2008 NSTI Nanotechnology Conference and Trade Show - Nanotech 2008 - 11th Annual
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Confirmed Speakers
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Nanotech in Health, Environment & Society

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Confirmed Speakers

Lynn E. Foster Lynn E. Foster
Emerging Technologies Director
Greenberg Traurig, LLP

Nanotechnology, Health and the Environment

This presentation is to highlight current efforts by the US Government and Industry in Nanotechnology within Environmental Health & Safety issues. A special focus is the beneficial effects of technology-based innovation on Human Health and the Environment.

Download presentation: Nanotechnology, Health and the Environment (4 MB PDF©).

Symposium Sessions


Monday June 2

8:30 Keynotes: Nanotech & Cleantech
1:00 BP Alternative Energy
1:40 Water Clean Technologies
4:00 Water Clean Technologies
4:00 Sustainable and Clean Industrial Practices and Studies
 Environmental, Health and Toxicology

Tuesday June 3

3:30 Environmental Clean Technology

Wednesday June 4


Thursday June 5

8:30 Environmental, Health and Toxicology
10:30 Environmental, Health and Toxicology

Symposium Program


Monday June 2

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8:30 Keynotes: Nanotech & CleantechExhibit Hall D
8:30 Welcome
P. Glaza, Clean Technology and Sustainable Industries Organization, US
8:40 TBA
J. Inslee, U.S. Congress, 1st Congressional District Washington, US
9:20 It’s a Nano World
R.O. Johnson - CTO, Lockheed Martin Corporation, US
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1:00 BP Alternative EnergyRoom 312
 Session chair: Daniel Laird, Sandia National Lab, US
1:00 Venturing in Alternative Energy at BP
I. Dairanieh, Beyond Petroleum, US
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1:40 Water Clean TechnologiesRoom 311
 Session chair: Nitin Parekh, PARC, US
1:40 Water Sustainability – Past the “tipping-Point” and looking ahead
T. Rooney, Insituform Technologies, US
2:05 Investing in the New Water Economy
D. Henderson, XPV Capital, US
2:30 Water Utility Drivers
M. LeChevallier, American Water, US
2:50 Source to Use for Industrial Applications
A. Zaske, GE Water, US
3:10 Membrane-less Filtration for Conventional Potable Utility Applications
M. Lean, PARC, US
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4:00 Water Clean TechnologiesRoom 311
 Session chair: Nitin Parekh, PARC, US
4:00 DARPA Interest in Water Desalination and Decontamination
C. Daniell, DARPA, US
4:20 Low Energy Consumption SWRO
R.L. Stover, Energy Recovery Inc., US
4:40 Paradigmatic shift in wastewater treatment - decentralization of industrial wastewater
S. Nøhr Bak, Grundfos, DK
5:00 Most Sustainable Household Water Purification System: Breakthrough Results and Analysis
H.K. Pokharel, Solutions Benefiting Life, US
5:20 Smart Water Management
C. Spain, Hydropoint, US
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4:00 Sustainable and Clean Industrial Practices and StudiesRoom 309
 Session chair: Shyam Venkatesh, Omron
