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Environmental Nanotechnology (GRS)
Gordon Research Seminar

Product Innovations and Novel Methodologies in Environmental Nanotechnology


June 17-18, 2017


Stoweflake Conference Center
Stowe, VT Site Information


Leanne M. Gilbertson & Drew Story

Application Deadline

Applications for this meeting must be submitted by May 20, 2017. Please apply early, as some meetings become oversubscribed (full) before this deadline. If the meeting is oversubscribed, it will be stated here. Note: Applications for oversubscribed meetings will only be considered by the Conference Chair if more seats become available due to cancellations.

GRS Speaker Abstract Deadline: Although applications will be accepted until the date noted above, any applicants who wish to be considered for an oral presentation should submit their application by March 17, 2017. Please refer to the application instructions in the Meeting Description section below for more details (if available).

Meeting Description


The Gordon Research Seminar on Environmental Nanotechnology is a unique forum for graduate students, post-docs, and other scientists with comparable levels of experience and education to present and exchange new data and cutting edge ideas.

The focus of this meeting is on product innovations and novel methodologies in the field of environmental nanotechnology. After over twenty years of nanotechnology research and development and over a decade of studying potential implications of nanomaterials, scientists and engineers are equipped with the information necessary to make informed decisions about nano-enabling products. Or are we? This is a critical question, particularly in the development of nano-enabled applications with direct exposure pathways to humans and the environment. Ensuring that the use of nanomaterials does not lead to future unintended consequences is at the foundation of environmental nanotechnology and sustainable "nano" design. The 2017 GRS aims to engage discussion that celebrates promising nano-enabled applications and new approaches to evaluate trade-offs in a way that ensures sustainable development and implementation.

Application Instructions

The meeting will feature approximately 10 talks and 2 poster sessions. All attendees are expected to actively participate in the GRS either by giving an oral presentation or presenting a poster. Therefore, all applications must include an abstract.

The Chairs will select speakers from abstracts submitted by March 17, 2017. Those applicants who are not chosen for talks and those who apply after the deadline to be considered for an oral presentation will be expected to present a poster. In order to participate, you must submit an application by the date indicated in the Application Deadline section above.

Program Format

Saturday Sunday
  • Introductory Comments: 3:30 pm - 3:45 pm
  • Introductory Science Session: 3:45 pm - 4:30 pm
  • Poster Session I: 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
  • Dinner: 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
  • Evening Science Session: 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
  • Breakfast: 7:30 am - 8:30 am
  • Morning Science Session: 9:00 am - 11:00 am
  • Poster Session II: 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
  • Lunch: 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
  • Concluding Science Session: 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
  • Evaluation Period: 2:30 pm - 3:00 pm
  • Program for related GRC begins: 6:00 pm

Related Meeting

This GRS will be held in conjunction with the "Environmental Nanotechnology" Gordon Research Conference (GRC). Those interested in attending both meetings must submit an application for the GRC in addition to an application for the GRS. Refer to the associated GRC program page for more information.


Preliminary Program Outline

An outline of the program components for this GRS is displayed below. The Conference Chair is currently developing their detailed program schedule, which will include the speakers they select from submitted abstracts, in addition to any additional components outlined below. The detailed program will be available by April 17, 2017. Please check back for updates.


  • To Be Selected from Submitted Abstracts

Discussion Leaders

  • Laura Abariute (Lund University, Sweden)
  • Matthew Chan (Virginia Tech, USA)
  • Alyssa Deline (Oregon State University, USA)
  • Eric Melby (Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, USA)
  • Kathryn Riley (Swarthmore College, USA)
  • Lisa Stabryla (University of Pittsburgh, USA)

Additional Discussion Leaders May Be Selected from Submitted Abstracts

Mentorship Component

"Journal Editor Panel Discussion"

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