Registration has opened for the National Nanotechnology Initiative’s (NNI) July 9, 2019, webinar, “Nanotechnology-Related Standards: Availability and Applications.” According to NNI, the development and use of nanotechnology-related standards is critical to ensuring validated measurements and methods to specify nanomaterial-containing products. NNI states that standards are also necessary for comparative evaluation and assessment of the environmental, health, and safety effects of nanomaterials (nanoEHS). The webinar will discuss existing and ongoing standards efforts and will highlight case studies from industry and government on how these standards are being applied and supporting nanoEHS research and safer product design. The webinar will also discuss how interested stakeholders can engage in these efforts. Dr. Ajit Jillavenkatesa, National Institute of Standards and Technology, will moderate. Speakers will include:
- Mark Ballentine, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers;
- Scott Brown, The Chemours Company; and
- Katherine Tyner, U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).