Charles L. Geraci, Jr.
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
Nanotechnology Research Center, Coordinator
Dr. Charles Geraci is Coordinator of the NIOSH Nanotechnology Research Center. He provides overall coordination and strategic guidance to a portfolio of projects that make up the nanotechnology research program at NIOSH and is recognized internationally for his leadership in the field. Dr. Geraci has 35 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 certified by the American Board of Industrial Hygiene in both the Comprehensive Practice and the Chemical Aspects of Industrial Hygiene and in 1999 he was elected a Fellow of the American Industrial Hygiene Association. He has authored or co-authored many of the papers that have helped set the direction for proactive thinking in nanotechnology 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”.