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EBC Seminar: Nanotechnology: Applications and Implications for the Environment

October 31, 2006 @ 8:30 am - 1:00 pm EST

With ever-increasing reports on the emerging field of nanotechnology in the news, it is time to learn more about the development of nanomaterials and their potential commercial and environmental applications. Come to this seminar and learn about the science and toxicology of nanomaterials and the current positions of federal agencies regarding these engineered, yet very small new materials. Learn from expert speakers in this half-day seminar about their potential commercial and environmental applications for water treatment and remediation. Understand the current health and environmental concerns about nanomaterials as well as their societal, ethical, and legal implications.

Expert Speakers

  • Robert H. Hurt, Professor of Fluid, Thermal and Chemical Processes, Brown University
  • Brenda E. Barry, Ph.D., Senior Toxicologist, The Cadmus Group
  • Alan G. Cummings, CEO and Co-Founder, Seldon Technologies
  • Jo Anne Shatkin, Ph.D., Principal, Cadmus Group
  • Ken Marra, P.E., MassDEP Bureau of Waste Site Cleanup
  • Michael J. Ellenbecker, Sc.D., Professor, Dept. of Work Environment, UMass-Lowell

Agenda

7:30 a.m. Registration and Continental Breakfast
8:00 a.m. Welcome and Introduction

  • Daniel K. Moon, President, EBC
  • Brenda E. Barry, Ph.D., Senior Toxicologist, The Cadmus Group
8:15 a.m. A Materials Science Perspective on Developing Nanomaterials for Commercial and Environmental Applications

  • Robert H. Hurt, Professor of Fluid, Thermal and Chemical Processes, Dept. of Engineering, Brown University, Providence, RI
8:50 a.m. Harnessing Nanotechnology to Purify Fluids

  • Alan G. Cummings, CEO and Co-Founder, Seldon Technologies, Windsor, VT
    • Industry perspective on commercial application of nanomaterials
9:20 a.m. Nanotoxicology: State-of-the-Science Regarding the Toxicity of Nanomaterials

  • Brenda E. Barry, Ph.D., Senior Toxicologist, The Cadmus Group
    • Toxicology of nanomaterials
    • Current positions of federal agencies on nanotechnology
10:00 a.m. Coffee Break
10:30 a.m. Panel Discussion. Mix of above speakers as well as:

  • Moderator: Jo Anne Shatkin, Ph.D., Principal, The Cadmus Group
  • Ken Marra, P.E., MassDEP Bureau of Waste Site Cleanup
  • Michael J. Ellenbecker, Sc.D., Professor, University of Massachusetts
  • Carl R. Elder, Ph.D., P.E., Senior Engineer, GeoSyntec Consultants
11:45 a.m. Adjourn

Details

Date:
October 31, 2006
Time:
8:30 am - 1:00 pm EST
Event Category:

Venue

Environmental Business Council of New England
375 Harvard Street, Suite 2
Brookline, MA 02446 United States
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Phone:
(617) 505-1818
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Details

Date:
October 31, 2006
Time:
8:30 am - 1:00 pm EST
Event Category:

Venue

Environmental Business Council of New England
375 Harvard Street, Suite 2
Brookline, MA 02446 United States
+ Google Map
Phone:
(617) 505-1818
View Venue Website