We have developed an educational activity centered around our fluorescent nanodiamonds! Madison-based CSN scientists will be assisting schoolchildren and the general public with this activity at this year's Engineering Expo in Madison, WI Thursday, Friday, and Saturday April 18-20. Can't make it to Madison? Stay tuned on our blog, sustainable-nano.com, for an upcoming post where you can see the activity!
As part of our efforts in informal science education, the Center for Sustainable Nanotechnology has launched a new site with blogs about out science and in informal look at the scientists involved. Check it out at http://sustainable-nano.com !
Minnesota Public Radio has just published an article about our nanotechnology and the environment featuring interviews with Center for Sustainable Nanotechnology Investigator Christy Haynes and Center Director Bob Hamers. You can hear the interviews with Christy and Bob by going directly to the audio below and/or the text of the article.
Congratulations to Franz Geiger for being elected a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), the world’s largest general scientific society. Franz is being honored for his distinguished contributions to unraveling important yet previously unidentified molecular aspects of environmental interfaces, including atmospheric aerosols and geochemical surfaces, using non-linear, laser-based spectroscopy. Franz and the other new AAAS Fellows will be honored Feb. 16 at the 2013 AAAS Annual Meeting in Boston.
Congratulations to Christy Haynes on being awarded the New Orleans Kavli Foundation Emerging Leader in Chemistry Lecture! Christy was one of 13 candidates submitted by 9 divisions and was nominated by the Analytical Division of the ACS. Christy will deliver her award lecture, "Biological and ecological toxicity of engineered nanomaterials" at the American Chemical Society National Meeting on April 8, 2013.
Here is a list of recent talks by CSN investigators: First Sustainable Nanotechnology Organization Conference (Arlington, VA, Nov. 4-Nov. 6, 2012) R. Hamers, "Nanomaterials and the Environment: Scientific Issues for Chemists and Materials Scientists" Franz Geiger, "Coherent vibrational and electronic spectroscopy of engineered and natural nanoparticles" Devrah Arndt (R. Klaper group), "The chemistry of sustainable nanotechnology: Impacts of nanomaterial chemsitry on the chronic environmental impacts on aquatic species using acute genomic and behavioral information" Samuel Lohse (C. Murphy group), "Simple benchtop reactor system for the high-throughput synthesis of functionalized gold nanoparticles and nanorods" Galya Orr, "Tying distinct nanoparticle properties to intracellular fate and response in alveolar epithelial cells" Stephanie Walter (Geiger group), "Monitoring nanopartilce interactions at biological interfaces with nonlinear optics"… Read More »Upcoming and Recent Talks and Presentations by CSN Investigators
The National Science Foundation has funded the Center for Sustainable Nanotechnology beginning September 15, 2012 ! The CSN is a multi-institutional partnership devoted to investigating the fundamental molecular mechanisms by which nanoparticles interact with biological systems. More information about the CSN can be found in the "about" section of this site.