Michael R. Flynn Sc.D., CIH
Professor

103 Burlwood Place
Chapel Hill, NC 27516
919/918-4120 (home)
919/966-3473 (office)
919/966-7911 (FAX)
mike_flynn@unc.edu

ARIH
Exposure Modelling and Control Center (web site coming soon)

Education
Current Employment
Previous Employment
Presentations
Service
Memberships and Awards
Publications (Peer Reviewed Articles)
Publications (Non-Peer Review)
Grants

Education
HARVARD UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF PUBLIC HEALTH
Boston, MA

Sc.D. 1986, Major: Environmental Health Sciences (Industrial Hygiene) Minors: Biostatistics and Occupational Health
Dissertation: "The Capture Efficiency of Local Exhaust Hoods"

M.S. 1982, Major: Environmental Sciences (Industrial Hygiene)

CENTRAL CONNECTICUT STATE UNIVERSITY
New Britain, CT

B.S. 1979, Major: Biology, Minor: Chemistry

Current Employment
PROFESSOR OF INDUSTRIAL HYGIENE. Department of Environmental Sciences and Engineering, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Aug. 1999 - present. Director of NIOSH sponsored Education & Research Center; Director of the IH program.

ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR OF INDUSTRIAL HYGIENE. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Aug.1993 Aug. 1999.

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF INDUSTRIAL HYGIENE. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Aug.1986 - Aug. 1993.

Courses Taught:
ENVR 149 Health Hazards of Industrial Operations, 3 hrs.
Field trips and review of unit operations.

ENVR 241 Industrial Ventilation Design and Lab 3 hrs.
Fundamentals and basic design procedures.

ENVR 241D Industrial Ventilation Design Project, 1 hr.
Advanced design project with optimization.

ENVR 247 Micro-environmental Air Flow Modeling 3 hrs.
Computational Fluid Dynamic techniques.

Post-Doctoral supervision Dr. Taehyeung Kim
Doctoral Students - Committee Chair
Taehyeung Kim Graduated Aug 1991
Dennis K. George Graduated Jan 1994
Gary Carlton Graduated Aug1996
Cecilia Tan enrolled
Jennifer Richmond enrolled
Master's Students - Thesis Advisor to 27 graduates

Previous Employment
HARVARD UNIVERSITY - RESEARCH FELLOW-CONSULTANT
April 1986 to August 1986; Conducted studies on local exhaust hood performance. November and August 1985; Conducted field evaluations of industrial ventilation systems.

TUFTS UNIVERSITY - INSTRUCTOR
Spring 1984; taught course in Occupational Hygiene to Civil Engineering graduate students.

DIGITAL EQUIPMENT CO. - INDUSTRIAL HYGIENIST
Summer 1983 and Summer 1984; Conducted evaluation of ventilation and scrubber system for R&D plant.

U.S. DEPT. OF LABOR/OSHA INDUSTRIAL HYGIENIST
Industrial Hygiene Compliance Officer for the Occupational Safety and Health Administration in Springfield, MA. 1979-1981, and Summer of 1982.

PRESENTATIONS
Flynn, M., "Computational Fluid Dynamics and Controlling Human Exposures to Airborne Contaminants" Invited Seminar, NIOSH Cincinnati, OH March 25, 1999.

Flynn, M., and Carlton G, "Exposure Models for Contaminant Control Decisions Involving Ventilation". Vent 97, Ottawa, Canada Sept 15, 1997.

Gatano, B., Flynn, M., and McKernan, J. "Determining the Transfer Efficiency of an HVLP Spray Gun" AIHACE Conf., Dallas, TX May 20, 1997.

McKernan, J., Flynn, M., and Gatano, B., "Effect of Position and Motion on Personal Exposure in an HVLP Spray Painting Operartion" AIHACE Conf., Dallas TX, May 21, 1997.

