John Baker / Michele Shepard

Principal Consultant BSI EHS Services and Solutions, The Woodlands, TX / Colden Corporation, Albany, NY

John Baker – John Baker, CIH is a Principal Consultant for BSI EHS Services and Solutions. He holds a B.A. in Physics, an M.S. in Environmental Engineering, and has performed graduate work in Biophysics at the State University of New York at Buffalo. John has over 40 years of experience in industrial hygiene and environmental management and consulting. He served as Deputy Director of the Center for Biological and Environmental Nanotechnology at Rice University, one of the original six National Science Foundation funded Nanoscale Science and Engineering Centers. John has completed a number of exposure assessments for carbon nanotubes resulting in a quantitative assessment of risk for protection of employees and the public. He received ABIH Certification in the Comprehensive Practice of Industrial Hygiene in 1978 and became an AIHA Registered Professional in SDS/Label Authoring in 2012. Mr. Baker is the Past Chair of the American Industrial Hygiene Association Nanotechnology Working Group, a member of the American Society of Safety Engineers Industrial Hygiene Special Interest Group, and a technical member of ASTM Committee E56 on Nanotechnology. He was elected a Fellow of the AIHA in 2017. Mr. Baker\\\’s main professional interest is in exposure assessment and hazard communication related to nanomaterials. — Michele Shepard – Michele N. Shepard, PhD, MS, CIH has 25 years of environmental health and safety experience in consulting, industry and academic research. Michele is a Certified Industrial Hygienist and works as a Vice President and Senior Scientist at Colden Corporation. She holds a Doctor of Philosophy in nanobioscience from the University at Albany College of Nanoscale Sciences and Engineering, a master’s degree in Environmental Studies from the University of Oregon, and a bachelor’s degree in Industrial Hygiene and Environmental Toxicology from Clarkson University. She received an EPA STAR Fellowship and conducted research on exposure assessment and control banding methods for engineered nanoparticles used in the semiconductor industry. Dr. Shepard is active on the AIHA Nanotechnology Working Group and a member of the Nanotech Working Group Executive Committee.

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