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Vicki L. Colvin
Professor Emeritus
Kenneth S. Pitzer-Schlumberger Professor Emeritus of Chemistry, Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering, Materials Science and Nanomaterials Engineering
 
e-mail:colvin@rice.edu
 
  • B.S. Stanford University (1988)
  • Ph.D. University of California, Berkeley (1994)
 
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Department Affiliations
 
  • Center for Biological and Environmental Nanotechnology
  • Department of Chemistry
  • Rice Quantum Institute
  • Smalley Institute for Nanoscale Science and Technology
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    Websites
     Colvin Research Group
     
    Colvin Research Statement
     Professor Colvin’s research explores how nanoscale particles interact with the environment and living systems. Her research draws on both synthetic chemistry for the preparation and control of novel nanophase systems as well as physical chemistry for the investigation of their unusual behavior. Currently her projects draw on the unique and responsive behavior of nanoparticles to solve problems related to water purification and targeted cell death.
     
    Selected Publications
     Refereed articles
     

    Contreras, Elizabeth; Cho, Minjung; Zhu, Huiguang; Puppala, Hema; Escalera, Gabriela; Zhong, Weiwei; Colvin, Vicki "Toxicity of Quantum Dots and Cadmium Salt to Caenorhabditis elegans after Multigenerational Exposure." Env. Sci & Tech, 47 (2013) : 1148-1154.

     
     

    Lee, Seung Soo; Song, Wensi; Cho, Minjung; Puppala, Hema; Nguyen, Phuc; Zhu, Huiguang; Segatori, Laura; Colvin, Vicki; "“Antioxidant Properties of Cerium Oxide Nanocrystals as a Function of Nanocrystal Diameter and Surface Coating”." ACS Nano, 17 (2013) : 9693-9703.

     
     

    Lee, Seung Soo; Song, Wensi; Cho, Minjung; Puppala, Hema; Nguyen, Phuc; Zhu, Huiguang; Segatori, Laura; Colvin, Vicki; "“Antioxidant Properties of Cerium Oxide Nanocrystals as a Function of Nanocrystal Diameter and Surface Coating”." ACS Nano, 17 (2013) : 9693-9703.

     
     

    Lee, Seung Soo; Song, Wensi; Cho, Minjung; Puppala, Hema; Nguyen, Phuc; Zhu, Huiguang; Segatori, Laura; Colvin, Vicki; "“Antioxidant Properties of Cerium Oxide Nanocrystals as a Function of Nanocrystal Diameter and Surface Coating”." ACS Nano, 17 (2013) : 9693-9703.

     
     

    Lee, Seung Soo; Song, Wensi; Cho, Minjung; Puppala, Hema; Nguyen, Phuc; Zhu, Huiguang; Segatori, Laura; Colvin, Vicki; "“Antioxidant Properties of Cerium Oxide Nanocrystals as a Function of Nanocrystal Diameter and Surface Coating”." ACS Nano, 17 (2013) : 9693-9703.

     
     

    Lewick, Zuzanna; Li, Yang; Bohloul, Arash; Yu, William; Colvin, Vicki "Nanorings and nanocrescents formed via shaped nanosphere lithography: a route toward large areas of infrared metamaterials ." Nanotechnology, 24 (2013) : 115303.

     
     

    Lewicka, Zuzanna; Bahloul, Arash; Yu, William; Colvin, Vicki "A facile fabrication process for polystyrene nanoring arrays ." Nanoscale, 32 (2013) : 2356-2364.

     
     

    Lewicka, Zuzanna; Yu, William; Oliva, Brittany; Contreras Elizabeth; Colvin, Vicki "Photochemical behavior of nanoscale TiO2 and ZnO sunscreen ingredients." J Photochemistry and Photobiology A-Chemistry, 263 (2013) : 24-33.

     
     

    Liu, XS; Zhu, Huiguang; Jin, Qiao; Zhou, Wenbo; Colvin, Vicki; Ji, Jian "Small and Stable Phosphorylcholine Zwitterionic Quantum Dots for Weak Nonspecific Phagocytosis and Effecive Tat Peptide Functionalization ." Advanced Healthcare Materials, 2 (2013) : 352-360.

     
     

    Newton, Kim; Puppala, Hema; Kitchens, Christopher; Colvin, Vicki; Klaine, Stephen "Silver nanoparticle toxicity to Daphnia magna is a function of dissolved silver concentration ." Env. Toxicology & Chem, 32 (2013) : 2356-2364.

     
     

    Wang, Jing; Koo, Yeonjong; Alexander, Anne; Yang, Yu, Westerhof, Samantha; Zhang, Qingbo; Schnoor, Jerald; Colvin, Vicki; Braam, Janet; Alvarez, Pedro "Phytostimulation of poplars and Arabidopsis exposed to silver nanoparticles and ag(+) at sublethal concentrations." Environ Sci & Tech, 47 (2013) : 5442-5449.

     
     

    Wang, Yonggang; Zhu, Huiguang; Becker, Matthew; Englehart, Jessica; Abriola, Linda; Colvin, Vicki; Pennell, Kurt "Effect of surface coating composition on quantum dot mobility in porous media." J. Nanoparticle Research, 14 (2013)

     
     

    G. Roebben, S. Ramirez-Garcia, V. Hackley, M. Roesslein, F. Klaessig, V. Kestens, I. Lynch, C. Garner, A. Rawle, A. Elder, V. Colvin, W. Kreyling, H. F. Krug, Z. Lewicka, S. McNeil, A. Nel, A. Patri, P. Wick, M. Wiesner, T. Xia, G. Oberdoerster, K. A. Dawson "Interlaboratory comparison of size and surface charge measurements on nanoparticles prior to biological impact assessment." J. Nanopart. Res., 13 (2011) : 2675-2687.

     
     

    J. A. Jamison, E. L. Bryant, S. B. Kadali, M. S. Wong, V. L. Colvin, K. S. Matthew "Altering protein surface charge with chemical modification modulates protein-gold nanoparticle aggregation." J. Nanopart. Res., 13 (2011) : 625-636.

     
     

    J. Jing, M. H. Liu, V. L. Colvin, W. Li, W. Yu "Photocatalytic degradation of nitrogen-containing organic compounds over TiO(2)." J. Mol. Catal. A: Chem., 351 (2011) : 7-8.

     
     

    J. Jing, Y. Zhang, J. Liang, Q. Zhang, Q. Zhang, E. Bryant, C. Avendano, V. L. Colvin, Y. Wang, W. Li, W. W. Yu "One-step reverse precipitation synthesis of water-dispensible superparamagnetic magnetite nanoparticles." J. Nanopart. Res. (2011) Submitted

     
     

    J. T. Mayo, S. S. Lee, C. T. Yavuz, W. Yu, A. Prakash, J. Falkner, V. L. Colvin "A multiplexed separation of iron oxide nanocrystals using variable magnetic fields." Nanoscale, 3 (2011) : 4560-4563.

