Environmental Health & Safety

Symposium Chair

Elijah PetersenPilot Estuarine Mesocosm Study on the Environmental Fate of Silver Nanomaterials Leached from Consumer Products
Elijah Petersen
Environmental Engineer, Biochemical Science Division, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)
Tinh NguyenTinh Nguyen
Physical Scientist
National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)
Rashi IyerRashi Iyer
Biosciences Division
Los Alamos National Laboratory

Confirmed Invited Speakers

Sally  TinkleSally Tinkle
Deputy Director
National Nanotechnology Coordination Office
Greg  LowryGreg Lowry
Center for the Environmental Implications of NanoTechnology (CEINT)
Patricia HoldenMultidisciplinary Approaches to Understanding Environmental Implications of Engineered Nanomaterials
Patricia Holden
Professor, Bren School of Environmental Science & Management, UC Santa Barbara
Michael  StintzFreeNano - Test Methods for Release of Pigment-Nanoparticles Into the Environment at the End of Life Cycle
Michael Stintz
TU Dresden, European Co-Nanomet Engineered Nanoparticles Action Group
Keld Alstrup  JensenFrom application of nanofilm surface coatings to demolition of nanocomposites - Are they sources of nano-exposure?
Keld Alstrup Jensen
Senior Researcher , The National Research Centre for the Working Environment, Copenhagen, Denmark
Wendel WohllebenHow to achieve a release of free CNTs from degrading composite materials
Wendel Wohlleben
Polymer Physics Research and Nano Team, BASF SE
Richard CanadyState of the Science for MWCNT Release Measurement from Polymers: Progress of the NanoRelease Project
Richard Canady
Director, Center for Risk Science Innovation and Application (RSIA), ILSI Research Foundation
Rodney  MinchinNanoparticle-induced protein unfolding and subsequent biological interactions
Rodney Minchin
Chair of Molecular Pharmacology, The University of Queensland, Australia
Joachim  RädlerJoachim Rädler
Professor
Ludwig-Maximilians Universität, Munich, Germany
Yuliang  ZhaoNanomaterial Interaction with Proteins and Nanotoxicity Challenges
Yuliang Zhao
Professor and Director, CAS Key Lab for Biomedical Effects of Nanomaterials & Nanosafety, Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS)

Symposium Sessions

Tuesday June 19

11:00 Composites: Nanoparticle Release During Life Cycle of Consumer Products & Nanocomposites I
12:30 Networking Lunch - Expo
2:00 Composites: Nanoparticle Release During Life Cycle of Consumer Products & Nanocomposites II
4:30 Expo Reception and Poster Session I (4:30 - 6:30)

Wednesday June 20

8:30 Environmental Health & Safety: Keynotes
8:30 TechConnect Corporate Partnering: Materials & Energy
10:30 TechConnect Corporate Partnering: Energy & Automotive
11:00 Environmental Health & Safety II
12:30 Networking Lunch - Expo
1:00 NNI - Director’s Networking Session, National Nanotechnology Coordination Office
1:30 Exhibit and Poster Session II
 Environmental Health & Safety
4:00 Environmental Health & Safety: EHS Aspects of Products Containing Ag Nanoparticles
5:30 TechConnect Innovation Showcase Reception
6:00 CTSI Utility Technology Challenge Awards and Reception

Thursday June 21

8:30 Interactions Between Nanomaterials & Living Systems: Keynotes
10:00 National Nanotechnology Initiative Triennial Review
11:00 Interactions Between Nanomaterials & Living Systems II
12:30 National Innovation Showcase - Networking Lunch (available for purchase)
1:30 Interactions Between Nanomaterials & Living Systems III
4:00 TechConnect National Innovation Showcase, Reception & Poster Session III
 Interactions Between Nanomaterials & Living Systems

