Inaugural NTU-Harvard SusNano Workshop 2017

The Initiative’s first annual workshop was hosted with great success at NTU Singapore from November 13-17, 2017.Members of the Harvard faculty and researchers as well as students travelled to the workshop to present findings with NTU collaborators.The workshop provided a technical overview of the research activities within the Initiative, which focused on cutting edge applications and EHS (Environment, Health, and Safety) implications of nanomaterials. The presentations included updates on projects which entailed understanding the health implications of exposure to printer-emitted nanoparticles and the development of food-based nano-carriers and nano-modulators for efficient delivery of nutraceuticals and/or selective clearance of unwanted substances in the gastrointestinal tract.

The workshop was led by the Initiative’s co-directors, Associate Professor Philip Demokritou (HSPH) and Associate Professor Kee Woei Ng (NTU) with the Initiative’s internal steering committee and external advisory committee members attending as well. Plenary speakers included Professor Sotiris Pratsinis of ETH Zürich in Switzerland and Professor Flemming Cassee of National Institute for Public Health and the Environment (RIVM) & University of Utrecht in the Netherlands.