Liying Wang, is a Principal Investigator/Research Biologist at National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
(NIOSH) and an adjunct professor in School of Pharmacy and member of Allen Lung Cancer program at Mary Babb
Randolph Cancer center, West Virginia University (WVU), USA. After received her Medical Bachelor degree in 1983 from
Beijing University-Medical College, China and Ph.D. degree in Department of Microbiology and Immunology, School
of Medicine, WVU, USA, she has been working on medical and occupational research such as silicosis, heavy metal
toxicology, and occupational nanoparticle-induced lung diseases. Her Cellular Nanotoxicology Lab has been extensively
conducting multi-phase research projects to address critical issues in the emerging adverse human health effect of work
place particle exposure with more than 70 peer-reviewed publications.
Patrick Patterson received his Ph.D. from Texas A&M University in 1984. He is a professional engineer, a certified
professional ergonomist, and a fellow of the Institute of Industrial Engineers. Dr. Patterson has served as Chair of the
Council of Industrial Engineering Academic Department Heads and as Chair of the Product Design Technical Group of
the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society. His research and teaching interests include safety engineering, interaction
design, cognitive ergonomics, and errors in complex systems. He has published over 75 articles, given 100s speeches,
and presented more than 30 workshops.
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