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Institute of Nanotechnology guest lecture: Sir Fraser Stoddart
‘Chemistry and Molecular Nanotechnology for Tomorrow's World’

The Institute of Nanotechnology is delighted to invite you to a free live webcast of the special guest lecture to be given by the renowned chemist, Professor Sir J Fraser Stoddart on "Chemistry and Molecular Nanotechnology for Tomorrow's World".

Sir Fraser, Director of the California Nanosystems Institute, officially received his knighthood at the Palace on Wednesday 13th June this year. His citation in the New Year's Honours List read 'for services to Chemistry and Molecular Nanotechnology'. Sir Fraser in the last decade has been the third most highly cited chemist in the world. A native of Edinburgh, he moved to California in July 1997.


Nanoparticles for European Industry II

‘Measurement, Characterisation and Standardisation;
Manufacturing Scale-Up and Processing;
Regulation, Risks and Toxicology’

Panel Discussion

The Institute of Nanotechnology is pleased to announce the line-up for the panel discussion to take place on the second day of Nanoparticles for European Industry II.

Individuals have been selected to ensure a comprehensive and lively debate, and comprise a wide selection of authorities from government, regulatory and standards agencies, legal bodies, and industry:

  • Dr John Garrod, DEFRA, chair of UK’s Nanotechnology Research Coordination Group.
  • Dr Trudy Phelps, Standards Director Association of British Healthcare Industries (ABHI) and chair CEN TC 352 (Nanotechnologies).
  • Ms Lynn Bergeson, Managing Director, Bergeson & Campbell, P.C..
  • Dr Derek Graham, ICI, Electronic and Engineering Materials.
  • Dr Kamal Hossain, Director, Science and Innovation, National Physical Laboratory (NPL).
  • Mr Del Stark, CEO, European Nanotechnology Trade Alliance (ENTA).
  • Dr Eva Hellsten, DG Environment, European Commission (tbc).

The panellists will discuss topics relating to manufacturing scale-up, regulations and standards, and potential risks including:

  • the need for new infrastructure and pilot plants for scaling up laboratory processes, greater access to existing facilities and how these should be supported.
  • the need for an internationally agreed set of reference nanoscale materials, and how and when this will be implemented.
  • the impacts of REACH and voluntary reporting schemes (such as that in the UK) on nanoscale material manufacturing and consumer industries, and the need for sharing of data on an international scale.

As a delegate you can take the opportunity to have your question answered by the panel.

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