     
     

    M. V. Liga, E. L. Bryant, V. L. Colvin, Q. L. Li "Virus inactivation by silver doped titanium dioxide nanoparticles for drinking water treatment." Water Res., 45 (2011) : 535-544.

     
     

    N. Lewinski, H. Zhu, C. Ouyang, G. P. Conner, D. S. Wagner, V. L. Colvin, R. A. Drezek "Trophic transfer of amphiphilic polymer coated CDSe/ZnS quantum dots to Danio rerio." Nanoscale, 3 (2011) : 3080-3083.

     
     

    N. T. Alvarez, F. Li, C. L. Pint, J. T. Mayo, E. Z.Fisher, J. M. Tour, V. L. Colvin, R. H. Hauge "Uniform Large Diameter Carbon Nanotubes In Vertical Arrays from Premade Near-Monodisperse Nanoparticles." Chem. Mater., 23 (2011) : 3466-3475.

     
     

    S. S. Lee, C. Zhang, Z. Lewicka, M. Cho, J. T. Mayo, W. W. Yu, R. H. Hauge, V. L. Colvin "Control over the diameter, length, and structure of carbon nanotubes carpets using aluminum ferrite and iron oxide nanoparticles as catalyst precursors."  (2011) Submitted

     
     

    Y. Yang, H. Zhu, V. L. Colvin, P. J. Alvarez "Cellular and transcriptional response of pseudomonas stutzeri to quantum dots under aerobic and denitrifying conditions." Environ. Sci. Technol., 45 (2011) : 4988-4994.

     
     

    Y. Zhang, Q. Dai, X. Li, J. Liang, V. L. Colvin, Y. Wang, W. W. Yu "PbSe/CdSe and PbSe/CdSe/ZnSe Hierarchical Nanocrystals and Their Photoluminescence." Langmuir, 27 (2011) : 9583-9587.

     
     

    Y. Zhang, W. Cheng, T. Zhang, Q. Dai, T. Cui, V. L. Colvin, W. W. Yu "Critical size of temperature-dependent band shift in collodial PbSe quantum dots." Nano Lett. (2011) Submitted

     
     

    Y. Zhang, W. Cheng, T. Zhang, T. Cui, Y. Wang, V. L. Colvin, W. W. Yu "Size- and temperature-dependent quantum confined dielectric effect in colloidal PbSe and CdSe nanocrystals." J. Phys. Chem. C (2011) Submitted

     
     

    Z. A. Lewicka, A. F. Benedetto, D. N. Benoit, W. W. Yu, J. D. Fortner, V. L. Colvin "The structure, composition, and dimensions of TiO(2) and ZnO nanomaterials in commercial sunscreens." J. Nanopart. Res., 13 (2011) : 3607-3617.

     
     

    Casis, N., Ravaine, S., Reculusa, S., Colvin, V. L., Wiesner, M., Estenoz, D., Fidalgo de Cortalezzi, M. "Polymeric Membranes from Colloidal Templates with Tunable Morphology." Macromol. React. Eng., 4 (2010) : 445-452.

     
     

    Gobin, A. M., Watkins, E., Quevedo, E., Colvin, V. L., West, J. L. "Near-Infrared-Resonant Gold/Gold Sulfide Nanoparticles as a Photothermal Cancer." Small, 6 (2010) : 745-752.

     
     

    Lewinski, N. A., Zhu, H., Jo, H.-J., Pham, D., Kamath, R. R., Ouyang, C. R., Vulpe, C. D., Colvin, V. L., Drezek, R. A. "Quantification of Water Solubilized CdSe/ZnS QuantumDots in Daphnia Magna." Environ. Sci. Technol., 44 (2010) : 1841-1846.

     
     

    Tour, J. M., Kittrell, C., Colvin, V. L. "Green carbon as a bridge to renewable energy." Nat. Mater., 9 (2010) : 871-874.

     
     

    Yavuz, C. T., Mayo, J. T., Wang, J., Ellsworth, A. Z., D'Couto, H., Quevedo, E., Prakash, A., Gonzalez, L., Nguyen, C., Kelty, C., Colvin, V. L.L "Pollution magnet: nano-magnetite for arsenic removal from drinking water." Environ. Geochem. Health, 32 (2010) : 327-334.

     
     

    Zhu, H., Prakash, A., Benoit, D., Jones, C., Colvin, V. "Low temperature synthesis of ZnS and CdZnS shells on CdSe quantum dots." Nanotechnology, 21 (2010) : 255604.

     
     

    A. Prakash, H. Zhu, C. Jones, D. Benoit, A. Ellsworth, E. Bryant, V. Colvin "Bilayers as Phase Transfer Agents for Nanocrystals Prepared in Nonpolar Solvents." ACS Nano, 3 (2009) : 2139-2146.

     
     

    A. Tcherniak, A. Prakash, J. T. Mayo, V. L. Colvin, S. Link "Fluorescence Correlation Spectroscopy of Magnetite Nanocrystal Diffusion." J. Phys. Chem. C, 113 (2009) : 844-848.

     
     

    C. T. Yavuz, A. Prakash, J. T. Mayo, V. L. Colvin "Magnetic separations: From steel plants to biotechnology ." Chem. Eng. Sci., 64 (2009) : 2510-2521.

     
     

    I. Linkov, J. Steevens, G. Adlakha-Hutcheon, B. Gitanjali, E. Bennett, M. Chappell, V. Colvin, J. M. Davis, T. Davis, A. Elder, S. F. Hansen, P. B. Hakkinen, S. M. Hussain, D. Karkan, R. Korenstein, I. Lynch, C. Metcalfe, A. B. Ramadan, F. K. Satterstrom "Emerging methods and tools for environmental risk assessment, decision-making, and policy for nanomaterials: summary of NATO Advanced Research Workshop." J. Nanopart. Res., 11 (2009) : 513-527.

     
     

    J. A. Jamison, K. M. Krueger, J. T. Mayo, C. T. Yavuz, J. J. Redden, V. L. Colvin "Applying analytical ultracentrifugation to nanocrystal suspensions." Nanotechnol., 20 (2009) : 355702(10pp).

     
     

    N. V. Gopee, D. W. Roberts, P. Webb, C. R. Cozart, P. H. Siitonen, J. R. Latendresse, A. R. Warbitton, W. W. Yu, V. L. Colvin, N. J. Walker, P. C. Howard "Quantitative Determination of Skin Penetration of PEG-Coated CdSe Quantum Dots in Dermabraded but not Intact SKH-1 Hairless Mouse Skin." Toxicol. Sci., 111 (2009) : 37-48.

