Nano4EARTH Kick-off Workshop

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The inaugural National Nanotechnology Challenge, Nano4EARTH, will leverage recent investments in understanding and controlling matter at the nanoscale to develop technologies, industries, and training opportunities that address climate change.

AGENDA

Location: Hilton Washington DC National Mall The Wharf, L’Enfant (Ballroom) Salon A, 480 L’Enfant Plaza SW, Washington, DC 20024
Parking and Metro Directions

January 24, 2023 (Eastern Standard Time)

9:00 am | Introduction of Nano4EARTH by NNCO Director Dr. Branden Brough
9:10 am | Keynote speaker: Dr. Asmeret Asefaw Berhe, Director, Office of Science, U.S. Department of Energy
10:10 am | Break
10:30 am | Panel 1: Identifying nanotechnology-enabled solutions for addressing climate change
Moderator: Dr. Mark Griep, Materials Engineer, U.S. Army Research Laboratory
Panelists:

  • Dr. Sally Benson, Deputy Director for Energy and Chief Strategist for the Energy Transition, Office of Science and Technology Policy, Executive Office of the President
  • Dr. Michele Ostraat, Chief Scientist, Pajarito Powder
  • Dr. Lloyd Whitman, Senior Director, GeoTech Center, Atlantic Council

12:00 pm | Lunch break
12:30 pm | Panel 2: Climate Entrepreneurs: Resources, successes, and shortcomings
Moderator: Dr. Christie Canaria, Interagency Policy Specialist, National Institute of Standards and Technology
Panelists:

  • Dr. Nichole Cates, Senior Research Scientist, Smart Material Solutions
  • Dr. Etosha Cave, Co-Founder and Chief Scientific Officer, Twelve
  • Dr. Dick T. Co, Director, Chain Reaction Innovations, Argonne National Laboratory
  • Dr. Matthew Hull, Director, Nanoscale Characterization and Fabrication Laboratory, NanoEarth, Virginia Tech

2:00 pm | Summary
2:05 pm | Adjourn
2:05- 3:00 pm | In-person only networking session

January 25, 2023 (Eastern Standard Time)

9:00 am | Welcome remarks by NNCO Director Dr. Branden Brough
9:05 am | Keynote speaker: Dr. Cynthia Friend, President, Kavli Foundation
10:05 am | Break
10:15 am | Panel 3: Measuring the impact and influence of Nano4EARTH
Moderator: Dr. Nora Savage, Program Director, National Science Foundation
Panelists:

  • Dr. Mike Kuperberg, Executive Director, U.S. Global Change Research Program
  • Dr. Kelley Lê, Executive Director of Environmental and Climate Change Literacy Projects, University of California, Irvine
  • Dr. Gavin A. Schmidt, Director, Goddard Institute for Space Studies, NASA

11:45 am | Lunch break
12:15 pm | Strategic planning exercise
Moderators: Dr. Branden Brough, Director, National Nanotechnology Coordination Office and Dr. Quinn Spadola, Deputy Director, National Nanotechnology Coordination Office. The goal of this session is to distill the discussions from the workshop and identify priority nanotechnologies, barriers to commercialization, and metrics to track progress and impact.
1:45 pm | Closing remarks and summary
2:00 pm | Adjourn

FEATURED KEYNOTES, PANELISTS, AND MODERATORS

Keynotes

berhe

Dr. Asmeret Asefaw Berhe
Director, Office of Science,
U.S. Department of Energy

friend

Dr. Cynthia Friend
President, Kavli Foundation

 

 

Panelists and Moderators

benson

Dr. Sally Benson
Deputy Director for Energy and Chief Strategist for the Energy Transition, Office of Science and Technology Policy, Executive Office of the President

carnaria

Dr. Christie Canaria
Interagency Policy Specialist, National Institute of Standards and Technology

cates

Dr. Nichole Cates
Senior Research Scientist, Smart Material Solutions

cave

Dr. Etosha Cave
Co-Founder and Chief Scientific Officer, Twelve

co

Dr. Dick T. Co
Director, Chain Reaction Innovations, Argonne National Laboratory

griep

Dr. Mark Griep
Materials Engineer, U.S. Army Research Laboratory

hull

Dr. Matthew Hull
Director, Nanoscale Characterization and Fabrication Laboratory, NanoEarth, Virginia Tech

kupperberg

Dr. Mike Kuperberg
Executive Director, U.S. Global Change Research Program

le

Dr. Kelley Lê
Executive Director of Environmental and Climate Change Literacy Projects, University of California, Irvine

ostraat

Dr. Michele Ostraat
Chief Scientist, Pajarito Powder

savageDr. Nora Savage
Program Director, National Science Foundation
schmidtDr. Gavin A. Schmidt
Director, Goddard Institute for Space Studies, NASA
whitmanDr. Lloyd Whitman
Senior Director, GeoTech Center, Atlantic Council