Charles Geraci, Ph.D.

NIOSH Nanotechnology Research Center

Dr. Charles Geraci is overall Coordinator of the NIOSH Nanotechnology Research Center and is also Chief of the Document Development Branch.  He has over 30 years of Industrial Hygiene practice experience that has included the federal government, consulting, and private industry.  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 Board Certified in both the Comprehensive Practice and the Chemical Aspects of Industrial Hygiene and is a Fellow of the American Industrial Hygiene Association. Dr. Geraci manages a number of nanotechnology projects in the Institute and is responsible for the development of workplace guidelines, including the document “Approaches to Safe Nanotechnology”.  He sponsors the NIOSH nanotechnology field team that is conducting visits to nanomaterial producers and users to characterize exposures, evaluate controls, and develop best practices.  As Chief of Document Development, Dr. Geraci manages projects dealing with the development of recommendations to address worker health and safety in new or emerging technologies.  Dr. Geraci has made numerous presentations on nanotechnology at national and international meetings; has served on the planning and organizing committees for many of those same meetings; and has served as co-author on several publications dealing with risk management of nanomaterials.  His research interests include development of exposure monitoring methods, evaluating the effectiveness of training, developing effective methods for risk characterization and management, and assessing the hazards and risks of new technologies.