Chemist/Program Manager, US Environmental Protection Agency, Washington DC
Kristan Markey joined EPA in 2008 as a chemist and program manager in the New Chemicals Program. He is closely involved with a variety of Agency science and policy initiatives on nanotechnology including new nanoscale chemical regulations under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) and managing the Nanoscale Materials Stewardship Program. He is also involved in international nanotechnology issues including co-chairing the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development\’s project on the Environmentally Sustainable Use of Manufactured Nanomaterials. He previously worked as a research analyst with the Environmental Working Group\’s Toxics Program evaluating the effects of US chemical policies and leading the chemical hazard evaluations in EWG\’s flagship cosmetic safety database involving over 8,000 different ingredients, as well as developing the sunscreen efficacy and hazard models for EWG\’s sunscreen report comparing the efficacy and safety of nanoscale mineral versus traditional UV absorbers. Kristan earned his Bachelor\’s at Colorado College, spent two years as a post-graduate research assistant in computational chemistry at the Universität Göttingen in Germany and studied computational and theoretical chemistry for two years as a National Science Foundation Fellow in the University of Georgia\’s Physics and Chemistry departments.