New professional society launched for nanotechnology and sustainability

(Nanowerk News) Nanotechnology has a window of opportunity to aid in the sustainability of the planet. A group of scientists and engineers has recognized this remarkable chance to raise up a sustainable industry while helping sustain the environment, economy and society. The Sustainable Nanotechnology Organization (SNO) promotes research, education, and responsibility to fulfill its mission.
The first meeting, November 4-6, 2012, in Washington DC features plenaries by Nobelist Sir Harry Kroto and National Nanotechnology Initiative founding father, Mihail (Mike) Roco and over 100 individual presentations.
Topics at the meeting include nano-enabled sustainable energy, benign synthesis of nanomaterials, toxicological effects of nanomaterials, legal and policy aspects of nanotechnology, nanomedicine, and many more.
Source: Sustainable Nanotechnology Organization
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