Jeremy M. Gernand, PhD, CSP, CRE Associate Professor of Environmental Health and Safety Engineering
Associate Department Head for Graduate Education
John and Willie Leone Department of Energy and Mineral Engineering
College of Earth and Mineral Sciences
The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA, USA
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My current and previous research advisees are listed below, both graduate and undergraduate. Associated peer-reviewed publications for each student are also noted.

If you are a prospective student or researcher and would like to speak with any of my former advisees, please contact me to request their contact information, or use any of the connected LinkedIn profiles. Prospective students or postdoctoral scholars should contact me to ask about current opportunities.

Please note that publications listed on this page are listed more than once in the event multiple advisees were co-authors on the same publication, such that all relevant publications are identified associated with each student author.

Current Research Group

Keith Oxley (PhD in Energy and Mineral Engineering, Energy Systems Option) [LinkedIn]

Brian Burns (BS in Environmental Systems Engineering)

Jood Mohsena (BS in Environmental Systems Engineering)

Michael Gray (BS in Mechanical Engineering)



Former Graduate Students

Uzoezi Isaac-Onwah (MS in Energy and Mineral Engineering, Energy Systems Option, 2020) [LinkedIn]

Zoya Banan (PhD in Energy and Mineral Engineering, Energy Management and Policy Option, 2019) [LinkedIn]

Z. Banan and J. Gernand, "Emissions of Particulate Matter due to Marcellus Shale Gas Development in Pennsylvania: Mapping the Implications," Energy Policy, vol. 148, p. 41, 2021, doi: 10.1016/j.enpol.2020.111979.

Z. Banan and J. Gernand, "Evaluation of gas well setback policy in the Marcellus Shale region of Pennsylvania in relation to emissions of fine particulate matter," Journal of the Air & Waste Management Association, vol. 68, no. 9, pp. 988-1000, 2018, doi: 10.1080/10962247.2018.1462866.

Vignesh Ramchandran (PhD in Energy and Mineral Engineering, 2019) [LinkedIn]

V. Ramchandran and J. Gernand, "Evaluation of Risk and Uncertainty for Model-Predicted NOAELs for of Engineered Nanomaterials Based on Dose-Response-Recovery Clusters," ASCE-ASME Journal of Risk and Uncertainty in Engineering Systems, vol. 9, no. 1, p. 10, Mar. 2023, doi: 10.1115/1.4055157.

V. Ramchandran and J. Gernand, "Examining the In Vivo Pulmonary Toxicity of Engineered Metal Oxide Nanomaterials Using a Genetic Algorithm-Based Dose-Response-Recovery Clustering Model," Computational Toxicology, vol. 13, p. 43, 2020, doi: 10.1016/j.comtox.2019.100113.

V. Ramchandran and J. Gernand, "A dose-response-recovery clustering algorithm for categorizing carbon nanotube variants into toxicologically distinct groups," Computational Toxicology, vol. 11, pp. 25-32, 2019, doi: 10.1016/j.comtox.2019.02.003.

V. Ramchangran and J. Gernand, "Examining Pulmonary Toxicity of Engineered Nanoparticles Using Clustering for Safe Exposure Limits," in Proceedings of IMECE 2018, 2018, p. 10, doi: 10.1115/IMECE2018-87431.

Furkan Mol (MS in Energy and Mineral Engineering, Environmental Health and Safety Option, 2018) [LinkedIn]

M. F. Mol, M. Li, and J. Gernand, "Particulate Matter Emissions Associated with Marcellus Shale Drilling Waste Disposal and Transport," Journal of the Air & Waste Management Association, vol. 70, no. 8, pp. 795-809, 2020, doi: 10.1080/10962247.2020.1772901.

Mengfan Li (MS in Energy and Mineral Engineering, Environmental Health and Safety Option, 2018) [LinkedIn]

F. Ilci, M. Li, and J. Gernand, "Detailed Physico-Chemical Characterization of the Ambient Fine and Ultrafine Particulate Matter at a Construction Site," Aerosol Science and Engineering, vol. 5, p. 344–356, 2021, doi: 10.1007/s41810-021-00108-3.

K. Lai, S. Looi, M. Li, F. Ilci, H. Naushad, and J. Gernand, "Characterization of User PM Exposure During the Application of Aerosol Mineral-Based Sunscreens Shows Minimal Risk," Aerosol Science and Engineering, p. 25, 2020, doi: 10.1007/s41810-020-00079-x.

M. Li and J. Gernand, "Identifying Shelter Locations and Building Air Intake Risk from Release of Particulate Matter in a Three-Dimensional Street Canyon," Air Quality, Atmosphere & Health, vol. 12, p. 1387–1398, 2020, doi: 10.1007/s11869-019-00753-1.

M. F. Mol, M. Li, and J. Gernand, "Particulate Matter Emissions Associated with Marcellus Shale Drilling Waste Disposal and Transport," Journal of the Air & Waste Management Association, vol. 70, no. 8, pp. 795-809, 2020, doi: 10.1080/10962247.2020.1772901.