Thomas, J., Flynn. M., Royster L., and Watson J., "The Application of Audiometric Database Analysis to Selected Air Force Bases" AIHACE Conf., Dallas TX, May 21, 1997.
Flynn, M.R., "New Tools for Controlling Worker Exposure through

Industrial Ventilation" Knight Memorial Lecture (Invited) NC State University, April 25,1997.

Flynn, M.R., "Computational Fluid Dynamics as a tool in the evaluation and design of local exhaust ventilation systems" Invited Seminar at NIOSH Engineering Lab in Cincinnati OH, Feb 12, 1997.

Flynn, M.R., "Mathematical Models for Prediction and Control of Human Exposure to Airborne Contaminants: An Illustration: Spray Painting" Invited Seminar at NIOSH Health Effects Lab in Morgantown WV, Dec 6, 1996.

Flynn, M.R., "Numerical Simulation of the Effects of Work Practices on Exposures in Booth-Type Hoods" AIHACE, Kansas City, MO. 1995.

Flynn, M.R., "Modeling Worker Exposures" Invited seminar at NIOH in Solna, Sweden and research roundtable in Helsinki, Finland. Aug 11-20 1995.

Flynn, M.R., "Modeling Exposure as an Index of Contaminant Control System Performance" Invited Lecture at R3 Nordic Conference, Malmo, Sweden, April 27-29, 1993.

Three-Dimensional Finite Element Simulation of a Turbulent Push-Pull Ventilation System. AIHACE 1992, New Orleans, LA.

On the Use of Computational Fluid Dynamics for the Simulation of Contaminant Control System Performance - Ventilation '91 3rd

International Symposium on Ventilation for Contaminant Control, Cincinnati OH, Sept 16-20, 1991.

A Revised Model to Predict the Average Concentration in the Reverse Flow Region Downstream of a Worker in a Uniform Freestream - Ventilation '91 3rd International Symposium on Ventilation for Contaminant Control, Cincinnati OH, Sept 16, 1991.

Air Flow Pattern Around a Worker in a Uniform Freestream - Am. Ind. Hyg. Assoc. Conference; Salt Lake City, UT May 18-24,1991

Discrete Vortex Methods for the Simulation of Boundary Layer Separation Effects on Worker Exposure, AIHA Conference, Orlando FL, May 1990.

The Relationship between Capture Efficiency and Breathing Zone Concentration, AIHA Conference, Orlando FL, May 1990

The Boundary Integral Equation Method (BIEM) for Exhaust Hood Flow Fields, AIHA Conference, St. Louis MO, June 1989.

Impact of Boundary Layer Separation on Worker Exposure, AIHA Conference, St. Louis MO. June 1989.

The Simulation of Local Exhaust Ventilation Problems. 2nd International Symposium on Ventilation for Contaminant Control, London, England, Oct 1988.
Computer Modeling of Contaminant Jet Flow

Into Local Exhaust Hoods, American Industrial Hygiene Association Conference, San Francisco CA, 1988.

Comparison of Three-Dimensional Velocity Models for Flanged Rectangular Hoods, AIHA Conference, San Francisco CA, 1988.

A Computer Simulated Design for Welding Hoods, AIHA Conference, San Francisco CA,1988.

Research in Local Exhaust Ventilation, South East Occupational Health Conference, Raleigh NC, Aug. 1987.

The Capture Efficiency of Local Exhaust Hoods, 1st International Symposium on Ventilation for Contaminant Control, Toronto, Oct 1985.

Service
Consultant to NIH on Computational Fluid Dynamics in the design of Laboratory Ventilation Systems, Bethesda, MD, Nov. 1995.

Chair School of Public Health Committee on Information Technology Infrastructure April 1995 - Feb1996.

Chair of Departmental Committee on Teaching Jan. 1994

Reviewer of articles for Applied Industrial Hygiene; Annals of Occupational Hygiene; and the American Industrial Hygiene Association Journal. Various dates 1986-1997.

Consultant to Semiconductor Industry.

Member of Departmental Safety & Ph.D. Committees.

