The Nanyang Technological University – Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health Initiative for Sustainable Nanotechology will be hosting their 4th annual workshop and symposium during the week of October 19-23, 2020. This year’s workshop had originally been planned as an in-person event to take place in Boston, but due to COVID-19 it will … Continue reading “Fourth annual NTU-HSPH Susnano Initiative workshop and symposium”
October 1, 2020 – The global population is expected to reach 10 billion by 2050, and there is an urgent need to find ways to provide the global populace with safe and nutritious food, while at the same time minimizing the significant impact on the environment. The WHO estimates that microbial contamination causes 584 million … Continue reading “October 1, 2020 – Antimicrobial zein fibers for biodegradable and non-toxic food packaging”
Do immature lungs have air-blood barriers that are more permeable to inhaled nanoparticles than those of fully-developed mature lungs? Data answering this question and explaining the underlying mechanisms do not exist. In this study, we exposed infant rats to gold nanoparticles and found that translocation of inhaled nanoparticles from air to the blood stream is … Continue reading “Aug 14, 2019 – New article published in ACS Nano”
Our journey began with a burning question: How do we deal with the constant disease outbreaks and the emergence of antibiotic resistant microbes? The dangerous pathogens responsible for this are everywhere, in our offices, in hospitals, in airplanes, in our food. Controlling the spread of pathogens such as Listeria on food, Acinetobacter in hospital rooms … Continue reading “Jun 3, 2019 – Our battle with microbes and infectious diseases: A major threat to global health”
HSPH recently hosted Dr. Aliasger Salem for a nanolecture presentation, entitled “Effect of inhalation exposure to metal oxide nanoparticles on efficacy of a vaccine protecting against house dust mite allergy.” You can watch his presentation here:
Dr. Jeffrey Fredberg recently gave a presentation full of advice on how to write scientific papers effectively. To watch his presentation, please visit https://www.hsph.harvard.edu/nano/jeffrey-fredberg-phd-writing-science-for-impact/.
The initiative’s second annual workshop was hosted with great success at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health in Boston from November 12-16, 2018. Collaborators from the NTU faculty as well as their students traveled to the workshop to attend and present findings with Harvard faculty and students. The workshop provided a technical overview … Continue reading “Nov 19, 2018 – NTU-Harvard SusNano Second Annual Workshop Successfully Hosted in Boston”
Philip Demokritou, the director of the Center for Nanotechnology and Nanotoxicology, was recently interviewed by the Harvard Gazette. The interview highlighted the center’s recent work on novel nanoparticles and the potential benefits of a safer-by-design approach. The full feature can be read here: https://news.harvard.edu/gazette/story/2018/10/at-harvard-chan-school-nano-safety-is-no-small-concern/.
We would like to congratulate Dilpreet Singh for completing his PhD and successfully defending his dissertation. Congratulations, Dilpreet!
One of our recent publications (Deloid G, et al., ACS Nano) was featured in The Harvard Gazette. The full feature can be read here: https://news.harvard.edu/gazette/story/newsplus/could-a-nanofiber-help-fight-the-obesity-epidemic/ .