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National Nanotechnology Coordinating Office (NNCO) Interagency Research Meeting/Workshop – Nanotechnology and the Environment: Applications and Implications

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September 15-16, 2003
Interagency Grantees Meeting/Workshop–Nanotechnology and the Environment: Applications and Implications

Monday, September 15, 2003 – Morning
8:25 a.m. Opening, Introductions (Clayton Teague)
  Chair, Clayton Teague
8:30 Welcome
8:50 Plenary 1: National Nanotechnology Initiative Overview (Mike Roco)
The Future of the National Nanotechnology Initiative | PDF | MS PowerPoint
9:15 Plenary 2: What does nanotech have to do with the environment? ---both applications and implications of nanotechnology with respect to the environment. (David Rejeski)
Welcome to the Next Industrial Revolution | PDF
9:45 Plenary 3: What makes research "nano"? What unique tools and approaches are included? In particular, this talk will highlight the basic research facilities available at DOE. (Robert Hwang)
Nanotechnology and the Environment: Applications and Implications | PDF | MS PowerPoint
10:15 Break
  Chair, Barbara Karn
10:30 Plenary 4: Visionary talk—how does nature use nano? How can biomimicry inform new technologies? Is biomimicry environmentally sound? (Angela Belcher)
11:00 Plenary 5: Industrial talk -- An industry view of nanotechnology (Russell Gaudiana) | MS PowerPoint
11:30 Panel of agency representatives: How does each agency view its research agenda as it relates to the environment? Can the research be applied to an environmental problem; can the research prevent an environmental problem; might the research cause an environmental problem? (no slides--5 minutes/agency)
  EPA — Steve Lingle | PDF (PDF, 11 KB)
NSF — Dave Lambert | PDF (PDF, 20 KB)
DOE — Tof Carim | PDF (PDF, 104 KB)
DOD — Jim Murday | PDF (PDF, 19 KB)
USDA — Hongda Chen | PDF (PDF, 4 KB)
NIST — Michael Postek | PDF (PDF, 29 KB)
FDA — Stan Brown
12:30 Lunch

Applications of nanotech with respect to the environment
20-minute research papers.

1:30 1. EPA, Nongjian Tao
Detection of Heavy Metal Ions using Polymer Nanojunctions | PDF | MS PowerPoint
1:50 2. DOE, Jess Wilcoxon
Synthesis and Application of Nanosize Semiconductors for Photooxidation of Toxic Organic Chemicals | PDF | MS PowerPoint
2:10 3. NIST, Pat Rynd
2:30 4. EPA, Michael Sailor
Nanostructured Porous Silicon and Luminescent Polysiloles as Chemical Sensors for Carcinogenic Chromium(VI) and Arsenic(V) | PDF | MS PowerPoint
2:50 5. DOD/NRL, Karen E. Swider-Lyons
Low-Platinum Nanostructured Catalysts for Fuel Cells | MS PowerPoint
3:10 Break
3:40 6. DOD/ARO, Scott Manalis
4:00 7. NSF, Mason Tomson
Adsorption and desorption of hydrocarbons and heavy metals from C60 and anatase particles | PDF | MS PowerPoint
4:20 8. NSF, Wei-xian Zhang
Site Remediation with Iron NanoParticles | PDF | MS PowerPoint
4:40 9. DOD, Rama Venkatasubramanian
Nano-Scale Thermoelectric Materials for Solid-State Cooling and Direct Thermal-to-Electric Energy Conversion | PDF
6:00 Dinner speaker Julia Moore, NSF, "New Technologies: The Public is Listening But Are Scientists Talking?" | PDF
Tuesday, September 16, 2003 – Morning
Implications of nanotech with respect to the environment
20-minute research papers.
8:30 Summary of first day, housekeeping (Barb Karn)
  Chair, Altaf Carim
8:40 10. DOE/NSF, Scot Martin
Atmospheric Nanoparticles | PDF
9:00 11. USDA, Robert A. Latour
Exposure Sensitivity to Polymer-Based Nanoparticles | PDF | MS PowerPoint
9:20 12. NASA, Chiu-Wing Lam
Pulmonary Toxicity Of Single-Walled Nanotubes In Mice | PDF | MS PowerPoint
9:40 13. NSF/DOE, Steven Lower
Mineral Specific Proteins | PDF | MS PowerPoint
10:00 14. DOE/NSF, Jeremy Fein
Actinides and Heavy Metals in the Environment - The Formation, Stability and Impact of Nano- and Micro-Particles | PDF | MS PowerPoint
10:20 Break

Chair, Nora Savage
10:40 15. USDA, James D. Batteas
Nanoscale Studies of Plant Protective Membranes | PDF | MS PowerPoint
11:00 16. NIH, Greg Lanza
Molecular Imaging and Targeted Drug Delivery: A Merging New Paradigm in Medicine
| PDF | MS PowerPoint
11:20 17. DOE, Don Baer
Small particle chemistry: Reasons for differences and related conceptual challenges
| PDF | MS PowerPoint
11:40 18. NIH, John Frangioni
In Vivo Applications of Near-Infrared Quantum Dots | PDF | MS PowerPoint
12:00   Lunch
Afternoon Group breakout sessions on special topics and how environmental applications and implications cross-cut research in nanotech and how agencies and researchers can better cooperate and communicate their research, and coordinate in this area.

Chair, Barbara Karn
1:15 Organization into discussion groups
1:25 Meet in one of the breakout topic groups--5-7 minute background talk from lead--recorder indicated:
1.  Room 320. Economic benefits for the environment, e.g., use for economical cleanup impact on superfund, efficient manufacturing (Mark Eads (Lead), Stephen Gould (Recorder)) | PDF Summary |
2.  Room 330. Workplace and manufacturing issues (Tina Masciangioli (L), Geoff Holdridge (R))
3.  Room 365. Precautions, procedures and perceptions (Don Marlowe (L), Cate Alexander (R))
4.  Room 370. Creating a nanotech/environment community (communications, web site), continuing interactions, international links, agency cross-cutting issues (Cliff Lau (L), Anita Street (R))
5.  Room 375. Research needs (Jim Murday (L), Hongda Chen (R))
3:00 Break
3:15 Report out from groups
4:10 Parting remarks
  Post workshop—proceedings, extended abstracts



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