Foundation for Occupational Health & Safety

2018 Lecturer

Geraci-2018-headLecture Title: Big Bangs and Black Holes – Past, Present, and Future Opportunities and Challenges for Industrial Hygiene

Lecturer: Charles L. Geraci, Jr., PhD, CIH, FAIHA 

Associate Director for Emerging Technologies,
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health

Dr. Geraci is the NIOSH Associate Director for Emerging Technologies. He provides overall strategic guidance to the Nanotechnology Research Center, the Advanced Manufacturing Initiative, and the new Emerging Technologies programs at NIOSH. Dr. Geraci has practiced multiple aspects of Industrial Hygiene for over 42 years in both the public and private sectors, including two tours at NIOSH and serving as Associate Director for EHS at the Procter & Gamble Company.

Dr. Geraci has earned national and international recognition for his scientific leadership in the field and for his ability to translate complex scientific issues into practical guidance for worker protection. He has served on many committees and working groups in ACGIH® and AIHA. Dr. Geraci earned a BS degree in chemistry from the University of Cincinnati and a PhD in chemistry from Michigan State University. He is ABIH-certified in the Comprehensive Practice and the Chemical Aspects of Industrial Hygiene and was elected as an AIHA Fellow in 1999. In 2017, Dr. Geraci earned the NIOSH Director’s Award for Extraordinary Science and was designated a NIOSH Distinguished Career Scientist. Over his career, he has made major contributions by refining research methods and strategies for lab and field investigations, and effectively communicating research outputs for effective worker health and safety approaches needed to responsibly develop emerging technologies. Dr. Geraci served as an ABIH Director. He also serves as a subject matter expert on various national and international panels and advisory boards, including representing NIOSH on the U.S. National Nanotechnology Initiative and the White House OSTP Sub-Committee on Advanced Manufacturing, International Organization for Standardization Technical Committee 229 on Nanotechnology, and the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development Working Party on Manufactured Nanomaterials.

Dr. Geraci has authored a wide range of publications and has been an invited presenter over 200 times both nationally and internationally between 2006 and 2016 on the subject of occupational safety and health aspects of nanotechnology. He has served as an arranger, moderator and presenter at a series of Special Roundtables on NIOSH Nanotechnology Research Progress at AIHce. He has been an active contributor to the Industrial Hygiene profession through participation as a lecturer or instructor at various professional development courses and technical sessions throughout his career.

Dr. Geraci will present the Lee Lecture, entitled “Big Bangs and Black Holes – Past, Present, and Future Opportunities and Challenges for Industrial Hygiene,” during AIHce 2018 on Tuesday, May 22 at 10:00 a.m. in Room 115B-C of the Pennsylvania Convention Center. Click here to view the lecture abstract.

 Mark your calendar and plan to attend this informative lecture.

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