Member of the American Conference of Governmental Industrial Hygienists Industrial Ventilation Committee. May 1989-March 1996

Invited Seminars, August 16,1989 & Dec. 1993 NIOSH Use of Modeling in Ventilation Research, Cincinnati OH.

National Institutes of Health - Study Section: served as reviewer for NIOSH R01 grant applications. Apr. 1-2, 1990.

NIOSH Educational Resource Center Site Reviewer at University of West Virginia, Jan. 28-29, 1990.

Memberships & AWARDS
American Conference of Governmental Industrial Hygienists
American Industrial Hygiene Association
American Academy of Industrial Hygiene - Certified Industrial Hygienist #3386
American Society of Heating Refrigerating and Air Conditioning Engineers

Awarded: Newton-Underhill Teaching Award 1994
Awarded: Best Engineering Paper at 1998 AIHACE

Publications (Peer Reviewed Articles)
Flynn, M.R. and M.J. Ellenbecker. "The Potential Flow Solution for Air Flow into a Flanged Circular Hood." Am. Ind. Hyg. Assoc. J. 46(6):318-322, (1985).

Flynn, M.R. and M.J. Ellenbecker. "Capture Efficiency of Flanged Circular Local Exhaust Hoods." Ann. Occup. Hyg. 30(4):497-513, (1986).

Flynn, M.R. and M.J. Ellenbecker. "Empirical Validation of Theoretical Velocity Fields into Flanged Circular Hoods." Am. Ind. Hyg. Assoc. J. 48(4):380-389, (1987).

Conroy, L., M.J. Ellenbecker, and M.R. Flynn. "Prediction and Measurement of Air Flow into a Flanged Slot Hood." Am. Ind. Hyg. Assoc. J. 49(5):226-234, (1988).

Flynn, M.R. and C.T. Miller. "Comparison of Models for Flow into Flanged and Plain Circular Hoods." Ann. Occup. Hyg. 32(3):373-384, (1988).

Flynn, M.R. and C.T. Miller, "The Boundary Integral Equation Method (BIEM) for Modeling Local Exhaust Hood Flow Fields" Am. Ind. Hyg. Assoc. J. 50(5):281-288 (1989).

Flynn, M.R. and M.L. Fitzgerald, "A Comparison of Three- Dimensional Velocity Models for Flanged Rectangular Hoods" Appl. Ind. Hyg. 4(8):210-216 (1989).

Tum Suden, K.D., M.R. Flynn, and R. Goodman, "Computer Simulation in the Design of Local Exhaust Hoods for Shielded Metal Arc Welding" Am. Ind. Hyg. Assoc. J. 51(3):115-126 (1990).

George, D., M.R. Flynn, and R. Goodman, "The Impact of Boundary Layer Separation on Worker Exposure" Appl. Occup. Env. Hyg. 5(8):501-509, (1990).

Flynn, M.R. and W. Shelton "Factors affecting the design of LEV for hand-held contaminant sources" Appl. Occup. Env. Hyg. 5(10):707-714, (1990).

Flynn, M.R. and D. George, "Aerodynamics and Exposure Variability" Appl. Occup. Env. Hyg. 6(1):36-39, (1991).

Flynn, M.R., West S., Chen C., Loomis, D., Kaune, W.A., and Savitz, D. "Validation of Expert Judgment in Assessing Exposure to Magnetic Fields in the Utility Industry" Appl. Occup. Env. Hyg. 6(2):141-145, (1991).

Flynn, M.R. and C.T. Miller, "Discrete Vortex Methods for the Simulation of Near-Wake Effects on Worker Exposure" Ann. Occup. Hyg. 35(1):35-50, (1991).

Kim, T. and M.R. Flynn, "Air Flow Patterns Around a Worker in a Uniform Freestream Am. Ind. Hyg. Assoc. J. 52(7):287-296, (1991).

Kim, T. and M.R. Flynn, "Modeling a Worker's Exposure from a Hand-held Source in a Uniform Freestream" Am. Ind. Hyg. Assoc. J. 52(11):458-463, (1991).

