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Nanomaterials safety research: National Academies sound alarm and urges cohesive plan

By / January 26, 2012

Framework for new report by a committee of the National Research Council for the National Academies. Credit: NRC. Nano environmental health and safety is clearly an important topic and one that is frequently referenced at materials conferences I have attended. But despite all the balloon juice, it seems to me that work over the last…

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Video of the week – S.K. Sundaram on the use of non-contact methods, such as FTIR, to measure materials properties

By / July 8, 2009

[flash /ceramictechtoday/wp-content/video/sk_sundaram.flv mode=1 f={image=/ceramictechtoday/wp-content/video/sk_sundaram.jpg}] S.K. Sundaram is chief materials scientist at the Pacific Northwest National Lab. In this short video, he discusses several non-contact methods of taking materials measurements. In particular, Sundaram describes the lab’s use of fourier transformed infrared spectroscopy as a rapid screen tool for nanomaterials, such as that being done by PNNL…

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AECOM launching new UCSB nano sustainability initiative

By / March 31, 2009

Los Angeles-based AECOM has announced that one of its divisions, AECOM Environment, and the University of California at Santa Barbara are collaborating on a new Sustainable Nanotechnology Initiative that will be located at UCSB’s Bren School of Environmental Science and Management. AECOM is a worldwide enterprise that describes itself as a provider of “a blend…

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