Progress Review on the Coordinated Implementation of the National Nanotechnology Initiative (NNI) 2011 Environmental, Health, and Safety Research Strategy Webinar

July 31, 2014

 

2014 EHS Progress Review coverThe archived webcast is available here.

When: The webinar will be live on Thursday, July 31, 2014 from 12:00 pm-1 pm.

What: The National Nanotechnology Coordination Office (NNCO), on behalf of the Nanoscale Science, Engineering, and Technology (NSET) Subcommittee of the Committee on Technology, National Science and Technology Council (NSTC), will hold a public webinar on Thursday, July 31, 2014. The purpose of this webinar is to provide a forum to answer questions related to the Federal Government's “Progress Review on the Coordinated Implementation of the National Nanotechnology Initiative (NNI) 2011 Environmental, Health, and Safety Research Strategy.” Discussion during the webinar will focus on the research activities undertaken by NNI agencies to advance the current state of the science as highlighted in the Progress Review. Representative research activities as provided in the Progress Review will be discussed in the context of the 2011 NNI EHS Research Strategy's six core research areas: Nanomaterial Measurement Infrastructure, Human Exposure Assessment, Human Health, the Environment, Risk Assessment and Risk Management Methods, and Informatics and Modeling.

How: During the question-and-answer segment of the webinar, submitted questions will be considered in the order received. A moderator will identify relevant questions and pose them to the panel of NNI agency representatives. Due to time constraints, not all questions may be addressed.  The moderator reserves the right to group similar questions and to skip questions, as appropriate. The NNCO will begin accepting questions and comments via email (webinar@nnco.nano.gov) at 1 pm on Thursday, July 24th (EDT) until the close of the webinar at 1 pm (EDT) on July 31st.

Panelists:

William K. Boyes
Associate National Program Director for Emerging Materials for Chemical Safety for Sustainability
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

Janet Carter
Health Scientist
Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)

Charles L. Geraci, Jr.
Coordinator, Nanotechnology Research Center
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)

Debra L. Kaiser
Technical Program Director
National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)

Srikanth (Sri) Nadadur
Health Scientist Administrator
National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS)

Nora Savage
Environmental Engineer
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

Jeffery A. Steevens
Senior Scientist
U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC)

Treye Thomas
Toxicologist
U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC)

Lloyd Whitman
Interim Director
National Nanotechnology Coordination Office (NNCO)

Fact Sheet: A fact sheet on the Progress Review can be accessed here.

Additional Information: A public copy of the “Progress Review on the Coordinated Implementation of the National Nanotechnology Initiative 2011 Environmental, Health, and Safety Research Strategy” can be accessed at www.nano.gov/2014EHSProgressReview.  at The 2011 NNI EHS Research Strategy can be accessed at www.nano.gov/node/681.