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John J Bang

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(919) 530-6569
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2105 Mary M. Townes Science Building


-Director of Environmental Health program(National Environmental Health Science and Protection Accreditation Council (EHAC)) at NCCU
-Center for Human Health and Environment (CHHE) Liaison_NIEHS/NCSU


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Research Interests

*The overall theme of Bang Research Group (BRG) is understanding critical behaviors of small (nano scale)material for solving pollution induced environmental and biomedical challenges. The BRG's focus is mainly on two areas; Creating Sustainable Environments and Applying Nanomaterial aided Biomedical engineering (BME) concepts for treating human diseases.

A. Environmental Health
-Exposure Assessment of air (PM) and water pollution (organic pollutants) levels secondary to automobile traffics and industrial activities, especially in minority communities.
-Bioremediation of contaminated sites (water bodies and soil)
-Photocatalytic Nanomaterial Synthesis for remediation of organic pollutants in fluidal media

B. Nanomaterial induced Oxidative Stress and its impact on Human Diseases
-Role of imbalanced oxidative stress in cardiopulmonary dysfunctions and neurodegenerative diseases
-Development of real-time diagnostic biochemical assays for neuro and pulmonary pathological conditions


PhD University of Texas at El Paso 2003
BS University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign 1988


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Selected Publications

1. Ma, W. , & He, S. , & Ma, H. , & Bang, J. (2020). Silver nanoparticle exposure causes alteration in pulmonary structural and mitochondrial damages: protective effects of sodium selenite.. Journal of Nanomedicine, 15, 633-645.
2. Ro, J. , & Bang, J. , & Kim, Y. , & Kwon, Y. (2019). Spectral characteristics of caries autofluorescence obtained from different locations and caries severities. J. of Biophotonics.
3. Lee, Y. , & Bang, J. , & Kang, S. (2019). Study on a Nano-Microstructure and Properties of Geopolymer by Recycling Integrated Gasification Combined Cycle Coal Ash Slag. J. of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, 2193-2197.
4. Moujahid, A. , & Bang, J. , & Yan, F. (2019). Effect of mixing on reductive dechlorination of persistent organic pollutants by Fe/Pd nanoparticles. Water Environment Federation, 1-10.
5. Bang, J. , & Kang, S. (2018). Study on the immersion test of geopolymers made by recycling of coal ash. J. of the Korean Crystal Growth and Crystal Technology, 5, 199-205.
6. Chakraborty, P. , & Selvaraj, S. , & Nakamura, M. , & Prithiviraj, B. (2018). PCBs and PCDD/Fs in soil from informal e-waste recycling sites and open dumpsites in India: levels, congener profiles and health risk assessment. Science of the Total Environment, 930-938.
7. Kumar, A. , & Triquigneauz, M. , & Madenspacher, J. , & Bang, J. (2018). Sulfite-Induced Protein Radical Formation in LPS Aerosol-Challenged Mice: Implications for sulfite Sensitivity in Human Lung Disease. Redox Biology, 327-334.
8. Kim, H. , & Bang, J. , & Lee, S. (2017). Gelidibacter flavus sp. Nov. isolated from activated sludge in seawater treatment system. International Journal of Current Microbiology, 11, 1247-1252.
9. Chakraborty, P. , & Khuman, S. , & Selvaraj, S. , & Sampath, S. (2016). Polychlorinated biphenyls and organochlrine pesitcides in River Brahmaputra from the outer Himalyan Range and Rive Hooghly emptying into the Bay of Bengal: Occurrence, sources and ecotoxicological risk assessment. Environmental Pollution.
10. Subhash, Y. , & Bang, J. , & You, T. , & Lee, S. (2016). Roseomonas ruber sp. Nov., isolated from lagoon sediments. International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology.
11. Subhash, Y. , & Bang, J. , & You, T. , & Lee, S. (2016). Description of Comanonas sediminis sp. Nov., isolated from lagoon sediments. International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology.
12. Ma, W. , & Jing, L. , & Li, P. , & Bang, J. (2015). Silver nanoparticle exposure induced mitochondrial stress, caspase-3 activation and cell death: Amelioration by sodium selenite. International Journal of Biological Sciences, 8, 860-867.
13. Reaves, D. K., & Ginsburg, E. , & Bang, J. J., & Fleming, J. M. (2015). Persistent Organic Pollutants & Obesity: a worthy investigation for potential mechanisms of breast cancer promotion. Endocrine-Related-Cancer.
14. Kim, J. S., & Srinivasan, S. , & You, T. , & Bang, J. J. (2013). Brevibacterium ammoniilyticum sp. nov., an ammonia-degrading bacterium isolated from sludge of a wastewater treatment plant. International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology , 1111-1118.
15. Kim, J. , & Yu, Y. , & Yen, F. , & Bang, J. J. (2012). New strain Bacteria degrading TNT and 2,4/2,6-DNT from Explosives-Contaminated Soil . Atlas J. of Biology , 2, 122-130.
