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March 24, 2011

University of Cincinnati NIOSH ERC Will Hold Nanotechnology Conference

Lynn L. Bergeson

The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) announced that the University of Cincinnati NIOSH Education and Research Center (ERC) will sponsor a May 10, 2011, conference at the Department of Environmental Health, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, on “Nanotechnology — Health and Safety Considerations.” Registration is free. Speakers include:

  • Dr. Andrew D. Maynard, Director, Risk Science Center, University of Michigan School of Public Health: “Nanomaterials dangerous? Who are you kidding! The art and science of working safely with sophisticated materials.”
  • Dr. Kristen Kulinowski, Director, International Council of Nanotechnology, Rice University: “Training Workers to Safely Handle Nanomaterials.”
  • Dr. Charles Geraci, NIOSH: “Recent Activities Specific to Carbon Nanotubes and Nano TiO2. What are they, do they have broad application, and how do they impact a risk management program?”
  • Dr. Vesselin Shanov, University of Cincinnati: “Advances in synthesis and application of carbon nanotube materials.”
  • Dr. Jagjit Yadav, University of Cincinnati: “Toxicology of nanomaterials.”