The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) announced that the University of Cincinnati NIOSH Education and Research Center (ERC) will sponsor a May 10, 2011, conference at the Department of Environmental Health, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, on “Nanotechnology — Health and Safety Considerations.” Registration is free. Speakers include:

  • Dr. Andrew D. Maynard, Director, Risk Science Center, University of Michigan School of Public Health: “Nanomaterials dangerous? Who are you kidding! The art and science of working safely with sophisticated materials.”
  • Dr. Kristen Kulinowski, Director, International Council of Nanotechnology, Rice University: “Training Workers to Safely Handle Nanomaterials.”
  • Dr. Charles Geraci, NIOSH: “Recent Activities Specific to Carbon Nanotubes and Nano TiO2. What are they, do they have broad application, and how do they impact a risk management program?”
  • Dr. Vesselin Shanov, University of Cincinnati: “Advances in synthesis and application of carbon nanotube materials.”
  • Dr. Jagjit Yadav, University of Cincinnati: “Toxicology of nanomaterials.”