Harvard University

May 2017 Nanolecture Series Event: Engineered Nanomaterials in Agriculture: Implications and Applications

T.H. Chan Harvard School of Public Health
665 Huntington Ave,
Bldg. 1, Room 1302,
Boston, MA, 02115
Wed., May 3, 2017, 12:30 – 1:30 p.m.

May 2017 Nanolecture Series Event: Engineered Nanomaterials in Agriculture: Implications and Applications

Given the current and future stresses on global food production from a changing climate and increasing population, novel and innovative approaches are needed to ensure food security and safety. Nanotechnology and nano-enabled precision agriculture have the ability to provide such solutions. However, the safe and sustainable use of nanotechnology in agriculture will be critical to long term success. This presentation will cover recent work on nanotechnology in agriculture at the CT Agricultural Experiment Station, including projects on both implications and applications. In addition, future perspectives on the type of research that must be done to ensure the sustainable use of nanotechnology in agriculture will be presented.
Biographical Sketch: I am currently Vice Director of the Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station, as well as Head of the Department of Analytical Chemistry. I am also State Chemist. I received a B.S. in Ecology from Juniata College in Huntingdon, PA in 1992. I received my Ph.D. in Environmental Toxicology from Cornell University in 1997. I did a one-year post-doctoral position at the Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station in New Haven CT from 1997-1998 in the Department of Soil and Water. I also have adjunct status at the University of Texas-El Paso, University of Massachusetts, and Post University. I am Managing Editor for the International Journal of Phytoremediation, Immediate Past President of the International Phytotechnology Society, on the Editorial Advisory Board (SAB) of Environmental Science and Technology and Environmental Science and Technology Letters, and on the editorial boards of Environmental Pollution and NanoImpact. My primary research interests include nanotoxicology and food safety.

Gazette Classification: Lecture, Science
Organization/Sponsor: HSPH-NIEHS Nanosafety Center
Speaker(s): Jason White, Ph.D., Head of the Department of Analytical Chemistry, Vice Director of The Connecticut Agricultural Experimentation Station, New Haven, CT
Contact Info: agalvin@hsph.harvard.edu
More info: www.hsph.harvard.edu…

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