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Nanotechnology and the Environment: Applications and Implications Progress Review Workshop III

Holiday Inn Rosslyn at Key Bridge
1900 N. Fort Myer Drive
Arlington, VA 22209
October 26 - 28, 2005

DAY 1: Wednesday, October 26, 2005
Plenary Session - Rosslyn Ballroom
10:00 a.m. Registration
10:30 a.m. Welcome
William Farland, Acting Deputy Assistant Administrator for Science,
Office of Research and Development (ORD), USEPA
10:50 a.m. Overview of Canadian Nanotechnology
Paul Dufour, Senior Advisor International Affairs, Office of the National Science Advisor,
Privy Council Office, Government of Canada
11:10 a.m. Overview on the National Nanotechnology Initiative
Mihail Roco, Co-Chair, National Science and Technology Council
12:00 p.m. Overview on Canadian Institute of Health Research
Eric Marcotte, Canadian Institute of Health Research
12:20 p.m. Lunch
1:45 p.m. Overview on EPA and Nanotechnology
Barbara Karn, USEPA, Detailed to Project on Emerging Nanotechnologies,
Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars at
The Smithsonian Institution
2:15 p.m. Overview on Applications of Nanotechnology
David Rejeski, Director, Foresight and Governance Project,
Woodrow Wilson Center
2:45 p.m. Break
3:10 p.m. Grant Presentations Track A - Rossyln Ballroom

Nanostructured Microemulsions as Alternative Solvents to VOCs in Cleaning Technologies and Vegetable Oil Extraction
Anuradee Witthayapanyanon and Linh Do, University of Oklahoma

Sustainable Biodegradable Green Nanocomposites from Bacterial Bioplastic for Automotive Applications
Manjusri Misra, Michigan State University

Graft Polymerization as a Route to Control Nanofiltration Membrane Surface Properties
James Kilduff, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Ecocomposites Reinforced with Cellulose Nanoparticles: An Alternative To Existing Petroleum-Based Polymer Composites
William Winter, Syracuse University

Evaluating the Impacts of Nanotechnology via Thermodynamic and Life Cycle Analysis
Bhavik Bakshi, Ohio State University

Cross-Media Transport, Transformation, and Fate of Carbonaceous Nanomaterials
Linsey Marr, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

Fate and Transport of C60 Nanoparticles in Unsaturated and Saturated Soils
Kurt Pennell, Georgia Institute of Technology

Grant Presentations Track B - Georgetown Room

Applications of Nanoscale Tunable Biopolymers for Heavy Metal Remediation
Ashok Mulchandani, University of California, Riverside

A Bioengineering Approach to Nanoparticle-Based Environmental Remediation
Daniel Strongin, Temple University

Interactions Between Semiconductor Nanoparticles and Biomembranes and DNA
Jay Nadeau, McGill University

Uptake and Toxicity of Metallic Nanoparticles in Freshwater Fish
Nancy Denslow, University of Florida

Assessment of the Environmental Impacts of Nanotechnology on Organisms and Ecosystems
Jean-Claude Bonzongo, University of Florida, Gainesville

Advanced Nanosensors for Continuous Monitoring of Heavy Metals
Omowunmi Sadik, State University of New York, Binghamton

5:00 p.m. Adjourn
6:30 p.m. Dinner

DAY 2: Thursday, October 27, 2005
Plenary Session - Rosslyn Ballroom
8:20 a.m. Perspective
Andrew Maynard, Science Advisor, Project on Emerging Nanotechnologies,
Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars
at The Smithsonian Institution
8:45 a.m. European Commission
Pilar Aguar, European Commission
9:00 a.m. Grant Presentations Track A - Rossyln Ballroom

Compound Specific Imprinted Nanosphers for Optical Sensing
Barry Lavine, Oklahoma State University

Low-Cost Organic Gas Sensors on Plastic for Distributed Environmental Sensing
Vivek Subramanian, University of California, Berkeley

Nanosensors for Detection of Aquatic Toxins
Robert Gawley, University of Arkansas

Ultrasensitive Pathogen Quantification in Drinking Water Using High Piezoelectric PMN-PT Microcantilevers
Wan Shih, Drexel University

Grant Presentations Track B - Georgetown Room

Nanostructured Catalytic Materials for NOx Reduction Using Combinatorial Methodologies
Selim Senkan, University of California, Los Angeles

Nanoscale Bimetallic Particle for In Situ Remediation
Wei-xan Zhang, Lehigh University

Functional Fe(0)-Based Nanoparticles for In Situ Degradation of DNAPL Chlorinated Organic Solvents
Gregory Lowry, Carnegie Mellon University

Elemental Composition of Freshly Nucleated Particles
Murray Johnston, University of Delaware

10:20 a.m. Break
10:40 a.m. Grant Presentations (Continued) Track A - Rossyln Ballroom

Nanomaterial-Based Microchip Assays for Continuous Environmental Monitoring
Joseph Wang, Arizona State University

Metal Biosensors: Development and Environmental Testing
Anne Anderson, Utah State University

Conducting-Polymer Nanowire Immunosensors Array for Microbial Pathogens
Ashok Mulchandani, University of California, Riverside

The Bioavailability, Toxicity, and Trophic Transfer of Manufactured ZnO Nanoparticles: A View From the Bottom
Paul Bertsch, University of Georgia

Hysteretic Accumulation and Release of Nanomaterials in the Vadose Zone
Tohren Kibbey, University of Oklahoma

Fate and Transformation of C60 Nanoparticles in Water Treatment Processes
Jaehong Kim, Georgia Institute of Technology

