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Conference Program
 
Environmental Nanotechnology
Life Cycle Perspectives of Nanostructured Materials: Synthesis, Characterization & Risk Assessment for Public Health
May 29 - June 3, 2011
Waterville Valley Resort
Waterville Valley, NH
Chair:
Omowunmi Sadik

Vice Chair:
Nora Savage

Participants at the 2011 Gordon Conference on Environmental Nanotechnology will present and discuss cutting edge research on chemical, biological and environmental impacts of engineered nanomaterials. The conference will feature a wide range of topics, including; synthesis, characterization, exposure, toxicology, metrology, and risk assessment. In addition, the basic mechanisms by which nanoscale materials interact with similar sized particles, larger particles, as well as mixtures will be thoroughly examined. Transport, transformation and ultimate fate of these materials in biological and environmental matrices will be explored.

This Conference will bring together prominent investigators who are at the forefront of their research fields and will provide unique opportunities for early career investigators, postdoctoral and graduate students to present their work in poster formats. Invited speakers will include those engaged in research at the intersection of nanotechnology and the environment - materials scientists, engineers, biologists, toxicologists, physicists, chemists and environmental scientists. In addition, competitive posters will be selected for short oral presentations. The interdisciplinary atmosphere of this conference will generate and inspire research that will fundamentally alter the impacts of engineered nanomaterials on human health and the environment.


