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GN10: Reducing principles to practice, 16-18 June 2010, Portland, OR

SNNI's 5th annual conference was a great success! Held at the Historic White Stag Building, we featured the latest developments in the design and production of greener nanomaterials and the reduction of principles to practice. We discussed and debated how to move the technology forward while developing environmentally sound products and processes. We focused on a few critical developments that could determine whether the U.S. will be a leader or a follower in this critical field.

Presentations, including a poster session, ranged from fundamental research to industrial applications and included keynote presentations from experts in the field followed by a series of interactive, fast-paced discussions designed to engage the audience.

Program Topics

Click the link for a program booklet (includes speaker bios and poster abstracts)
Link to the Speakers' presentations

Characterization Challenges
Dr. Scott McNeil
, Director, Nanotechnology Characterization Laboratory for the National Cancer Institute

Dr. Debra Kaiser, Chief of the Ceramics Division, Materials Science and Engineering Laboratory, National Institute for Standards and Technology

Nanotechnology and Policy
Mr. Travis M. Earles
, Co-chair, Subcommittee on Nanoscale Science, Engineering & Technology, National Science and Technology Council, and Assistant Director for Nanotechnology, Office of Science and Technology Policy

Dr. Richard Denison, Senior Scientist, Environmental Defense Fund

Greener Nanomanufacturing
Dr. John Rogers
, Lee J. Flory Founder Chair in Engineering Innovation, Professor of Materials Science and Engineering, Professor of Chemistry, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Dr. Bryan Monroe, Process Science Fellow, BioProduction Business Unit, Cell Systems Division, Life Technologies

Extracurricular opportunities

Greener Nano 101 workshop

This workshop was designed for those new to the field and interested in learning how the principles of greener nanotechnology can be applied to provide opportunities for innovation, while improving the financial bottom line. Topics included:a nanotechnology primer and the principles of green nanotechnology, the application of green nanotechnology in both academia and industry, the policy implications of adopting a greener approach.

Tour and microscope demonstration at FEI Corporation
A complimentary tour of the NanoPort facility at FEI's World Headquarters in Hillsboro, Oregon showcased SEM, DualBeam and TEM instruments where an application specialist will provide a system overview and demonstrate the system performance.

FEI is a leading diversified scientific instruments company.  With a 60-year history of technological innovation and leadership, FEI's transmission electron microscopes (TEM), scanning electron microscopes (SEM) and DualBeams(tm), which combine a SEM with a focused ion beam (FIB), provide data critical for nano and bio-materials characterization.

OMSI-hosted Science Pub at the Mission Theatre in Portland. Dr. Mike Thompson, (FEI Corp.) presented a "Our Journey to the Nanoscale".

Tour Nike!

Registered participants were invited to join us for a fascinating tour of Nike’s famous World Campus in Beaverton. In presentations, Nike participants discussed:

  • John Frazier and Lorrie Vogel: Their approach to sustainability of Nike’s product lines, including Nike Considered
  • John Frazier: How Nike views the potential use of nanomaterials in their products and how product safety influences this potential

Thanks to our Sponsors!

Sponsors logo link

Conference organizers: SNNI and ONAMI
Poster reception:
FEI Corporation
Corporate Sponsors:
Nike Corp. FEI Corp, Life Technologies
Media Sponsors:
Nanowerk, Nanotechnology Now, InterNano, CleanTech Law Partners, Nanoconferences
SNNI affiliates:
SNNI's funding agency:

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