A great start to the 2011-2012 EPA-SRP Seminar Series!

Sarah Wilkinson, University of Arizona Superfund Research Program (UA SRP) Research Translation Coordinator and Mike Gill, US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 9 Superfund and Technology Liaison, have collaborated to launch the 4th season of the US EPA-SRP seminar series.

The EPA-SRP Seminar Series is designed to bring together SRP researchers with US EPA Remedial Project Mangers in the Pacific Southwest (EPA Region 9). Each topic is presented as a “Live at 9” seminar at Region 9 headquarters in San Francisco, followed by an international web seminar sponsored by NIEHS and broadcast via the EPA CLU-IN website. In this 4th season of the series, seminars are being designed to present two facets of a common issue.

On September 21, 2011, Dr. Ian Kennedy (UC-Davis SRP) and Dr. Don Lucas (UC-Berkeley SRP) delivered a “Live at 9” seminar entitled “Nanotechnology: Implications and Applications.” Dr. Kennedy discussed the potential for adverse environmental and human health effects arising from exposure to both intentionally and unintentionally produced nanomaterials, and a focus on metals and metal oxide nanomaterials. Dr. Lucas discussed how changing the size of materials to the nanoscale changes their properties, and described the use of such particles to produce sensors and detectors to aid in remediation of contaminated sites. The seminars were reprised via CLU-IN on October 3, 2011, and can be viewed online.