NSTI Nanotech 2009

Environment, Safety & Society

Nanotech in Health, Environment & Society

Symopsium Sponsor

CBEN

Symposium Co-chairs

Kristen Kulinowski Kristen Kulinowski
Faculty Fellow in Chemistry
Rice University
Director for External Affairs
Center for Biological and Environmental Nanotechnology (CBEN)
Rashi Iyer
Biosecurity and Public Health
Los Alamos National Laboratory

Confirmed Invited Speakers

Scott E. McNeil Scott E. McNeil
Director
Nanotechnology Characterization Laboratory
National Cancer Institute at Frederick


Val Vallyathan Val Vallyathan
NIOSH/CDC-Health Effects Laboratory Division
Rashi Iyer
Biosecurity and Public Health
Los Alamos National Laboratory

Symposium Sessions

 

Monday May 4

8:00 Keynotes: Nanotech & Cleantech & TechConnect
10:30 EHS: Nano Toxicology Studies
1:30 EHS: Workplace Practices
4:00 EHS: Nano Toxicology Studies
 

Tuesday May 5

8:00 Keynotes: Nanotech & Cleantech & TechConnect
1:30 Nanoparticle Release During the Life Cycle of Nanomaterials & Nanocomposites
1:30 EHS: Policy, Regulation & Product Safety
4:00 POSTERS
 

Wednesday May 6

1:30 POSTERS
 

Thursday May 7

 

Symposium Program

 

Monday May 4

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8:00 Keynotes: Nanotech & Cleantech & TechConnectTheater AB
 Session chair: Matthew Laudon, NSTI and Patti Glaza, CTSI
8:00 The Nanotech Revolution in Renewable Energy
D. Arvizu - Director, National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), U.S. Department of Energy, US (bio)
8:30 Nanotechnology and the Obama Administration
T. Kalil, Office of Science and Technology Policy, The White House, US
9:00 Innovation for a Secure Future
R. Johnson - CTO, Lockheed Martin, US (bio)
9:30 The Next Big Thing is Really Small
R.J. Kumpf - CAO, Bayer Material Science, US (bio)
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10:30 EHS: Nano Toxicology StudiesRoom 351 CF
 Session chair: Rashi Iyer, Los Alamos National Lab, US
10:30 Nanomaterial risk assessment
R. Iyer, Los Alamos National Lab, US
11:00 Asbestos vs carbon nanotubes: are the carbon nanotubes a new health risk to humans?
V. Vallyathan, NIOSH/CDC, US
11:30 Synergistic Effect of Co-Exposure to Carbon Black and Fe2O3 Nanoparticles
B. Guo, S. Drake, R. Zebda, C. Sayes, Texas A&M University, US
11:50 Biosafety of Nanoparticles: Rapid Profiling of Relative Risk
M. Theodore, B. Nelson Ph.D., M. Dizdaroglu, J. Jackman, Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory, US
12:10 Human Health Effects of Nanomaterials
D.A. Jones, O.B. Koper, M.J. Winter, NanoScale Corporation, US
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1:30 EHS: Workplace PracticesRoom 351 CF
 Session chair: Kristen M. Kulinowski, International Councile on Nanotechnology, US
1:30 Promoting Good Practices for Handling Nanomaterials-An International Project
K. Kulinowski, International Council on Nanotechnology, US (bio)
1:50 The Quebec Approach to Safe Work with Nanoparticles in Occupational Settings
C. Ostiguy, B. Roberge, L. Menard, C-A. Endo, IRSST, CA
2:10 Safe Practices for Working with Engineered Nanomaterials in Research Laboratories
M.J. Ellenbecker, S. Tsai, J. Isaacs, C. Geraci, University of Massachusetts Lowell, US
2:30 A Comprehensive Regulatory Policy Analysis
N. Horne, Goldman School of Public Policy, US
2:50 Evaluating nanomaterial exposures in the workplace: A description of the approach used by NIOSH and a summary of findings from 12 site visits
L.L. Hodson, M.M. Methner, C.L. Geraci, NIOSH, US
3:10 Assessment and Characterization of Exposures to Airborne Nanoparticles Associate with Typical Industrial Processes
S-J Tsai, C. Barry, M.J. Ellenbecker, University of Massachusetts Lowell, US
3:30 The Role of NIOSH in Responsible Development of Nanotechnology
C.L. Geraci, NIOSH, US
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4:00 EHS: Nano Toxicology StudiesRoom 351 CF
 Session chair: Rashi Iyer, Los Alamos National Lab, US
4:20 Nanomaterials Nexus for Sustainable Future
A. Vaseashta, J. Alvelo, E.W. Braman, P.T. Susmann, G. Gallios, O.P. Robert, M. Vaclavikova, IASC, US
4:40 AFM investigations of fullerene interactions with cell membranes and supported lipid assemblies
G.A. Montaño, R. Iyer, H-L Wang, A.P. Shreve, Los Alamos National Laboratory, US
5:00 Characterizing Nanoparticles for Toxicology: The Role of Residual Organics
A.M. Boyd, J.D. Fortner, E. Quevedo, J. Costanza, S. Moran, K.D. Pennell, V.L. Colvin, Rice University, US
 

