Richard Olawoyin, Ph.D., CEP, CSP




Title: Assistant Professor, Environmental Health and Safety
Office: 3071 Human Health Building
Phone: 248-364-8653
E-mail: olawoyin@oakland.edu

Degrees
Ph.D. in Energy & Mineral Engineering (Environmental Health and Safety Engineering focus), Pennsylvania State University
M.S. in Energy Engineering, Pennsylvania State University
B.S. in Geology, University of Calabar

Biography
Dr. Olawoyin worked in the petroleum industry as a geologist, geophysicist, petroleum engineer, safety and environmental health scientist, both in the upstream and downstream oil & gas sectors. His research interests emphasize on: Advanced Energy Production, Human Health Exposure Risk Assessment, NanoEHS (nanotechnology), Environmental Quality Assessment and Sustainability, Fire Engineering, Statistical Techniques in EHS Engineering, Hazard Management in Nuclear Safety, Cognitive and Environmental Ergonomics, Risk Management and Solution Innovations, Hazard Management and Systems Safety, Occupational Decision-Making Aspects of EHS. He has won numerous awards and honors as an academic and professional. Richard is certified by the Academy of Board Certified Environmental professional (CEP) and by the Board of Certified Safety Professionals as a Certified Safety Professional (CSP) and Associate Safety Professional (ASP). He is a Book chief editor and has authored numerous publications (16 as first author) on: Environmental Health and Safety, Energy & Mining Engineering, Petroleum Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Drilling Innovation and Environmental Health Sciences. He is a University Senator, Chair of Curriculum Committee in Health Sciences, Advisory Board member in the Department of Chemistry, NSF Panel Reviewer on Chemical Imaging, ABET Commissioner and faculty adviser in the School of Engineering. He has presented at several international & national conferences on petroleum technology, environmental-health, safety, and geoscience.

Specialty/Keywords
Petroleum technology, chemometrics, neural networks, environmental-health, safety, nanotechnology and geoscience-geochemistry

Publications
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