Dr. Mehdi Khalighi

Associate Professor

Dr. Mehdi Khalighi

Contact Information


Office: 322, Osburn Hall
Phone: 717-871-5843
Fax: 717-871-7931

Office Hours

M: 2:00pm - 3:00pm
T: 10:40am - 12:10pm
W: 2:00pm - 3:00pm
R: 10:40am - 12:10pm

Dr. Khalighi is a highly qualified professional with a diverse educational background spanning Thermo-fluid Engineering, Human Factors, Industrial Safety, Industrial Hygiene, and Environmental Health. Holding a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering with a specialization in Thermo-Fluidics, along with M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Mechanical Engineering focusing on Ergonomics and Safety, he further expanded his expertise with an MPH degree in Public Health, specializing in Environmental Health and Safety.

With a wealth of experience spanning approximately two decades in Occupational and Environmental Health and Safety, Dr. Khalighi's credentials include esteemed certifications as a Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH), Certified Safety Professional (CSP), and an OSHA Authorized Trainer. He also contributes to the field as a Program Evaluator for the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET).

Throughout his career, Dr. Khalighi has made significant contributions to education and research. Having instructed a range of courses in Environmental and Occupational Health and Safety across multiple countries, including the United States, he has served students within the Occupational Safety and Environmental Health program at Millersville University since 2014.

In his present capacity, he instructs a range of subjects, encompassing Safety Engineering, Industrial Hygiene, and Environmental Health courses.

Dr. Khalighi's current research endeavors are focused on delving into the realm of Human Factors, with a particular emphasis on enhancing the safety measures for an aging workforce. Moreover, his research pursuits remain deeply rooted in core areas of interest including Public Health, Industrial Hygiene, and Environmental Health.