Kristen M. Kulinowski

Dr. Kristen M. Kulinowski

Research Staff Member, Science and Technology Policy Institute (STPI)

Dr. Kristen M. Kulinowski is an expert in the environmental, health, and safety implications of nanomaterials (nano-EHS). She currently serves as a Research Staff Member at the Science and Technology Policy Institute (STPI), a federally funded research and development center in Washington DC that provides analytical support to the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy and other Federal agencies. Prior to joining STPI in 2011, she was at Rice University as Senior Faculty Fellow in Chemistry, Executive Director for the Center for Biological and Environmental Nanotechnology (CBEN) and the Director of the International Council on Nanotechnology (ICON). ICON published the first database of citations to peer-reviewed nano-EHS papers, a survey of best practices for nanomaterial workplaces, and the GoodNanoGuide, an interactive forum for sharing information about nanomaterial handling practices. Dr. Kulinowski has advised governments on four continents on nanotechnology policy issues and was a founder of ASTM International’s standards committee nanotechnology. She is co-author of a National Institute for Environmental Health Sciences white paper on training hazardous waste workers to handle nanomaterials and was principal investigator on an Occupational Safety and Health Administration grant to develop instructional materials to assist companies in creating and sustaining safer nanomaterial workplaces. Dr. Kulinowski received a B.S. degree in chemistry with honors from Canisius College and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in chemistry from the University of Rochester.