Moungi G. Bawendi
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Moungi G. Bawendi (NAS) is the Lester Wolfe Professor of Chemistry in the Department of Chemistry at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. His research interests include the chemistry, physics, and applications of nanometer size semiconductor and metal particles exhibiting quantum mechanical size effects. He is currently interested in the science and applications of nanocrystals, especially semiconductor nanocrystals. Previously, he was a member of the NRC Committee on the Review of the National Nanotechnology Initiative. In 2007, Dr. Bawendi was elected to the National Academy of Sciences. He earned a Ph.D. in chemistry from the University of Chicago.
Pratim Biswas is the Stifel and Quinette Jens Professor and Chair of the Department of Energy, Environmental and Chemical Engineering at the Washington University in St. Louis. Dr. Biswas’s research interests include aerosol science and engineering, nanoparticle technology, air quality and pollution control, combustion, environmentally benign energy production and materials processing (applications in Environmental & Energy Technologies), and thermal sciences (Heat Transfer, Fluid Mechanics). Dr. Biswas was appointed president of the American Association for Aerosol Research for 2006-2007 and was previously appointed as the technical program chair at the International Aerosol Conference in St. Paul, MN. He received his Ph.D. in mechanical engineering from the California Institute of Technology.
Vicki L. Colvin
Vicki Colvin is Professor of Chemistry at Rice University and Director of its Center for Biological and Environmental Nanotechnology (CBEN). CBEN is one of the nation's six Nanoscience and Engineering Centers funded by the National Science Foundation. One of CBEN's primary areas of interest is the application of nanotechnology to the environment.
She has received numerous accolades for her teaching abilities, including Phi Beta Kappa's Teaching Prize for 1998-1999 and the Camille Dreyfus Teacher Scholar Award in 2002. In 2002, she was also named one of Discover Magazine's "Top 20 Scientists to Watch" and received an Alfred P. Sloan Fellowship. Dr. Colvin is also a frequent contributor to Advanced Materials, Physical Review Letters and other peer-reviewed journals, and holds patents to four inventions. She received her Ph.D. in chemistry from the University of California, Berkeley where she was awarded the American Chemical Society’s Victor K. LaMer Award for her work in colloid and surface chemistry.
Stephen J. Klaine
Stephen J. Klaine is a professor in the Department of Biological Sciences and Department of Environmental Toxicology, Clemson University. Prior to this Dr.Klaine was an associate professor in the Department of Biology and the director of the Environmental Health and Toxicological Research Institute at Memphis State University. His research focuses on the fate of contaminants in aquatic ecosystems and their effects on aquatic plants and animals. Dr. Klaine is a recipient of the Who's Who in Technology, Environmental Science and Engineering and the Superior Performance in University Research, Memphis State University awards. He currently serves on the NRC Panel on Life Sciences. He received his Ph.D. in environmental science from Rice University.
Andrew D. Maynard
Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars
Andrew D. Maynard is the chief science advisor at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars for the Project on Emerging Nanotechnologies. He also holds an Associate Professorship at the University of Cincinnati, and is an Honorary Senior Lecturer at the University of Aberdeen, U.K. Dr. Maynard’s research interests revolve around the fields of aerosol characterization and the implications of nanotechnology to occupational health. Dr. Maynard’s expertise covers many facets of aerosols and health implications, from occupational aerosol sampler design to state of the art nanoparticle analysis. Previously, he worked for NIOSH and represented the agency on the Nanomaterial Science, Engineering and Technology subcommittee of the National Science and Technology Council (NSET), and co-chaired the Nanotechnology Health and Environment Implications (NEHI) working group of NSET. Recently he was a recipient of the NIOSH Alice Hamilton Award (Biological Sciences). He is a member of the Executive Committee of the International Council on Nanotechnology (ICON), and until recently, chaired the International Standards Organization Working Group on size selective sampling in the workplace. He earned his Ph.D. in aerosol physics from the Cavendish Laboratory, University of Cambridge, UK.