     
     

    P. J. J. Alvarez, V. L. Colvin, J. Lead, V. Stone "Research Priorities to Advance Eco-Responsible Nanotechnology." ACS Nano, 3 (2009) : 1616-1619.

     
     

    D. L. Nida, N. Nitin, W. W. Yu, V. L. Colvin, and R. Richards-Kortum "Photostability of quantum dots with amphiphilic polymer-based passivation strategies." Nanotechnology, 19 (2008) : 1-6.

     
     

    J. A. Jamison, J. M. Krueger, C. T. Yavuz, J. T. Mayo, D. LeCrone, J. J. Redden, and V. L. Colvin "Size-Dependent Sedimentation Properties of Nanocrystals." ACS Nano, 2 (2008) : 311-319.

     
     

    L. W. Zhang, W. W. Yu, V. L. Colvin, N. A. Monteiro-Riviere "Biological interactions of quantum dot nanoparticles in skin and in human epidermal keratinocytes." Toxicol. Appl. Pharmacol. (2008) : 200-211.

     
     

    N. Lewinski, V. Colvin, and R. Drezek "Cytotoxicity of Nanoparticles." Small, 4 (2008) : 26-49.

     
     

    S. Lee, A. Fursina, J. T. Mayo, C. Yavuz, V. L. Colvin, R. G. Sumesh Sofin, I. V. Shvets, and D. Natelson "Electrically driven phase transition in magnetite nanostructures." Nature Mater., 7 (2008) : 130-133.

     
     

    S. Mahendra, H. Zhu, V. Colvin, P. Alvarez "Quantum Dot Weathering Results in Microbial Toxicity." Environ. Sci. Technol., 42 (2008) : 9424-9430.

     
     

    T. Prasad, V, L. Colvin, D. M. Mittleman "Dependence of guided resonances on the structural parameters of terahertz photonic crystal slabs." J. Opt. Soc. Am. B: Opt. Phys., 25 (2008) : 633-644.

     
     

    Asokan, S., Krueger, K.M., Colvin, V.L., Wong, M.S. "Shape-controlled synthesis of CdSe tetrapods using cationic surfactant ligands." Small, 3 (2007) : 1164-1169.

     
     

    Fortner, J., Kim, D.I., Boyd, A., Falkner, J., Moran, S., Colvin, V., Hughes, J. "Reaction of Water-Stable C60 aggregates with ozone." Environ. Sci. Technol., 41 (2007) : 7497-7502.

     
     

    Gopee, Neera V., Roberts, D.W., Webb, P., Cozart, C.R., Siitonen, P.H., Warbritton, A.R., Yu, W.W., Colvin, V.L., Walker, N.J., Howard, P. C. "Migration of intradermally injected quantum dots to sentinel organs in mice." Toxicological Sciences, 98 (2007) : 249-257.

     
     

    Krueger, Karl M., Al-Somali, Ali M., Mejia, Michelle, Colvin, Vicki L "The hydrodynamic size of polymer stabilized nanocrystals." Nanotechnology, 18 (2007) : 475709-475715.

     
     

    Lee, H.A., Imran, M., Monteiro-Riviere N.A., Colvin, V.L., Yu, W.W., Rivlere, J.E. "Biodistribution of quantum dot nanoparticles in perfused skin: Evidence of coating dependency and periodicity in arterial extraction." Nano Letters, 7 (2007) : 2865-2870.

     
     

    Mayo, JT, Yavuz, CT, Yean, S, Cong, L, Yu, WW, Falkner, J, Kan, A. Tomson, M., Colvin VL, "The Effect of Nanocrystalline Magnetite Size on Arsenic Removal." Science and Tech Advanced Materials, 8(1-2) (2007) : 71-75.

     
     

    Prasad, Tushar, Colvin, Vicki L., Jian, Zhongping, Mittleman, Daniel A. "Superprism effect in a metal-clad terahertz photonic crystal slab." Optics Letters, 32 (2007) : 683-685.

     
     

    Warheit, David B., Webb, Thomas R., Colvin, Vicki L., Reed, Kenneth L., Sayes, Christie R. "Pulmonary bioassay studies with nanoscale and fine-quartz particles in rats: Toxicity is not dependent upon particle size but on surface characteristics." Tox. Sciences, 95 (2007) : 270-280.

     
     

    Yu, William W., Chang, Emmanuel, Falkner, Joshua C., Zhang, Junyan, Al-Somali, Ali M., Sayes, Christie M., Johns, Judah, Drezek, RebekahColvin, Vicki L "Forming biocompatible and nonaggregated nanocrystals in water using amphiphilic polymers." J. American Chemical Society, 129 (2007) : 2871-2879.

     
     

    Calabretta, Michelle, K., Matthews, Kathleen S., Colvin, Vicki L. "DNA Binding to Protein-Gold Nanocrystal Conjugates." Bioconjugates, 17 (2006) : 1156-1161.

     
     

    Chang, Emmanuel, Thekkek, Nadhi, Yu, William, Colvin, Vicki, Drezek, Rebekah "Evaluation of Quantum Dot Cytotoxicity Based on Intracellular Uptake." Small, 2 (2006) : 1412-1417.

     
     

    Jiang, P., Prasad, T. McFarland, M.J., and Colvin, V.L. "Two-dimensional nonclose-packed colloidal crystals formed by spincoating." Appl. Phys. Lett., 89 (2006) : 011908.

     
     

    Maynard, Andrew D., Aitken, Robert J., Butz, Tilman, Colvin, Vicki, Donaldson, Ken, Oberdoerster, Guenter, Philbert, Martin A, Ryan, John, Seaton, Anthony, Stone, Vicki, Tinkle, Sally S., Tran, Lang, Walker, Nigel J., Warheit, David B. "Safe Handling of Nanotechnology." Nature, 444 (2006) : 267-269.

     
     

    Prasad, T., Turner, M., Falkner, J., Mittleman, D., Johnson, J., Lin, T.W., Colvin, V.L. "Nanostructured virus crystals for x-ray optics." IEEE Trans. on Nanotechnology, 5 (2006) : 93-96.

     
     

    Prasad, Tushar, Mittleman, Daniel M., Colvin, Vicki L. "A photonic crystal sensor based on the superprism effect." Opt. Mater., 29 (2006) : 56-59.

     
     

    Sayes Christie M., Wahi, R., Kurian, P.A., Liu Y.P., West Jennifer L., Ausman Kevin, D., Warheit David B., Colvin Vicki L. "Correlating nanoscale titania structure with toxicity: A cytotoxicity and inflammatory response study with human dermal fibroblasts and human lung epithelial cells." Toxicol. Sci., 92 (2006) : 74-185.

