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April 12, 2018

Dr. Chuck Geraci Appointed NIOSH Associate Director for Emerging Technologies

Lynn L. Bergeson Carla N. Hutton

Effective April 15, 2018, Chuck Geraci, Ph.D., CIH, will be the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) Associate Director for Emerging Technologies.  As Associate Director for Emerging Technologies, Dr. Geraci will be responsible for the planning, direction, and execution of emerging technology research activities at NIOSH, advising the NIOSH Director.  Emerging technologies with potential to impact the U.S. workplace include the evolution of advanced and nano materials and manufacturing, advanced biotechnology, robotics, digital manufacturing, and new work organizational models.  These responsibilities extend to nationally based projects and programs within NIOSH, and to international interactions that promote worker protection.  Dr. Geraci will also assist in the formation of the Emerging Technologies Branch in the Education and Information Division (EID), where he will serve as Acting/Interim Chief.  In that capacity, he will continue to provide management direction to the Nanotechnology Research Center and will develop a project portfolio focused on addressing workplace challenges of key emerging technologies.  Dr. Geraci has served as NIOSH Associate Director for Nanotechnology since October 2014.