Symposium Program

Tuesday June 19

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11:00Composites: Nanoparticle Release During Life Cycle of Consumer Products & Nanocomposites IGrand Ballroom G
Session chair: Tinh Nguyen, NIST, US
11:00State of the Science for MWCNT Release Measurement from Polymers: Progress of the NanoRelease Project
R. Canady, ILSI Research Foundation, US
11:30From application of nanofilm surface coatings to demolition of nanocomposites - Are they sources of nano-exposure?
K.A. Jensen, The National Research Centre for the Working Environment, DK
12:00FreeNano - Test Methods for Release of Pigment-Nanoparticles Into the Environment at the End of Life Cycle
M. Stintz, TU Dresden, DE (bio)
12:30How to achieve a release of free CNTs from degrading composite materials
W. Wohlleben, S. Hirth, M.W. Meier, BASF SE, DE (bio)
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12:30Networking Lunch - ExpoExpo Hall AB
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2:00Composites: Nanoparticle Release During Life Cycle of Consumer Products & Nanocomposites IIGrand Ballroom G
Session chair: Tinh Nguyen, NIST, US
2:00Microscopy based detection and analysis of carbon nanotubes in consumer sport equipment
K. Scott, C. Marvel, S. Stranick, National Institute of Standards and Technology, US
2:20Evaluating safety and stability of CNT nanocomposites exposed to environmental conditions
A. Orlov, G. Ramakrishnan, J. Ging, A. Hubert, P. Feka, C.S. Korach, Stony Brook University, US
2:40Assessment of release and toxicity of NP from silicon-based polymer composites in a life cycle perspective
A. Irfan, S. Sachse, J. Njuguna, H. Zhu, Cranfield University, UK
3:00Investigation of Silica Nanoparticles Accumulated on the Surface of Polymer Nanocomposites Exposed to UV Radiation Using ICP-OES
S.A. Rabb, L.L. Yu, C. Bernard, T. Nguyen, NIST, US
3:20Predispersed Nanoparticles and Their Influence on Sustainably for Coatings
R. McMullin, BYK USA Inc, US
3:40Characterization of a Vortex Shaking Method for Producing Airborne Glass Fibers for Toxicology Studies
B.K. Ku, G. Deye, L.A. Turkevich, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), US
4:00A Quantitative Study of Nanosilica Release from Polymer Nanocomposites Exposed to UV Radiation
T. Nguyen, D. Stanley, S. Rabb, D. Banerjee, X. Gu, L.L. Yu, J.W. Chin, NIST, US (bio)
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4:30Expo Reception and Poster Session I (4:30 - 6:30)Expo Hall AB

