SESHA 2013 Speaker Biography

Lawrence M. Gibbs, CIH
Associate Vice Provost for EH&S, Stanford University, Stanford, CA

Larry Gibbs is Associate Vice-Provost for Environmental Health and Safety at Stanford University where he is responsible for health, safety, and environmental risk management programs in addition to oversight of institutional emergency planning and risk communication. Stanford has over 2500 laboratories on its campus involved annually in over one billion dollars of research activity ranging from basic sciences, particle physics and engineering to biomedical and human subjects clinical research. His work includes EH&S oversight of nanomaterials research conducted in materials science, engineering, medicine, chemistry and other research areas on campus. Larry is a lecturer at the Woods Institute for the Environment at Stanford and serves on the Stanford Board of Overseers for the SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory. He has graduate degrees from Boston University in science education and from the University of Michigan in industrial hygiene and public health. In addition to his work at the university, he serves as a consultant for a variety of organizations and is a member of the scientific advisory board for nanoTox, Inc, a nanomaterials risk assessment and risk management company. He has authored numerous publications and served as officer and board member in a number of international professional associations, recently as Chair of the ACGIH, and is an AIHA Fellow. He recently chaired the California Higher Education/DTSC/NIOSH Working Group that developed consensus safety guidelines for academic research use of nanomaterials.