Kim, T and M.R. Flynn, "The Effect of Contaminant Source Momentum on a Worker's Breathing Zone Concentration in a Uniform Freestream" Am. Ind. Hyg. Assoc. J. 53(12):757-766, (1992).

Boyle, K.M.; Kim, T.; Flynn, M.R.; and Wiener R. "Numerical Calculation of Inertial Aspiration Efficiency of Aerosols into Thin-Walled Sampling Inlets" Aerosol. Sci. Tech. 19:227-242, (1993).

Symons, M.J.; Chen, C.C. and Flynn, M.R. "Bayesian Nonparametrics for Compliance to Exposure Standards" J. Amer. Stat. Assoc. 88(424):1237-1241, (1993).

Smith, T.C.; Flynn, M.R. and Dement, J.M. "A Design and Performance Analysis of Laboratory Fume Hoods" Appl. Occup. Env. Hyg. 9(2)117-124, (1994).

Flynn, M.R. and Ljungqvist B. "A Review of Wake Effects on Worker Exposure" Ann. occup. Hyg. 39(2), 211-221, (1995).

Flynn, M.R.; Chen, M., Kim, T. and P. Muthedath "Computational Simulation of Worker Exposure Using a Particle Trajectory Method" Ann. occup. Hyg. 39(3),277-289, (1995).

Kim, T. and Flynn, M.R., "Numerical Simulation of Airflow Around Multiple Objects Using the Discrete Vortex Method" J. Wind Engnr and Industrial Aerodynamics, 56(2,3): 213-234, (1995).

Flynn, M.R. K. Ahn and C.T. Miller, "Three-Dimensional Finite Element Simulation of a Turbulent Push-Pull Ventilation System" Ann. occup. Hyg. 59(5):573-589, (1995).

George, D.K.; Flynn, M.R. and Harris, R.H., "Autocorrelation of interday exposures at an automobile assembly plant" Am. Ind. Hyg. Assoc. J. 56:1187-1194 (1995).

Flynn, M.R., Lackey, B.D., and Muthedath P. "Experimental and Numerical Studies on the Impact of Work Practices used to Control Exposures occurring in booth-type hoods" Am. Ind. Hyg. Assoc. J. 57:469-475 (1996).

Flynn, M.R., and George, D. "A Field Evaluation of a Mathematical Model to Predict Worker Exposure to Solvent Vapors" Appl. Occup. and Env. Hygiene. 11(10):1212-1216, (1996).

Susi, P.; Flynn, M.R., and Curran, P. "Methanol Exposure Among School Workers during Spirit Duplicator use" Appl. Occup. and Env Hyg. 11(11):1340-1345 (1996).

Carlton, G. and Flynn, M.R. "A model to Estimate Worker Exposure to Spray Paint Mists" Appl. Occup and Env. Hyg. 12(5):375-382, (1997).

Carlton, G. and Flynn, M.R. "Field Evaluation of an Empirical-Conceptual Exposure Model" Appl. Occup and Env. Hyg. 12(8):555-561, (1997).

Carlton, G. and Flynn, M.R. "The Influence of Spray Painting Parameters on Breathing Zone Particle Size Distributions" Appl. Occup and Env. Hyg. 12(11):744-750, (1997).

Altemose, B., Flynn, M.R. and Sprankle J. "Application of a Tracer Gas Challenge with a human subject to investigate factors affecting the performance of laboratory fume hoods" Am. Ind. Hyg Assoc. J. 59:321-327, (1998).

Flynn, M.R., Gatano, B., McKernan, J., Dunn, K. Balzicko, B., and Carlton G.N. "Modeling worker exposure to airborne contaminants generated during compressed air spray painting. Ann. Occup. hyg. 43(1):67-76, (1999).

Flynn, M.R., and Sills, E. "On the use of computational fluid dynamics in the prediction and control of exposure to airborne contaminants an illustration using spray painting" Ann. Occup. hyg. In Press.

