Assistant Professor, Department of Technology Email:firstname.lastname@example.org Tel: 815-753-5366
Ph.D. University of Illinois at Chicago School of Public Health Environmental & Occupational Health Sciences, 2001. Title of Dissertation: Polychlorinated Biphenyls, Dioxins and Furans in Ambient Air during the Smithville Incineration Project. Areas of Specialization: Air Quality and Industrial Hygiene, Environmental Chemistry, and Toxicology.
M.S. (Chemistry), McMaster University,1985.Title of Thesis Synthesis Area of Specialization: Environmental Organic Chemistry.
B.S. (Honours) (Chemistry) Trent University, 1983, Minor in Environmental & Resource Science.
Additional undergraduate and graduate level coursework in chemistry (completed Ph.D. coursework requirements in organic chemistry), mathematics, chemical and environmental engineering at several USA and Canadian universities.
Exposure Assessment and Dose Reconstruction
Exposure Control Methodologies
Environmental Fate & Transport: Measurement and Modeling
Workplace Ergonomics: Assessment and Modeling Methods
Pollution Control Technologies and Sustainability
Statistical Data Analysis and Data Visualization
Department of Technology, NIU (2013-present)
Trent University, Environmental and Life Sciences Graduate Program, Peterborough, Canada, (Research Associate, 2002-present)
Clarkson University, Center for the Environment, Potsdam, New York (Visiting Research Professor 2008-present)
University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, Illinois: Forensic Sciences Program (Adjunct Assistant Professor, 2005-2008) and Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences, School of Public Health (Adjunct Assistant Professor, 2001- 2005)
Mills Consulting, Inc., Oak Park, Illinois, Chief Scientist and President (2000 - 2013)
United Nations University-International Network for Water, Environment & Health, Project Manager (1999-2000)
Canadian Energy Research Institute/Canadian International Development Agency (CERI/CIDA), Consultant on PCB Management Issues (1998-2000)
Carleton University (1985-86), McMaster University (1983-85), Trent University (1983) Teaching Assistant and Research Assistant (1983-1986)
Canadian Department of Fisheries and Oceans, Ontario, Canada, Chemical Technician (1982)
Professional Associations and Honors
American Association for Clinical Chemistry (AACC)
American Association for Laboratory Accreditation (A2LA)
ISO-17025, 17043, G34 Assessor
American Chemical Society (ACS)
American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE)
American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA)
Real time detection systems committee (RTSDC) member
ISO 17025 Assessor (inactive)
American Board of Industrial Hygiene (ABIH) Diplomate - Certified Industrial Hygienist
Member Real-time Detection Systems Committee
American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE)
Faculty advisor NIU student Chapter
D22 Committee member
ISO TAG WG3 participant
Association of Official Analytical Chemists (AOAC)
Association of the Chemical Profession of Ontario (ACPO) - Chartered Chemist
Canadian Association for Laboratory Accreditation (CALA)
Lead Assessor ISO-17025
Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society - Lifetime Member
Source Evaluation Society (SES)
Stack Testing Accreditation Council
Journal Papers (Over 125 Publications and Presentations including the following)
Toluene and Methyl Ethyl Ketone Exposure from a Commercially Available Contact Adhesive, William J. Mills, Benjamin A. Grigg, Francis Offerman, Barry E. Gustin, Neil E. Springarn, J. Env. Occup. Hygiene. 9:5, D95-D102, 2012
Environmental Release of Dioxins from Reservoir Sources during Beach Nourishment Programs, Yves Tondeur, Bryan Vining,, Kimberly Mace, William Mills, Jerry Hart. Chemosphere: 88(1), 358-363,2012
Emissions of Polychlorinated Biphenyls (PCBs) from Sludge Drying Beds to the Atmosphere in Chicago, Yi, S., Pagilla, S.R.R., Holsen, T., Mills, W. J., Chemosphere, Apr;71(6):1028-34, 2008.
Improvements to Industrial Hygiene and Source Testing Methods for Perfluorochemicals methods for Perfluorochemicals, W. Mills, B. Grigg, X. Zhu, G. Olden, P-1535, 30th International Symposium on Halogenated Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs) - Dioxin 2010, San Antonio, TX. Sept 12-17, 2010.
PCBs in Whole Blood and Serum of a Chicago Population, U. Nguyen, W. Mills, 30th International Symposium on Halogenated Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs) - Dioxin 2010, San Antonio, TX. Sept 12-17, 2010.
Sources of Error in Sampling and Analysis of PCBs in Indoor Air, K. Hilst, W. Mills, 30th International Symposium on Halogenated Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs) - Dioxin 2010, San Antonio, TX. Sept 12-17, 2010.
Sources of Errors in Clinical Chemical Analysis of PCBs and Recommended Practices to Avoid Them, W. Mills, Y. Tondeur, J. Hart, D. Patterson, A. DeCaprio. 30th International Symposium on Halogenated Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs) - Dioxin 2010, San Antonio, TX. Sept 12-17, 2010.
Statistical Comparisons of PCB NHANES Data from 1999-2000, 2001-2002, and 2003-04, U. Nguyen, W. Mills, 30th International Symposium on Halogenated Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs) - Dioxin 2010, San Antonio, TX. Sept 12-17, 2010.
Environmental Release of Dioxins From Reservoir Sources During Beach Nourishment Programs, Y. Tondeur, B. Vining, K. Mace1, W. Mills and J. Hart. 30th International Symposium on Halogenated Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs) - Dioxin 2010, San Antonio, TX. Sept 12-17, 2010.
Research Grants and Projects
An Li, Karl Rockne, and William Mills. Chronology of PBDE Air Deposition in the Great Lakes from Sedimentary Records, 10/1/01-5/1/04. US Environmental Protection Agency. $160,000 USD. This was the first grant awarded by Region V of US Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) to study PBDE in the Great Lakes.
William Mills and An Li. Source Profiles and Emissions Quantitation for Known or Suspected Sources of PCBs to Ambient Air in Chicago, 07/12/03-12/30/04. USEPA and Illinois Environmental Protection Agency (IL EPA). $120,000 USD.
William Mills, Source Profiles and Emissions Quantitation for Known or Suspected Sources of PCBs to Ambient Air in Chicago, 07/12/03-12/30/05. (Additional funding from PBT program competition). $25,000 USD.
Tom Holsen and Phil Hopke. Atmospheric Emissions of PCB from Sludge Drying Beds. USEPA Region V (provided ongoing support).
William J. Mills. PCB Emissions from Soil Contamination, 2003. Chicago Housing Authority. $100,000 USD.
William J. Mills. Support for Chemical Terrorism Analytical Activities. 9/01/05 to 6/30/06, Illinois Department of Public Health. $32,000 USD and use of Thermo-Finnigan GCQ Ion Trap GC-MS for research activities (in addition to funding).
William J. Mills. PCB Emissions from Transformers-2. 8/1/05-12/31/06. Great Lakes Commission (GLC). $17000 USD.
William J. Mills. PCB Emissions from Transformers 6/1/05, Utility Solid Waste Activity Group, Funding Gift to Supplement US EPA, IL EPA and GLC. $7500 USD
William J. Mills. Support for Chemical Terrorism Analytical Activities. 07/01/06 to 6/30/07, Illinois Department of Public Health. $36,000 USD and use of IDPH Instrumentation for research activities (in addition to funding).
William J. Mills. Evaluation of PCBs on BPX-90 Column 6/1/07, SGE Inc., Funding Gift to Supplement US EPA, IL EPA and GLC. $3500 USD.
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