2017 GEMS Spring Meeting - Nanomaterials and Consumer Product Safety

  • Tuesday, May 02, 2017
  • 8:30 AM - 3:00 PM
  • EPA Main Campus, Room C111, 109 T.W. Alexander Drive, Durham, NC 27709


  • Spring meeting registration is free and open to all members and non-members.
The GEMS Spring Meeting to be held on Tuesday, May 2, 2017 will highlight issues surrounding nanomaterials and consumer product safety.  There is no fee to attend but registration is required.  Registration is open now. Please note: In the unlikely event of a government shutdown on May 2, the meeting will be held June 7 at the same location.


8:15-9:00 Registration

9:00-9:15 Welcome

Brian Chorley, PhD, GEMS President, US EPA

Holly Mortensen, PhD, GEMS President-Elect, US EPA

9:15-9:45 William Boyes, PhD, "A Framework for Evaluation of Engineered Nanomaterials", US Environmental Protection Agency, Research Triangle Park, NC

9:45-10:30 Mark Wiesner, PhD, “Nanoenabled Product Hazard and Exposure Assessment Tool (NanoPHEAT): A Custom NIKC Application”, James B. Duke Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering,

Duke University,Durham, NC

10:30-11:30 Poster Session (snacks and beverages provided)

11:30-12:15 Treye Thomas, PhD, "Addressing Nanotechnology Commercialization Implications – Challenges and Progress", Office of Hazard Identification and Reduction, US Consumer Product Safety Commission's Office, Washington, DC

12:15-1:15  Lunch at EPA Cafeteria

1:15-2:00 Khara Grieger, PhD, "Nanomaterials in Select Consumer and Military Applications”, Risk Analysis Program, RTI International, Research Triangle Park, NC

2:00-2:45 Alex Tropsha, PhD, "Data Science of Nanomaterials" Eshelman School of Pharmacy, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC
2:45-3:00 Closing Remarks and Wrap-up

P.O. Box 13475, Research Triangle Park, NC 27709

GEMS is incorporated as a non-profit scientific organization in the state of North Carolina  and with the federal government. 

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