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Posted: March 19, 2008

Professor goes worldwide on green nanotechnology

(Nanowerk News) A Marshall University professor will be giving worldwide presentations on the subject of green nanotechnology.
Ashok Vaseashta, a professor of physics and physical sciences in the College of Science has been on detailed leave since the fall of 2007 conducting research. He is currently in Washington D.C. covering science and policy matters for the U.S. Government.
Vaseashta will begin a series of presentations in March across the United States and the world on the subject of green nanotechnology and it's effectiveness.
"Green nanotechnology is defined as the responsible production of nanomaterials to drastically reduce and isolate emission by products, materials for CO2 sequestration and generation and storage of energy," said Vaseashta. "A good example would be green chemistry, which refers to environmentally friendly chemicals and processes that result in reduced waste, safer products and reduced use of energy and resources."
As Vaseashta said in a news release, his goal is to reduce environmental pollution, which is a leading contributor to chronic and deadly health disorders and diseases affecting millions of people each year.
"I took his nanotechnology classes at both graduate and undergraduate levels," said Andrew Reinhardt, physics major from Kitts Hill, Ohio and currently in the physical science master's program. "In both class levels he really guided students and stressed the development of research techniques step by step and how to come up with an educated solution."
Reinhardt also did a project with Vaseashta where they analyzed laser ablation of carbon nanotubes with applications.
Vaseashta will specifically discuss in his presentations the responsible manufacturing of nanomaterials. He will also discuss how such nanomaterials can reduce our carbon footprint, environmental pollution and landfill burden.
Vaseashta has authored and has been the lead editor of two books on the topic of nanotechnology. One named "Nanostructured and Advanced Materials," the other titled "Functional Nanoscale Materials, Devices and Systems."
"Both books talk about nanomaterials and their applications in chemical biological sensors," said Vaseashta.
This month Vaseashta will be presenting in front of the Materials Research Society in San Francisco followed by a trip to New Orleans in April to present to the American Chemical Society.
This month Vaseashta will be presenting in front of the Materials Research Society in San Francisco followed by a trip to New Orleans in April to present to the American Chemical Society.
"Both books talk about nanomaterials and their applications in chemical biological sensors," said Vaseashta.
This month Vaseashta will be presenting in front of the Materials Research Society in San Francisco followed by a trip to New Orleans in April to present to the American Chemical Society.
Vaseashta will finish presenting this summer at the NATO meetings in Portugal, Russia and Slovakia. Followed by the regional meetings in Latvia and Bulgaria in September 2008.
Source: Marshall University (Colin Williams)