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Dhimiter Bello

Dhimiter Bello, PUBLIC HEALTH, NANOMANUFACTURING CENTER FOR EXCELLENCE, BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING & BIOTECHNOLOGY PROGRAM, HEROES  Associate Professor
Dhimiter BelloAssociate Professor
  • CollegeZuckerberg College of Health Sciences
  • DepartmentPublic Health
  • Phone(978) 934-3343
  • EmailDhimiter_Bello@uml.edu

Research Interests

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.

Education

  • Other: Environmental Epidemiology, (2006), Harvard School of Public Health - Boston, MA
  • Other: Occupational & Environmental Hygiene, (2002), University of Massachusetts Lowell - Lowell, MA
    Dissertation/Thesis Title: Determination of polyisocyanates in occupational environments
  • MS: Environmental Sciences and Policy, (1997), Central European University/ University of Manchester - Manchester, U.K
    Dissertation/Thesis Title: Perceiving environmental risks in a stressful and unstable society: The case of Albania
  • BS: Industrial Chemistry, (1993), University of Tirana, Faculty of Natural Sciences - Albania
    Dissertation/Thesis Title: Preparation of capilary columns for gas chromatography using polar stationary phases

Awards and Honors

  • Outstanding project team award (2008), Service, Professional - AIHA President 'Outstanding project team award
  • Best Paper Award (2007), Scholarship/Research - Michigan Industrial Hygiene Society
  • Scholarship Award (2003), Scholarship/Research - Work Environment Department
  • TSI Incorporated /Arthur J. Abrams Endowed Scholarship Award (2000), Scholarship/Research - AIHA Foundation
  • The Open Society Foundation grant (1996), Scholarship/Research - Central European University, Budapest

