Jeremy Gernand is currently an Assistant Professor of Industrial Health and Safety at Penn State University. He is currently pursuing research related to the occupational hazards of exposure to nanomaterials and other particulates. He is also interested in developing methods and processes that harness the information available in empirical data for a probabilistic assessment of risks and the effectiveness of available mitigations. He also seeks to improve the incorporation of quantitative risk information into the engineering design process.
Gernand has 8 years of experience as a Safety and Reliability Engineer in the aerospace field along with 3 years of international experience as an educator and management liaison (in Guinea, West Africa; and Bangladesh). He holds degrees in Mechanical Engineering from Texas A&M University (B.S., 1998) and Rice University (M.S., 2006) and in Engineering and Public Policy (PhD., 2013) from Carnegie Mellon University.