Research Project Search
- Research publications from STAR and GRO grants.
- Proceedings of the Interagency Environmental Nanotechnology Grantees Workshop (PDF) (308 pp, 19.5 MB) - November 19 - 21, 2008
- International Environmental Nanotechnology Conference: Applications and Implications -
October 7-9, 2008, Chicago, IL.
- Pollution Prevention through Nanotechnology Conference (PDF) (2 pp, 70 K) - September 25 - September 26, 2007, The conference will feature discussions of nanotechnology life-cycle considerations and the responsible development of nanotechnology.
- Proceedings of the Interagency Workshop on the Environmental Implications of Nanotechnology (PDF) (184 pp, 8.09 MB) - September 5 - September 7, 2007, The "Interagency Workshop on the Environmental Implications of Nanotechnology" features presentations by EPA STAR, NSF, NIEHS, and NIOSH grant researchers who will discuss the latest science related to the potential effects of nanotechnology on human health and the environment.
- U.S. Environmental Protection Agency: Nanotechnology White Paper (PDF) (132 pp, 2.1 MB) - February 22, 2007, Nanotechnology has the potential to change many sectors of American industry and their products ranging from health care to transportation, consumer products, energy and agriculture. In addition, the application of nanotechnology presents new opportunities to improve how we measure, monitor, manage, and minimize contaminants in the environment. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will continue to support and advance these opportunities while also examining and protecting against any potential harmful impacts to the environment and human health.
- Proceedings - Nanotechnology and the Environment: Applications and Implications Progress Review Workshop III (PDF) (134 pp, 3.4 MB) - On October 26-28, 2005, EPA's Office of Research and Development (ORD), National Center for Environmental Research (NCER), as part of its Science To Achieve Results (STAR) program, supports research leading to applications of nanotechnology. EPA is interested in advances in nanotechnology that can improve the protection of human health and the environment, including significant improvements in cost or performance to assess and solve environmental problems.
- Conference Proceedings - U.S. EPA Workshop on Nanotechnology for Site Remediation (PDF) (46 pp, 341 K) - On October 20-21, 2005, The use of nanotechnologies for environmental applications will need coordinated advocacy if it is to find commercial uses other than nanoiron for chlorinated solvent remediation. These uses, such as radiation, chemical sensors, and treatment technologies, offer huge upsides that would benefit from having a unified voice. Finally, the United States must find ways to sustain commercialization of nanotechnologies while protecting the environment. The Department of Commerce supports EPA in its efforts to address the potential effects of nanotechnologies and will continue to be a partner with the agency in the future.
- U.S. EPA 2004 Nanotechnology Science to Achieve Results (STAR) Progress Review Workshop - Nanotechnology and the Environment II - On August 18-20, 2004, research results from EPA-sponsored nanotechnology grants in nanotechnology were presented at a workshop open to members of the academic, government, and industrial communities as well as the general public. The workshop was designed to serve as a stimulus for increased collaborations among the various researchers in order to result in improved knowledge of the environmental aspects of nanotechnology.
- National Nanotechnology Coordinating Office (NNCO) Interagency Research Meeting/Workshop – Nanotechnology and the Environment: Applications and Implications - On September 15-16, 2003, EPA's National Center for Environmental Research (NCER) coordinated an NNCO-sponsored workshop to determine 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. In addition to EPA, representatives from NSF, DOE, DOD, USDA, NIST, and FDA participated in a panel discussion, and federal grantees presented research results on applications and implications of nanotechnology.
- U.S. EPA 2002 Nanotechnology Science to Achieve Results (STAR) Progress Review Workshop - Nanotechnology and the Environment (PDF) (77 pp, 2.2 MB) - The EPA Nanotechnology Grantees Workshop, held August 28-29, 2002, brought together researchers from academia, industry, and government to discuss ongoing research on nanotechnology and the environment. The 58 Workshop participants listened to presentations by EPA grantees; the Director of the Center for Biological and Environmental Nanotechnology at Rice University; the Chair of the Whitehouse Subcommittee on Nanoscale Science, Engineering and Technology; the Director of the Woodrow Wilson Foresight and Governance Project; and EPA scientists.
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