     
     

    Sayes, C.M., Liang, F., Hudson, J.L., Mendez, J., Guo, W., Beach, J.M., Moore, V.C., Doyle, C.D., West, J.L., Billups, W.E., Ausman, K.D., Colvin, V.L. "Functionalization density dependence of single-walled carbon nanotubes cytotoxicity in vitro." Toxicol. Lett., 61 (2006) : 135-152.

     
     

    Wahi, Rajeev K., Liu, Yunping, Falkner, Joshua C., Colvin, Vicki L. "Solvothermal synthesis and characterization of anatase TiO2 nanocrystals with ultrahigh surface area." J. Colloid. Interface Sci., 302 (2006) : 530-536.

     
     

    Warheit, D.B., Webb, T.R., Sayes, C.M., Colvin, V.L., and Reed, K.L. "Pulmonary Installation Studies with Nanoscale TiO2 Rods and Dots in Rats: Toxicity is not dependent upon Particle Size and Surface Area." Toxicol. Sci., 91 (2006) : 227-236.

     
     

    Yavuz, Cafer T., Mayo, JT, Yu, William, Prakash, Arjun, Falkner, Joshua, Yean, Sujin, Cong, Lili, Shipley, Heather, Kan, Amy, Tomson, Mason, Colvin Vicki L. "Low-Field Magnetic Separation of Monodisperse Fe3O4." Science, 314 (2006) : 964-967.

     
     

    Yean, S., Cong, L., Yavuz, C. T., Mayo, J. T., Yu, W. W., Falkner, J. C., Kan, A. T., Colvin, V. L., Tomson, M. B. "Effect of magnetite particle size on adsorption and desorption of arsenite and arsenate." J. Mater. Res., 21 (2006) : 1862-1862.

     
     

    Yu, William W., Chang, Emmanuel, Drezek, Rebekah, Colvin, Vicki L. "Water-soluble quantum dots for biomedical applications." Biochem. Biophys. Res. Commun., 348 (2006) : 781-786.

     
     

    Yu, William W., Chang, Emmanuel, Sayes, Christie M., Drezek, Rebekah, Colvin, Vicki L. "Aqueous dispersion of monodisperse magnetic iron oxide nanocrystals through phase transfer." Nanotechnology, 17 (2006) : 4483-4487.

     
     

    Asokan, A., Krueger, K. M., Alkhawaldeh, A., Carreon, A. R., Mu, Z., Colvin, V. L., Mantzaris, N. V., Wong, M. S. "The use of heat transfer fluids in the synthesis of high-quality CdSe quantum dots, core/shell quantum dots, and quantum rods." Nanotechnology, 16 (2005) : 2000-2011.

     
     

    Calabretta, M., Jamison, J. A., Falkner, J. C., Liu, Y., Yuhas, B. D., Matthews, K. S., Colvin, V. L. "Analytical Ultracentrifugation for Characterizing Nanocrystals and Their Bioconjugates." Nano Lett., 5 (2005) : 963-967.

     
     

    Chang, E., Miller, J. S., Sun, J., Yu, W., Colvin, V. L., Drezek, R., West, J. L. "Protease-activated quantum dot probes." Biochem. Biophys. Res. Commun., 334 (2005) : 1317-1321.

     
     

    Chen, M., Falkner, J., Guo, W., Zhang, J.-Y., Sayes, C., Colvin, V. "Synthesis and self-organization of soluble monodisperse palladium nanoclusters." J. Colloid Interface Sci., 287 (2005) : 146-151.

     
     

    Cortalezzi, M. M., Colvin, V., Wiesner, M. R. "Controlling submicron-particle template morphology: effect of solvent chemistry." J. Colloid Interface Sci., 283 (2005) : 366-372.

     
     

    Falkner, J. C., Al-Somali, A. M., Jamison, J. A., Zhang, J., Adrianse, S. L., Simpson, R. L., Calabretta, M. K., Radding, W., Phillips, G. N., Jr., Colvin, V. L. "Generation of Size-Controlled, Submicrometer Protein Crystals." Chem. Mater., 17 (2005) : 2679-2686.

     
     

    Falkner, J. C., Turner, M. E., Bosworth, J. K., Trentler, T. J., Johnson, J. E., Lin, T., Colvin, V. L. "Virus Crystals as Nanocomposite Scaffolds." J. Am. Chem. Soc., 127 (2005) : 5274-5275.

     
     

    Fortner, J. D.; Lyon, D. Y.; Sayes, C. M.; Boyd, A. M.; Falkner, J. C.; Hotze, E. M.; Alemany, L. B.; Tao, Y. J.; Guo, W.; Ausman, K. D.; Colvin, V. L.; Hughes, J. B. "C60 in Water: Nanocrystal Formation and Microbial Response." Environ. Sci. Technol., 39 (2005) : 4307-4316.

     
     

    Rengarajan, R., Mittleman, D., Rich C., Colvin, V. "Effect of disorder on the optical properties of colloidal crystals." Phys. Rev. E., 71 (2005) : 016615.

     
     

    Sayes, C., Goin, A. M., Ausman, K. D., Mendez, J., West, J. L., Colvin, V. L. "Nano-C60 Cytotoxicity is Due to Lipid Peroxidation." Biomater., 26 (2005) : 7587-7595.

     
     

    A. M. Al-Somali, K. M. Krueger, J. C. Falkner, and V. L. Colvin "Recycling size exclusion chromatography for the analysis and separation of nanocrystalline gold." Anal. Chem., 76 (2004) : 5903-5910.

     
     

    C. M. Sayes, J. D. Fortner, W. Guo. D. Lyon, A. M. Byd, K. D. Ausman, Y. J. Tao, B. Sitharaman, L. J. Wilson, J. B. Hughes, J. L. West, V. L. Colvin "The differential cytotoxicity of water-soluble fullerenes." Nano Lett., 4 (2004) : 1881-1887.

     
     

    W. W.Yu, J. C. Falkner, C. T. Yavuz, V. L. Colvin "Synthesis of monodisperse iron oxide nanocrystals by thermal decomposition of iron carboxylate salts." Chem. Commun., 20 (2004) : 2306-2307.

     
     

    W. Yu, J. C. Falkner, B. Shih, and V. L. Colvin "Preparation and characterization of monodisperse PbSe nanocrystals in a non-coordinating solvent." Chem. Mater., 16 (2004) : 3318-3322.

     
     

    Y. Gao, R. Wahi, A. T. Kan, J. C. Falkner, V. L.Colvin, and M. B.Tomson "Adsorption of cadmium on anatase nanoparticles: Effect of crystal size and pH." Langmuir, 20 (2004) : 8585-8593.

