“The New Steel? Enabling the Carbon Nanomaterials Revolution: Markets, Metrology, Safety, and Scale-up” is a workshop to be held on February 28th and March 1st, 2011, at NIST’s Gaithersburg, Maryland facility. NIST has assembled an outstanding roster of speakers from industry, academia and government to address the full spectrum of issues, including a special panel on EH&S.

If you can join the workshop, please register before the registry is filled! Remember that this will be a true workshop and participants are encouraged to actively share their views and perspectives over the two days, and also to provide if possible before the workshop commences a brief (2-page) white paper on one of the three breakout session topics, listed below, to help seed the discussions. If you prepare a white paper, please send it to TheNewSteel@nist.gov

The three topic areas for the workshop breakout sessions:

• Technology Challenges and Barriers for Carbon-based Nanomaterials
• EH&S – From Regulation to the Marketplace
• Measurement Issues and Grand Challenges

NIST contact information is below if you have any questions or would like to receive more information regarding the workshop.

J. Alexander Liddle, Group Leader
Nanofabrication Research Group
Center for Nanoscale Science and Technology
National Institute of Standards and Technology
Bldg. 216 Rm. B153
100 Bureau Drive, Stop 6203
Gaithersburg, MD 20899-6203
tel: 301 975 6050
fax: 301 975 5314