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April 9, 2019

TechConnect World 2019 Will Include Panel on Applying the Best Health, Safety, and Environment Practices to Advanced Manufacturing

Lynn L. Bergeson Carla N. Hutton

TechConnect World Innovation Conference and Expo will be held June 17-19, 2019.  It will include the third installment of a panel started three years ago, “Tools and Techniques:  Applying the Best Health, Safety, and Environment Practices to Advanced Manufacturing.”  The Symposium Co-Chairs include:

  • Sally Tinkle, Senior Strategy and Policy Advisor, IDA/Science and Technology Policy Institute;
  • Chuck Geraci, Associate Director, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH);
  • Jo Anne Shatkin, President, Vireo Advisors; and
  • Wu-Sheng Shih, Project Manager, Brewer Science Inc.

The key speakers include:

  • Michele Ostraat, Research Center Leader – Downstream, Aramco Services Company, “Advanced Manufacturing and the Fourth Industrial Revolution”;
  • Christina Agapakis, Creative Director, Ginkgo Bioworks, “What’s Happening in the Biomanufacturing Sector?”;
  • Alan J. Kennedy, Research Biologist, Engineer Research and Development Center – U.S. Army, “From Emergence to Convergence: The Growing Divide between Innovation and Risk Assessment”;
  • Kevin L. Dunn, Industrial Hygienist, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)/NIOSH, “Additive Manufacturing: Occupational Safety Techniques and Lessons Learned from 13 NIOSH site assessments”; and
  • Wendel Wohlleben, Senior Scientist, BASF SE, Germany, “Beyond Nanotech: An International Perspective on Advanced Materials & Systems.”