     
     

    Bertone, J. F., Cizeron, J., Wahi, R. K., Bosworth, J. K., and Colvin, V. L. "Hydrothermal Synthesis of Quartz Nanocrystals." Nano Lett., 3 (2003) : 655-659.

     
     

    Buhro, W. E., and Colvin, V. L. "Semiconductor Nanocrystals - Shape Matters." Nature Materials, 13 (2003) : 1705-1709.

     
     

    Bunge, S. D., Krueger, K. M., Boyle, T. J., Rodriguez, M. A., Headley, T. J. and Colvin, V. L. "Growth and morphology of cadmium chalcogenides: the syntheses of nanorods, tetrapods, and spheres from CdO and Cd (O2CCH3)2." J. Mater. Chem., 13 (2003) : 1705-1709.

     
     

    Colvin, V. L. "The potential environmental impact of engineered nanomaterials." Nat. Biotechnol., 21 (2003) : 1166-1170.

     
     

    Mittleman, D., Prasad, T., Colvin, V. "Superprism phenomenon in three-dimensional macroporous polymer photonic crystals." Phys. Rev. B, 67 (2003) : 165103-1 - 165103-7.

     
     

    Mittleman, D., Boyd, J. E., Briskman, A., Sayes, C. M., Colvin, V. "The terahertz vibrational modes of inverse micelles." J. Phys. Chem. B, 106 (2002) : 6346.

     
     Books
     

    V. L. Colvin and D. M. Mittleman "Nanocrystals." 

     
     Refereed conference papers
     

    Asokan, S., Carreon, A. R., Mu, Z., Krueger, K. M., Alkhawaldeh, A., Colvin, V., Wong, M. S. "Asokan, S., Carreon, A. R., Mu, Z., Krueger, K. M., Alkhawaldeh, A., Colvin, V., Wong, M. S., ¿Synthesis of high-quality CdSe nanocrystals in heat transfer fluids." Proc. Of SPIE, Photonics West (2005) In Press

     
     Conference papers
     

    Colvin, Vicki L., Kulinowski, Kristen "Nanoparticles as catalysts for protein fibrillation." Proceedings of The National Academy of Sciences of The U.S.A., 104 (2007) : 8679-8680.

     
     Other
     

    Balbus, John M., Maynard, Andrew D., Colvin, Vicki L., Castranova, Vincent, Daston, George P., Denison, Richard A., Dreher, Kevin L., Goering, Peter L., Goldberg, Alan M., Kulinowski, Kristen M., Monteiro-Riviere, Nancy A., Oberdvrster, G|nter, Omenn, Gilbert S., Pinkerton, Kent E., Ramos, Kenneth S., Rest, Kathleen M., Sass, Jennifer B., Silbergeld, Ellen K., and Wong, Brian A. "Meeting Report: Hazard Assessment for Nanoparticles - Report from an Interdisciplinary Workshop." Environmental Health Perspectives, 115 (2007) : 11.

     
     

    J. Boyd, A. Briskman, V. Colvin, and D. Mittleman "Direct Observation of Terahertz Surface Modes in Nanometer-Sized Liquid Water Pools." Physical Review Letters, 87(14) (2001) : 147401.

     
     

    M. E. Turner, T. J. Trentler, V. L. Colvin "Thin Films of Macroporous Metal Oxides." Advanced Materials, 13(3) (2001) : 180-183.

     
     

    P. Jiang, G. N. Ostojic, R. Narat, D. Mittleman, and V. Colvin "The Fabrication and Band Gap Engineering of Photonic Multilayers." Advanced Materials, 13(6) (2001) : 389-393.

     
     

    P. Jiang, J. Bertone, V. L. Colvin "A Lost Wax Approach to Monodisperse Colloids and Their Crystals." Science, 291(5503) (2001) : 453-457.

     
     

    R. Rengarajan, P. Jiang, D. Larrabee, V. Colvin, and D. Mittleman "Colloidal photonic superlattices." Physical Review B, 64(20) (2001) : 205103.

     
     

    V. Colvin "From Opals to Optics: Colloidal Photonic Crystals." MRS Bulletin, 26(8) (2001) : 637.

     
     

    A. M. Kavanagh, H. Vaswani, S. M. Robertson, S. P. Prilliman, V. L. Colvin "Mechanism and Prevention of Tip-Induced Soft Sample Damage in Tapping-ModeTM AFM." Journal of Microscopy (February 2001)

     
     

    J. E. Boyd, A. E. Briskman, D. M. Mittleman, V. L. Colvin "Size Dependent Terahertz Absorption in Confined Nanoscopic Water." Liquids in Confined Geometrics (January 2001)

     
     

    J. E. Boyd, T. J. Trentler, R. K. Wahi, Y. I. Vega-Cantu, V. L. Colvin "Effect of film thickness on the performance of photopolymers as holographic recording materials." Appl. Opt., 39(14) (May 10, 2000) : 2,353-2,358.

     
     

    K. M. Kulinowski, P. Jiang, H. Vaswani, and V. L. Colvin "Porous metals from colloidal templates." Advanced Materials, 12(11) (June 2000) : 833-838.

     
     

    M. E. Turner, P. Jiang, V. L. Colvin "Thin Film Macroporous Oxides." Advanced Materials (February 2001)

     
     

    P. Jiang, R. Narat, V. L. Colvin "Photonic Band Gap Control in Photonic Superlattices." Advanced Materials (January 2001)

     
     

    P. Jiang, V. L. Colvin "Monodisperse Colloids and Colloidal Crystals: A Lost Wax Approach." Science (February 2001)

     
     

    R. Rengarajan, P. Jiang, V. L. Colvin, D. M. Mittleman "Optical Properties of a Photonic Crystal of Hollow Spherical Shells." Applied Physics Letters (2000)

     
     

    T. J. Trentler, J. E. Boyd, V. L. Colvin "Epoxy resin-photopolymer composites for volume holography." Chem. Mater., 12(5) (May 2000) : 1,431-1,438.

     
     

    V. L. Colvin, D. M. Mittleman "Nanocrystals." Chapter in Encyclopedia of Chemistry and Physics (Spring 2001)

     
     

    V. L. Colvin, D. M. Mittleman, J. F. Bertone, and K. S. Hwang "Optical properties of planar colloidal crystals: Dynamical diffraction and the scalar wave approximation." Journal of Chemical Physics, 111(1) (1999/July 12) : 345-354.

     
     

    V. L. Colvin, J. F. Bertone, P. Jiang, K. S. Hwang, and D. M. Mittleman "Thickness dependence of the optical properties of order silica-air and air-polymer photonic crystals." Physical Review Letters, 83(2) (1999/July 12) : 300-303.