Publications

  • Harari, H., Bello, D., Redlich, C., Streicher, R., Woskie, S. (2016) "Development of an interception glove sampler for skin exposures to aromatic isocyanates," Annals of Occupational Hygiene 60:9 pp. 1092–1103
  • Singh, D., Sotiriou, G.A., Zhang, F., Mead, J.L., Bello, D., Wohlleben, W., Demokritou, P. (2016) "End-of-life thermal decomposition of nano-enabled polymers: effect of nanofiller loading and polymer matrix on by-products.," Environmental Science: Nano 3:6 pp. 1293
  • Lee, J.H., Han, J.H., Kim, J.H., Kim, B., Bello, D., Kim, J.K., Lee, G.H., Sohn, E.K., Lee, K., Ahn, K., others, . (2016) "Exposure monitoring of graphene nanoplatelets manufacturing workplaces," Inhalation toxicology 28:6 pp. 281–291
  • Pelclova, D., Zdimal, V., Kacer, P., Zikova, N., Komarc, M., Fenclova, Z., Vlckova, S., Schwarz, J., Makes, O., Syslova, K., others, . (2016) "Markers of lipid oxidative damage in the exhaled breath condensate of nano TiO2 production workers," Nanotoxicology pp. 1–12
  • Brouwer, D.H., Spaan, S., Roff, M., Sleeuwenhoek, A., Tuinman, I., Goede, H., van Duuren-Stuurman, B., Filon, F.L., Bello, D., Cherrie, J.W. (2016) "Occupational dermal exposure to nanoparticles and nano-enabled products: Part 2, exploration of exposure processes and methods of assessment," International journal of hygiene and environmental health 219:6 pp. 503–512
  • Filon, F.L., Bello, D., Cherrie, J.W., Sleeuwenhoek, A., Spaan, S., Brouwer, D.H. (2016) "Occupational dermal exposure to nanoparticles and nano-enabled products: part I—factors affecting skin absorption," International journal of hygiene and environmental health 219:6 pp. 536–544
  • Zhang, J., Panwar, A., Bello, D., Jozokos, T., Isaacs, J.A., Barry, C.M., Mead, J.L. (2016) "The effects of recycling on the properties of carbon nanotube-filled polypropylene composites and worker exposures," Environmental Science: Nano 3:2 pp. 409–417
  • Boonruksa, P., Bello, D., Zhang, J., Isaacs, J.A., Mead, J.L., Woskie, S. (2016) "Exposures to nanoparticles and fibers during injection molding and recycling of carbon nanotube reinforced polycarbonate composites.," Journal Of Exposure Science & Environmental Epidemiology pp. advance online publication doi: 10.1038/jes.2016.26
  • Kim, J.K., Shin, J.H., Lee, J.S., Hwang, J.H., Lee, J.H., Baek, J.E., Gyu Kim, T., Kim, B.W., Kim, J.S., Lee, G.H., Bello, D. (2015) "28-day Inhalation Toxicity of Graphene Nanoplatelets in Sprague-Dawley Rats," Nanotoxicology just-accepted pp. 1–34
  • Lee, S., Sohal, I.S., Therrien, M.A., Pal, A.K., Bello, D., Shea, T.B. (2015) "Additive Impairment of Synaptic Signaling in Cultured Cortical Neurons by Exogenously-Applied Oligomerized Amyloid-ß and Airborne Nanoparticles Generated during Photocopying," Journal of Alzheimer’s disease : JAD 47:1 pp. 49-54
  • Pal, A.K., Bello, D., Cohen, J., Demokritou, P. (2015) "Implications of in vitro dosimetry on toxicological ranking of low aspect ratio engineered nanomaterials," Nanotoxicology 0 pp. 1–15
  • Martin, J., Bello, D., Bunker, K., Shafer, M., Christiani, D., Woskie, S., Demokritou, P. (2015) "Occupational exposure to nanoparticles at commercial photocopy centers," Journal of hazardous materials 298: pp. 351–360
  • Pirela, S.V., Sotiriou, G.A., Bello, D., Shafer, M., Bunker, K.L., Castranova, V., Thomas, T., Demokritou, P. (2014) "Consumer exposures to laser printer-emitted engineered nanoparticles: A case study of life-cycle implications from nano-enabled products," Nanotoxicology 0 pp. 1–9
  • Wang, L., Pal, A.K., Isaacs, J.A., Bello, D., Carrier, R.L. (2014) "Nanomaterial induction of oxidative stress in lung epithelial cells and macrophages," Journal of Nanoparticle Research 16:9 pp. 1–14
