Dr. Charles Geraci is the NIOSH Associate Director for Emerging Technologies where he leads the Nanotechnology Research Center, the Advanced Manufacturing Initiative, and the new Emerging Technologies program. He has practiced industrial hygiene for over 42 years in both the public and private sectors. 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 carries two American Board of Industrial Hygiene certifications and is a Fellow of the AIHA. Dr. Geraci’s recent accomplishments include the 2019 Henry Smyth, Jr. award from the AIHA; the 2018 Jeffrey Lee Lecture Award from the Foundation for Occupational Health and Safety; the 2017 NIOSH Distinguished Career Scientist Award; and the 2015 Edward J. Baier Technical Achievement Award from the AIHA. Dr. Geraci’s professional career includes his service at NIOSH and in the private sector. He is recognized internationally for is leadership in developing effective risk management practices based on sound science. He serves as a subject matter expert on various national and international panels and advisory boards addressing Nanotechnology and a broad array of Emerging Technologies.