Sunday, August 22: Completing studies at Clemson U. Institute for Environmental Nanotoxicology. Shown below are photos of Dr. David S. Arney (left) feeding daphnia gold nanoparticles synthesized on day 1, and daphnia (right) excreting Dr. Arney’s gold nanoparticles after a subsequent feeding of algae. Photos taken with Dr. Arney’s cell phone camera. Dr. Arney is Technical Manager, 3M Corporate Research Materials Lab / Nanotechnology and Inorganics Cluster
Engineered nanoparticles and nanomaterials offer many potential socio – economic, health and environmental benefits as a result of novel properties and behavior that materials can exhibit when manufactured at the nanoscale. While the production of nanomaterials is undergoing exponential growth, their biological effects and environmental fate and behavior are relatively unknown.
Nano 2010 will provide a venue for presentation and discussion of current research on these issues. The interdisciplinary mix of environmental scientists, toxicologists, material scientists, and engineers should provide for a robust discussion in a creative atmosphere. This meeting is the fifth annual international meeting on this topic following the success of previous meetings held in the United Kingdom and, most recently, Nano 2009 held in Vienna.
I am enjoying the “Nanomaterials in the Enviroment” pre-conference. It is a great balance of lecture and lab experience. Still looking for a picture from yesterday!