  • Pal, A.K., Aalaei, I., Gadde, S., Gaines, P.C., Schmidt, D., Demokritou, P., Bello, D. (2014) "High resolution characterization of engineered nanomaterial dispersions in complex media using tunable resistive pulse sensing technology.," ACS nano 8:9 pp. 9003-15
  • Pal, A.K., Hsieh, S., Khatri, M., Isaacs, J.A., Demokritou, P., Gaines, P.C., Schmidt, D., Rogers, E.J., Bello, D. (2014) "Screening for oxidative damage by engineered nanomaterials: a comparative evaluation of FRAS and DCFH," Journal of Nanoparticle Research: An Interdisciplinary Forum for Nanoscale Science and Technology 16:2 pp. 1
  • Stella, A., Hsieh, S., Bello, D., Schmidt, D., Rodgers, E. (2014) "Multiple Approaches to Determine Toxicity of Micro and Nano-sized Titanium Dioxide Materials When Exposed to Human Red Blood Cells,"
  • Khatri, M., Bello, D., Gaines, P.C., Martin, J., Pal, A.K., Gore, R., Woskie, S. (2013) "Nanoparticles from photocopiers induce oxidative stress and upper respiratory tract inflammation in healthy volunteers," Nanotoxicology 7:5 pp. 1014–1027
  • Khatri, M., Bello, D., Pal, A., Woskie, S., Gassert, T., Demokritou, P., Gaines, P. (2013) "Toxicological effects of PM0. 25-2.0 particles collected from a photocopy center in three human cell lines ," Inhalation Toxicology 25:11 pp. 621-632
  • Khatri, M., Bello, D., Pal, A.K., Cohen, J.M., Woskie, S., Gassert, T., Lan, J., Gu, A.Z., Demokritou, P., Gaines, P.C. (2013) "Evaluation of cytotoxic, genotoxic and inflammatory responses of nanoparticles from photocopiers in three human cell lines.," Particle and fibre toxicology 10:1 pp. 42
  • Hsieh, S.F., Bello, D., Schmidt, D., Pal, A.K., Stella, A., Isaacs, J.A., Rogers, E.J. (2013) "Mapping the biological oxidative damage of engineered nanomaterials.," Small (Weinheim an der Bergstrasse, Germany) 9:9-10 pp. 1853-65
  • T. De Vries, T., Bello, D., H., M.S., Harari, H., D., M.S., A., C.R. (2012) "Transferability of Aliphatic Isocyanates from Recently Applied Paints to the Skin of Auto Body Shop Workers," Journal of Occupational & Environmental Hygiene 9:12 pp. 699-711
  • Brouwer, D., Berges, M., Virji, M.A., Fransman, W., Bello, D., Hodson, L., Gabriel, S., Tielemans, E. (2012) "Harmonization of measurement strategies for exposure to manufactured nano-objects; Report of a workshop," Annals of Occupational Hygiene 56:1 pp. 1-9
  • Bello, D., Martin, J., Santeufemio, C., Sun, Q., Bunker, K.L., Shafer, M., Demokritou, P. (2012) "Physicochemical and Morphological Characterization of Nanoparticles from Photocopiers: Implications for Environmental Health," Nanotoxicology
  • Pal, A.K., Bello, D., Budhlall, B., Rogers, E.J., Milton, D.K. (2012) "Screening for oxidative stress elicited by engineered nanomaterials: evaluation of acellular DCFH assay," Dose-Response 10:3 pp. 308-330
  • Hsieh, S., Bello, D., Schmidt, D., Pal, A.K., Rogers, E.J. (2012) "Biological oxidative damage by carbon nanotubes: Fingerprint or footprint?," Nanotoxicology 6:1 pp. 61
  • Ceballos, D.M., Whittaker, S.G., Yost, M.G., Dills, R.L., Bello, D., Thomasen, J.M., Nylander-French, L.A., Reeb-Whitaker, C.K., Peters, P.M., Weiland, E.C., Suydam, W.W. (2011) "A laboratory comparison of analytical methods used for isocyanates," Analytical Methods 3:11 pp. 2478-2487
  • Bello, D., Hsieh, S., Schmidt, D., Pal, A.K., Rogers, E. (2010) "Biological oxidant damage of engineered nanomaterials: Relationship with physicochemical properties," Abstracts of Papers of the American Chemical Society 240:
  • Pfefferkorn, F.E., Bello, D., Haddad, G., Park, J., Powell, M., McCarthy, J., Bunker, K.L., Fehrenbacher, A., Jeon, Y., Virji, M.A., Gruetzmacher, G., Hoover, M.D. (2010) "Characterization of Exposures to Airborne Nanoscale Particles During Friction Stir Welding of Aluminum," Annals of Occupational Hygiene 54:5
