2013 International Conference on Nanotechnology

This year’s conference features keynote presentations that focus on the steps needed to deploy emerging nanotechnologies into the bioeconomy. Hear from these recognized global leaders:

"Life Cycle Considerations of Nanomaterials: Possibilities for Evaluating the Environmental Impact of Renewable Nanomaterials"
David Lazarevic
Tuesday, 25 June, 08 00

Dr. David Lazarevic is a researcher at the Division of Environmental Strategies Research and the Division of Industrial Ecology at the Royal Institute of Technology (KTH) in Stockholm, Sweden. He holds a PhD in Industrial Ecology from the Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), and a PhD in Sustainable Development from the University of Technology of Troyes.

His main areas of research focus on the legitimacy of processes in order to increase the efficiency of social coordination, and the use of environmental systems analysis tools, such as Life Cycle Assessment, in environmental controversies.

He has recently completed a study on the environmental aspects of nanomaterials in a life cycle perspective as part of a Swedish Governmental Commission to develop a National action plan for the safe use and handling of nanomaterials.

"Life Cycle Considerations of Nanomaterials: Possibilities for Evaluating the Environmental Impact of Renewable Nanomaterials"
Arthur Carty
Tuesday, 25 June 2013, 12 45

Dr. Carty is the Executive Director of the Waterloo Institute for Nanotechnology at the University of Waterloo, Special Advisor to the President on international science and technology collaboration and Research Professor in the Department of Chemistry. From 2004-2008, he served as Canada’s first National Science Advisor to the Prime Minister and to the Government of Canada.Prior to his appointment as National Science Advisor, he was President of the National Research Council Canada (NRC), Canada’s National Laboratory, for ten years (1994-2004). Dr. Carty has a PhD in inorganic chemistry from the University of Nottingham. Before joining NRC in 1994, he spent two years at Memorial University and then 27 years at the University of Waterloo where he was successively Professor of Chemistry, Director of the Guelph-Waterloo Centre for Graduate Work in Chemistry, a pioneering joint graduate program, Chair of the Department of Chemistry for two terms and Dean of Research. Read his complete bio.

"Towards High-Value Applications of Nanocellulose: A Player and Patent Landscape Approach"
Katja Salmenkivi
Wednesday, 26 June, 08 00

Salmenkivi is Principal, Head of Chemicals and Bio-based materials for Poyry Management Consulting. Her areas of specialty cover chemicals, bio-based materials (e.g. polymers, nanocellulose), pulp and paper, new technology and business development, Salmenkivi has significa nt experiences in advising in new technology, market analysis, strategic planning and techno-economic feasibility analysis. She holds a MSc from Åbo Akademi University, in Chemical engineering.

“Key Considerations for Successful Technology Transfer of Nanocellulose"
Martha Marrapese
Wednesday, 26 June,12 45

Martha Marrapese joined Keller and Heckman in 1992. Ms. Marrapese focuses on emerging technologies in the industrial chemicals, alternative energy, antimicrobial pesticides, and food packaging sectors. Ms. Marrapese facilitates the registration of new technologies in the global economy with a particular emphasis on biotechnology and nanotechnology applications. Ms. Marrapese has an expertise in the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) and its counterparts in Canada, the European Union, and China. She provides legal counsel related to EPA, FDA, and associated regulatory needs for production organisms and additives in emerging alternative energy applications, including yeast, algae and bacteria platforms. View her complete bio.

"Regulatory Tools to Ensure Safety of Nanomaterials"
Jukka Ahtiainen, MMT,PhD
Thursday, 22 June, 08 00

Dr Jukka Heikki Ahtiainen  is a senior research scientist at the Finnish Safety and Chemicals Agency (Tukes) which is the main Competent Authority for Chemicals Safety  covering REACH and CLP, biocides, and pesticides. He is a specialist in (eco) toxicology and environmental fate of chemicals and has been National Coordinator of the OECD test guidelines for chemicals and EU Test Method Regulation since 1995. He has been an external expert for developing the opinion on nanomaterial safety 2009 in EU Commission's Scientific Committee of Emerging and Newly Identified Health Risks (SCENIHR). He is also Head of delegation to the OECD WPMN on nanomaterial safety, and there a member of SG3, SG4 (the section lead on environmental fate) and SG6 for risk assessment. He is participating in EU competent authority group for REACH and CLP (CARACAL) subgroup nano and in the ECHA WG on nanomaterials and currently acting as National Coordinator in EU NANoREG research project.