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January 19, 2024

NNI Webinar on Nanometrology for Food, Agriculture, and Environment Will Be Held February 2, 2024

Lynn L. Bergeson Carla N. Hutton

The National Nanotechnology Coordination Office (NNCO) is organizing a series of National Nanotechnology Initiative (NNI) webinars on nanometrology, metrological challenges, and recent advances in three topical areas: food, agriculture, and environment; nanoscale medical and pharmaceutical products; and electronics. Registration is open for the second webinar in the series, Nanometrology for Food, Agriculture, and Environment, which will be held February 2, 2024, at 12:00 p.m. (EST). The following topics will be discussed:

  • Nano-enabled agriculture — The sustainable use of nanoscale micronutrients and other materials to suppress crop disease, increase tolerance to abiotic stress, and enhance food production;
  • Nano-enabled delivery of biomacromolecules for agriculture, and molecular farming; and
  • Environmental effects and transport of biodegradable micro- and nanoplastics.

Speakers will include Gözde S. Demirer, California Institute of Technology; Douglas Hayes, University of Tennessee; and Jason C. White, Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station