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International Conference on Nanoparticles, Nanomaterials

Registration and abstract submission are under way for the 9th International Conference on the Environmental Effects of Nanoparticles and Nanomaterials (ICEENN) to be held September 7 – 11 in Columbia, SC.

ICEENN chair Dr. Jamie Lead is the chair of the Environmental Nanoscience and Risk Assessment Center of Economic Excellence at the University of South Carolina. The center, a collaboration between USC’s Arnold School of Public Health and the College of Arts and Sciences’ NanoCenter, is part of the SmartState™ Program for South Carolina’s research universities.

The ICEENN will bring together researchers, regulators and industry to discuss the potential hazards and risks of current and future applications in the key sector of nanotechnology, along with mechanisms to bring about risk reduction while maintaining the economic and social benefits of the sector.

Among the research areas to be highlighted are physical and chemical properties of nanoparticles as related to the environment and health; aging and effects on fate and behavior; toxicology and ecotoxicology; social and regulatory sciences; innovation and applications of nanotechnology to environmental and health issues.

Visit the conference website, www.cenr.sc.edu/conference for information on registration and abstract submission. 

The abstract submission is June 15; the registration deadline is June 30.