Dhimiter Bello

Dhimiter Bello, Work Environment, Nanomanufacturing Center for Excellence, Biomedical Engineering & Biotechnology Program

Dhimiter Bello, Work Environment, Nanomanufacturing Center for Excellence, Biomedical Engineering & Biotechnology Program

Associate Professor
Phone:
978-934-3343
Fax:
978-452-5711
Office:
Kitson 202B

Research Interest

Dr. Bello's main research focus is on the adverse human health effects of workplace, consumer and community exposures to toxic chemicals, especially from nanomaterials and nanotechnologies. Specifically, he is interested in the biological significance of exposures, exposure routes, measurement issues and metrics, relationship between shape, size and surface chemistry of nanoparticles with health outcomes, development of dose-response relationships between exposures and adverse health effects, exposure biomarkers/biology, application of biosensors for collecting specific human exposure information, intervention and prevention, and regulatory aspects. 

Educational Background

BSc, Industrial Chemistry, University of Tirana, Albania, 1993

MSc, Environmental Sciences and Policy, University of Manchester, UK, 1997 

Sc.D., Occupational Hygiene, University of Massachusetts Lowell, 2003 

Post-doctoral fellow, Exposure, Epidemiology and Risk, Harvard School of Public Health, 2004-2006 

Biosketch

Dr. Bello, a native of Albania, came to Lowell after a post-doctorate at the Harvard School of Public Health. His primary research interests include human health effects of exposures to reactive chemicals, such as isocyanates, and nanomaterials, dose-response relationships, exposure routes and measurement issues. Dr. Bello works closely with researchers at Yale Occupational and Environmental Medicine Program and Harvard School of Public Health. He came to Lowell "because Lowell offers a unique research environment: very supportive, encouraging and productive. Research at UMass Lowell is growing at an impressive rate and I want to be a part of it."