Dr. Lungu received a BS in Physics (1981) and MS in Nuclear Materials Engineering from University of Bucharest in 1983, MS in Physics (1994), and Ph.D. in Environmental Health Sciences (Industrial Hygiene track) from University of South Carolina in 1998. He was awarded a research fellowship from the International Atomic Energy Agency in 1991 and the Dean's Award for Excellence in Mentorship in 2010. Currently an associate professor in the Department of Environmental Health Sciences, School of Public Health and Mechanical Engineering (secondary) at UAB, he is the Director of the NIOSH funded Deep South Center for Occupational Health and Safety.
Dr. Lungu's current research effort is directed towards evaluating environmental and occupational exposures to gasses and vapors, the use of innovative 3D technology for designing respirator face pieces, the use of carbon nanotubes for air sampling involving photo-thermal desorption, the development of novel natural fiber-based composite adsorbent materials for air pollution control and environmental remediation and fabrication and characterization of composite porous particles for water treatment.
JG Balanay, A Bartolucci, CT Lungu: Adsorption Characteristics of Activated Carbon Fibers (ACFs) for Toluene: Application to Respiratory Protection. Joural of Occupational and Environmntal Hygiene 11(3):133-13, 2014.
V Kozlovskaya, J Chen, C Tedjo, X Liang,J Campos-Gomez, J Oh, M Saeed, CT Lungu, E. Kharlampieva: ph-Responsive Hydrogel Cubes via Sequentia Polymer Assembly: Synthesis and Release of Doxorubicin in Cancer Cells. Journal of Materials Chemistry B 2:2494-2507, 2014.
PS Joe, PC Shum, DW Brown, CT Lungu: A Novel Method for Designing and Fabricating Low-Cost Facepiece Prototypes. Journal of Occupational and Environmental Hygiene 11(10):665-671 2014.
E Floyd, K Sapag, J Oh, CT Lungu: Thermal Desorption of Toluene from Single-walled Carbon Nanotubes and Granular Activated Carbon under Continuous Light Irradiation. Annals of Occupational Hygiene 58(7):877-888, 2014