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GN11: Advancing Applications and Reducing Risk

"NanoEHS" and "green chemistry" have become staples in nearly every undertaking or conversation involving nanotechnology.  Is this change in mindset helping the community make progress in designing greener materials and processes, and supporting effective policy?  Is the promise of nanomaterials innovation for energy, security, medicine, and for resource conservation and environmental protection being advanced or slowed down by all of this attention?  It appears that, although many have embraced the principles of green chemistry and recognize the need for sound science to inform policy, reducing these principles to practice remains a barrier for most commercial endeavors.

GN101: What do policymakers and regulators need to know to advance greener nanotechnology? - 1 May, Hotel Valencia

This workshop is designed for policymakers, industry, students, researchers or those new to the field and interested in learning how the principles of greener nanotechnology can be applied to provide opportunities for innovation. 

After the workshop, the GN11 opened with a dinner reception, with Dr. Stanley Williams, Senior Fellow at Hewlett-Packard Laboratories and founding Director of the HP Quantum Science Research (QSR) group as the keynote speaker. He discussed future expectations of nanotechnology and sustainable development in the next decade.

GN11: Advancing applications and reducing risk - 2-3 May in Cupertino, CA at HP

    GN11 addressed challenges and opportunities for nanotechnology and delineate how companies can incorporate green nanotechnology into its products and processes.  We focused on two key research areas where reduction to practice has the most potential to significantly advance the field.  We highlighted state-of-the-art in materials synthesis and characterization challenges, and discussed biological impacts of nanotechnology.  We kicked off each session with overview/keynote talks followed by a session of “rapid fire” talks that delved into the technical aspects of the subjects.  We wraped up with a panel session focused on advancing greener industrial applications of nanotechnology.  The panel session consisted of a series of presentations and in-depth discussions.

    A poster reception was held on Monday evening and addressed the following topics:

    Link to the full program agenda

    Link to all speakers' biographies

    Download a pdf of speakers' biographies

    Opening Reception Speaker

    Stanley Williams, Senior Fellow at Hewlett-Packard Laboratories and founding Director of the HP Quantum Science Research group

    Plenary and Session Speakers

    Judy Glazer, Director, Social & Environmental Sustainability and Compliance, Ethics and Compliance Office, Hewlett-Packard Company
    Keith Houck
    , National Center for Computational Toxicology, EPA
    Saber Hussain
    , Senior Toxicologist, Air Force Research Laboratory, 711th Human Performance Wing, Human Effectiveness Directorate, Biosciences and Performance Division, Biological Interaction Group Wright-Patterson, AFB
    James Hutchison
    , Director of SNNI, Lokey-Harrington Professor of Chemistry & Associate Vice President for Research and Strategic Initiatives, University of Oregon
    David W. Grainger
    , George S. and Dolores Doré Eccles Presidential Endowed Chair and Departmental chair in Pharmaceutics and Pharmaceutical Chemistry and Professor of Bioengineering, University of Utah
    Greg Lowry
    , Deputy Director for CEINT and Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Carnegie Mellon University
    Shouheng Sun,
    Professor, Department of Chemistry, Associate Director of the Institute for Molecular and Nanoscale Innovation, Brown University
    Robert Tanguay
    , Distinguished Professor of Molecular Toxicology, Department of Environmental & Molecular Toxicology, Oregon State University

    Panel Session Speakers

    Sam Angelos, Vice President and General Manager, HP
    Seth Coe-Sullivan
    , co-founder and Chief Technology Officer, QD Vision
    Sheila Davis
    , Executive Director of Silicon Valley Toxics Coalition
    Jeff Morris
    , National Program Director, Nanotechnology Research Program, EPA
    Hamid Saebfar
    , Office of the Chief, California Department of Toxic Substances Control
    David Warheit
    , DuPont Haskell Laboratory for Health & Environmental Sciences

    Speakers' presentations

    Organizing Committee

    Barbara Hanley
    Regulatory Affairs Program Manager, North America, HP Imaging & Printing  Group Environmental Operations

    Carol Hanson
    SNNI, Materials Science Institute, University of Oregon

    Bettye Maddux
    SNNI, ONAMI, Materials Science Institute, University of Oregon

    Sierra Whitlow, Oregon State University
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    Artistic consultant

    Jher, Metamedia, University of Oregon

    Program Committee

    Jim Hutchison
    SNNI, Chemistry, Materials Science Institute, University of Oregon

    Bettye Maddux
    SNNI, ONAMI, Materials Science Institute, University of Oregon

    Cheryl Moody-Bartel
    Life Technologies

    Skip Rung
    Oregon Nanoscience and Microtechnologies Institute (ONAMI)

    Robert Tanguay
    Oregon State University

    Conference Organizers

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