The Groundwater Resources Association of California (GRA) is offering the symposium "Nanotechnology for Environmental Cleanup and Pollution Control" on November 3, 2009, in Burlingame, CA. The Symposium is a forum for leading nanotechnology researchers, practitioners, and policy and regulatory experts to share and express the latest research findings, case studies, and regulatory issues of nanotechnology. The focus of the Symposium will be on the application of nanotechnology for groundwater remediation, surface water treatment, and pollution control.
Sessions will include the following:
- Nanotechnology for Groundwater Remediation
- Nanotechnology for Surface Water Treatment and Pollution Control
- Delivery/Application Methods of Nanomaterials for Water Treatment
- Regulatory Issues with Nanomaterials and Nanotechnology
- Case Studies
Confirmed speakers include:
- Martha Otto
Environmental Engineer in the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Technology Innovation and Field Services Division. Ms. Otto has been following the development of environmental applications of nanotechnology for many years.
- Wei-xian Zhang, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Lehigh University. Dr. Zhang is a pioneer in the synthesis and application of nanoscale zero valent iron (ZVI) technology for in situ groundwater remediation
- Paul G. Tratnyek, Ph.D.
Professor in the Division of Environmental and Biomolecular Systems, Oregon Health & Science University. Dr. Tratnyek is one of the leading researchers on contaminant degradation with zero-valent metals.
- David L. Sedlak, Ph.D.
Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering, U.C. Berkeley. Dr. Sedlak’s research focuses on oxidation of contaminants by iron nanoparticles in the presence of oxygen
- Dongye (Don) Zhao, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Environmental Engineering, Auburn University. Dr. Zhao’s research focuses on developing innovative nanomaterials for environmental cleanup uses
- David M. Cwiertny, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Chemical and Environmental Engineering, U.C. Riverside. Dr. Cwiertny’s research focuses on the application of nanotechnology for pollution control
- Denis M. O’Carroll, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Western Ontario. Dr. O’Carroll’s research focuses on developing nanotechnology for contaminated site remediation
- Todd H. Rees, Ph.D.
Principal Engineer, Golder Associates. Dr. Rees has over 13 years experience working with nanoscale materials and technologies
- Timothy Malloy, J.D.
Professor of Law, University of California, Los Angeles, School of Law. Professor Malloy will discuss the future of nanomaterial regulation in California and the US.
- Richard Canady, Ph.D.
Senior Advisor, McKenna Long & Aldridge LLP. Dr. Canady will discuss the present regulatory state of nanomaterial regulation in the US and EU.
- Arianne Neigh, Ph.D.
Senior Scientist, nanoComposix. Dr. Neigh will discuss small business' perspective on nanotechnology regulation.
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The combination of invited speakers and experts from key areas, along with talks chosen from submitted abstracts make this an important event for all professionals interested in the environmental application of nanotechnology.
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