Nanotechnology Project


Green Nanotechnology I—What Is It?

Thursday, February 16, 2006

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Green Nanotechnology: What Does it Mean to be Green?

Washington – “Green nanotechnology isn’t a distant ‘Star Trek’ fantasy,” according to Dr. Barbara Karn. “Key nanotechnology companies and researchers are taking responsibility to ensure that nanotech products are produced in environmentally safe ways and that their risks to humans and the environment are minimized both during the production and consumption. We want to highlight these efforts and look for ways to help encourage that kind of innovation.”

The will be the inaugural session of the GreenNano series of meetings, an initiative being led by Dr. Barbara Karn, on detail to the Project on Emerging Nanotechnolgies from the EPA’s Office of Research and Development. Dr. Karn is a nationally-recognized expert in combining nanotechnology with green chemistry, industrial ecology, and sustainability.

Speakers include:

Dr. Jim Hutchinson, Professor of Chemistry, University of Oregon. Dr. Hutchinson is head of the green chemistry HutchLab research group and a holder of a U.S. patent for a process his lab created that manufactures a gold atom nanoparticle without the environmentally harmful effects usually associated with its creation. Download Presentation

[Dr. John Warner]( CV.htm), Professor, University of Massachusetts at Lowell. Dr. Warner is the Director of the Green Chemistry Prgoram for the School of Health and the Environment, and co-author of The 12 Principles of Green Chemistry. Download Presentation

Dr. Barbara Karn, Visiting Scientist, Project on Emerging Nanotechnologies Download Presentation