Tuesday May 5

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8:00 Keynotes: Nanotech & Cleantech & TechConnectTheater AB
 Session chair: Jeff Moseley, Greater Houston Partnership, Shushana Castle, Clinton Global Initiative Member/Millennium Water Alliance, US
8:00 Welcome TechConnect World to Houston
J. Moseley, Greater Houston Partnership, US
8:15 Can Uncle Sam Cure What Ails Clean Tech?
P. Dickerson, HaynesBoone, former COO Office of Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy, DOE, US (bio)
8:45 Welcome to Houston
B. White, City of Houston, Mayor, US
9:00 Flying into the Future: Continental’s Commitment to the Environment
L. Kellner, Continental Airlines, CEO, US (bio)
9:30 RUSNANO: Driving the Nanotech Industry Growth
A. Chubais, RUSNANO, CEO, RU
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1:30 Nanoparticle Release During the Life Cycle of Nanomaterials & NanocompositesRoom 360 BE
 Session chair: Tinh Nguyen, NIST, US
1:30 Characterizing Particle Emissions from Burning Polymer Nanocomposites
M.R. Nyden, N.D. Marsh, National Institute of Standards and Technology, US
2:00 Simulation of the daily use of nanomaterials containing coatings – a first step towards a life cycle analysis of nanocoatings
T. Sawitowski, M. Vorbau, L. Hillemann, M. Stintz, Byk Chemie, DE
2:30 Safe nanotextiles from a life cycle perspective
C. Som, M. Halbeisen, A. Koehler, M. Heuberger, Empa Materials Science and Technology, CH
2:50 Network Aggregation of CNT at the Surface of Epoxy/MWCNT Composite Exposed to UV Radiation
T. Nguyen, B. Pellegrin, L. Mermet, A. Shapiro, X. Gu, J. Chin, NIST, US
3:10 Degradation and Nanoparticle Release of Epoxy/Nanosilica Composites Exposed to Solar UV Radiation
B. Pellegrin, T. Nguyen, L. Mermet, A. Shapiro, X. Gu, J. Chin, NIST, US
3:30 Measurement of nanofiller removal by abrasion
F. Tardif, A. Guiot, L. Golanski, CEA-Liten, FR
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1:30 EHS: Policy, Regulation & Product SafetyRoom 360 CF
 Session chair: Chinh Pham and William S. Rogers Jr., Greenburg Traurig, US
- S. McNeil, Nanotech Characterization Lab, NCI, US
- Z. Kosim, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, US
- R. Pleus, Intertox, US
- D. Hobson, Nanotox, US
- J. Tsuji, Exponent, US
- D. Callet, Greenberg Traurig, LLC., US
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4:00 POSTERSExpo Hall
 

Wednesday May 6

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1:30 POSTERSExpo Hall
 

Special Symposium

Consistent with the scientific origins of the conference, this symposium provides a forum to present the societal, health, and environmental benefits and safety concerns presented by nanotechnology, and to discuss regulatory, health and policy issues surrounding the rapid development and commercialization of these technologies. Presentations will include technical and commercial breakthroughs along with addressing societal issues by industry, government and environmental organizations. There will be a special session dedicated to good workplace safety practices for handling nanomaterials and a special session on emerging legal and regulatory issues.

Topics & Application Areas

  • Remediation
  • Toxicology
  • Biological & Chemical Monitoring
  • Societal Impact
  • Novel Technologies
  • Occupational Handling Practices
  • Emerging Legal and Regulatory Issues in the US and Abroad
  • Biological & Chemical Monitoring
  • Societal Impacts
  • Other
 

Journal Submissions

Journal of Experimental Nanoscience

Journal of Experimental Nanoscience

Selected Nanotech Proceedings papers will be reviewed and invited into a Special Issue of the Journal of Experimental Nanoscience. The journal provides a showcase for advances in the experimental sciences underlying nanotechnology and nanomaterials.

For consideration into this Special Issue of the Journal of Experimental Nanoscience, please select the “Submit to Journal of Experimental Nanoscience” button during the on-line submission procedure. You may only select a single journal during the submission process.

Journal of Nanoparticle Research

Journal of Nanoparticle Research

Selected Nanotech Proceedings papers will be reviewed and invited into a Special Issue of Journal of Nanoparticle Research. The journal disseminates knowledge of the physical, chemical and biological phenomena and processes in nanoscale structures.

For consideration into this Special Issue of Journal of Nanoparticle Research, please select the “Submit to Journal of Nanoparticle Research” button during the on-line submission procedure. You may only select a single journal during the submission process.

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