Grant Presentations Track B - Georgetown Room

Iron Oxide Nanoparticle-Induced Oxidative Stress and Inflammation
Hong Yang, University of Rochester

Health Effects of Inhaled Nanomaterials
Ting Guo, University of California, Davis

Repercussion of Carbon Based Manufactured Nanoparticles on Microbial Processes in Environmental Systems
Ronald Turco, Purdue University

A Novel Approach to Prevent Biocide Leaching
Patricia Heiden, Michigan Technological University

Nanostructured Membranes for Filtration, Disinfection, and Remediation of Aqueous and Gaseous Systems
Svetlana Zivanoic, University of Tennessee

Nanostructured Catalysts for Environmental Remediation of Chlorinated Compounds
Yunfeng Lu, Tulane University

Synthesis and Application of a New Class of Stabilized Nanoscale Iron Particles for Rapid Destruction of Chlorinated Hydrocarbons in Soil and Groundwater
Dongye Zhao, Auburn University

12:08 p.m. Lunch
1:40 p.m. Grant Presentations (Continued) Track A - Rossyln Ballroom

Dendritic Nanoscale Chelating Agents: Synthesis, Characterization. Modeling and Environmental Applications
Mamadou Diallo, California Institute of Technology

Nanomaterial Interactions With Skin
Nancy Monteiro-Riviere, North Carolina State University

Physical and Chemical Determinants of Nanofiber/Nanotube Toxicity
Robert Hurt and Agnes Kane, Brown University

Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) Nano Innovation Platform
Peter Grutter, National SERC Nano Innovation Platform

Grant Presentations Track B - Georgetown Room

Chemical and Biological Behavior of Carbon Nanotubes in Estuarine Sedimentary Systems
P. Lee Ferguson, University of South Carolina

A Focus on Nanoparticulate Aerosol and Atmospherically Processed Nanoparticulate Aerosol
Vicki Grassian, University of Iowa

Assessing the Effect of Nanoparticle Size
Warren Chan, University of Toronto

3:00 p.m. Break
3:19 p.m. Grant Presentations (Continued) Track A - Rossyln Ballroom

Short-Term Chronic Toxicity of Photocatalytic Nanoparticles to Bacteria, Algae, and Zooplankton
Chin-pao Huang, University of Delaware

Acute and Developmental Toxicity of Metal Oxide Nanoparticles in Fish and Frogs
Chris Theodorakis, Southern Illinois University

Role of Particle Agglomeration in Nanoparticle Toxicity
Lung-Chi Chen, New York University

Health Canada Overview: Foresight Activities
David Blakey, Health Canada

Responses of Lung Cells to Metals in Manufactured Nanoparticles
John Veranth, University of Utah

Understanding the Light-Induced Cytotoxicity of Quantum Dots: A Cellular, Photophysical, and Mechanistic Approach
Francoise Winnik, Universite de Montreal

Grant Presentations Track B - Georgetown Room

Transformations of Biologically Conjugated CdSe Quantum Dots Released Into Water and Biofilms
Patricia Holden, University of California, Santa Barbara

Structure-Function Relationships in Engineered Nanomaterial Toxicity
Vicki Colvin, William Marsh Rice University

Chemical Fate, Biopersistence, and Toxicology of Inhaled Metal Oxide Nanoscale Materials
Jacob McDonald, Lovelace Biomedical & Environmental Research Institute

Assessment Methods for Nanoparticles in the Workplace
Patrick O'Shaughnessy, University of Iowa

Mechanistic Dosimetry Models of Nanomaterial Deposition in the Respiratory Tract
Bahman Asgharian, CIIT Centers for Health Research

Monitoring and Characterizing Airborne Carbon Nanotube Particles
Judy Xiong, New York University School of Medicine

Gene Expression Profiling of Single-Walled Carbon Nanotubes: A Unique Safety Assessment Approach
Mary Jane Cunningham, Houston Advanced Research Center

5:00 p.m. Adjourn

DAY 3: Friday, October 28, 2005
Plenary Session - Shenandoah A and B
8:30 a.m. Remarks
8:40 a.m. International Aspects of Nanotechnology
Celia Merzbacher, Office of Science and Technology Policy, Executive Office of the President
9:10 a.m. NIOSH/CDC Perspective
Vladmir Murashov, Nanotechnology Research Program,
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health/CDC
9:25 a.m. NSF Perspective
Cynthia Ekstein, Program Director, Environmental Engineering,
Bioengineering & Environment Systems Division, National Science Foundation
9:40 a.m. Grant Presentations (Continued) Track A - Shenandoah A and B

Neuromorphic Approach to Molecular Sensing With Chemoreceptive Neuron MOS (CυMOS) Transistors
Edwin Kan, Cornell University

A Nanocontact Sensor for Heavy Metal Ion Detection
Nongjian Tao, Arizona State University

Carbon Nanotube Self-Assembly in a VOCs Monitoring Platform
Somnath Mitra, New Jersey Institute of Technology

Development of Nanocrystalline Zeolite Materials as Environmental Catalysts
Sarah Larsen, University of Iowa

Grant Presentations Track B - Georgetown Room

The Fate, Transport, Transformation and Toxicity of Manufactured Nanomaterials in Drinking Water
Paul Westerhoff, Arizona State University

Microbial Impacts of Engineered Nanoparticles
Pedro Alvarez, William Marsh Rice University

Absorption and Release of Contaminants onto Engineered Nanoparticles
Mason Tomson, Rice University

10:50 a.m. Break
11:10 a.m. Closing Remarks
11:45 a.m. Adjourn
1:30 - 4:00 p.m. Nanoscience Building Tour at the Naval Research Laboratory in Washington, DC
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