Sidharth Agrawal (MS in Energy and Mineral Engineering, 2017) [LinkedIn]

S. Agrawal and J. Gernand, "Quantifying the Economic Impact of Hydraulic Fracturing Proppant Selection of Light of Occupational Particulate Exposure Risk and Functional Requirements," Risk Analysis, vol. 40, no. 2, pp. 319-335, 2020, doi: 10.1111/risa.13419.

S. Safa Eslambolchi (PhD in Energy and Mineral Engineering and Operations Research, 2016) [LinkedIn]

S. S. Eslambolchi, R. L. Grayson, and J. Gernand, "Policy changes in safety enforcement for underground coal mines show mine-size-dependent effects," Safety Science, vol. 112, pp. 223-231, 2019, doi: 10.1016/j.ssci.2018.10.005.

Jason York (MS in Energy and Mineral Engineering, Environmental Health and Safety Option, 2015) [LinkedIn]

J. C. York and J. Gernand, "Evaluating the Performance and Accuracy of Incident Rate Forecasting Methods for Mining Operations," ASCE-ASME Journal of Risk and Uncertainty in Engineering Systems, Part B: Mechanical Engineering, vol. 3, no. 4, p. 16, 2017, doi: 10.1115/1.4036309.

J. C. York and J. Gernand, "Ascertainment of the Archetype Statistical Method for Incident Rate Forecasting Through Forecast Performance Evaluations," in Proceedings of IMECE 2015, 2015, p. 16, doi: 10.1115/IMECE2015-53138.

Firdevs Ilçi (MS in Energy and Mineral Engineering, Environmental Health and Safety Option, 2015) [LinkedIn]

F. Ilci, M. Li, and J. Gernand, "Detailed Physico-Chemical Characterization of the Ambient Fine and Ultrafine Particulate Matter at a Construction Site," Aerosol Science and Engineering, vol. 5, p. 344-356, 2021, doi: 10.1007/s41810-021-00108-3.

K. Lai, S. Looi, M. Li, F. Ilci, H. Naushad, and J. Gernand, "Characterization of User PM Exposure During the Application of Aerosol Mineral-Based Sunscreens Shows Minimal Risk," Aerosol Science and Engineering, p. 25, 2020, doi: 10.1007/s41810-020-00079-x.



Former Undergraduate Researchers

Brett Miller (BS in Energy Business and Finance, 2023)

Yichen Liu (BS in Environmental Systems Engineering, 2020)

Mark Midlick (BS in Engineering Science, 2019)

M. Midlick and J. Gernand, "Economic Viability vs. Risk Mitigation: An Experimental Investigation of Project Budget Investment Decisions in Engineering Students.," in Proceedings of IMECE 2022, 2022, vol. 9, p. 14, doi: 10.1115/IMECE2022-95484.

Chao Ai (BS in Materials Science and Engineering, 2019)

Tianheng Huang (BS in Statistics, 2018)

Yueyue Tan (BS in Environmental Systems Engineering, 2018)

Tianbo Wang (BS in Environmental Systems Engineering, 2018)

Hanah Naushad (BS in Materials Science and Engineering, 2017)

K. Lai, S. Looi, M. Li, F. Ilci, H. Naushad, and J. Gernand, "Characterization of User PM Exposure During the Application of Aerosol Mineral-Based Sunscreens Shows Minimal Risk," Aerosol Science and Engineering, p. 25, 2020, doi: 10.1007/s41810-020-00079-x.

Shu-Wei Looi (BS in Environmental Systems Engineering, 2016)

K. Lai, S. Looi, M. Li, F. Ilci, H. Naushad, and J. Gernand, "Characterization of User PM Exposure During the Application of Aerosol Mineral-Based Sunscreens Shows Minimal Risk," Aerosol Science and Engineering, p. 25, 2020, doi: 10.1007/s41810-020-00079-x.

Kexin Lai (BS in Environmental Systems Engineering, 2016)

K. Lai, S. Looi, M. Li, F. Ilci, H. Naushad, and J. Gernand, "Characterization of User PM Exposure During the Application of Aerosol Mineral-Based Sunscreens Shows Minimal Risk," Aerosol Science and Engineering, p. 25, 2020, doi: 10.1007/s41810-020-00079-x.

Anthony Enger (BS in Chemical Engineering, 2016)

Steven Edinger (BS in Environmental Systems Engineering, 2015)

S. R. Edinger and J. Gernand, "N2-BET is a Proxy for Primary Particle Size and May Not Be Representative of Available Specific Surface Area for Aggregated Nanoparticle Aerosols," Journal of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, vol. 18, no. 5, pp. 3049-3058, 2018, doi: 10.1166/jnn.2018.15353.

Jacob Borst (BS in Environmental Systems Engineering, 2015)