, 1975

Employment

Co-op Engineer, Eastman Gelatine Corp., Peabody, MA 1966 - 1970
Engineer, APT Inc., Riverside, CA 1970 - 1972
Harvard School of Public Health, Department of Environmental Health Sciences
   Assistant Professor, 1975 - 1980
   Associate Professor, 1980 - 1985
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Department of Environmental Sciences and Engineering
   Associate Professor, 1984 - 1985
   Professor, 1985 - 2012
   Director, Air Radiation and Industrial Hygiene Program, 1986 - 1994
   Director, Environmental Engineering Program, 2007 - 2011
   Associate Chair, Director of Graduate Studies and Director of Graduate Admissions, 2008 - 2012
   Adjunct Professor, 2012 - present


Teaching

ENVR 416,         Aerosol Technology  
ENVR 754,         Air Pollution Control  



Research (see link to Baity Laboratory)

Factors that affect pollutant generation at the source
Methods to measure pollutant concentrations and characteristics
Methods to control pollutants effectively and economically


PhD Students

Nicole Hagan graduated 2014
Tom Peters graduated 2004
John Volckens graduated 2003
Jacky Rosati graduated 2002
Al Armendariz graduated 2002
Jeff Wagner graduated 2000
Jon Thornburg graduated 1999
Peter Raynor graduated 1998
Marc Plinke graduated 1994
G. Ramachandran graduated 1993
Lori Todd graduated 1990
Chung-te Lee graduated 1988
Donna Lee Jones graduated 1988
John Dirgo graduated 1988
John Koehler graduated 1986
David Johnson graduated 1985
Thomas Kalinowski graduated 1981
Michael Ellenbecker   graduated 1979


Awards

Bernard G. Greenberg Alumni Endowment Award for excellence in teaching, research and service to the broader public health community, 2008.

Distinguished Teaching Award for Post-Baccalaureate Instruction, presented by the Chancellor of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2005.

Newton Underwood Award for excellence in teaching, presented by the students of the Department of Environmental Sciences and Engineering, 2003. 

John E. Larsh, Jr. Award for Student Mentorship, presented by the Dean, School of Public Health, UNC, 2001. 

Newton Underwood Award for excellence in teaching, presented by the students of the Department of Environmental Sciences and Engineering, 1993. 

Best Engineering Paper in Industrial Hygiene Published during 2000, co-author with Maryanne Boundy, David Hands, Michael Gressel and G. Edward Burroughs.  

Best Paper Published in AIHA Journal during 1999, co-author with John Volckens, Maryanne Boundy, and David Hands. 

Best Paper Published in AIHA Journal during 1996, co-author with Peter C. Raynor and Steven Cooper.  

Best Paper Published in App. Occup. Env. Hyg. during 1995, co-author with John J. McAneny and Maryanne G. Boundy.  

Outstanding Aerosol Paper Award, 1992, co-author with Marc Plinke,  David B. Holstein and Maryanne G. Boundy.

Best Paper Published in AIHA Journal, during 1990, co-author with Lori Todd.


Publications  (click here)

 Other Interests