     
     

    V. L. Colvin, M. S. Schilling, L. Dhar, A. L. Harris, F. C. Schilling, H. E. Katz, T. Wysocki, A. Hale, L. L. Blyler, and C. Boyd "Acrylate oligomer-based photopolymers for optical storate applications." Chemistry of Materials, 11(2) (1999/February) : 247-254.

     
     

    V. L. Colvin, P. Jiang, J. Cizeron, and J. F. Bertone "Macroporous Metals from Colloidal Crystal Templates." Journal of the American Chemical Society, 121(34) (1999) : 7957-7958.

     
     

    V. L. Colvin, P. Jiang, J. F. Bertone, and K. S. Hwang "Single Crystal Colloidal Multilayers with Controlled Thickness." Chemistry of Materials, 11(8) (1999) : 2132-2140.

     
     

    V. L. Colvin, P. Jiang, K. S. Hwang, J. F. Bertone, and D. M. Mittleman "Template-Directed Synthesis of Macroporous Polymers." Journal of the American Chemical Society (2000/January)

     
     

    V. L.Colvin, T. J. Trentler, T. E. Denler, J. F. Bertone, and A. Agrawal "Synthesis of TiO2nanocrystals by nonhydrolytic solution-based reactions." Journal of the American Chemical Society, 121(7) (1999/February 24) : 1613-1614.

     
    Presentations
     Conference Committee Member
     

    "Opening Remarks,." 2013 International Conference, Rice Global E&C Forum , Paris, France. (03/18-19/2013)

     
     

    "Nanotechnology Laboratory and Safety Issues-Pverview." 2006 Nanoscale Science and Technology Conference, National Science Foundation, Arlington, Virginia. (December 4-6, 2006)

     
     Invited Talks
     

    "Description of Energy and Environmental Initiative (E2I) and Impact on Research and Teaching." Rice University, Presidential Visit for Alums , Menlo Park, CA.. (01/28/2013)

     
     

    "Evolution of Energy Technologies and Business Models,." SR21, 2013 Assembly on Energy Cooperation and Security, Beijing, China.. (03/18-19/2013)

     
     

    "Nanotechnology: Innovation for Shale Oil and Gas,." Statoil and Rice Workshop, Houston, TX. (05/02/2013)

     
     

    "How nanoparticles can crystallize biomolecules." Gordon Research Conference on Physical Virology, Los Angeles, California. (January 16-21)

     
     

    "Impact of Engineered Nanoparticles (and other emerging compounds) on Society." Gordon Research Conference on Environmental Nanotechnology, Waterville Valley, New Hampshire. (June 1-3, 2011)

     
     

    "Nanotechnology-Enabled Water Purification: Merits and Limitations." International Water Association Annual Conference, Amsterdam, The Netherlands. (June 3-8, 3011)

     
     

    "Nanotechnology: An Emerging Industry." International Conference on Biological Responses to Nanoscale Particles, Essen, Germany. (September 10-12, 2011)

     
     

    "Atomic Energy Commission Contrast Agent Workshop." Houston, Texas. (July 19-20, 2010)

     
     

    "Clean Water from Small Materials: Nanotechnology in the Environment." Nano Aqua Conference, Cairo, Egypt. (April 8-13, 2010)

     
     

    "Energy and Nanotechnology ." Presentation to Minister for Industry and Trade, Turkey, Rice University, Houston, Texas. (October 25, 2010)

     
     

    "Low-Field Magnetic Separation of Monodisperse Fe<sub>3</sub>O<sub>4</sub> Nanocrystals." Shell Technology Center, Houston, Texas. (November 15, 2010)

     
     

    "Nanoscale Magnetic Materials Used in Water Treatment." Engineering Conference International, Separations TEchnology VIII, Sustainable Separation TEchnology for Energy and Environmental Challenges Conference, Kona, Hawaii. (December 6-8, 2010)

     
     

    "Nanotechnology - An Emerging Industry." Rice Alumni College "On the Road", San Francisco, California. (November 6, 2010)

     
     

    "Nanotechnology in the Environment: Safety by Design." Naval Research Laboratory, Washington, DC. (June 13, 2010)

     
     

    "Nanotechnology in the Environment: Safety by Design." American Chemical Society, Chicago Chapter, Chicago, Illinois. (September 24, 2010)

     
     

    "Nanotechnology: Safe Solutions to Hard Problems in Water and Energy." Chemistry Colloquium, Boston, University, Boston, Massachusetts. (April 25-26, 2010)

     
     

    "The Environmental Applications for Materials and Sensing." MIRTHE Summer Workshop, Houston, Texas. (August 4, 2010)

     
     

    "Clean Water from Small Materials: Nanotechnology in the Environment." Frontiers in the Characterization and Control of Magnetic Carriers Conference, Clemson University, Clemson, South Carolina. (April 26, 2009)

     
     

    "Communicating Risks and Uncertainties: Nanotechnology, Climate Change, Synthetic Biology; Nanotechnology." National Science Foundation Nanoscale Exploratory Research , Las Vegas, Nevada. (January 8, 2009)

     
     

    "Correlating Structure with Toxicity for Engineered Nanoparticles. Towards Safety by Design." 4th International Conference on the Environmental Effects of Nanoparticles and Nanomaterials, Vienna, Austria. (September 6, 2009)

     
     

    "Introduction to Nanotechnology." Lockheed Martin Company, LANCER Presentations, Denver, Colorado. (May 27, 2009)

     
     

    "Making Safe Nanomaterials and Processes by Design." 4th International Conference on Nanotechnology, Helsinki, Finland. (August 26, 2009)

     
     

    "Nanotechnology in the Environment - Design and Exposure." Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, Paris, France. (July 15, 2009)

     
     

    "Nanotechnology in the Environment - Safety by Design." Emerging Technologie/Emerging Economies: (Nano)technology for Equitable Development Conference, Washington, DC. (November 3, 2009)

     
     

    "Nanotechnology: An Emerging Industry and Emerging Lifestyle." Research SCience Department, Brookhaven National Lab, Brookhaven, New York. (May 14, 2009)

     
     

    "Nanotechnology: An Emerging Industry and Emerging Lifestyle." Community Advisory Council, Brookhaven National Lab, Brookhaven, New York. (May 15, 3009)

     
     

    "Nanotechnology: Benefits Can Carry Nanotoxicology Risks." Council of Scientific Society Presidents Annual Meeting, Washington, DC. (December 3, 2009)

     
     

    "Nanotechnology: Safe Solutions to Hard Problems in Water and Energy." ConocoPhillips Bartlesville Technology Center, Bartlesville, Oklahoma. (November 23, 2009)

     
     

    "The Basis of Nanotechnology." Lockheed Martin Company, LANCER Presentations, Denver, Colorado. (May 28, 2009)

