A recent journal article reported researchers in Korea developed an environmentally friendly flame retardant using cellulose nanocrystals (CNC). This new material might be used in place of traditional halogenated flame retardants, which can be toxic to humans and the environment. The new flame retardant involves altering NCC using a chemical modification technique known as silylation. Testing revealed that silylation enhances thermal stability of CNC, allowing for superior thermal insulation performance. The thermal characteristics, combined with reduced environmental and human health risks advance the creation of safer flame retardants.
NanoTox 2018- 9th International Conference on Nanotoxicology
Meeting Date: September 18-21, 2018
Location: Neuss, Germany
Join the Nanotox community at the 2018 Nanotox Conference to review the last decade of research of nanomaterials and to examine the current assays regarding hazard and exposure assessment of nanomaterials. Dr. Jo Anne Shatkin is pleased to co-chair the Adverse Outcome Pathways as a Framework for Risk Assessment during NanoTox 2018. Among presenters in the session, Vireo Advisor's Dr. James Ede' will present "Adverse Outcome Pathways as Tools for the Risk Assessment of Nanomaterials".
Register to attend Nanotox 2018 here.
QEEN II: 2nd Quantifying Exposure to Engineered Nanomaterials from Manufactured Products Workshop
Meeting Date: October 9-10, 2018
Location: Washington, D.C.
The 2018 meeting will present advances in nanomaterial exposure science, as well as the progress in bridging exposure, hazard, and risk in assessing the potential impact of nanotechnology-enabled goods and products.
Dr. Jo Anne Shatkin is co-chairing a session on food and food packaging applications with Dr. Hongda Chen, The National Program Leader for Bioprocess Engineering and Nanotechnology at the National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA). This session will articulate the relevance and the scale of impact of various engineered nanomaterials in food, food contact and consumer products either as functional additives or as the resultants of processes. The session will focus on the status of efforts to quantify human exposure to engineered nanomaterials in food-related applications (food and food contact) as well as personal care products. It will update the recent knowledge about GIT uptake and bio-distributions of engineered nanoparticles in food and food contact materials.
This two-day workshop builds on key themes that emerged from the 2015 Quantifying Exposure to Engineered Nanomaterials (QEEN) Workshop.
Register at the QEEN II event page. The event is free and open to the public. Space is limited to 180 participants.
NGA Global Graphene Expo & Conference
Meeting Date: October 15-17, 2018
Location: Austin, Texas-AT&T Center
Dr. Jo Anne Shatkin is pleased to serve on the Advisory Board for the National Graphene Association! We invite you to attend the 2018 Global Graphene Expo & Conference. Discuss and explore current and future graphene applications while networking with others working in the graphene commercial sector. The two day conference and expo includes talks, panel discussions, graphene product and idea showcases, investor pitches, and interaction with exhibitors.
Visit the NGA website to register to attend!
7th Sustainable Nanotechnology Organization Conference 2018 (SNO)
Meeting Date: November 8-10, 2018
Student Awards & Abstract Submission: August 17, 2018
Location: Washington, DC
The 2018 SNO conference talks will feature applications, effects and implications, analytical methods, and lifecycle aspects of nanomaterials within each system that contribute to sustainability. For more information or to register, please visit the 2018 SNO conference website.
Water 2.0 Conference: Digitally Connecting the Water Industry
Meeting Date: November 8, 2018
Location: North Carolina, USA
The Water 2.0 Conference: Digitally Connecting the Water Industry will focus on the use of data analytics, software, cyber security for water utilities and industrial water users. Participants will include water and energy industry authorities, utilities professionals and representatives from the EPA. Register to attend today!
SRA 2018 Annual Meeting
Meeting Date: December 2-6, 2018
Location: New Orleans, Louisiana
Join SRA for the 2018 Annual Meeting to discuss and share ideas about risk analysis with risk enthusiasts from around the world! Attendees of the SRA annual meetings are scientists and practitioner who are trained in multiple disciplines and work with a variety of different organization types. More information can be found by visiting SRA's event page.
SRA World Congress 2019
Meeting Date: May 6-8, 2019
Location: Cape Town, South Africa
Save the date! The Society for Risk Analysis Fifth World Congress on Risk at Cape Town International Convention Centre. The theme of this event will be: "Development and Resilience". More information to come.