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

Monday, September 15 and Tuesday, September 16, 2003
NSF, Arlington, VA

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 (32 pp, 956 KB) | 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 (20 pp, 1.49 MB)
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 (26 pp, 2.6MB) | 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 (2 pp, 11 KB)
NSF — Dave Lambert | PDF (1 pp, 20 KB)
DOE — Tof Carim | PDF (1 pp, 104 KB)
DOD — Jim Murday | PDF (1 pp, 19 KB)
USDA — Hongda Chen | PDF (1 pp, 4 KB)
NIST — Michael Postek | PDF (5 pp, 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 (15 pp, 1.5 MB)| MS PowerPoint
1:50 2. DOE, Jess Wilcoxon
Synthesis and Application of Nanosize Semiconductors for Photooxidation of Toxic Organic Chemicals | PDF (22 pp, 425 KB)| 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 (17 pp, 2.66 MB) | 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 (29 pp, 1.98 MB)| MS PowerPoint
4:20 8. NSF, Wei-xian Zhang
Site Remediation with Iron NanoParticles | PDF (29 pp, 2.02 MB) | MS PowerPoint
4:40 9. DOD, Rama Venkatasubramanian
Nano-Scale Thermoelectric Materials for Solid-State Cooling and Direct Thermal-to-Electric Energy Conversion | PDF (85 pp, 1.63 MB)
6:00 Dinner speaker Julia Moore, NSF, "New Technologies: The Public is Listening But Are Scientists Talking?" | PDF (10 pp, 44 KB)
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 (23 pp, 6.17 MB)
9:00 11. USDA, Robert A. Latour
Exposure Sensitivity to Polymer-Based Nanoparticles | PDF (19 pp, 1.39 MB)| MS PowerPoint
9:20 12. NASA, Chiu-Wing Lam
Pulmonary Toxicity Of Single-Walled Nanotubes In Mice | PDF (24 pp, 1.74 MB)| MS PowerPoint
9:40 13. NSF/DOE, Steven Lower
Mineral Specific Proteins | PDF (22 pp, 1.93 MB)| 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 (19 pp, 2.02 MB)| MS PowerPoint
10:20 Break

Chair, Nora Savage
10:40 15. USDA, James D. Batteas
Nanoscale Studies of Plant Protective Membranes | PDF (30 pp, 2.91 MB)| MS PowerPoint
11:00 16. NIH, Greg Lanza
Molecular Imaging and Targeted Drug Delivery: A Merging New Paradigm in Medicine
| PDF (21 pp, 820 KB)| MS PowerPoint
11:20 17. DOE, Don Baer
Small particle chemistry: Reasons for differences and related conceptual challenges
| PDF (34 pp, 3.86 MB)| MS PowerPoint
11:40 18. NIH, John Frangioni
In Vivo Applications of Near-Infrared Quantum Dots | PDF (26 pp, 695 KB)| 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 (1 pp, 19 KB)
  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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