Shaughnessy honored for exceptional work in indoor air quality

Tuesday, October 07, 2008

Richard Shaughnessy, director of research and manager of the Indoor Air Program at The University of Tulsa since 1987, has been inducted into the International Society of Indoor Air Quality and Climate (ISIAQ) Academy of Fellows in recognition of his outstanding accomplishments in indoor air quality research, practice and educational service.

Membership into the ISIAQ Academy of Fellows is by invitation only following nomination by two members from two countries.

"The award represents a milestone accomplishment for our Program and bolsters our efforts globally to improve indoor environments. I am humbled to be recognized by my fellow scientists and peers internationally with this honor."

A ceremony to initiate new members of the ISIAQ Academy took place in August during the Indoor Air 2008 conference in Copenhagen. ISIAQ is an international, independent, multidisciplinary, scientific, non-profit organization whose purpose is to support the creation of healthy, comfortable and productive indoor environments.

The Indoor Air Program at TU is internationally recognized for its work dedicated to improving the indoor air quality in homes, schools and workplace environments. In addition, extensive research is ongoing which examines the impact of poor indoor air quality on the academic performance of our nation’s students. Since 2003, more than 1.5 million students and school staff have been a direct focus of TU’s efforts to improve indoor air quality (IAQ) in schools..

Shaughnessy has been heavily involved in International IAQ Conference events for over 20 years and has taught and conducted research abroad in China, Australia, South Africa, Spain, and Scandinavia. He has published extensively with respect to his studies on particulate research, air cleaner evaluations, indoor chemistry, flooring studies, children’s asthma and housing conditions, and resolution and remediation of bioaerosol related problems.