Gordon Rearch Conference on Environmental Nanotechnology

Sunday, May 29, 2011 to Friday, June 3, 2011

(All day)
Waterville Valley, NH


Life Cycle Perspectives of Nanostructured Materials: Synthesis, Characterization & Risk Assessment for Public Health


Participants at the 2011 Gordon Conference on Environmental Nanotechnology will present and discuss cutting edge research on chemical, biological and environmental impacts of engineered nanomaterials. The conference will feature a wide range of topics, including; synthesis, characterization, exposure, toxicology, metrology, and risk assessment. In addition, the basic mechanisms by which nanoscale materials interact with similar sized particles, larger particles, as well as mixtures will be thoroughly examined. Transport, transformation and ultimate fate of these materials in biological and environmental matrices will be explored.

Conference Registration and Abstract Submission:

Abstract submission deadline is March 31, 2011. Early bird registration is also available. Please register and submit your abstract for poster presentations on the 2011 Gordon Conference website.


Keynote Presentations: Applications of Nanotechnology – Challenges and Opportunities
Mike Roco, NSF/Paul Weis, UCLA/Raymond Davis, BASF 

Environmental and Biological Implications – Challenges and Opportunities
Andrew Maynard, U. Michigan/ Pedro Alvarez, Rice University/ Ken Dawson, University College, Dublin, Angela Violi, U. Michigan

Metrology and Harmonized Methodologies
Vincent Hackley, NIST/ Jamie Lead, University of Birmingham, UK /Paul Westeroff, Arizona State University/James Ranville Colorado School of Mines 

Environmental Exposures: Fate, Transformation & Ecotoxicology
Vicki Grassian, U Iowa/Mark Wiesner, Duke University/ Patricia Holden, UC Santa Barbara/Jae-Hong Kim, Georgia Institute of Technology

Exposure Science and Dosimetry
(Wolfgang Kreyling,Helmholtz Centre Munich/ Yoshida Yasuo, Osaka U, Japan /James Bonner, NC State 

Occupational Exposure and Nanomanufacturing Processes
Desiree Plata, Mount Holyoke College/ Günter Oberdörster ,University of Rochester School of Medicine & Dentistry/ Patrick O'Shaughnessry, U. Iowa 

Sustainability/Green Nano and Remediation
Tom Theis, U.of Illinois at Chicago/Jim Hutchison, University of Oregon/Gregory V. Lowry, Carnegie Mellon University/Tom Gutowski, MIT

Gabriel Lopez-Berenstein, U Texas Houston/ Andre Nel, UCLA/ Martin Philbert U Michigan 

Societal Considerations and Future Directions
David Berube, NC State/Vicki Colvin, Rice University/ David Guston, ASU


Poster contributions focusing on the following subtopics are warmly welcome:

  • Synthesis, characterization & applications of engineered/manufactured nanomaterials
  • Exposure, toxicology, metrology, & risk assessment
  • Basic mechanisms by which nanoscale materials interact with similar sized or larger particles & mixtures
  • Transport, transformation & ultimate fate of nanomaterials in biological and environmental matrices
  • Green nanotechnology
  • Nanomedicine
  • Societal considerations

Conference Chair, Vice Chair and Steering Committee:

Conference Chair: Wunmi A. Sadik, SUNY-Binghamton
Conference Vice Chair: Nora Savage, US-EPA
Steering Committee: Katrina Varner, US EPA; Janet Carter, OSHA; Paul Westerhoff, Arizona State University; Greg Lowry, Carnegie Mellon University; Mark Wiesner, Duke University.