Cal. DTSC and UCLA Present — Nanotechnology VI Symposium: ‘Progress in Protection’

This one-day workshop, on Wednesday, October 13, is sponsored by the California Department of Toxic Substance Control and UCLA. Leading scientists will discuss the latest strategies in protecting workers in the research, development and manufacturing of nanomaterials, and define further research and developmental needs relating to occupational safety and health.

Nanotechnology is an expanding field that has the potential to create many new materials and products with a huge range of applications. It is already being used in cell phones, stain-resistant clothes, cosmetics, disease detection and in medicine. Business projections suggest that nanotechnology could be a $1 trillion industry in the US by 2015.

Registration for this free conference and webcast is required. 

The program presenters are leaders in university research, manufacturing and industry. They include:


Maziar Movassaghi, Acting Director, California Department of Toxic Substance Control

Andre Nel, M.D., Ph.D., Chief, Division of NanoMedicine, California NanoSystmes Institute; Director, UC Center for Environmental Implications of Nanotechnology

Mark Methner, Ph.D., CIH, Team Leader NIOSH Nanotechnology Field Research Team

Hilary Godwin, Ph.D. Professor, UCLA School of Public Health – Environmental Health Sciences; Education Director, UC Center for Environmental Implications of Nanotechnology


Wednesday, October 13, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.


UCLA California Nano Systems Institute. 570 Westwood Plaza, Building 114. Los Angeles CA 90095. Parking available on the UCLA campus $10. For more information contact: Teresa Lara, UCLA Luskin Center, (310) 267-5435 or Charlotte Fadipe, DTSC, (916) 956-2838.