4:00 “Eco-Friendly” World: Negotiating The Fine Lines Between “Green” Claims and Verification
L.B. Kane, Whole Foods Market, US
4:30 Energy Recovery in Bayer Alumina Calcination
D. Ilievski, P. Hay, G. Mills, G. Bauer, A. Unal, Alcoa, AU
4:50 Innovation through Renewable Energy: a case study of Toyota Motor Sales
M.D. Crowdis, J. Cooke, Toyota and Think Energy, Inc., US
5:10 Energy Efficiency and O&M Cost Reduction Gained by Automatic Tube Cleaning System (ATCS) installation in Oil Refinery Plant: Case Study and Fouling Global Perspectives
Y. Jacobs, CQM Ltd., IL
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Environmental, Health and ToxicologyExhibit Hall C
- A Portable Raman Sensor for the Rapid Identification of the Olive Oil
X. Qi, X. Zhang, M. Zou, Y. Chen, J. Ye, Chinese Academy of Inspection and Quarantine, CN
- Sensor for real-time monitoring of food degradation
N. Ibrisimovic, M. Bauer, F. Pittner, University Vienna, AT
- Intranasal Delivery of Insulin via Microemulsion-based Formulation
S. Botner, H.V. Levy, A.C. Sintov, Ben Gurion University of the Negev, IL
- Environmental and Economic Assessment of Nano-Fabrication Processes of Memory Devices
L. Dahlben, J.A. Isaacs, Northeastern University, US
- Environmental Applications of Nanocrystalline Metal Oxides
O.B. Koper, A. Iseli, H. Kwen, S. Rajagopalan, S. Winecki, NanoScale Corporation, US
- Toxic Heavy Metal Ions Removal from Waste Water by Membrane Filtration of PGA-based Nanoparticles
M. Bodnar, I. Hajdu, J.F. Hartmann, J. Borbely, University of Debrecen, HU
- Nanofiltration of Electrolyte Solutions by Sub-2nm Carbon Nanotube Membranes
F. Fornasiero, H.G. Park, J.K. Holt, M. Stadermann, S. Kim, J.B. In, C.P. Grigoropoulos, A. Noy, O. Bakajin, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, US
- New nanostructured cellulose materials
E. Vismara, G. Gastaldi, L. Melone, C. Cosentino, G. Torri, Politecnico di Milano, IT
- Waste water, Environment & Sustainability a challenge in India
R. Kumar, M. Sharma, Dyal Singh College Karnal, IN
- Photocatalytic Activity Assessment of Some Transition Metal Doped
M. Popa, L. Baia, C. Ghica, V. Cosoveanu, M. Baia, V. Danciu, Babes-Bolyai University, RO
- Disinfection of Cryptosporidium Parvum Oocysts in Water using Ultrasonic Treatment
M.E. Olvera, K. Ilangovan, Instituto Tecnologico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey, MX
- Pharmacokinetic Approach to Developing Occupational Exposure Guidelines for Single and Multiwall Carbon Nanotubes
C.E. Mackay, J. Hamblen, AMEC, US
- Methods for the Prediction of Nanoparticle Fate & Transport in the Environment
C.E. Mackay, K. Sellers, AMEC, US
- Cytotoxic Effects of Short Multi-wall Carbon Nanotubes
V.A. Agharkar, A. Bhushan, J.C.K. Lai, C.K. Daniels, Idaho State University, US
- Silicon Dioxide Nanoparticles Exert Dissimilar Cytotoxic Effects on Mammalian Cell Types
S. Jandhyam, M.B. Lai, V.V. Dukhande, A. Bhushan, C.K. Daniels, S.W. Leung, J.C.K. Lai, Idaho State University, US
- Differential Cytotoxicity of Metallic Oxide Nanoparticles in Mammalian Cells
M.B. Lai, S. Jandhyam, V.V. Dukhande, A. Bhushan, C.K. Daniels, S.W. Leung, J.C.K. Lai, Idaho State University, US
