Jamie Lead


Center for Environmental Nanoscience & Risks, South Carolina University

Jamie Lead is Founder and CEO of the start-up company GeoMat. He is also the SmartState Professor for Environmental Nanoscience and Risk and Director of the SmartState Center for Environmental Nanoscience and Risk, University of South Carolina. Prior to 2012, he was Professor of Environmental Nanoscience and Director of FENAC, University of Birmingham, UK. GeoMat focuses on the sustainable use of nanotechnology, developing from fundamental research on fabrication and characterization, particularly as it relates to complex systems such as environmental and biological fluids. Lead has over 200 publications, an h-index of 55 and 5 patents. He has made contributions, relevant to this presentation, in scaling and commercialization of environmentally friendly fabrication, multi-method characterization of pristine and transformed nanomaterials, and deployment of nanomaterials in environmental settings.