  • Streicher, R.P., Bello, D., Nourian, F., Ernst, K. (2010) "Determination of total reactive isocyanate group (TRIG) using 1,8-diaminonaphthalene (DAN) as a derivatizing reagent," Abstracts of Papers of the American Chemical Society 240:
  • Woskie, S., Bello, D., Virji, M.A., Stefaniak, A.B. (2010) "Understanding workplace processes and factors that influence exposures to engineered nanomaterials.," International journal of occupational and environmental health 16:4 pp. 365-77
  • Pfefferkorn, F.E., Bello, D., Haddad, G., Park, J., Powell, M., Mccarthy, J., Bunker, K.L., Fehrenbacher, A., Jeon, Y., Virji, M.A., Gruetzmacher, G., Hoover, M.D. (2010) "Characterization of Exposures to Airborne Nanoscale Particles During Friction Stir Welding of Aluminum," Annals of Occupational Hygiene 54:5 pp. 486
  • McCarthy, J., Pfefferkorn, F.E., Bello, D., Haddad, G., Bunker, K.L. (2009) "Electron microscopy and EDS of nanoparticles generated during friction stir welding," Microscopy and Microanalysis 15:SUPPL. 2 pp. 1270-1271
  • Redlich, C.A., Bello, D., Woskie, S.R., Streicher, R.P. (2009) "Measurements of Airborne Methylene Diphenyl Diisocyanate Concentration in the Us Workplace - Comment," Journal of Occupational and Environmental Hygiene 6:11
  • Liu, Y., Stowe, M.H., Bello, D., Sparer, J., Gore, R.J., Cullen, M.R., Redlich, C.A., Woskie, S.R. (2009) "Skin exposure to aliphatic polyisocyanates in the auto body repair and refinishing industry: III. A personal exposure algorithm," Annals of Occupational Hygiene 53:1 pp. 33-40
  • Redlich, C.A., Bello, D., Woskie, S., Streicher, R.P., Booth, K., Cummings, B., Karoly, W.J., Spence, M., Mullins, S., Robert, W.P., Lichtenberg, F., Banta, J. (2009) "Letters to the Editor," Journal of Occupational & Environmental Hygiene 6:11 pp. 82
  • Bello, D., HSIEH, S., Schmidt, D., Rogers, E.J. (2009) "Nanomaterials properties vs. biological oxidative damage: Implications for toxicity screening and exposure assessment," Nanotoxicology 3:3 pp. 249-261
  • Bello, D., Wardle, B., Yamamoto, N., Roberto, G.d., Garcia, E., Hart, A., Ahn, K., Ellenbecker, M., Hallock, M. (2009) "Exposure to nanoscale particles and fibers during machining of hybrid advanced composites containing carbon nanotubes," Journal of Nanoparticle Research 11:1 pp. 231
  • Liu, Y., Stowe, M.H., Bello, D., Sparer, J., Gore, R.J., Cullen, M.R., Redlich, C.A., Woskie, S. (2009) "Skin Exposure to Aliphatic Polyisocyanates in the Auto Body Repair and Refinishing Industry: III. A Personal Exposure Algorithm," Annals of Occupational Hygiene 53:1 pp. 33
  • Rogers, E.J., Hsieh, S.F., Organti, N., Schmidt, D., Bello, D. (2008) "A high throughput in vitro analytical approach to screen for oxidative stress potential exerted by nanomaterials using a biologically relevant matrix: Human blood serum," Toxicology in Vitro 22:6 pp. 1639-1647
  • Velázquez, L., Bello, D., Munguia, N., Zavala, A., Marin, A., Moure-Eraso, R. (2008) "A survey of environmental and occupational work practices in the automotive refinishing industry of a developing country: Sonora, Mexico," International Journal of Occupational and Environmental Health 14:2 pp. 104-111
  • Woskie, S.R., Bello, D., Gore, R.J., Stowe, M.H., Eisen, E.A., Liu, Y., Sparer, J.A., Redlich, C.A., Cullen, M.R. (2008) "Comparison of task-based exposure metrics for an epidemiologic study of isocyanate inhalation exposures among autobody shop workers.," Journal of occupational and environmental hygiene 5:9 pp. 588-598