Wednesday June 20

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8:30Environmental Health & Safety: KeynotesGrand Ballroom B
Session chair: Rashi Iyer, Los Alamos National Laboratory
8:30Understanding the NNI Framework for Responsible Development and Use of Nanomaterials
S. Tinkle, National Nanotechnology Coordination Office, US (bio)
9:00Multidisciplinary Approaches to Understanding Environmental Implications of Engineered Nanomaterials
P.A. Holden, University of California Center for Environmental Implications of Nanotechnology, US (bio)
9:30TBA
K. Dawson, University College Dublin, IE
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8:30TechConnect Corporate Partnering: Materials & EnergyRoom 210
Session chair: Goran Matijasevic, UC Irvine, US
8:30Bayer MaterialScience Innovation Partnering
K. Haider, Bayer MaterialScience, US
8:50Toray Industries-America Innovation Partnering
T. Yamashiki, Toray, US
9:10Dow Innovation Partnering
P. Ansems-Bancroft, Dow, US
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10:30TechConnect Corporate Partnering: Energy & AutomotiveRoom 210
Session chair: Brian Shedd, UCLA, US
10:30Schlumberger Innovation Partnering
J. Wong, Schlumberger, US
10:50Honda Innovation Partnering
C. Fau, Honda, US
11:10Hyundai Innovation Partnering
J. Suh, Hyundai Ventures, US
11:30bp Ventures
I. Dairanieh, bp Ventures, US
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11:00Environmental Health & Safety IIGrand Ballroom B
Session chair: Elijah Petersen, NIST, US
11:00Evaluating Engineered Nanomaterial Life Cycle and Environmental Risk Using a Comprehensive Environmental Assessment
D.R. Johnson, C. Griggs, C.A. Weiss Jr, M.A. Chappell, A. Poda, A. Bednar, A.J. Kennedy, V. Boddu, M.E. Bates, J.A. Steevens, US Army Engineer Research & Development Center, US
11:20Multimedia Environmental Distribution of Nanomaterials
H.H. Liu, Y. Cohen, University of California, Los Angeles, US
11:40Experimental and theoretical prediction of the role nanoparticle agglomeration on modulating cellular dose response
G. Sharma, V. Kodali, M. Gaffrey, W. Wang, K. Minard, N. Karin, J. Teeguarden, B. Thrall, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, US
12:00A Regulator’s Approach to Nanomaterials
S. Takatori, J. Wong, California Environmental Protection Agency (Cal/EPA), US
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12:30Networking Lunch - ExpoExhibit Hall AB
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1:00NNI - Director’s Networking Session, National Nanotechnology Coordination OfficeExhibit Hall A
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1:30Exhibit and Poster Session IIExhibit Hall AB
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Environmental Health & Safety
-Fungicidal nanoparticles of low toxicity from cationic lipid and polyelectrolytes
L.D. Melo, A.M. Carmona-Ribeiro, Universidade de São Paulo, BR
-Evidence for a direct interaction between poly-dispersed single-wall carbon nanotubes and murine erythrocytes resulting in in vitro and in vivo cytotoxicity
S. Sachar, R.K. Saxena, Jawaharlal Nehru University, IN
-Toxicological effects of functionalized single-walled carbon nanotubes (SWCNTs) on embryonic zebrafish (Danio rerio)
L. Felix, Y. Martinez-Rubi, B. Simard, G. Goss, University of Alberta, CA
-A safer formulation concept for flame-generated engineered nanomaterials
S. Gass, G. Pyrgiotakis, J.M. Cohen, G.A. Sotiriou, S.E. Pratsinis, P. Demokritou, Harvard School of Public Health, US
-Cytotoxic Effects of Four Metallic Oxide Nanoparticles on Dorsal Root Ganglion (DRG) Neurons
S. Lu, A. Bhushan, S.W. Leung, C.K. Daniels, J.C.K. Lai, Idaho State University, US
