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How Nanotechnology Contributes to Environmental Sustainability

Nanomaterials researchers are now taking new directions and exploring the applications of these materials. How can nanomaterials remove pollutants, recover resources and treat water? How might nanomaterials behave and develop in the future? A two-day workshop gathered together experts in the field to answer these questions.

The IAS Workshop on Applied Environmental Nanotechnology (1 – 2 Jun 2017) was organized in collaboration with Washington University in St. Louis with the aim of stimulating discussions at the forefront of research in environmental nanotechnology. Over 20 experts in the field from Hong Kong, mainland China, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Turkey and the United States were present to share their research progress. An expert community was established in the field of environmental nanotechnology. Each of the 25 presentations attracted about 50 scholars and students.

\\  The size was appropriate. It allowed the range of topics to be focused, which was good for the length of the workshop. Overall, it had the feeling of a Gordon Research Conference where I had the opportunity to ask questions and talk with speakers during the breaks.  \\

- Program participant
Prof Irene Lo, program organizer, addressing participants at IAS Workshop on Applied Environmental Nanotechnology (1-2 June 2017)