  • Bello, D., Hart, A.J., Ahn, K., Hallock, M., Yamamoto, N., Garcia, E.J., Ellenbecker, M.J., Wardle, B.L. (2008) "Letters to the Editor: Particle exposure levels during CVD growth and subsequent handling of vertically-aligned carbon nanotube films," Carbon 46: pp. 974-977
  • Rogers, E.J., Bello, D., Hsieh, S. (2008) "Oxidative stress as a screening metric of potential toxicity by nanoparticles and ariborne particulate matter," Inhalation toxicology 20:9 pp. 895
  • Bello, D., Hart, A.J., Ahn, K., Hallock, M., Yamamoto, N., Garcia, E.J., Ellenbecker, M.J., Wardle, B.L. (2008) "Particle exposure levels during CVD growth and subsequent handling of vertically-aligned carbon nanotube films," Carbon 46:6 pp. 974-977
  • Woskie, S., Bello, D., Gore, R.J., Stowe, M.H., Eisen, E.A., Liu, Y., Sparer, J.A., Redlich, C.A., Cullen, M.R. (2008) "Comparison of Task-Based Exposure Metrics for an Epidemiologic Study of Isocyanate Inhalation Exposures Among Autobody Shop Workers," Journal of Occupational & Environmental Hygiene 5:9 pp. 588
  • Rogers, E.J., Hsieh, S.F., Organti, N., Schmidt, D., Bello, D. (2008) "A high throughput in vitro analytical approach to screen for oxidative stress potential exerted by nanomaterials using a biologically relevant matrix: human blood serum.," Toxicology in vitro : an international journal published in association with BIBRA 22:6 pp. 1639-47
  • Rogers, E.J., Bello, D., Hsieh, S. (2008) "Oxidative Stress as a Screening Metric of Potential Toxicity by Nanoparticles and Ariborne Particulate Matter," Inhalation toxicology 20:9 pp. 895-895
  • Bello, D., Hart, A.J., Ahn, K., Hallock, M., Yamamoto, N., Garcia, E.J., Ellenbecker, M.J., Wardle, B.L. (2008) "Particle exposure levels during CVD growth and subsequent handling of vertically-aligned carbon nanotube films," Carbon 46:6 pp. 974-977
  • Bello, D., Hart, A.J., Ahn, K., Hallock, M., Yamamoto, N., Garcia, E.J., Ellenbecker, M.J., Wardle, B.L. (2008) "Particle exposure levels during CVD growth and subsequent handling of vertically-aligned carbon nanotube films," Carbon 46:6 pp. 974-977
  • Bello, D., Redlich, C.A., Stowe, M.H., Sparer, J., Woskie, S., Streicher, R.P., Hosgood, H.D., Liu, Y. (2008) "Skin exposure to aliphatic polyisocyanates in the auto body repair and refinishing industry: II. A quantitative assessment.," The Annals of occupational hygiene 52:2 pp. 117-24
  • LIU, Y., Bello, D., SPARER, J.A., STOWE, M.H., GORE, R.J., Woskie, S., CULLEN, M.R., REDLICH, C.A. (2007) "Skin Exposure to Aliphatic Polyisocyanates in the Auto Body Repair and Refinishing Industry: A Qualitative Assessment," Annals of Occupational Hygiene 51:5 pp. 429
  • Bello, D., Sparer, J., Redlich, C.A., Ibrahim, K., Stowe, M.H., Liu, Y. (2007) "Slow Curing of Aliphatic Polyisocyanate Paints in Automotive Refinishing: A Potential Source for Skin Exposure," Journal of Occupational & Environmental Hygiene 4:6 pp. 406-411
  • Bello, D., Herrick, C.A., Smith, T.J., Woskie, S., Streicher, R.P., Cullen, M.R., Liu, Y., Redlich, C.A. (2007) "Skin Exposure to Isocyanates: Reasons for Concern," Environmental health perspectives 115:3 pp. 328-335
  • Bello, D., Smith, T.J., Woskie, S.R., Streicher, R.P., Boeniger, M.F., Redlich, C.A., Liu, Y. (2006) "An FTIR investigation of isocyanate skin absorption using in vitro guinea pig skin," Journal of Environmental Monitoring 8:5 pp. 523-529
  • Liu, Y., Stowe, M.H., Bello, D., Woskie, S., Sparer, J., Gore, R., Youngs, F., Cullen, M.R., Redlich, C.A. (2006) "Respiratory Protection from Isocyanate Exposure in the Autobody Repair and Refinishing Industry," Journal of Occupational & Environmental Hygiene 3:5 pp. 234
  • Bello, D., Woskie, S., Streicher, R.P., Stowe, M.H., Sparer, J., Redlich, C.A., Cullen, M.R., Liu, Y. (2005) "A laboratory investigation of the effectiveness of various skin and surface decontaminants for aliphatic polyisocyanates.," Journal of environmental monitoring : JEM 7:7 pp. 716-721
