OCTOBER 18-20, 2021

Environmental Health and Safety of Nano and Other Advanced Materials: Challenges and Opportunities

Environmental Health and Safety of Nanomaterials

Symposium Chair

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

Key Speakers

Jason C. WhiteEnhancing agrichemical delivery and plant development with biopolymer-based stimuli responsive nanoplatforms
Jason C. White
Director, The Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station (CAES)

This symposium highlights the latest applications-focused research, and facilitates discussions on issues related to environmental health and safety for advanced materials - including sessions specifically focused on nanomaterials and nanotechnology.

You are invited to submit an abstract describing your work on life cycle implications, risk assessment, policy issues, and environmental applications for the exciting new materials highlighted at the TechConnect World Innovation Conference, and at Nanotech - the worlds largest nanotechnology event.

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2021 Symposium Sessions

Monday October 18

1:30COVID-19: Diagnostics

Tuesday October 19

1:30Environmental, Health & Safety of Materials
4:00Nano EHS - Posters

2021 Symposium Program

Monday October 18

1:30COVID-19: DiagnosticsBaltimore 4
Session chair: Jeannine Coburn, Worcester Polytechnic Institute & Prakash Nallathamby, University of Notre Dame
1:30Merging biochemistry and photonic chip technology to enable ubiquitous point-of-need and at-home diagnostics
D. Vermeulen, SiPhox, Inc., US
1:55Low-cost diagnostic biosensors for COVID-19
C. de la Fuente, University of Pennsylvania, US
2:20Femtomolar SARS-CoV-2 Antigen Detection Using the Microbubbling Digital Assay with Smartphone Readout
P. Wang, University of Pennsylvania, US
2:45SalivaDirect: A simplified and flexible platform to enhance SARS-CoV-2 testing capacity
A.L. Wyllie, C.B.F. Vogels, O. Allicock, A.E. Watkins, M.E. Petrone, D. Yolda Carr, C.A. Harden, D.E. Brackney, C.C. Kalinich, M. Breban, I.M. Ott, R. Sikka, L. Kadiri, N.D. Grubaugh, Yale School of Public Health, US
3:05Ultrafast COVID-19 Diagnosis using Saliva Sample
A. Ramanujam, G.G. Botte, Texas Tech University, US
3:25Rapid and Inexpensive Point-of-Use (POU) Testing for SARS-CoV-2 Quantification with Membrane-Based in-Gel Loop-Mediated Isothermal Amplification (mgLAMP) System
J. Li, Y. Zhu, X. Wu, A. Gu, L. Dobelle, C.A. Cid, M.R. Hoffmann, California Institute of Technology, US
3:45Fast COVID-19 diagnosis with deep learning and chest X-rays: from toy datasets to clinical applications, pp. 165-168
S.D. Dias, P.E.M. Lopes, FastCompChem, Lda, PT

Tuesday October 19

1:30Environmental, Health & Safety of MaterialsChesapeake 9
Session chair: Philip Demokritou, Harvard School of Public Health
1:30Enhancing agrichemical delivery and plant development with biopolymer-based stimuli responsive nanoplatforms
J.C. White, Y. Wang, T. Xu, P. Demokritou, The Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station, US
1:55Practical Handling Strategies for Advanced Materials and Technologies: Teasing Out Specifics from General Recommendations
J.A. Shatkin, K. Ong, J.D. Ede, Vireo Advisors, LLC, US
2:15Nanomaterials for the sustainable remediation of remote oil spills
J.R. Lead, University of South Carolina, US
2:35Innovative Multi-Mode Vapor Thermal Desorption Devices, pp. 138-141
W. Tolley, Seacoast Science, Inc, US
2:55An Investigation into the Effectiveness of Dielectric Barrier Discharge Plasma for the Transformation of Linear Siloxanes from Gas to Solid Phase, pp. 142-145
M.M. Tahiyat, T.I. Farouk, S. Hoque, EPA P3: University of South Carolina, US
4:00Nano EHS - PostersExpo Hall AB
Biosecurity Risk Assessment in Southeast Asia
E.V. Castriciones, V. Vijayan, University of the Philippines - Diliman, PH
Collaboration to improve and accelerate safe commercialization of novel materials and products
K.J. Ong, J.D. Ede, J.A. Shatkin, Vireo Advisors, CA
Bromate free disinfection using high-voltage-impulses
I.S. Chang, J.H. Lee, Hoseo University, KR

Topics & Application Areas

  • Environmental Health & Safety in Engineered Nanomaterials
  • Environmental Health & Safety in Agriculture and Food Materials
  • Environmental Health & Safety in Advanced Manufacturing
  • Methods & Models for Risk Assessment & Toxicological Screening
  • Innovation in EHS Devices and Sensors
  • Industry Needs to Demonstrate Safe Use
  • Other

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