-Cytotoxicity of Magnesium Oxide Nanoparticles in Schwann Cells
V.K. Idikuda, A.R. Jaiswal, Y.Y.W. Wong, A. Bhushan, S.W. Leung, J.C.K. Lai, Idaho State University, US
-Cytotoxic Effects of Short Multi-Wall Carbon Nanotubes in Dorsal Root Ganglion (DRG) Neurons
J.C.K. Lai, W. Gao, A. Bhushan, S.W. Leung, Idaho State University College of Pharmacy, US
-Tools and Approaches for the Assessment of Nanomaterial Induced Oxidative DNA Damage
E.J. Petersen, B.J. Marquis, P. Jaruga, M. Dizdaroglu, B.C. Nelson, National Institute of Standards and Technology, US
-Novel Immune Biosensors Based on the Structured Nano-Porous Silicon for Control of Mycotoxins in Environmental Objects
N.F. Starodub, N.F. Slishek, I.V. Pylypenko, L.N. Pylypenko, National University of Life and Environmental Sciences of Ukraine, UA
-The cytotoxic and antimicrobial impact of Metallic Nanoparticles on an in-vitro human GI tract model.
K. Sheehy, A. Murphy, N. O’Claonadh, A. Casey, G. Chambers, Dublin Institute of Technology, IE
-An investigation on the aggregation phenomena of Titanium dioxide nanoparticles in natural waters: role of ionic strength, organic matter and natural colloidal particles
M. Romanello, V.A. Luppi, L. Bertini, M. Fidalgo de Cortalezzi, Instituto Tecnológico de Buenos Aires, AR
-Toxicity of Titanium Dioxide Nanoparticles on Growth Kinetics of Activated Biomass
P. Das, N. Bagdiya, A. Kumar, IIT Delhi, IN
-Uptake and Elimination Behaviors of Polyethyleneimine (PEI)-Coated Multi-Walled Carbon Nanotubes by Eisenia Foetida and Daphnia Magna
E.J. Petersen, R.A. Pinto, D.J. Mai, P.F. Landrum, L. Zhang, Q. Huang, X. Shi, W.J. Weber Jr, National Institute of Standards and Technology, US
-Antibacterial activity and intracellular accumulation of silver nanoparticles on Escherichia coli K-12
Y.J. Choi, B.-T. Lee, K.-W. Kim, K.H. Chung, W.K. Song, Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology, KR
-Environmental Management for a regulatory commerce institution in rural sector in Colombia
A.J. Toro, G. Camargo, Universidad Libre, CO
-Health Risk Ranking Framework for the Life Cycle of Nanomaterial-Containing Products
A.K. Madl, K. Unice, M. Kreider, M. Kovochich, I.G. Bebenek, ChemRisk, LLC, US
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4:00Environmental Health & Safety: EHS Aspects of Products Containing Ag NanoparticlesGrand Ballroom B
Session chair: Elijah Petersen, NIST, US
4:00Transformations of Silver Nanoparticles in the Environment and their Impact on Fate and Effects
C. Levard, Center for the Environmental Implications of NanoTechnology (CEINT), US
4:30Pilot Estuarine Mesocosm Study on the Environmental Fate of Silver Nanomaterials Leached from Consumer Products
D. Cleveland, S.E. Long, P.L. Pennington, E. Cooper, M.H. Fulton, G.I. Scott, T. Brewer, J. Davis, E.J. Petersen, L. Wood, National Institute of Standards and Technology, US (bio)
4:50Quantifying the origin of nanosilver ions and their antibacterial activity
G.A. Sotiriou, A. Meyer, J. Knijnenburg, S. Panke, S.E. Pratsinis, Particle Technology Laboratory, ETH Zurich, CH
5:10The Effect of Photolysis on the Stability and Toxicity of Silver Nanoparticles
A.R. Poda, A.J. Kennedy, US Army Corps of Engineers, US
5:30Assessing the Antimicrobial Activity of Silver Nanoparticles Leached from Medical Devices
B.J. Casey, B.J. Dair, U.S. Food and Drug Administration, US
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5:30TechConnect Innovation Showcase ReceptionExpo Hall CD
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6:00CTSI Utility Technology Challenge Awards and ReceptionExpo Theater 1
Session chair: Patti Glaza, Arsenal Venture Partners, US