- Development and Application of an Exposure-based Framework for Assessing Nanomaterial Safety
C.M. Long, Gradient Corporation, US
- Risk-Informed Decision Framework for Nanomaterials Classification
I. Linkov, T. Tervonen, J.A. Steevens, J. Kim, J.R. Figueira, US Army Engineer Research and Development Center, US
- Effects-Based Risk Assessment of Emerging and Existing Nanomaterials
S. Chan-Remillard, L. Kapustka, S. Goudey, Golder Associates Ltd. & HydroQual Laboratories Ltd., CA
- Toxicity of ZnO Nanoparticle Sedimentation on the Embryo Development of Zebrafish (Danio rerio)
X.S. Zhu, X.Z. Zhang, Y. Chang, Y.S. Chen, Arizona State University, US
- Cytotoxicity of Nano-materials on Human Bronchial Epithelial Cell
D.C. Shin, J.Y. Jang, J.Y. Yang, S.H. Kim, I.H. Choi, Y.W. Lim, C.S. Kim, G.T. Lee, Yonsei University, KR
- Nanomaterials down the drain: perception and reality
K. Sellers, L.L. Bergeson, AMEC, US
- Experimental evaluation of individual protection devices against nanoaerosols:
L. Golanski, F. Rouillon, A. Guiot, S. Bernard, F. Tardif, CEA, FR
- Monte Carlo Multi-Criteria Risk Analysis of Single Wall Carbon Nanotube Production Processes Under Uncertain Manufacturing Costs, Occupational Health Risks, and Regulatory Standards
Z.D. Ok, J.A. Isaacs, J.C. Benneyan, Northeastern University, US
- In Vitro Diagnosis and Analysis of the Potential Effects of Carbon Nanotube Exposure on the Human Respiratory System
E. Bowen, F. Purser, Y-B. Park, J.S. Lee, S. Kwon, Utah State University, US
- Influence of Nanoparticles on the Nervous Tissue Properties
I.V. Reshetov, V.I. Chissov, S.S. Sukharev, V.Y. Timoshenko, V.Y. Sidletskiy, P.A. Forsh, P.A.Hertzen Moscow Research Oncological Institute, RU
- A Co-Culture Model for Nanotoxicity and Tissue Engineering Studies
Y.-H. Wang, S. Jandhyam, V.V. Dukhande, W.J. Gao, H.-Y. Gu, M.B. Lai, S.W. Leung, J.C.K. Lai, Idaho State University College of Pharmacy & Biomedical Research Institute, US
- Impact of CNT Ingestion on in Vitro Cells
T. Mangir, J. Chaves, S. Chaves, CSULB, US
- A Non-Contact Culture Model for Investigating Cell Signaling and Nanotoxicity
W.J. Gao, V.V. Dukhande, S. Jandhyam, Y.-H. Wang, H.-Y. Gu, M.B. Lai, J.C.K. Lai, S.W. Leung, Idaho State University, US
- Nanoparticle Encapsulated Antibiotics for Cranial Implantation Patients
K.H. O’Connor, M.N. DeSilva, A. Tiba, P.K. Fu, Naval Institute for Dental and Biomedical Research, US
- Nanosize Iron Oxide for CO Oxidation
Z. Wu, M. Fransson, B. Zhou, Headwaters Technology Innovations LLC, US
- From Biotechnology to Nanotechnology: Parallels in State Regulatory Review
C.J. Bosso, K. McCarty, Northeastern University, US
- Regulation of Nanotechnology in the Environment
W.U. Lehrenbaum, R. Zarghamee, C. Leopold Jr., Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP, US
- Nanotechnology: Hyped, but Misunderstood, Un(der)regulated, and Ethically Unexceptional--What’s an Ethicist to Do?
S. Johnson, Alden March Bioethics Institute, Alband Medical College, US
- The Development of Safe Nanotechnology: Workshop Proceedings
C. Rowan-West, B. Kwetz, E. Kunce, MA Department of Environmental Protection, US

