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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:
- Greener nanomaterial design and synthesis
- Advances in nanomaterial characterization
- Greener nanomaterial production and manufacturing
- Impacts and distribution in living systems and the environment
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
Panel Session Speakers
Sam Angelos, Vice President and General Manager, HP
Sierra Whitlow, Oregon State University
Jher, Metamedia, University of Oregon
SNNI gratefully acknowledges it's corporate sponsor, Sony.
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