Publications (Non-Peer Review)
Flynn, M.R., C.T. Miller, M.L. Fitzgerald, D.K. George, K.N. Smith, and K.D. Tum Suden, "The Simulation of Local Exhaust Ventilation Problems" Ventilation '88 Proceedings of the Second International Symposium on Ventilation for Contaminant Control", James H. Vincent editor, Pergammon Press Oxford, U.K. pp. 33-40,(1989).

Flynn, M.R., and Kim T. "On the use of Computational Fluid Dynamics for the Simulation of Contaminant Control System Performance" Ventilation '91 Proceedings of the Third International Symposium on Ventilation for Contaminant Control, Robert T. Hughes ed. ACGIH, Cincinnati, OH, pp.441-448, (1993).

Kim, T. and Flynn, M.R. "A Revised Model to Predict the Average Concentration in the Reverse Flow Region Downstream of a Worker in a Uniform Free Stream" Ventilation '91 Proceedings of the Third International Symposium on Ventilation for Contaminant Control, Robert T. Hughes ed. ACGIH, Cincinnati, OH, pp.499-504, (1993).

Flynn, M.R. "Modeling Exposure as an Index of Contaminant Control System Performance" Proceedings of R3 Nordic Conference, Malmo, Sweden, April 27-29, (1993).

Flynn, M and Carlton G, Exposure Models for Contaminant Control Decisions Involving Ventilation. Vent 97 Proceedings of the Fifth International Symposium on Ventilation for Contaminant Control, Ottawa, (1997).

Grants
Funded (principal investigator)
"Occupational Safety and Health Educational Resource Center" T42/CCT410423-03 Principal Investigator: Michael Flynn, Total Annual Award: $438,205. Ongoing training grant 7/1/95 - 6/30/03.

"Computational Methods in Industrial Ventilation"; CDC# 1 R01 OH02858-01-06 Principal Investigator: Michael Flynn, Total Project Award $483,000: 7-01-91 to 9-30-98.

"Computer Simulation of Push-Pull Ventilation Systems"; CDC# 1 R01 OH02710-02 Principal Investigator: Michael Flynn Total Project Award: $186,000;9-1-90 to 8-31-92

"Computer aided Ventilation Design"; Shell Young Investigator Award - Shell Oil Co. Foundation. Principal Investigator: Michael Flynn 9-1-88 to 8-30-91, Total $45,000.

"Impact of Separation on Exposure and Hood Capture"; NIOSH grant 5-R01OH02392-01(02) Principal Investigator: Michael Flynn 9-29-87 to 9-29-89, Total $113,206.

"Impact of Boundary Layer Separation on Personal Exposure from Ventilated Processes"; University Research Council Grant. Principal Investigator: Michael R. Flynn Total Award $1,500, 12-1- 86 to 11-30 88.

Funded (co-investigator)
"Fundamental Factors that Affect Dust Generation"; NIOSH grant 1-R01-OH02437-01A1, Co-Investigator - (David Leith P.I.): 12-1-88 to 11-30-90, Total $167,412.

"Characterization of Manufacturing Processes by Variability of Workers' Exposures"; -Investigator - (Robert Harris P.I.): General Motors - UAW Project.9-1-88 to 9-31-92, Total $531,080.

"Epidemiological Study of Utility Workers", Co-Investigator - (David Savitz P.I.): Electric Power Research Institute Grant RP799-28, 7-1-87 to 12-31-88, Total $333,567.

"Numerical Modeling of Sampler Efficiencies For Aerosols"; sub part of Indoor and Outdoor Aerosols - Characterization Studies"; Co-Investigator: (Rich Kamens, P.I.); $332,580; 3-1-90 to 2-29-91.

"Statistical Issues for Compliance to Exposure Standards" Dr. M.J. Symons PI NIOSH 1 R18 OH03073-01 Total $143,000 9-1-93 to 8-31-95.