Hutchison to address Congressional Nanotechnology Caucus

December 11 2007

On Monday, December 17, 2007, at 2 p.m. in SR-188, the Congressional Nanotechnology Caucus will host a briefing entitled: Nanotechnology and the Environment - green nano applications.

The speaker will be Jim Hutchison, Ph.D., Director of the ONAMI Safer Nanomaterials and Nanomanufacturing Initiative, and Professor of Chemistry at the University of Oregon.

Dr. Hutchison will discuss how nanotechnology is being used to develop materials and products that are more friendly to the environment. These products and processes utilize new materials that eliminate toxic hazards, and reduce material use and waste production. Green nano issues have moved to the forefront as nanotechnology has progressed from basic research to commercial applications.

The purpose of the Congressional Nanotechnology Caucus, with leadership and staff support provided by Oregon Senator Ron Wyden, is to promote nanotechnology, educate policy makers about this emerging area, and facilitate communications between industrial and academic researchers and the Hill.

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