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Ecosystems Research

Gerard (Gerry) F. Laniak

My career efforts have focused on providing modeling based tools and application methods in the context of EPA regulatory decision-making.  Regulatory problem statements have evolved during the past two decades from single media, single chemical, single exposure pathway concerns to human and ecological assessments of risk and to multiple stressors via a range of naturally occurring exposure pathways.  The primary challenge is in integrating the multi-disciplinary science and modeling required to address the problem statements.  Through these efforts we have learned that technology integration drives science integration and, to that end, all collaborative efforts have centered around developing and/or applying integrated technologies.

Biographical Information

Name: Gerard (Gerry) F. Laniak
Title: Environmental Engineer

Contact Info:

Ecosystems Research Division
National Exposure Research Laboratory
Office of Research and Development
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
960 College Station Road
Athens, Georgia 30605-2700

Phone: 706-355-8316
Email: laniak.gerry@epa.gov


M.S.E.E. Environmental Engineering, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, 1980
B.C.E. Civil Engineering, Catholic University of America, 1975

Professional Experience

Environmental Engineer, USEPA, ORD, NERL-ERD, Athens, GA 1988–present

Professional Affiliations

International Environmental Modelling and Software Society

Selected Awards and Honors

USEPA, ORD Teamwork Award, 2005
USEPA, OSW Honor Awards: Scientific & Technical Accomplishment, 2004
USEPA, OSWER Honor Awards: Science &Technical Achievement Award, 2001
USEPA, OSW Honor Awards: Team Excellence Award; 1999
USEPA, Science Achievement Award, 1997

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