Contributors

SUNDAY
2:00 pm - 9:00 pmArrival and Check-in (Office Closed 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm)
6:00 pmDinner
7:30 pm - 7:40 pmWelcome: W. Sadik, Chair / Introductory Comments by GRC Site Staff
7:40 pm - 9:30 pmApplications of Nanotechnology - Challenges and Opportunities
Discussion Leader: James Murday (USC)
7:40 pm - 8:20 pm Paul Weiss (UCLA)
"New Dimensions in Patterning: Placement and Metrology of Chemical Functionality at ALL Scales"
8:20 pm - 8:35 pm Discussion
8:35 pm - 9:15 pm Raymond David (BASF)
"Industrial Applications of Nanomaterials"
9:15 pm - 9:30 pm Discussion
MONDAY
7:30 am - 8:30 amBreakfast
9:00 am - 12:30 pmEnvironmental and Biological Implications - Challenges and Opportunities
Discussion Leader: Andrew Maynard (University of Michigan)
9:00 am - 9:40 am Pedro Alvarez (Rice University)
"Environmental Interactions with Nanomaterials"
9:40 am - 10:00 am Discussion
10:00 am Coffee Break
10:30 am - 11:10 am Kenneth A. Dawson (University College, Dublin)
"Interaction of nanoparticles with living systems"
11:10 am - 11:30 am Discussion
11:30 am - 12:10 pm Angela Violi (University of Michigan)
"Molecular modeling with nanomaterials"
12:10 pm - 12:30 pm Discussion
12:30 pmLunch
1:30 pm - 4:00 pmFree Time
4:00 pm - 6:00 pmPoster Session I
6:00 pmDinner
7:30 pm - 9:30 pmExposure Science and Dosimetry - Consumer Exposures, Foods, Cosmetics/Consumer Products and Agriculture
Discussion Leader: Wolfgang Kreyling (Helmholtz Centre Munich)
7:30 pm - 8:10 pm James C. Bonner (NC State)
"Fibrotic potential of nanomaterials in mouse models of pre-existing lung disease such as asthma, viral infection, and bacterial endotoxin-induced inflammation"
8:10 pm - 8:30 pm Discussion
8:30 pm - 9:10 pm Yasuo Yoshioka (Osaka University)
"The importance of systemic nanotoxicological and toxicokinetic analysis for ensuring the safety of nanomaterials"
9:10 pm - 9:30 pm Discussion
TUESDAY
7:30 am - 8:30 amBreakfast
9:00 am - 12:30 pmEnvironmental Exposures: Fate, Transformation & Ecotoxicology
Discussion Leader: Vicki Grassian (University of Iowa)
9:00 am - 9:40 am Mark R. Wiesner (Duke University)
"Fate and transport of nanomaterials in soil"
9:40 am - 10:00 am Discussion
10:00 am Coffee Break / Group Photo
10:30 am - 11:10 am Patricia Holden (University of California Santa Barbara)
"Bacterial interactions with engineered nanomaterials in soil and water"
11:10 am - 11:30 am Discussion
11:30 am - 12:10 pm Jae-Hong Kim (Georgia Institute of Technology)
"Fate & Transformation of Manufactured Carbonaceous Materials"
12:10 pm - 12:30 pm Discussion
12:30 pmLunch
1:30 pm - 4:00 pmFree Time
4:00 pm - 6:00 pmPoster Session II
6:00 pmDinner
7:30 pm - 9:30 pmNanomedicine
Discussion Leader: Gabriel Lopez-Berestein (University of Texas, Houston)
7:30 pm - 8:10 pm Andre Nel (UCLA School of Medicine)
"In vitro and in vivo high throughput platforms for predictive environmental toxicology and safer by design nanomaterials"
8:10 pm - 8:30 pm Discussion
8:30 pm - 9:10 pm Kam Leong (Duke University)
"Nanostructured biomaterials for regenerative medicine"
9:10 pm - 9:30 pm Discussion
WEDNESDAY
7:30 am - 8:30 amBreakfast
9:00 am - 12:30 pmMetrology and Harmonized Methodologies
Discussion Leader: Vincent Hackley (NIST)
9:00 am - 9:40 am Wunmi Sadik (SUNY-Binghamton)
"Phase inverted poly(amic) acid membranes for sensing and isolating engineered nanoparticles"
9:40 am - 10:00 am Discussion
10:00 am Coffee Break
10:30 am - 11:10 am James Ranville (Colorado School of Mines)
"Detection of Engineered nanomaterials in water"
11:10 am - 11:30 am Discussion
11:30 am - 12:10 pm Paul Westerhoff (ASU)
"Nano exposure from consumer products and harmonized ecological technology"
12:10 pm - 12:30 pm Discussion
12:30 pmLunch
1:30 pm - 4:00 pmFree Time
4:00 pm - 6:00 pmPoster Session III
6:00 pmDinner
7:00 pm - 7:30 pmBusiness Meeting
(Nominations for the next Vice Chair; Fill out Conference Evaluation Forms; Discuss future Site & Scheduling preferences; Election of the next Vice Chair)
7:30 pm - 9:30 pmOccupational Exposures and Nano Manufacturing Processes
Discussion Leader: Janet Carter (OSHA)
7:30 pm - 8:00 pm Günter Oberdörster (University of Rochester School of Medicine & Dentistry)
"Effects and safety assessment of airborne nanoparticles"
8:00 pm - 8:10 pm Discussion
8:10 pm - 8:40 pm Desirée L. Plata (Mount Holyoke College)
"Nanomanufacturing Processes"
8:40 pm - 8:50 pm Discussion
8:50 pm - 9:20 pm Patrick O'Shaughnessy (University of Iowa)
"Nanoparticle Exposure Estimation in Occupational Settings"
9:20 pm - 9:30 pm Discussion
THURSDAY
7:30 am - 8:30 amBreakfast
9:00 am - 12:30 pmSustainability/Green Nano and Remediation
Discussion Leader: Tom Theis (U. of Illinois at Chicago)
9:00 am - 9:40 am Jim Hutchison (University of Oregon)
"Environmentally benign synthesis of nanomaterials"
9:40 am - 10:00 am Discussion
10:00 am Coffee Break
10:30 am - 11:10 am Gregory V. Lowry (Carnegie Mellon University)
"Nanotechnology enabled remediation technologies: Benefits and barriers"
11:10 am - 11:30 am Discussion
11:30 am - 12:10 pm Timothy G. Gutowski (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
"Thermodynamics and manufacture of nanomaterials"
12:10 pm - 12:30 pm Discussion
12:30 pmLunch
1:30 pm - 6:00 pmFree Time
6:00 pmDinner
7:30 pm - 9:30 pmSocietal Considerations and Future Perspectives
Discussion Leader: David Berube (NC State)
7:30 pm - 8:10 pm Vicki Colvin (Rice University)
"Impact of Engineered Nanoparticles (and other emerging compounds) on society"
8:10 pm - 8:30 pm Discussion
8:30 pm - 9:10 pm David H. Guston (ASU)
"Shaping science and nanotechnology future"
9:10 pm - 9:30 pm Discussion
FRIDAY
7:30 am - 8:30 amBreakfast
9:00 amDeparture

Funding for this conference was made possible (in part) by R13MH080445 from the National Institute of Mental Health. The views expressed in written conference materials or publications and by speakers and moderators do not necessarily reflect the official policies of the Department of Health and Human Services; nor does mention by trade names, commercial practices, or organizations imply endorsement by the U.S. Government.

 
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