University of Vermont

College of
Engineering and Mathematical Sciences

David R. Hemenway

Ph.D., P.E., University of North Carolina

Office: 309 Votey
Phone: (802)-985-2743
Fax Number: (802)-656-8446

Office hours:  By appointment

Title:  Professor Emeritus

Area(s) of Expertise:
Aerosol generation, measurement and monitoring; contaminant atmospheres; air polllution; industrial hygiene; water chemistry


  • Poynter ME. Persinger RL. Irvin CG. Butnor KJ. van Hirtum H. Blay W. Heintz NH. Robbins J. Hemenway D. Taatjes DJ. Janssen-Heininger Y. Nitrogen dioxide enhances allergic airway inflammation and hyperresponsiveness in the mouse. American J. of Physiology - Lung Cellular & Molecular Physiology. 290(1):L144-52, (2006).
  • Haegens A. van der Vliet A. Butnor KJ. Heintz N. Taatjes D. Hemenway D. Vacek P. Freeman BA. Hazen SL. Brennan ML. Mossman BT. Asbestos-induced lung inflammation and epithelial cell proliferation are altered in myeloperoxidase-null mice. Cancer Research. 65(21):9670-7, (2005).
  • Manning CB, Cummins AB, Jung MW, Berlanger I, Timblin CR, Palmer C, Taatjes DJ, Hemenway D, Vacek P, Mossman BT. A mutant epidermal growth factor receptor targeted to lung epithelium inhibits asbestos-induced proliferation and proto-oncogene expression. Cancer Research 62 (15): 4169-4175 (2002).
  • Persinger, RL, Blay, WM, Heintz, NH, Hemenway, DR, and Janssen-Heininger, YMW. Nitrogen dioxide induces death in lung epithelial cells in a density-dependent manner. Am. J. Respir. Cell Mol. Biol. 24:583-590 (2001).
  • O�Shaughnessy, PT, Hemenway, DR. Charactersitics of an aerosol photometer while automatically controlling chamber dilution-air flow rate. Inhalation Toxicology 12:101-118, (2000).
  • Davis, GS, Pfeiffer, LM and Hemenway, DR. Interferon-λ production by specific lung lymphocyte phenotypes in silicosis in mice. Am. J. Respir. Cell Mol. Biol. 22:491-501(2000).
  • Choe, N, Shang, J, Iwagaki, A, Tanaka, S, Hemenway, D, and Kagan, E. Asbestos exposure upregulates the adhesion of pleural leukocytes to pleural mesothelial cells via VCAM-1. Am. J. Physiol. 277 (Lung Cell. Mol. Physiol. 21): L292-L300 (1999).
  • Quinlan, TR, Hacker, MP, Taatjes, D, Jimblin, C, Goldberg, J, Kimberly, P, Berube, KA, O'Shaughnessy, P, Hemenway, D, Torino, J, Jimenez, LA,, and Mossman, BT.: "Mechanisms of asbestos-induced nitric oxide production by rat alveolar macrophages in inhalation and in vitro models." J. Free Radical Biol. & Medicine 24:778-788 (1998).
  • Volkens, J, O'Shaughnessy, P, and Hemenway, DR: "An aerosol generation system for the production of inspirable grain dust." Applied Occupational and Environ. Hyg. 13:122-126 (1998).
  • Tanaka, S, Choe, N, Hemenway, DR, Zhu, S, Matalon, S and Kagan, E: "Asbestos inhalation induces reactive nitrogen species and nitrotyrosine formation in the lungs rat and pleura." J. of Clinical Invest. 102:445-454 (1998).
  • Timlin, C, BeruBe, K, Chung, A, Driscoll, K, Gordon, T, Hemenway, D, Walsh, E, Cummins, A, Vacek, P, Mossman, B.: "Ambient particulate matter causes activation of the c-jun kinase/stress-activated protein kinase cascade and DNA synthesis in lung epithelial cells." Cancer Research. 58:4543-4547 (1998).
  • Garn, H, Friedetzky, A, Davis, GS, Hemenway, DR and Gemsa, D.: "T-lymphocyte activation in the enlarged thoracic lymph-nodes of rats with silicosis." J Respir. Cell Biol. 16:309-316 (1997).
  • Choe, N, Tanaka, S, Xia, W, Hemenway, DR, Roggli, VL and Kagan, E.: "Pleural macrophage recruitment and activation in asbestos-induced pleurall injury." Environ. Health Perspect. 105:1257-1260 (1997).
  • O'Shaughnessy, P, Hemenway, DR and Absher, R: "System identification and feedback control of an aerosol production process." Aerosol Sci. and Tech. J. 25:292-304 (1996).