  • Woskie, S.R., Sparer, J., Gore, R.J., Stowe, M., Bello, D., Liu, Y., Youngs, F., Redlich, C., Eisen, E., Cullen, M. (2004) "Determinants of isocyanate exposures in auto body repair and refinishing shops," Annals of Occupational Hygiene 48:5 pp. 393-403
  • Bello, D., Woskie, S., Streicher, R.P., Liu, Y., Stowe, M.H., Eisen, E.A., Ellenbecker, M.J., Sparer, J., Youngs, F., Cullen, M.R., Redlich, C.A. (2004) "Polyisocyanates in occupational environments: a critical review of exposure limits and metrics," American Journal of Industrial Medicine 46:5 pp. 480-491
  • Bello, D., Woskie, S., Streicher, R.P., Liu, Y., Stowe, M.H., Eisen, E.A., Ellenbecker, M.J., Sparer, J., Youngs, F., Cullen, M.R., Redlich, C.A. (2004) "Polyisocyanates in occupational environments: a critical review of exposure limits and metrics," American Journal of Industrial Medicine 46:5 pp. 480-491
  • Sparer, J., Stowe, M.H., Bello, D., Liu, Y., Gore, R.J., Youngs, F., Cullen, M.R., Redlich, C.A., Woskie, S. (2004) "Isocyanate Exposures in Autobody Shop Work: The SPRAY Study," Journal of Occupational & Environmental Hygiene 1:9 pp. 570
  • Woskie, S., Sparer, J., Gore, R.J., Stowe, M., Bello, D., Liu, Y., Youngs, F., Redlich, C., Eisen, E., Cullen, M. (2004) "Determinants of isocyanate exposures in auto body repair and refinishing shops.," The Annals of occupational hygiene 48:5 pp. 393-403
  • Virji, M.A., Bello, D., Woskie, S.R., Liu, X.M., Kalil, A.J. (2002) "Analysis of quartz by FT-IR in air samples of construction dust," Applied Occupational and Environmental Hygiene 17:3 pp. 165-175
  • Bello, D., Woskie, S. (2002) "Determination of polyisocyanates in occupational environments," 2002
  • Bello, D., Streicher, R.P., Woskie, S.R. (2002) "Evaluation of the NIOSH draft method 5525 for determination of the total reactive isocyanate group (TRIG) for aliphatic isocyanates in autobody repair shops," Journal of Environmental Monitoring 4:3 pp. 351-360
  • Bello, D., Streicher, R.P., Liu, Y.C., Sparer, J., Young, F., Woskie, S. (2002) "Field comparison of impingers and treated filters for sampling of total aliphatic isocyanates with the MAP reagent," AIHA Journal: A Journal For The Science Of Occupational And Environmental Health And Safety 63:6 pp. 790-796
  • Bello, D., Virji, M.A., Kalil, A.J., Woskie, S.R. (2002) "Quantification of respirable, thoracic, and inhalable quartz exposures by FT-IR in personal impactor samples from construction sites," Applied Occupational and Environmental Hygiene 17:8 pp. 580-590
  • Bello, D., Virji, M.A., Kalil, A.J., Woskie, S. (2002) "Quantification of respirable, thoracic, and inhalable quartz exposures by FT-IR in personal impactor samples from construction sites.," Applied occupational and environmental hygiene 17:8 pp. 580-90
  • Woskie, S., Kalil, A., Bello, D., Virji, M.A. (2002) "Exposures to quartz, diesel, dust, and welding fumes during heavy and highway construction," AIHA Journal: A Journal For The Science Of Occupational And Environmental Health And Safety 63:4 pp. 447-457
  • Bello, D., Streicher, R.P., Woskie, S. (2002) "Evaluation of the NIOSH draft method 5525 for determination of the total reactive isocyanate group (TRIG) for aliphatic isocyanates in autobody repair shops. National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health," Journal Of Environmental Monitoring: JEM 4:3 pp. 351-360
  • Virji, M.A., Bello, D., Woskie, S., Liu, X.M., Kalil, A.J. (2002) "Analysis of quartz by FT-IR in air samples of construction dust.," Applied occupational and environmental hygiene 17:3 pp. 165-75