16. Bang, J. J., & Yeyeodu, S. , & Gilypzova, N. , & Weatherspoon, S. (2011). Effects of Carbon Nanotubes on Neuronal Cell Model In Vitro. Atlas J. of Biology , 70-77.
17. Key, C. S., & Reaves, D. , & Turner, F. , & Bang, J. J. (2011). Impacts of Silver Nanoparticle Ingestion on Pigmentation and Developmental Progression in Drosophila . Atlas Journal of Biology, 3, 52-61.
18. Bang, J. J., & Anderson, Y. B., & DeLauder, S. F., & Malhotra, R. (2011). Ambient Concentration Levels of VOCs and Aldehydes in Moncure, North Carolina: an Environmental Justice Case Study. Environmental Justice, 91-99.
19. Adair, B. , & Bang, J. J., & Anderson, Y. B., & DeLauder, S. F. (2009). Water Quality Analysis in an Environmental Justice Community in Durham, North Carolina. Environmental Science and Technology, 55-60.
20. Bang, J. J., & Anderson, Y. B., & DeLauder, S. F., & Bradshaw, M. (2009). The Impacts of Social Capital on Environmental Risk Reduction in Moncure. Environmental Science and Technology, 61-66.
21. Baldauf, R. , & Thoma, E. , & Hays, M. , & Bang, J. (2008). Traffic and Meterological Impacts on Near-Road Air Quality: Summary of Methods and Trends from the Raleigh Near-Road Study. Journal of the Air and Waste Management, 58, 865-878.
22. Murr, L. E., & Soto, K. F., & Garza, K. M., & Bang, J. J. (2006). Combustion-Generated Nanoparticulates in the ElPaso, TX, USA/Juarez, Mexico Metroples: Their Comparative Characterization and Potential for Adverse Health Effects. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health , 48-66.
23. Saupe, G. B., & Zhao, Y. , & Bang, J. J., & Yesu, N. R. (2005). Evaluation of a new porous titanium-niobium mixed oxide for photocatalytic water decontamination. Microchemical Journal , 156-162.
24. Li, W. W., & Bang, J. J., & Chianelli, R. (2005). Characterization of airborne particulate matter in the Paso del Norte (PdN) air quality basin in El Paso-Juarez region: morphology and Chemistry: Book Chapter 4. The U.S. –Mexican Border Environment: An Integrated Approach to Defining Particulate Matter Issues in the Paso del Norte Region SCERP Monograph No. 12. .
25. meuzelaar, H. C., & Arnold, N. , & Nookala, B. , & Bang, J. J. (2005). Estimating PM exposure Risks and Evaluating Health Effects of Evening PM Peaks Using GIS-Referenced Data Fusion Methods: A Pilot Study_Book Chapter 7. In the U.S.-Mexican Border Environment: An Integrated Approach to Defining Particulate Matter Issues in the Paso del Norte Region SCERP Monograph.
26. Bang, J. J., & Murr, L. E., & Esquivel, E. V. (2004). Collection and characterization of airborne nanoparticualtes . Materials characterization, 1-14.
27. Murr, L. E., & Bang, J. J., & Lopez, D. A., & Guerrero, R. A. (2004). Carbon nanotubes and nanocrystals in methane combustion and the environmental implications . Journal of Materials Science, 2199-2204.
28. Murr, L. E., & Esquivel, E. V., & Bang, J. J., & de la Rosa, G. (2004). Chemistry and nanoparticulate compositions of a 10,000 year-old ice core melt water. The Water Journal, 4282-4296.
29. Murr, L. E., & Esquivel, E. V., & Bang, J. J. (2004). Characterization of Nanostructure Phenomena in Airborne Particulate Aggregates and Clusters and Their Potential for Respiratory Health Effects. Journal of Material Science: Materials in Medicine, 237-247.
30. Bang, J. J., & Gurerero, P. A., & Lopez, D. A., & Murr, L. E. (2004). Carbon nanotubes and other Fullerene Nanocrystals in Domestic Propane and Natural Gas Combustion Streams . Journal of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology , 7, 241-251.
31. Murr, L. E., & Bang, J. J., & Esquivel, E. V., & Guerrero, P. A. (2004). Carbon nanotubes, nanocrystal forms, and complex nanoparticle aggregates in common fuel-gas combustion sources and the ambient air. Journal of Nanoparticle Research, 241-251.
32. Murr, L. E., & Bang, J. J. (2003). Electron Microscopy Comparisons of fine and ultrafine carbonaceous and noncarbonaceous, airborne particulates . Atmospheric Environment, 4795-4806.
33. Bang, J. J., & Murr, L. E., & Chaney, M. A. (2003). Collection and Characterization of Ultrafine Airborne Particulates. Microscopy & Microanalysis, 2, 790-790.
34. Bang, J. J., & Trillo, E. A., & Murr, L. E. (2003). Utilization of Selected Area Electron Diffraction (SAED) Patterns for Characterization of Air Submicron Particulate Matter Collected by a Thermophoretic Precipitator. Journal of Air and Waste Management Association, 1-10.
35. Bang, J. J., & Murr, L. E. (2002). Atmospheric Nanoparticles: Preliminary studies and potential respiratory health risks for emerging nanotechnologies . Journal of Materials Science Letters, 361-366.
36. Bang, J. J., & Murr, L. E. (2002). Collecting and Characterizing Atmospheric Nanoparticles. Journal of the Minerals, Metals and Materials: JOM, 12, 28-30.
37. Bang, J. J., & Trillo, E. A., & Murr, L. E. (2002). Thermal Precipitator for the Collection of Submicron Atmospheric Particulate Matter (PM) for Transmission Electron Microscopy Examination . Texas Journal of Microscopy, 13-17.
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