Tuesday June 3

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3:30 Environmental Clean TechnologyRoom 313
 Session chair: Peter Adriaens, University of Michigan, US
3:30 Environmental CleanTech: Assessing Value Chains and Venture Opportunities
P. Adriaens, The University of Michigan, US
3:50 Conversion of Glycerol-rich Product (GRP) into Biopolymers
F. Freitas, J. Pais, V.D. Alves, M. Carvalheira, N. Costa, R. Oliveira, M.A.M. Reis, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, PT
4:10 By-product Synergy Networks, Driving Innovation through Waste Reduction and Carbon Mitigation
A. Mangan, E. Olivetti, US Business Council on Sustainable Development, US
4:30 Valorization of Waste in a Gasification Plant to Clean Power Production
M. Pérez-Fortes, A. Bojarski, S. Ferrer-Nadal, G. Kopanos, J.M. Nougués, E. Velo, L. Puigjaner, Technical University of Catalonia (UPC), ES
4:50 Enhancing Combustion and Heat Exchange Through Electrical Augmentation
D. Goodson, R. Rutkowski, G. Osler, ClearSign Combustion Corporation, US

Thursday June 5

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8:30 Environmental, Health and ToxicologyRoom 310
 Session chair: Rashi Iyer, LANL, US
8:30 Modulation of g-Irradiation Induced ROS Responses by Engineered Fullerenes in Human Epidermal Keratinocytes
J. Gao, H.L. Wang, A.P. Shreve and R. Iyer, Los Alamos National Laboratory, US
8:50 Gold nanoparticle-based miniaturized NSET Probe for rapid and ultra-sensitive detection of toxic metals in soil, water and fish
P.C. Ray, G.K. Darbha, A. Ray, Jackson State University, US
9:10 Nanocomposite Materials for Bioelectrochemical and Photocatalytic Water Purification
M. Willert-Porada, A. Fuchs, A. Rosin, S. Bouazza, D. Laykam, University of Bayreuth, DE
9:30 A Needs-based Assessment of Measurements for Nanotechnology / Environmental Health and Safety
C.M. Allocca, T. Campbell, National Institute of Standards and Technology, US
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10:30 Environmental, Health and ToxicologyRoom 310
 Session chair: Rashi Iyer, LANL, US
10:30 Cytotoxicity of bare and PEGylated silica nanoparticles as potential gene-delivery vectors
C. Yagüe, L. Saldaña, F. Martin, M. Arruebo, N. Vilaboa, J. Santamaria, Universidad fe Zaragoza, ES
10:50 Adsorption kinetics of bacteria onto a thin Fe3O4 magnetic nanofilm
F. Ansari, A. Aref, S. Libor, R. Horvath, J.J. Ramsden, CRANFIELD University, UK
11:10 Exposure to nanoparticles collected in the Los Angeles basin in California leads to the up regulation to brain associated genes
J.Y. Ljubimova, M.T. Kleinman, N.M. Khazenzon, M. Fujita, S. Rudenkyy, J. Ospital, B. Wallerstein, D. Meacher, G. Gookin, K. Salazar, K.L. Black, Cedars Sinai Medical Center, US
12:10 Legislative, Regulartory and Risk Management for Nanotech EHS
E.F. Mason, Goodwin Procter, US

Special Symposium

NSTI is proud to collaborate with the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and Small Times Media in presenting a Special Symposium on Nanotechnology in Health, Environment & Society, with a focus towards:

“Exploring opportunities to foster innovation using nanotechnology materials to develop safe and effective drugs, biologics and devices, and to develop safe foods, feeds, and cosmetics.”

Consistent with the scientific origins of the conference, this symposium provides a forum to present the societal, health, and environmental benefits and safety concerns presented by nanotechnology, and to discuss regulatory, health and policy issues surrounding the rapid development and commercialization of these technologies. Presentations will include technical and commercial breakthroughs along with addressing of societal issues by industry, government and environmental organizations. Goals include:

  • Establish a strong base of understanding about the best thinking on the safety, health, environmental and social implications of nanotech;
  • Engage the mainstream science and business community on the full range of topics associated with these issues;
  • Become a key gathering place for the community of people and institutions interested in the safety, environmental and social implications of nanotechnology.
  • Continue to strengthen FDA's collaborative relationships with other federal agencies, including the agencies participating in the National Nanotechnology Initiative such as the NIH, EPA, USDA, as well as with foreign government regulatory bodies, international organizations, healthcare professionals, industry, consumers, and other stakeholders to gather information regarding nanotechnology materials used or that could be used in FDA-regulated products.
  • Consider appropriate vehicles for communicating with the public about the use of nanotechnology materials in FDA-regulated products.

Topics & Application Areas

Online abstract submissions are now being accepted. Proposed topics include, but are not be limited to:

  • Food & Feed Access & Production
  • Cosmetics & Drug Access & Production
  • Environmental Improvement Applications
  • Water Access & Purification
  • Toxicology Research
  • Societal Improvement Applications
  • Ethical Consideration
  • Social Policy Considerations
  • Other

Journal Submissions

Journal of Experimental Nanoscience

Journal of Experimental Nanoscience

Selected Nanotech Proceedings papers will be reviewed and invited into a Special Issue of the Journal of Experimental Nanoscience. The journal provides a showcase for advances in the experimental sciences underlying nanotechnology and nanomaterials.

For consideration into this Special Issue of the Journal of Experimental Nanoscience, please select the “Submit to Journal of Experimental Nanoscience” button during the on-line submission procedure. You may only select a single journal during the submission process.

Journal of Nanoparticle Research

Journal of Nanoparticle Research

Selected Nanotech Proceedings papers will be reviewed and invited into a Special Issue of Journal of Nanoparticle Research. The journal disseminates knowledge of the physical, chemical and biological phenomena and processes in nanoscale structures.

For consideration into this Special Issue of Journal of Nanoparticle Research, please select the “Submit to Journal of Nanoparticle Research” button during the on-line submission procedure. You may only select a single journal during the submission process.

Symposium Coordinator

Matthew Laudon
Nano Science and Technology Institute