Nancy A. Monteiro-Riviere
North Carolina State University
Nancy Ann Monteiro-Riviere, Ph.D. is a Professor of Investigative Dermatology and Toxicology at the Center for Chemical Toxicology Research and Pharmacokinetics, North Carolina State University (NCSU). Dr. Monteiro-Riviere is also a Professor in the Joint Department of Biomedical Engineering at UNC-Chapel Hill/NCSU and Research Adjunct Professor of Dermatology, School of Medicine at UNC Chapel Hill. She received her M.S. and Ph.D. in Anatomy from Purdue University. She was past-President of both the Dermal Toxicology and In Vitro Toxicology Specialty Sections of the National Society of Toxicology. Dr. Monteiro-Riviere is a Fellow in the American Academy of Nanomedicine, The Academy of Toxicological Sciences, and in the American College of Toxicology. She serves on several toxicology editorial boards, and national panels, including many in nanotoxicology and Co-Editor of “Nanotoxicology: Characterization and Dosing and Health Effects”.
University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry
Günter Oberdörster is Professor in the Department of Environmental Medicine at the University of Rochester, Director of the University of Rochester Ultrafine Particle Center, PI of a Multidisciplinary Research Initiative in Nanotoxicology, and Head of the Pulmonary Core of the NIEHS Center Grant. His research includes the effects and underlying mechanisms of lung injury induced by inhaled non-fibrous and fibrous particles, including extrapolation modeling and risk assessment. His studies with ultrafine particles influenced the field of inhalation toxicology, raising awareness of the unique biokinetics and toxicological potential of nano-sized particles. He has served on many national and international committees and is recipient of several scientific awards. He is on the editorial boards of the Journal of Aerosol Medicine; Particle & Fibre Toxicology; Nanotoxicology; International J. Hygiene & Environmental Health; and Associate Editor of Inhalation Toxicology and Environmental Health Perspectives. He earned his D.V.M. and Ph.D. (Pharmacology) from the University of Giessen in Germany.
Mark A. Ratner
Mark A. Ratner is the Morrison Professor of Chemistry and Professor of Materials Science and Engineering at Northwestern University. Research is focused on the structure and function at the nanoscale, and the theory of fundamental chemical processes. Specific areas of interest include molecular electronics, electron transfer, self-assembly, nonlinear optical response in molecules, and theories of quantum dynamics. He is a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and a member of the American Academy of Art and Sciences. Dr. Ratner was elected to the NAS in 2002 for his contribution to molecular materials theory and modeling. He earned his Ph.D. in chemistry from Northwestern University.
Justin G. Teeguarden
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
Justin G. Teeguarden is a senior scientist in Biological Monitoring and Modeling at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. He currently conducts research on the biocompatibility of nanomaterials, with a focus on dosimetry and kinetics, as part of a multidisciplinary research program in nanomaterial toxicity/safety. In addition he continues to study the pharmacokinetics of industrial chemicals, and consults with the U.S. EPA and private companies on the development and application of physiologically based pharmacokinetic models and other dosimetry approaches supporting risk assessments. He has previously served as chair and President elect for the Dose-Response Specialty Section of the Society of Risk Analysis, and is currently a Councilor for the biological modeling specialty section of the Society of Toxicology. He has also served as a member of the EPA’s STAR grant review panel (Computational Toxicology), and the EPA’s Scientific Advisory Board. In 2003 Dr. Teeguarden was honored by the Risk Assessment Specialty Section of the Society of Toxicolgy for the Best Published Manuscript Advancing the Science of Risk Assessment. He received his Ph.D. in toxicology from the University of Wisconsin, Madison.
Mark R. Wiesner
Mark R. Wiesner is the James L. Meriam Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering in the Pratt School of Engineering at Duke University. He was previously Chair of Excellence in the Chemical Engineering Laboratory at the Institute Nationale Polytechnique Toulouse, France. His research interests include membrane processes, nanostructured materials, transport and fate of nanomaterials in the environment, colloidal and interfacial processes, and environmental systems analysis. Dr. Wiesner has received the AEESP Frontiers in Research Award, the AIChE Graduate Research Award for Membrane-Based Separations, and the Charles Duncan Award for Scholarship and Teaching at Rice University. He served on the Scientific Advisor Board and was the U.S. Director for the European Union/United States University Consortium on Environmental Engineering Education from 1993 to 2005. Dr. Wiesner received his Ph.D. in environmental engineering from the Johns Hopkins University.