TechConnect World 2018
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Nanotech 2018

Environmental Health & Safety of Engineered Nanomaterials: A driving force for Successful Commercialization and Sustainability

Environmental Health and Safety of Nanomaterials

Abstracts Due: January 19, 2018

Symposium Co-Chairs

Philip DemokritouPhilip Demokritou
Director of the Center for Nanotechnology and Nanotoxicology
Harvard School of Public Health

Wendel WohllebenWendel Wohlleben
Senior Scientist
BASF SE, Germany

Key Speakers

Wendel WohllebenThe nanoGRAVUR grouping framework with 25 quantitative case studies
Wendel Wohlleben
Senior Scientist
BASF SE, Germany

Jo Anne ShatkinWhat do we know about the safety of cellulose nanomaterials: Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) Roadmap, knowledgebase and uncertainties
Jo Anne Shatkin
President, Vireo Advisors

Gedi MainelisGedi Mainelis
Professor, School of Environmental and Biological Sciences
Rutgers University

Nick GeithnerFunctional Assessment and Interpretation of Nanoparticle Surface Affinity for Fate Prediction
Nick Geithner
Duke University

Bengt FadeelBengt Fadeel
Karolinska Institutet, Sweden

Dhimiter  BelloDhimiter Bello
Associate Professor
University of Massachusetts, Lowell

This symposium highlights the latest applications-focused research, and facilitates discussions on issues related to environmental health and safety of nanomaterials and nanotechnology, life cycle implications, risk assessment, policy issues, and environmental nanotechnology applications.
The 2018 symposium will include a special session focused on the agriculture and food industries.

Submit Your Abstract

Please first review the information for authors — abstract submission guidelines.


Topics & Application Areas

  • Linking Nanomaterial Exposure to Biological Impact
  • Linking Physical & Chemical Properties to Biocompatibility
  • Regulatory Issues for Nanotechnology Commercialization
  • Methods & Models for Risk Assessment & Toxicological Screening of Nanomaterials
  • Environmental Nanotechnology & Its Applications
  • Focus Session on Agriculture & Food Industries
  • Other

Journal Submissions


NanoImpact is a multidisciplinary journal that focuses on nanosafety research and areas related to the impacts of manufactured nanomaterials on human and environmental systems and the behavior of nanomaterials in these systems. As such it will publish in the following areas:

Human Nanotoxicology - nano-bio interactions and effects on human health;
Econanotoxicology - nano-bio interactions and effects on organism and ecosystem health;
Exposure - nanomaterial release, fate and behavior in the environment and human/engineered systems;
Risk Assessment and Life Cycle Assessment
Other areas, such as the development of methodological and modelling approaches and the development of materials and methods to enhance nanosafety, are appropriate if there is a clear and demonstrable link to the above themes. Submissions to the 2017 Environmental Health and Safety of Nanomaterials Symposium will be automatically considered by the journal NanoImpact, the selected contents will be reviewed and invited for submission after the conference.

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