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UT Tyler Engineering Professor Named ACGIH Vice-Chair Elect

January 19, 2012

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NalboneDr. J. Torey Nalbone, associate professor of civil and environmental engineering at The University of Texas at Tyler, is vice chair-elect of the American Conference of Governmental Industrial Hygienists Board of Directors, Dr. James Nelson, College of Engineering and Computer Science dean, announced.

Nalbone will serve a four-year rotation for ACGIH, a member-based organization that advances occupational and environmental health.

Beginning his career as an industrial hygiene and environmental analytical chemist, he joined ACGIH in 1986 and is the current interim chair of the UT Tyler Departments of Civil and Environmental Engineering and Construction Management.

Nalbone previously served as chair of the ACGIH Agricultural Safety and Health Committee and the Bioaerosols Committee. His other volunteer service includes serving as director and chair of the American Board of Industrial Hygiene and treasurer of the Academy of Industrial Hygiene. He has been ABIH-certified since 1993.

Serving UT Tyler since 2003, Nalbone holds a Ph.D. in interdisciplinary engineering from Texas A&M University and a master of science in environmental science-engineering from the UT Dallas School of Natural Sciences and Mathematics.

Other memberships include American Industrial Hygiene Association, American Society of Civil Engineering, National Fire Protection Association and American Society of Testing Materials.

ACGIH is one of the industry’s leading publications resources, with about 400 titles relative to occupational and environmental health and safety. For more information, visit

One of the 15 campuses of the UT System, UT Tyler offers excellence in teaching, research, artistic performance and community service. More than 80 undergraduate and graduate degree programs are available at UT Tyler, which has an enrollment of almost 7,000 high-ability students at its campuses in Tyler, Longview and Palestine.