Coordinator of the NIOSH Nanotechnology Research Center
"Exposure to Nanomaterials: Challenges and Lessons from the Workplace"
Dr. Charles Geraci is Coordinator of the NIOSH Nanotechnology Research Center. He has 35 years of Industrial Hygiene practice experience that has included the federal government, consulting, and private industry. Among his professional experiences, Dr. Geraci was Director of a regional laboratory for DataChem Laboratories; Associate Director of HS&E at the Procter & Gamble Company; and Director of Industrial Hygiene for two consulting firms. Dr. Geraci earned a B.S. in chemistry from the University of Cincinnati and a Ph.D. in chemistry from the Michigan State University. He is Certified by the American Board of Industrial Hygiene in both the Comprehensive Practice and the Chemical Aspects of Industrial Hygiene and is a Fellow of the American Industrial Hygiene Association. Dr. Geraci provides overall coordination and strategic guidance to the nanotechnology research program at NIOSH and collaborates internationally with other country programs on various aspects of nanotechnology workplace safety and health. He directly manages a number of nanotechnology projects in the Institute that focus on the development and dissemination of workplace risk management guidelines, including the document “Approaches to Safe Nanotechnology”. Dr. Geraci sponsors the NIOSH nanotechnology field team that is conducting visits to nanomaterial producers and users to characterize exposures, evaluate controls, and develop best practices.