Thursday June 21

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8:30Interactions Between Nanomaterials & Living Systems: KeynotesGrand Ballroom B
Session chair: Kenneth Dawson, University College Dublin, Ireland
8:30Studying Interactions Between Proteins, Nanoparticles and Living Systems at the single-molecule and single-cell level
J. Rädler, Ludwig-Maximilians Universität, Munich, DE (bio)
9:00Nanoparticle-induced protein unfolding and subsequent biological interactions
R. Minchin, The University of Queensland, AU
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10:00National Nanotechnology Initiative Triennial ReviewGreat America 1
Session chair: Erik Svedberg, National Materials and Manufacturing, National Academies, US
10:00NNI Town Hall Meeting
E. Svedberg, National Nanotechnology Initiative, US
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11:00Interactions Between Nanomaterials & Living Systems IIGrand Ballroom B
Session chair: Kenneth Dawson, University College Dublin, Ireland
11:00Materials by Design: High-function, low-bioimpact nanomaterials
R. Iyer, Los Alamo National Laboratory, US (bio)
11:30The effects of bio-fluids on nanoparticle size distribution, agglomerative state and associated in vitro toxicity
A. Murphy, Nanolab Research Centre, IE
11:50Polyurethane Nanocomposites as Biomaterials – Mechanical Performance, Morphology and Biocompatibility
D. Martin, A. Fazlina Osman, Y. Andriani, A. Padsalgikar, M. Svehla, P. Halley, R. Minchin, The University of Queensland, AU
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12:30National Innovation Showcase - Networking Lunch (available for purchase)Expo Hall CD
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1:30Interactions Between Nanomaterials & Living Systems IIIGreat America K
Session chair: Kenneth Dawson, University College Dublin, Ireland
1:30Cytotoxicity of silver nanoparticles
G.A. Sotiriou, A. Pratsinis, J.-C. Leroux, S.E. Pratsinis, Particle Technology Laboratory, ETH Zurich, CH
1:50Smaller sizes of Ag-PVP Nanoparticles Control Inflammatory Responses, and Reduce CD80 and CD86 Expression Levels, in Macrophages Infected with Chlamydia trachomatis
A.N. Yilma, S.R. Singh, V.A. Dennis, Alabama State University, US
2:10Modeling Interactions of Functionalized Nanoparticles with Biological Receptors
O. Stueker, M. Stepanova, National Institute for Nanotechnology, National Research Council of Canada, CA
2:30Molecular modeling of the PEGylated bilayer as a model for the PEGylated liposome surface in the bloodstream
A. Magarkar, University of Helsinki, FI
2:50Cancer cell targeting of lipid gene vectors by protein corona
G. Caracciolo, D. Pozzi, A.L. Capriotti, C. Cavaliere, F. Cardarelli, A. Bifone, A. Laganà, Sapienza University of Rome, IT
3:10Nanomaterial Registry: An authoritative resource for assessing environmental and biological interactions of nanomaterials
M.L. Ostraat, K. Mills, D. Murry, K. Guzan, RTI International, US
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4:00TechConnect National Innovation Showcase, Reception & Poster Session IIIExpo Hall CD
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Interactions Between Nanomaterials & Living Systems
-Novel Approach using SWCNT as a Mechanism of Toxicity on Fungal and Bacterial Cells
J.S. Chaves, S.J. Chaves, Instituto Tecnologico de Costa Rica, CR
-Enhanced Peri-implant Bone Formation around Titanium Alloy Modified with Synthetic Receptor Binding Peptide
J.J. Yoo, H.J. Kim, Y-J. Park, S-H. Rhee, Seoul National University College of Medicine, KR
-Transport of Nanomaterials in Complex Media
L.A. Ubaque, W.L. Vargas, Universidad de los Andes, CO
-Evidences for Charge Transfer-Induced Conformational Changes in Carbon Nanostructure-Protein Corona
R. Podila, P. Vedantam, P.-C. Ke, J.M. Brown, A.M. Rao, Clemson University, US

Special Symposium

This symposium provides a forum to present research into health, environmental and safety concerns presented by nanotechnology, and to discuss regulatory and policy issues surrounding the rapid development and commercialization of these technologies.

In addition to papers highlighting innovative work in toxicology and developments in regulation and policy, the 2012 event will feature the following focus areas:

  • Nanoparticle release during the life cycle of consumer products and nanocomposites – research on assessment of the likely dose of nanoparticles in the environment.
  • Environmental health and safety aspects of products containing silver nanoparticles, by far the most prevalent type of nanoparticle in consumer products.
  • Societal perceptions of risk from nanotechnology
  • Interactions between nanomaterials and living systems (special symposium)

Topics & Application Areas

  • Nanoparticle Biocompatibility & Toxicity
  • Neurotoxicity of Nanomaterials
  • Methods & Models for Nano Toxicity Screening
  • Nanoparticle release during the life cycle of consumer products & nanocomposites
  • EHS aspects of products containing Ag Nanoparticles
  • Societal perceptions of risk from nanotechnology
  • Interactions between nanomaterials & living systems
  • Other

Journal Submissions

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.

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.

 

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