Quantifying Exposure to Engineered Nanomaterials from Manufactured Products (QEEN II) Workshop

Environmental, health, and safety (EHS) research continues to push the boundaries in characterizing and quantifying human and environmental exposures to engineered nanomaterials from manufactured products. The 2nd Quantifying Exposure to Engineered Nanomaterials from Manufactured Products (QEEN II) Workshop highlights new research on the tools and methods available to characterize and quantify effective population exposures, as well as the presence and release potential of nanomaterials. This two-day technical workshop builds on key themes that emerged from the first QEEN workshop in 2015. The QEEN II program will address the progress in integrating exposure, hazard, and risk to reduce uncertainties in nanomaterial EHS assessments. The workshop goals also include the identification of priorities and options for cross-disciplinary research collaborations. The intended audience includes academics, Federal representatives, and manufacturers and distributors of nanotechnology-enabled products, as well as communities seeking to understand exposure science related to engineered nanomaterials.

Registration: This workshop is free and open to the public with registration on a first-come, first-served basis. Registration will be capped at 180 attendees. Registration will open on July 9, 2018.

Graduate Student and Postdoc Travel Support: The organizing committee is pleased to provide travel assistance for a limited number of graduate students and postdoctoral associates to attend the meeting. More information is available here.

Questions? Email us at QEEN2workshop@nnco.nano.gov.

Webinar: Technology Pathways Toward Commercializing Nanotechnology

This webinar will focus on quality control in the manufacturing process and builds on the National Nanotechnology Initiative’s Technology Pathways workshop held in November 2017. Webinar panelists will engage in a dialogue about the importance of and issues surrounding quality control in the production of nanomaterials. NNCO Director, Dr. Lisa Friedersdorf, will moderate the discussion.

Panelists will open the webinar with a brief overview of their experiences, successes, and challenges in ensuring the quality of manufactured nanomaterials. These remarks will be followed by a Q&A period. Questions for the panelists can be submitted to webinar@nnco.nano.gov from now through the end of the webinar at 11:30 AM on September 19, 2018.

Panelists:

  • Katherine Barton (Director of Production and Laboratory Operations, Nano-C, Westwood, MA)
  • Doug Singer (Executive Vice President of Manufacturing, Cerion Advanced Materials, Rochester, NY)

This webinar is free and open to the public with registration on a first-come, first-served basis. Registration is now open and will be capped at 500. Register here.

To learn more about the event, please visit the event website.