Yevgen Nazarenko

Yevgen Nazarenko , Ph.D., M.Sc., B.Sc.

Assistant Professor

Kettering Laboratory Complex
160 Panzeca Way
Cincinnati, Ohio 45220

Professional Summary

Dr. Yevgen Nazarenko is an assistant professor in the Division of Industrial Hygiene, Department of Environmental & Public Health Sciences, College of Medicine at the University of Cincinnati since July 1, 2023. He holds a B.Sc. in Chemistry, an M.Sc. in Environmental Chemistry and Teaching from the National Taras Shevchenko University of Kyiv, Ukraine, and a Ph.D. in environmental sciences from Rutgers University, New Jersey, USA where he was a Fulbright student and conducted multidisciplinary research focusing on aerosol science at the interface of chemistry, biology, and physics to generate core knowledge on the safety of nanotechnology-based consumer products and releases of nanomaterial-containing aerosols from them – a cutting-edge field of research and a major concern for policy-makers and regulators worldwide. Dr. Nazarenko started his work on nanotechnology safety at the dawn of this research domain’s development. This head start gave him an opportunity to become one of the pioneers in  the nanosafety research area, which is reflected in the originality of his publications and his initiative to introduce the subject of nanotechnology safety to the broad scientific community through organization of the relevant panel sessions in which he recruited researchers, consultants, manufacturing sector, legal and government representatives over the course of a decade.
Dr. Nazarenko has continued his research during the postdoctoral training and his research associateship at McGill University in Montreal, Quebec, Canada prior to joining the University of Cincinnati. During this time, he carried out numerous multidisciplinary research projects ranging from the investigation of exhaust air pollution interaction with snow, to analytical technique development for nanoparticulate and microparticulate matter, to the development of novel compostable air filtration materials and the analysis of global air pollution regulations.
Dr. Nazarenko served as an invited speaker at numerous professional events and in webinars, as a judge in local and international fellowship and student award competitions, and regularly reviews articles for peer-reviewed journals. Yevgen moved to Canada immediately after his Ph.D. at Rutgers University to join McGill University at the invitation of Prof. Parisa A. Ariya where he became a postdoctoral fellow and was a recipient of the Mitacs Elevate postdoctoral fellowship and the FRQNT postdoctoral fellowship for his pioneering project on the interaction of vehicle-exhaust air pollutants with snow, among many other projects, including characterization of nanoparticulate matter in snow and nanoparticulate air pollutants in a First Nation community. At McGill, Dr. Nazarenko published impactful publications – two featured on the cover pages of the journals – and worked with the McGill Media Relations Office and journalists who helped him inform the public and policy-makers about the results of his research through feature articles, radio and TV coverage.
Dr. Nazarenko investigated photochemistry of exhaust-derived pollutants in snow and further developed the aerosolization-based technique for characterization of nanoparticulate matter in snow. In addition to research, Dr. Yevgen Nazarenko has extensive teaching experience in chemistry, biology, atmospheric sciences, air sampling and analysis techniques and scientific writing. Under the auspices of the McGill Writing Centre, Dr. Nazarenko has been a peer scientific writing group convener for three years in 2013 to 2016 and resumed this role for the 2018/2019 academic year, served as a facilitator of the NSERC postdoctoral fellowship peer review workshop, designed and conducted workshops at McGill University on how to write press releases and the peer review process.

Research and Practice Interests

Occupational exposures to air pollutants in the aviation industry, construction industry and road workers, Occupational health and safety motivation, Nanosafety and nanotechnology regulations, Indoor air pollution remediation, Remediation of infectious aerosol exposure, Analysis of ambient air pollution regulations, Analytical technique development for particulate matter, Chamber studies of air toxics, Seasonality of air pollution exposure, Development and novel applications for novel compostable, biodegradable and recyclable sorbents and filtration materials.


Peer Reviewed Publications

Speiser, Erin; Nazarenko, Yevgen (2022. ) Environmental Health in Ukraine: Lessons from 9/11.Explore (New York, N.Y.), , 18 (6 ) ,719-720 More Information

Pal, Devendra; Nazarenko, Yevgen; Preston, Thomas C; Ariya, Parisa A (2021. ) Advancing the science of dynamic airborne nanosized particles using Nano-DIHM.Communications chemistry, , 4 (1 ) ,170 More Information

Nazarenko, Yevgen; Pal, Devendra; Ariya, Parisa A (2021. ) Air quality standards for the concentration of particulate matter 2.5, global descriptive analysis.Bulletin of the World Health Organization, , 99 (2 ) ,125-137D More Information

Nazarenko, Yevgen (2020. ) Air filtration and SARS-CoV-2.Epidemiology and health, , 42 ,e2020049 More Information

