2007 Conference Program

Draft November 26, 2007
December 3 and 4: Focus on NIRT
December 5: Focus on centers (with NIH and NIST invitees)
December 6: Focus on environmental implications
List of general NSE Posters (December 3-5)
List of Nano-Environment Posters (December 5-6)

Day 1: Monday, December 3, 2007
Nanoscale Interdisciplinary Research Team Projects (I)

Room 555, Stafford II, NSF

Day 2: Tuesday, December 4, 2007
NIRT II, IGERT, NSEC (afternoon)

Day 3: Wednesday, December 5, 2007
Nanoscale Centers and Networks

All events in Room 555

Day 4: Thursday, December 6, 2007
Nano — Environmental Research and Education at NSF

All events in Room 555

  • 7:15 Breakfast
  • 8:30 Opening remarks and welcome from NSF
    Mike Roco
  • 8:40 Overview of the Nano-Environmental Agenda
    Vicki Colvin

Session I: Naturally Occurring Nanoparticles and their Environmental Significance
Moderator: Carrie Masiello

Session II: Environmental Applications and Exposures to Engineered Nanoparticles

  • 10:45 Greg Lowry (Carnegie Mellon) "The Environmental Exposures of Engineered Nanomaterials"
  • 11:20 Kurt Pennell (Georgia Institute of Technology) "Transport of Engineered Nanomaterials through Soils: Experiment and Theory"
  • 11:55 Mamadou Diallo (Howard) "Metal Ion Complexation by Dendritic Nanoscale Ligands: Fundamental Investigations and Applications to Water Purification"
  • 12:30 Working Lunch

Session III: Environmental Interactions of Engineered Nanoparticles
Moderator: Mamadou Diallo

Session IV: Social Science and Policy Aspects of Nanotechnology

  • 3:30 David Berube (South Carolina) "Risk Communication and Nanotechnology - Intuitive Toxicology"
  • 4:00 Panel: Agency Interests and EH&S Research
    Eileen Abt (National Academy), Rick Canady (FDA),Nora Savage (EPA) (tentative), Richard Dennison (Environmental Defense) (tentative)
  • 5:00 Closure