Presentations

  • A preliminary map of biological oxidant damage for engineered nanomaterials. - NanoEHS, August 2011 - Boston, MA
  • Nanoparticles from photocopiers induce upper airway inflammation in exposed controls and chronically exposed workers. - NanoEHS, August 2011 - Boston, MA
  • Physicochemical and morphological characterization of nanoparticles emitted from photocopiers. - NanoEHS, August 2011 - Boston, MA
  • Models for predicting dermal exposure. Development, Validation and Application. - International Conference on Occupational and Environmental Exposure of Skin to Chemicals, June 2011 - Toronto, Canada
  • Measuring MWCNT in samples taken from release processes for polymers. - EPA NanoRelease Workshop, May 2011 - Washington, DC
  • Nanoparticles from photocopiers: A closer look at an emerging problem. - ERC seminar series, March 2011 - Boston, MA
  • Responsible nanomanufacturing: Opportunities and challenges., January 2011 - Beijing, China
  • Screening for potential toxicity of nanomaterials: Implications for responsible nanomanufacturing. - National Nanomanufacturing Network Conference, May 2010 - Boston, MA
  • Screening for potential toxicity of nanomaterials: Implications for responsible nanomanufacturing. - Material Research Society Fall Meeting, November 2009 - Boston, MA
  • Exposures to nanoscale particles and fibers during handling, processing, and machining of nanocomposites and nano-engineered composites reinforced with aligned carbon nanotubes. - 17th International Conference on Composite Materials, July 2009 - Edinburgh, Scotland
  • Characterization of workplace nanomaterials exposures: State-of-the-art and path forward. - International Conference on Environmental Implications and Applications of Nanotechnology, June 2009 - Amherst, MA
  • Using biological oxidative stress for understanding and characterizing exposures to nanomaterials. - International Conference on Environmental Implications and Applications of Nanotechnology, June 2009 - Amherst, MA
  • Assessing Occupational Dermal Exposure. - International Conference on Occupational and Environmental Exposure of Skin to Chemicals, June 2009 - Edinburgh, Scotland
  • Screening for Potential Toxicity of Engineered Nanomaterials: Its Utility in Developing Responsible Nanomanufacturing. - Nanomanufacturing Summit 2009, May 2009 - Boston, MA
  • Evaluating oxidative stress paradigm for toxicity screening and exposure assessment of engineered nanomaterials. - ERC seminar series, January 2009 - Boston, MA
  • Biological oxidant damage and nanomaterial exposures: Towards New Metrics. - 6th New England International Nanomanufacturing Workshop, September 2008 - Boston, MA
  • Characterisation and assessment of exposures to engineered nanomaterials: Challenges and opportunities., July 2008 - Morgantown, WV
  • Nanotechnology: A review of the current knowledge on nanoparticle exposures and health effects. - International Forum on Powder Technology and Applications, April 2008 - Beijing, China
  • Airborne and skin exposures to nano silver during assembly of antimicrobial coated IV valves - Industry Day, November 2007 - Lowell, MA
  • Slow curing of aliphatic polyisocyanate paints: Potential for skin exposure. - American Industrial Hygiene Conference and Exposition, 2006 - Chicago, IL

Contracts, Fellowships, Grants and Sponsored Research

  • Income Account for Chemical Analysis (2013), -
    Bello, D. (Principal)
  • Isocyanate Exposure in Neonatal Infants (2013), Contract -
    Bello, D. (Principal)
  • SNM: Designing and Integrating LCA Methods for Nanomanufacturing Scale-up (2011), Contract - NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION
    Bello, D. (Co-Principal)
  • Physiochemical and Morphological Characterization of Nanoparticles Emitted from P (2013), - NATIONAL INSTITUTES OF HEALTH
    Bello, D. (Principal)
  • Sensor Research for Monitoring Airbone Nanoparticle Activity (2013), Contract - AIR FORCE OFFICE OF SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH
    Bello, D. (Principal)
  • Isocyanate Skin and Air Exposure: Assessment and Control (2009), Contract - NATL INST FOR OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY&HEALTH
    Bello, D. (Principal)
  • Evaluation of the DAN Method for the Determination of Total Reactive Isocyanate G (2011), -
    Bello, D. (Principal)
  • Chemical Analysis of Isocyanate Samples (2010), Contract - AMERICAN CHEMISTRY COUNCIL
    Bello, D. (Principal)
  • The Center for High-Rate Nanomanufacturing (Supplement) (2009), Contract - NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION
    Bello, D. (Principal)
  • Evaluation of Protective Clothing to Prevent Isocyanate Exposures in the Collisio (2010), Contract - CENTERS FOR DISEASE CONTROL & PREVENTION
    Bello, D. (Principal)
  • Evaluating the utility of biological oxidative damage (BOD) for high rate toxicity screening of engineered nanomaterials (2009), - National Science Foundation Award Subcontract #50186978050 under ‘A Multi-tiered High Throughput Screening Approach for Evaluating the Toxicity of Engineered NMs’ Nanoscale Science and Engineering Center (NSEC) Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) Supplement to the Center for High-Rate Nanomanufacturing (CHN)
    Schmidt, D., Bello, D., Rogers, E.J.
  • Evaluation of Protective Clothing to Prevent Isocyanate Exposures in the Collisio (2009), Contract - NATL INST FOR OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY&HEALTH
    Bello, D. (Principal)
  • Isocyanate analysis of air and skin samples for the Air Force Base Exposure Asses (2008), - U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE AIR FORCE
    Bello, D. (Principal)
  • Evaluation of potential exposures to nano silver in antimicrobial coatings (2008), -
    Bello, D. (Principal)