Nanotechnology & the environment
The session intends to provide a forum where scientists from various fields present communications related to the environmental impact of nanotechnology and nanomaterials or suggest practical solutions for protecting, managing, and improving the environment.
Prof. Dan Goia is CAMP Distinguished Professor in the Department of Chemistry and Biomolecular Science at Clarkson University. His research focuses on the synthesis, characterization, and modification of highly dispersed uniform particles of controlled size (<= μm), and methods for converting ultrafine uniform metallic particles into metallic platelets/flakes.
Prof. Suresh Dhaniyala is an Associate Professor in the Mechanical and Aeronautical Engineering Department at Clarkson University. He received his Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis and was a post-doc scholar at Caltech prior to joining Clarkson University in 2002. His research interests are in the field of nanoparticle characterization, ambient air quality measurements and modeling, aerosol instrumentation development, aircraft-based aerosol measurements, and characterization of aerosol-cloud processes.
Dr. Alan Rae
Dr. Rae has been associated with the electronics and ceramics industry for over 25 years and recently has been applying this experience in the fields of nanotechnology and “clean tech”. Before forming his consultancy TPF Enterprises LLC in June 2009, his most recent assignment was at NanoDynamics Inc., developing and commercializing nanotechnology-based products. From 1986 to 2004 Alan held a number of positions at Cookson Electronics Inc. and its subsidiary TAM Ceramics Inc. He was instrumental in the creation, growth and turnaround of highly profitable businesses across the electronics supply chain and led the cross company initiative to move to lead-free soldering systems from 1999 to 2004 during the transition when a significant proportion of electronics manufacturing capacity migrated to Asia. His experience includes dielectric materials, laminates, plating materials and surface finishes, solder, printing and dispensing equipment, reflow equipment, packaging materials and semiconductor chemicals.
Dr. Rae is active in industry associations and standards work. He is Director of Research for iNEMI and Leader of the Sustainability and Nanotechnologies Task Group of ISO TC 229. He has also been active with SMTA, IMAPS and IPC, chaired the JISSO North America Committee for several years and was awarded a Distinguished Committee Service Award for IPC-1066, “Labeling of PCBs and Assemblies”.
Recent publications include a chapter on nanotechnology in “Green Electronics Design and Manufacturing” (McGraw-Hill, 2008). Dr Rae has published and presented on 5 continents and holds 4 US patents and applications.
Alan holds a B.Sc. in Chemistry from the University of Aberdeen as well as a Ph.D. in Metallurgy and Engineering Materials and a M.B.A. in Business Administration from the University of Newcastle upon Tyne. He is a member of the Royal Society of Chemistry and a Chartered Chemist.
Dr. Rae's presentation will be titled "Practical incorporation of nanomaterials in process and products".
Thursday, June 3, 8:30 AM - 10:30 AM
- Nanotechnology and the Environment
- Kellas 217
Organizer/Presider: Suresh Dhaniyala
8:30 138 Practical Incorporation of Nanomaterials in Process and Products. Alan Rae, TPF Enterprises LLC
9:10 139 Deposition of Highly Dispersed Pt Nanoparticles on Ceramic Substrates. Ionel Halaciuga1, Mihaela Jitianu2 and Dan Goia1, (1)Clarkson University, (2)Rutgers, The State University of NJ
9:40 140 Design and Photocatalytic Applications of Au Nanoparticles Supported on Electrospun TiO2 Nanofibers. Dickson M. Andala, Brian Snyder, Emilly Obuya, Nancy Lai and Wayne E. Jones, Binghamton University10:10 141 Tailored Electrode Concentration Sensor (TECS) for Nanoparticle Concentration Measurements. Ishara R. J. Hungama Mudalige and Suresh Dhaniyala, Clarkson University