Ghoshdastidar, Avik J; Hu, Zhenzhong; Nazarenko, Yevgen; Ariya, Parisa A (2018. ) Exposure to nanoscale and microscale particulate air pollution prior to mining development near a northern indigenous community in Québec, Canada.Environmental science and pollution research international, , 25 (9 ) ,8976-8988 More Information

Rocha, Andrea A; Wilde, Christian; Hu, Zhenzhong; Nepotchatykh, Oleg; Nazarenko, Yevgen; Ariya, Parisa A (2017. ) Development of a hybrid photo-bioreactor and nanoparticle adsorbent system for the removal of CO2, and selected organic and metal co-pollutants.Journal of environmental sciences (China), , 57 ,41-53 More Information

Nazarenko, Yevgen; Fournier, Sébastien; Kurien, Uday; Rangel-Alvarado, Rodrigo Benjamin; Nepotchatykh, Oleg; Seers, Patrice; Ariya, Parisa A (2017. ) Role of snow in the fate of gaseous and particulate exhaust pollutants from gasoline-powered vehicles.Environmental pollution (Barking, Essex : 1987), , 223 ,665-675 More Information

Nazarenko, Yevgen; Rangel-Alvarado, Rodrigo B; Kos, Gregor; Kurien, Uday; Ariya, Parisa A (2017. ) Novel aerosol analysis approach for characterization of nanoparticulate matter in snow.Environmental science and pollution research international, , 24 (5 ) ,4480-4493 More Information

Nazarenko, Yevgen; Kurien, Uday; Nepotchatykh, Oleg; Rangel-Alvarado, Rodrigo B; Ariya, Parisa A (2016. ) Role of snow and cold environment in the fate and effects of nanoparticles and select organic pollutants from gasoline engine exhaust.Environmental science. Processes & impacts, , 18 (2 ) ,190-9 More Information

Nazarenko, Yevgen; Lioy, Paul J; Mainelis, Gediminas (2014. ) Quantitative assessment of inhalation exposure and deposited dose of aerosol from nanotechnology-based consumer sprays.Environmental science. Nano, , 1 (2 ) ,161-171 More Information

Zhang, Junfeng; Nazarenko, Yevgen; Zhang, Lin; Calderon, Leonardo; Lee, Ki-Bum; Garfunkel, Eric; Schwander, Stephan; Tetley, Teresa D; Chung, Kian Fan; Porter, Alexandra E; Ryan, Mary; Kipen, Howard; Lioy, Paul J; Mainelis, Gediminas (2013. ) Impacts of a nanosized ceria additive on diesel engine emissions of particulate and gaseous pollutants.Environmental science & technology, , 47 (22 ) ,13077-85 More Information

Nazarenko, Yevgen; Zhen, Huajun; Han, Taewon; Lioy, Paul J; Mainelis, Gediminas (2012. ) Nanomaterial inhalation exposure from nanotechnology-based cosmetic powders: a quantitative assessment.Journal of nanoparticle research : an interdisciplinary forum for nanoscale science and technology, , 14 (11 ) , More Information

Nazarenko, Yevgen; Zhen, Huajun; Han, Taewon; Lioy, Paul J; Mainelis, Gediminas (2012. ) Potential for inhalation exposure to engineered nanoparticles from nanotechnology-based cosmetic powders.Environmental health perspectives, , 120 (6 ) ,885-92 More Information

Nazarenko, Yevgen; Han, Tae Won; Lioy, Paul J; Mainelis, Gediminas (2011. ) Potential for exposure to engineered nanoparticles from nanotechnology-based consumer spray products.Journal of exposure science & environmental epidemiology, , 21 (5 ) ,515-28 More Information

Han, T; Nazarenko, Y; Lioy, P J; Mainelis, G (2011. ) Collection efficiencies of an electrostatic sampler with superhydrophobic surface for fungal bioaerosols.Indoor air, , 21 (2 ) ,110-20 More Information

Lioy, Paul J; Nazarenko, Yevgen; Han, Tae Won; Lioy, Mary Jean; Mainelis, Gediminas (2010. ) Nanotechnology and exposure science: what is needed to fill the research and data gaps for consumer products.International journal of occupational and environmental health, , 16 (4 ) ,378-87 More Information

Sunil, Vasanthi R; Patel, Kinal J; Mainelis, Gediminas; Turpin, Barbara J; Ridgely, Sherritta; Laumbach, Robert J; Kipen, Howard M; Nazarenko, Yevgen; Veleeparambil, Manoj; Gow, Andrew J; Laskin, Jeffrey D; Laskin, Debra L (2009. ) Pulmonary effects of inhaled diesel exhaust in aged mice.Toxicology and applied pharmacology, , 241 (3 ) ,283-93 More Information

Contact Information

Academic - Kettering Laboratory Complex
160 Panzeca Way
Cincinnati  Ohio, 45220