Shailendra Singh

Shailendra Singh,

Senior Director, Environmental Health & Safety

Department: EHS-ENVR / HLTH / SAFETY-ADMIN
Business Phone: (352) 392-1591
Business Email: singhss@ufl.edu

About Shailendra Singh

As the Senior Director of Environmental Health and Safety (EH&S), Dr. Singh oversees laboratory and research safety, occupational safety and risk management, and facility support services. His team supports the University’s mission to establish a safe and healthy environment for the university community and to lead compliance with local, state, and federal regulations.

Prior to joining UF, Dr. Singh was the Director of EH&S at Carnegie Mellon University and developed various new safety programs. He also established the EH&S program at Brammer Bio and lead a team of EH&S professionals to manage the Chemical Hygiene Program at the University of Delaware. Before that, he worked as a laboratory safety specialist at UF and was a part of the EH&S team that manages over 3000 labs.

Before moving to the EH&S world, Dr. Singh worked as a Research Scientist in the Department of Chemistry at UF, where we developed new technologies for heterocyclic synthesis, ionic liquids, and green technology. He was also part of a team in the College of Pharmacy at UF to develop new drugs for cancer and iron-overload treatment. He has published over 40 peer-reviewed research articles in international journals.

Dr. Singh has a PhD in physical science, an MBA, and recently completed an MPH from Johns Hopkins University. He is a Certified Hazardous Materials Manager and has a certification for Chief Risk Officer. He is an affiliate faculty in the Department of Environmental and Global Health at UF College of Public Health and Health Professions. He has volunteered during natural disaster emergencies in Florida and has served as a judge at various Science and Engineering Fairs.

Additional Positions:
Affiliate Faculty
2022 – Current · Department of Environmental & Global Health, University of Florida

Accomplishments

Chief Risk Officer (CRO) Certification
2021 · Heinz College, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in the Workplace Certification
2021 · Muma College of Business, University of South Florida, Tampa
Management & Leadership Skills for EHS Professionals
2021 · Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, Harvard University, Boston
Comprehensive Industrial Hygiene Course
2020 · Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, Harvard University, Boston
Director, Environmental Health & Safety
2018-2021 · Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh
Certified Hazardous Materials Manager (CHMM)
2017-2027 · Institute of Hazardous Materials Management

Publications

2020
COVID-19: The Use of 3D Printing to Address PPE Shortage during a Pandemic—A Safety Perspective
ACS Chemical Health & Safety. 27(6):335-340 [DOI] 10.1021/acs.chas.0c00089. [PMID] 34191964.
2020
Development and Implementation of a Hydrofluoric Acid Safety Program in an Academic Institution
ACS Chemical Health & Safety. 27(3):183-189 [DOI] 10.1021/acs.chas.0c00008.
2019
Recent Advances in Non-Flammable Electrolytes for Safer Lithium-Ion Batteries
Batteries. 5(1) [DOI] 10.3390/batteries5010019.
2017
Three-Dimensional (3D) Printers in Libraries: Perspective and Preliminary Safety Analysis
Journal of Chemical Education. 94(7):879-885 [DOI] 10.1021/acs.jchemed.6b00745.
2016
Review and Comparison of the Search Effectiveness and User Interface of Three Major Online Chemical Databases
Journal of Chemical Education. 93(5):852-863 [DOI] 10.1021/acs.jchemed.5b00601.
2011
Desferrithiocin analogue iron chelators: iron clearing efficiency, tissue distribution, and renal toxicity.
Biometals : an international journal on the role of metal ions in biology, biochemistry, and medicine. 24(2):239-58 [DOI] 10.1007/s10534-010-9389-y. [PMID] 21103911.
2011
Synthesis of Heterobactins A and B and Nocardia Heterobactin.
Tetrahedron. 67(18):3163-3169 [PMID] 22539866.
2010
Activity of extracts and procesterol from Calotropis gigantea against Entamoeba histolytica.
Natural product communications. 5(6):867-8 [PMID] 20614811.
2010
Design, Synthesis, and Testing of Polyamine Vectored Iron Chelators.
Synthesis. 2010(21):3631-3636 [PMID] 22013282.
2010
Ionic liquids based on azolate anions.
Chemistry (Weinheim an der Bergstrasse, Germany). 16(5):1572-84 [DOI] 10.1002/chem.200901418. [PMID] 20039339.
2010
The impact of polyether chain length on the iron clearing efficiency and physiochemical properties of desferrithiocin analogues.
Journal of medicinal chemistry. 53(7):2843-53 [DOI] 10.1021/jm9018146. [PMID] 20232803.
2009
Chemistry and biology of synthetic and naturally occurring antiamoebic agents.
Chemical reviews. 109(5):1900-47 [DOI] 10.1021/cr068217k. [PMID] 19374335.
2009
Desferrithiocin analogue uranium decorporation agents.
International journal of radiation biology. 85(4):348-61 [DOI] 10.1080/09553000902781089. [PMID] 19399680.
2009
Vibriobactin antibodies: a vaccine strategy.
Journal of medicinal chemistry. 52(12):3801-13 [DOI] 10.1021/jm900119q. [PMID] 19492834.
2008
Desferrithiocin analogues and nephrotoxicity.
Journal of medicinal chemistry. 51(19):5993-6004 [DOI] 10.1021/jm8003398. [PMID] 18788724.
2008
Design, synthesis, and testing of non-nephrotoxic desazadesferrithiocin polyether analogues.
Journal of medicinal chemistry. 51(13):3913-23 [DOI] 10.1021/jm800154m. [PMID] 18533709.
2008
Medi 296-Bacterial Siderophore: New Versatile Synthesis and Stoichiometry of Vulnibactin
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2007
Impact of the 3,6,9-trioxadecyloxy group on desazadesferrithiocin analogue iron clearance and organ distribution.
Journal of medicinal chemistry. 50(14):3302-13 [PMID] 17564424.
2006
Combustible ionic liquids by design: is laboratory safety another ionic liquid myth?
Chemical communications (Cambridge, England). (24):2554-6 [PMID] 16779475.
2006
In search of ionic liquids incorporating azolate anions.
Chemistry (Weinheim an der Bergstrasse, Germany). 12(17):4630-41 [PMID] 16586524.
2005
1-butyl-3-methylimidazolium 3,5-dinitro-1,2,4-triazolate: a novel ionic liquid containing a rigid, planar energetic anion.
Chemical communications (Cambridge, England). (7):868-70 [PMID] 15700064.
2004
synthesis, characterization and in vitro antiamoebic activity of 5-nitrothiophene-2-carboxaldehyde thiosemicarbazones and their Palladium (II) and Ruthenium (II) complexes.
European journal of medicinal chemistry. 39(5):459-65 [PMID] 15110972.
Understanding GHS Classification, Chemical Labels and Safety Data Sheets
. [DOI] 10.26434/chemrxiv.7742909.v1.

Education

Master of Public Health (MPH)
2022 · Bloomberg School of Public Health, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore
Master of Business Administration (MBA)
2015 · Warrington College of Business, University of Florida, Gainesville
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Medicinal Chemistry
2003 · Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi
Master of Philosophy (M.Phil.) in Industrial Methods of Chemical Analysis
1998 · Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee

Contact Details

Phones:
Business:
(352) 392-1591
Emails:
Business:
singhss@ufl.edu
Addresses:
Business Mailing:
PO Box 112190
GAINESVILLE FL 32611
Business Street:
916 NEWELL DR BLDG 179
GAINESVILLE FL 32611

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