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Michael Waring

Michael Waring, PhD

Professor of Environmental Engineering

College of Engineering




Waring is the head of the the Department of Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering in the College of Engineering and also leads the College's Indoor Environment Research Group. He studies indoor air quality, this includes: how to monitor it, the effect of various household and external chemicals on it, how particles form indoors and their effect on air quality, and how to improve indoor air quality. Waring’s lab is responsible for monitoring the air quality effects of Drexel’s biowall. He is also conducting research on the effects of household cleaners on indoor air quality. Waring has been interviewed about his work regarding ventilation, remediation and mitigation of airborne toxins in buildings, and risk factors associated with carrying chemicals from the outdoor environment into the home on shoes and clothing.

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