     
     

    "Towards sustainable chemicals? A size-based criterion for molecular identity.." 237th National Meeting of the American Chemical Society, Salt Lake City, Utah. (March 24, 2009)

     
     

    "Towards sustainable nanotechnology: Low infrastructure manufacturing for nanomaterials." 237th National Meeting of the American Chemical Society, Salt Lake City, Utah. (March 25, 2009)

     
     

    "Understanding and Applying Nanoparticles in the Environment." Nanomaterials Symposium, University of Rochester, Rochester, New York. (May 11, 2009)

     
     

    "CBEN and ICON - An Overview." NanoEHS Collaborative and NEDO Symposium, Tsukuba and Tokyo, Japan. (April 19-24, 2008)

     
     

    "Correlating Structure with Toxicity for Engineered Nanoparticles: Toward Safety by Design." ICONN 2008, Melbourne, Australia. (February, 2008)

     
     

    "Correlating Structure with Toxicity for Engineered Nanoparticles: Toward Safety by Design." 1st US-China Symposium on Nanobiology and Nanomedicine, Beijing, P R China. (October 20-25, 2008)

     
     

    "Correlating Structure with Toxicity for Engineered Nanoparticles: Toward Safety by Design." Communicating Health and Safety Risks on Emerging Technologies in the 21st Century, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, North Carolina. (August 28-29, 2008)

     
     

    "Designing for Safety: Understanding How Nanoparticle Structures Impact Biology." Materials Research Society Spring Meeting, San Francisco, CA. (March 25-27, 2008)

     
     

    "Eco-Nano: The Impact of Engineered Nanomaterials on the Environment." 2008 Joint Annual Meeting of GSA, SSSA, ASA, CSSA, Houston, Texas. (October 8, 2008)

     
     

    "Eco-Nano: The Impact of Engineered Nonmaterial on the Environment." Materials Research Society Spring Meeting, San Francisco, California. (March 25-27, 2008)

     
     

    "Emerging Nanotechnologies." Gordon Research Conference, Big Sky, Montana. (August 17-19, 2008)

     
     

    "Enabling Cleaner Water and Better Sensors." Shell International Nanotechnology Forum, The Woodlands, Texas. (October 7-9, 2008)

     
     

    "Engineering Safe Nanoparticles for Use in Composites." 3rd Annual Engineered Fine and Nanoparticles Application Conference, Orlando, Florida. (January 29-30, 2008)

     
     

    Plenary Speaker.  "Environmental and Health Effects of Nanomaterials - Principles for Making Systems Safe by Design." Argonne National Laboratory, Chicago, Illinois. (July 7, 2008)

     
     

    "High Quality Nanocrystals Produced in Edible Oils: Toward Green, Accessible Nanomanufacturing." American Chemical Society National Meeting, New Orleans, Louisiana. (April 10, 2008)

     
     

    "How to Generate and Manipulate Nanoparticles with Minimal Biological Impact." Particles 2008, Orlando, Florida. (May 11-12, 2008)

     
     

    "How to Make, Assess and Evaluate Nanomatereials for Medicine." FDA OVID/CDRH Meeting, Rockville, Maryland. (May 18-19, 2008)

     
     

    "Nanotechnology and Risk: A Case Study for Emerging Technology." Society for Risk Analysis World Congress, Guadalajara, Mexico. (June 9-10, 2008)

     
     

    "Nanotechnology in the Environment: Clean Water from Small Materials." National Ground Water Association, Las Vegas, Nevada.

     
     

    "Overview of CBEN and ICON." Royal Commission on Environmental Polution Conference, Houston, Texas. (January 24, 2008)

     
     

    "Scientific Perspective on the Nanotechnology Debate." Center of Ethics, University of Montana, Missoula, Montana. (August 5, 2008)

     
     

    Plenary Speaker.  "Solid State Physics: What It Has to Do with Nanotechnology and the Environment." Ohio-Region Section APS/Dayton Section ACS, Frontiers in Chemical Physics Conference, Dayton, Ohio. (October 11, 2008)

     
     

    Speaker.  "Clean Water from Small Materials: Nanotechnology in the Environment." University of Montana, Center for Ethics, Departmental Seminar, Montana. (8/7-8/07)

     
     

    Invited Talk.  "Clean Water from Small Materials: Nanotechnology in the Environment." Materials Research Society 2007 Fall Meeting, Boston, MA. (November 28, 2007)

     
     

    Speaker.  "Clean water from small materials - nanotechnology in the environment." IIN Symposium, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL. (10/23-24/07)

     
     

    Speaker.  "Clean water from small materials - nanotechnology in the environment." University of Michigan, Departmental Seminar, Ann Arbor, MI. (10/28-29/07)

     
     

    Speaker.  "Cleaning the World¿s Water with Nano Dirt." TAMEST Conference, Austin, TX. (4/5/07)

     
     

    Speaker.  "Congressional Nanotech Caucus." Congressional Nanotech Caucus, Washington, DC. (11/19/07)

     
     

    Speaker.  "Correlating the physical and chemical properties of nanopartaicles to their biological activity ." Environmental Mutagen Society Annual Meeting, Atlanta, GA. (10/21/07)

     
     

    Speaker.  "Eco-Nano: The Impact of Engineered Nanomaterials on the Environment." 27th Blankenese Conference, Hamburg, Germany. (5/13-16-07)

     
     

    Speaker.  "Health and Environmental Effects of Novel Materials." Royal Commission on Environmental Pollution Seminar, London, England. (1/12/07)

     
     

    Speaker.  "Nanotechnology - what's so big about the small stuff?." NAEM EHS Management Forum, Vancouver, BC, Canada. (10/25-26/07)

     
     

    Speaker.  "Nanotechnology: Benefits for Human Health & Analytical Challenges ." AOAC Annual Meeting, Anaheim, CA. (9/17/07)

     
     

    Speaker.  "Promoting the EH&S Benefits of Nanotechnology." Small Times NanoCon International, (11/15-16/07)

     
     

    Speaker.  "Structure-function relationships and nanotechnology." AAPS Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA. (6/24-25/07)

     
     

    Speaker.  "Structure-function relationships and nanotoxicity." 3rd International Symposium on Nanotechnology, Occupational and Environmental Health, Taipei, Taiwan. (8/28-9/3/07)

     
     

    Speaker.  "Sustainable Nanotechnology Making High Technology Safe Technology." AAAS Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA. (2/16/07)

     
     

    Speaker.  "The Nanoparticle-Biological Agent Complex: Characterizing and Manipulating the Nano-Bio Interface." MRS Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA. (4/11-12/07)

     
     

    Speaker.  "Understanding nanomateirals properties as factors in nanotoxicology." European Science Foundation Research Conference, ESF-EMBO Symposium, Costa Brava, Spain. (11/4-7/07)

