Keynote Speakers



Dr. Robert C. Pohanka
Dr. Robert C. Pohanka

Director of the National Nanotechnology Coordination Office (NNCO)
National Science and Technology Council, Office of Science and Technology Policy, Executive Office of the President


Talk on: A Perspective on the Nanotechnology Signature Initiatives



Dr. Lisa E. Friedersdorf
Dr. Lisa E. Friedersdorf

Program Manager
Nanotechnology Signiature Initiatives
National Nanotechnology Coordination Office


Talk on: A Perspective on the Nanotechnology Signature Initiatives


Patrick O'ShaughnessyDr. Patrick O'Shaughnessy

Professor of Occupational and Environmental Health
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
The University of Iowa 


Talk on: Nanosafety: current issues and guidance


Dongye ZhaoDr. Dongye Zhao

Huff Endowed Professor of Environmental Engineering
Auburn University


Talk on: The application of stabilized nanoparticles for in situ remediation of contaminated soil and groundwater



Dr. Al-AbedDr. Souhail Al-Abed

Office of Research and Development
National Risk Management Research Laboratory
Cincinnati, Ohio


Talk on: Nanotechnology and the environment: an overview of sustainable and safe applications in site remediation

Organized by: Southeastern Louisiana University in cooperation with government, industry, academic, and occupational partners, with partial financial support from the Louisiana Board of Regents for Higher Education.


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Dr. Ephraim Massawe