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Greener Nano 2008 (GN08): Nanoscience for a sustainable future

As nanotechnology advances, many questions arise regarding putative effects of nascent nanomaterials on the environment and health. How do we make the right decisions in the face of these uncertainties? This conference focuses on cutting edge research in sustainable nanomaterials design, the latest developments in nanoscience and nanotechnology, and potential biological impacts of nanomaterials. SNNI faculty will also present their latest research advances in developing greener nanomaterials and nanomanufacturing processes.

We'd like to thank the Grassroots Learning Project and The Oregon Business Plan for interest in this conference. They recorded some of the presentations and interviewed several speakers. Podcasts are linked below the speaker's title.

Program
Speaker bios can be found by clicking here.
Click on speaker's name for link to presentation slides.

Monday, March 10, 2008
7:30 - 8:30 AM Registration, breakfast and poster setup

Opening Plenary Session

8:30 - 9:30 AM

Jim Hutchison (UO): "Greener Nanotechnology - A Proactive Approach to Addressing EHS Implications of Nanotechnology"
Podcasts: Lecture, Discussion (Q&A), Interview

9:30 - 10:15 AM

Robert Hurt (Brown University): "New Research Approaches for Active Management of Nanotechnology Health Impacts"
Podcasts: Lecture, Discussion (Q&A), Interview

10:15 - 10:30 AM Morning Break
10:30 - 11:15 AM Lee Pullan (FEI Company): “Characterization of Nanomaterial Systems: Steps Taken and the Road Ahead”
11:15 - 12:00 Robert Tanguay (OSU): “Harnessing the power of in vivo assessments to define nanomaterial-Biological Interactions”
Podcasts: Lecture, Discussion (Q&A), Interview
12:00 - 1:00 PM Lunch
Afternoon Plenary Session
1:00 - 1:45 PM

Paul G. Tratnyek (OHSU): “Nanoparticles in the Environmental Engineering: Implications Ranging from Molecular-Scale Processes to Public Policy”
Podcast: Interview

1:45 - 2:30 PM Mark McCulloch (HP-Corvallis): "Occupational Health and Safety decisions in the face of nanomaterials uncertainties"
Podcast: Interview
2:30 – 3:30 PM
"A Conversation with Dave Chen”, moderated by Patti Glaza ( Clean Technology and Sustainable Industries Organization)
Podcast: Entire conversation
3:30 - 5:15 PM Poster Session
5:45 – 6:30 PM Reception
6:30 - 7:30 PM Dinner

Tuesday, March 11, 2008
For information on Tuesday's presentations, please contact the moderator of the session.

7:30 - 8:15 AM Breakfast/Registration
8:15 - 9:00 AM Keynote Address: Rajesh Naik (AFRL), ""Biology Meets Nanomaterials"
9:00 - 10:30 AM Designing Greener Nanomaterials: Moderated by Eric Johnson (UO)
10:30 - 11:00 AM Break
11:00 - 12:30 PM Greener Nanomanufacturing of Engineered Nanoparticles: Moderated by Vince Remcho (OSU)
12:30 - 1:30 PM Lunch
1:30 - 3:00 PM Interfacing Nanoparticles to Nano- and Macro-structures for device applications: Moderated by Mark Lonergan (UO)
3:00 - 3:45 PM Discussion and closing remarks
3:45 - 4:45 PM Closing reception

Sponsors

AFRLONAMIHP
MPI Worldsci NanoNow

*** Note the new Name! ***
In response to attendees' suggestions last year, we’ve changed our conference name from Safer Nano to Greener Nano to more accurately reflect the vision and theme of our conferences.

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