Nano-Carbon Enhanced Materials (NCEM) Consortium meeting in Edinburgh
to be focused on the Health and Safety of carbon nanomaterials
18th & 19th July 2012
The 2nd NCEM-1 meeting is taking place in Dalmahoy Marriott Hotel and Country Club, the Scottish Baronial Manor set in 1000 acres of parkland and one of
's premier golfing venues (www.marriottdalmahoy.co.uk). Scotland
Consortium members are coming from 7 different countries including USA and Chile and they include: Nokia, Thales UK, ST Microelectronics, Codelco, Bosch, National Grid, International Copper Association, Nexans, Arup, University of Cambridge and Trinity College Dublin.
The meeting is planned to start in the morning with the "Masterclass in NanoSafety: The health, safety & business risks in nanotechnology innovation and how they can be addressed" delivered by Dr Steve Hankin and Dr Craig Poland from the
Instituteof Occupational Medicinefrom Edinburgin . This would be followed by the panel discussion. Scotland
- A brief history of why concerns about nanotechnology arose and their potential impacts on business
- The landscape of Standards, Regulation, and key literature/guidance relevant to nanosafety
- Making sense of risk and what influences its magnitude: hazard & exposure
- Assessing & modifying hazards from carbon-based nanomaterials: CNT and graphene
- Assessing and controlling exposures to carbon-based nanomaterials
- How to demonstrably manage the risks, to protect your workforce, your downstream users and your business
The NCEM-1 (First Nano-Carbon Enhanced Materials) Consortium launched in
on 19th April brought together potential users from defence, electronics, structural materials, metal refining and power generation industries with a shared interest in understanding the challenges and opportunities of nano-carbon disruptive technologies. Cambridge
After the lunch the meeting delegates will have an opportunity to hear Dr Kyle Kissell, Director of Technology Development from NanoRidge, USA who would present recent development to incorporate highly conductive carbon nanotubes into copper metal that resulted in a composite materials with superior properties, most notably ~30% higher electrical conductivity and ~40% increased current carrying capacity, as compared to conventional copper.
His presentation will be followed by presentation from Dr Francesco Bonaccorso from
about grapheme applications in electronics and an update about European FP7 NMP 2013 call for collaborative R&D proposals. Universityof Cambridge
Dr Bojan Boskovic, CEO of Cambridge Nanomaterials Technology Ltd, who leads the consortium said: Delegates are interested in three main areas of application: next generation of electronic materials, smart structural materials, and improved thermal and electrical conductors. We are looking to help development of nano-carbon technologies, facilitate supply chain building and engage H&S and regulatory challenges.
Dr Peter Hewkin of Centre for Business Innovation (CfBI) added The NCEM-1 consortium joins a number of other consortia run by CfBI, these include: Microfluidics, Open Innovation and Inclusive Design, all of which have close links with the
. Universityof Cambridge
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