11th International Conference on the Environmental Effects of Nanoparticles and Nanomaterials (ICEENN 2016)

August 14 - 18, 2016
Colorado School of Mines, Golden, CO


This year we are excited to begin the second decade of this highly successful conference series which started in 2006 (London), organized by Richard Handy. As one of the leading international conferences on environmental nanoscience, the 11th ICEENN will bring together researchers, regulators and industry to discuss recent advances in our understanding of both the nature of nanomaterials and the key issues relating to maintaining the economic and social benefits of nanotechnology.

NanoImpact Special Issue

Presenters are encouraged to consider submitting a paper to a special issue of NanoImpact to be published in spring 2017. Those interested should contact the conference organizers to learn specific details of submission. Author guidelines for NanoImpact can be found at: http://www.journals.elsevier.com/nanoimpact/

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Registration and the Opening Reception will be located at the Colorado School of Mines Geology Museum, located a few blocks from the Green Center. Please refer to the map below for walking directions from the Green Center.

Sessions are planned to cover topics including, but not limited to:

  • Advancements in nanomaterial analysis methods
  • Surface chemistry of nanomaterials in complex matrices
  • Release from consumer products and environmental fate
  • In vivo and in vitro toxicology of nanomaterials
  • Applications of nanomaterials in environment and health
  • Environmental issues of production-scale nanotech
  • Social and regulatory considerations of nanotechnology
  • Role of natural nanomaterials on contaminant behavior

Information for poster presenters

The maximum poster dimensions are 8' wide by 4' tall (these are the dimensions of the poster boards). ICEENN will provide hardware to hang posters. Please come ready to hang your poster by the morning break during the day of your Poster session. Also do not forget to take your posters down at the end of the day. Posters that remain up the next morning will be removed by conference staff.

Learn from the Experts!
Preconference 2-day hands-on workshop (August 13 & 14)

A workshop on characterization of nanoparticles will focus on single particle ICP-MS and asymmetrical flow & centrifugal FFF. Attendees will get hands-on experience in data collection and processing and will work with industry and academics experts. Hands on demonstrations by Cytovia and Malvern will be provided to workshop attendees and early arrivals to the conference from 2-4 on Sunday August 14th.

Social Program

The conference schedule provides the choice of two mid-conference afternoon outings. Bus transportation will be provided to and from both the Clear Creek Rafting Company in Idaho Springs and alternatively to Mount Galbraith Park for hiking. During the week coffee breaks, lunches, and most dinners are included in the registration fee. An unforgettable dinner in an American Old West setting (TheFort.com) is planned for Tuesday evening. An exciting raffle is planned for the closing reception.

The city of Golden offers numerous activities for accompanying spouses and children within walking distance of the conference venue and the downtown Golden accommodations.

August is also high tourist season in Colorado. You are highly encouraged to book your lodging as soon as possible to avoid lack of available hotel rooms near Golden!