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”
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/.
Engineered nanomaterials (particles and fibers with dimensions of less than one thousandth of the width of a hair, or the diameter of an influenza virus particle) are increasingly added to foods to improve quality, safety, or nutrition. One of these materials, nanocellulose, one of nature’s most abundant biopolymers, which can be derived from natural plant … Continue reading “Nanotechnology to the rescue: Using nature-derived nanocellulose to control fat digestion and absorption”
The Initiative’s first annual workshop was hosted with great success at Nanyang Technological University (NTU) in Singapore from November 13-17, 2017. Members of the Harvard faculty as well as students traveled to the workshop to attend and present findings with NTU collaborators. The workshop provided a technical overview of the research activities within the Initiative, … Continue reading “NTU-Harvard SusNano Inaugural Workshop Successfully Hosted in Singapore”
This initiative brings together scientists from NTU and Harvard to work on cutting edge applications and nano-EHS implications of nanotechnology with emphasis on green synthesis and safer-by-design approaches to pave the way to a sustainable nanotechnology industry. The initiative has launched 6 joined research projects in thematic areas. A faculty/student/researcher exchange program has been established … Continue reading “Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and Nanyang Technological University of Singapore Join Forces and Establish a Research Initiative for Sustainable Nanotechnology”