Bio


Associate Vice-Provost for Environmental Health and Safety at Stanford University. 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 involved annually in over $700 million dollars of research activity ranging from basic sciences, particle physics and engineering to biomedical and human subjects clinical research. His purview includes EH&S oversight of nanomaterials research safety conducted in materials science, engineering, medicine, chemistry and other research areas on campus. Additionally, EH&S supports the insitutional missions of research and education by helping to ensure safe work and educational environments at Stanford. Larry is a member of the Stanford Board of Overseers for the SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, a DOE science center operated by Stanford. He has graduate degrees from Boston University in science education and from the University of Michigan in industrial hygiene and public health and is a Fellow of the American Industrial Hygiene Association.

In addition to over 30 years of experience in academic, research and clinical institutions, he serves as a consultant for a variety of organizations and currently serves on the scientific advisory board for nanoTox, Inc., a nanomaterials safety, testing and consulting firm. He has authored numerous publications and served as officer and board member in a number of international professional associations, including as 2008 Chairman of the ACGIH, and is a Fellow of the American Industrial Hygiene Association and a Fellow of the American Chemical Society Division of Chemical Health and Safety.. He has Co-chaired the Risk Management and Control of Nanotechnology-Community of Research, part of a joint US NNI-EU Commission project and recently chaired a joint CalEPA/DTSC-NIOSH-California higher education task force that developed and published the NanoToolKit, a health and safety guideline for academic research use and production of nanomaterials.