     
     

    "A research perspective on nanotechnologies." Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), Zurich, Switzerland. (July 8, 2006)

     
     

    "Building Safe Nanomaterials-Physical and Chemical Characterizations." Conference at Brookhaven National Laboratory, Long Island, New York. (May 15, 2006)

     
     

    "Eco-Nano: Impact of Engineered Nanomaterials on the Environment." AAAS Annual Meeting, St. Louis, Missouri. (February 17, 2006)

     
     

    "Environmental Nanotechnology – From Applications to Implications." ICN+T Conference, Basel, Switzerland. (July 31-August 2, 2006)

     
     

    "Impact of Engineered Nanomaterials on the Environment." NanoBioConvergence, Stanford University, San Francisco, California. (January 18-19, 2006)

     
     

    "Impact of Engineered Nanomaterials on the Environment." Jubilee Nanotechnology Symposium at Bar-llan University, Tel Aviv, Israel. (May 27-30, 2006)

     
     

    "Nanotechnology and the Environment." EPA OSWER Nanotechnology Symposium, Washington, DC. (July 31-August 2, 2006)

     
     

    "Non-toxic nanomaterials: The role of surface chemistry." American Chemical Society National Meeting, Atlanta, Georgia. (March 26, 2006)

     
     

    "Safe Nanotechnology – Implications and Applications in the Environment." American Chemical Society National Meeting, San Francisco, California. (September 9-13, 2006)

     
     

    "Several Presentations." ICON Meeting at Intel Corporation, Dublin, Ireland. (January 21-25, 2006)

     
     

    "Structure-function relationships of nanoparticles and their toxicity-A general introduction to nanomaterials and their uses in medicine." Particles 2006 Conference, Orlando, Florida. (May 14, 2006)

     
     

    "The Impact of Engineered Nanomaterials on the Environment." New York Academy of Sciences Frontiers of Science Discussion Group, New York, New York. (April 4-5, 2006)

     
     

    "The Impact of Engineered Nanomaterials on the Environment." NanoTX 2006 Conference, Dallas, Texas. (September 28, 2006)

     
     

    "The Impact of Engineering Nanomaterials and Implications." American Chemical Society National Meeting, San Francisco, California. (September 9-13, 2006)

     
     

    "Using magnetic nanoparticles in water treatment." American Chemical Society National Meeting, Atlanta, Georgia. (March 27, 2006)

     
     

    "Welcome and Overview of ICON Activities." ICON Asia Meeting, Tokyo, Japan. (November 26-28, 2006)

     
     

    "Biological Colloidal Crystals: Using Protein Templates for Nanostructures." 229th National Meeting of the American Chemical Society, San Diego, California. (March 12-15, 2005)

     
     

    "Eco-Nano: The Impact of Engineered Nanomaterials on the Environment." 2005 Nanomaterials for Defense Applications Symposium, Honolulu, Hawaii. (February 22-25, 2005)

     
     

    "Eco-Nano: The Impact of Engineered Nanomaterials on the Environment." The Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry, Baltimore, Maryland. (November 17, 2005)

     
     

    "Eco-Nano: The Impact of Engineered Nanomaterials on the Environment." Environmental Health & Safety Management Roundtable, Washington, DC. (November 18, 2005)

     
     

    "Engineered Nanomaterials and Their Risks." World Environmental Center Forum, New York, New York. (March 10, 2005)

     
     

    "Engineering Bio Compatible Optically Active Nanostructures." 229th National Meeting of the American Chemical Society, San Diego, California. (March 12-15, 2005)

     
     

    "Naming Nanotechnology: Creating a Dictionary for the Nanoscale." 229th National Meeting of the American Chemical Society, San Diego, California. (March 12-15, 2005)

     
     

    "Nanoscale Titania and C60: From Environmental Impacts to Photocatalysis." Materials Research Society Convention, San Francisco, California. (March 29-30, 2005)

     
     

    "Nanotechnology for Human Health and the Environment." 2005 Toxicology and Risk Assessment Conference, Dayton, Ohio. (April 27, 2005)

     
     

    "Nanotechnology for Human Health and the Environment: From Applications to Implications." American Occupational Health Conference, Washington, DC. (May 2, 2005)

     
     

    "Nanotechnology: Promise and Potential." National Institutes of Health Stepp Seminar, Bethesda, Maryland. (April 25, 2005)

     
     

    "Societal Implications of Nanotechnology." National Academies of Science Workshop on Standards for Nanotechnology, Washington, DC. (March 23, 2005)

     
     

    "The Approach in the USA and Last Results of Impact Studies." European Commission's Research Needs on Nanoparticle Workshop, Brussels, Belgium. (January 24-27, 2005)

     
     

    "The Basics of Engineered Nanomaterials for Toxicologists." Society of Toxicology, New Orleans, Louisiana. (March 5-6, 2005)

     
     

    "The Environmental Implications of Nanomaterials: C60 as a Model." 229th National Meeting of the American Chemical Society, San Diego, California. (March 12-15, 2005)

     
     

    "The Environmental, Health and Safety Risks of Nanotechnology." LUX Executive Summitt, Cambridge, Massachusetts. (October 25, 2005)

     
     

    "The Fundamental Chemistry and Physics of Engineered Nanostructures." AAAS Annual Meeting in association with the Society of Toxicology, Washington, DC. (February 19-20, 2005)

     
     

    "Biological Applications and Environmental Implications of Nanoscale Materials." Annual Winter Toxicology Forum, Washington, D. C. (February 4, 2004)

     
     

    "CBEN Research." Institute of Medicine of the National Academies, Washington, D. C. (May 27, 2004)

     
     

    "Current Research in Nanotechnology." Center for Functional Nanomaterials, Brookhaven Labs, Upton, New York. (May 20, 2004)

     
     

    "Debates on Risk and Nanotechnology." Nanofair, NanoDimension - Nanotechnology for Investors, St. Gallen, Switzerland. (September 16, 2004)

     
     

    "Eco-Nano: The Impact of Engineered Nanomaterials on the Environment." Gordon Research Conference, Tilton, New Hampshire. (July 18-22, 2004)

     
     

    "Eco-Nano: The Impact of Engineered Nanomaterials on the Environment." International Symposium on Environmental Nanotechnology, Taipei, Taiwan. (December 2, 2004)

     
     

    "Environmental Chemistry and Effects of Engineered Nanostructures." 227th Annual Meeting of the American Chemical Society, Anaheim, California. (March 28, 2004)

     
     

    "Environmental Impacts of Engineered Nanomaterials: Research from CBEN." Annual Meeting of Society of Toxicology, Baltimore, Maryland. (March 24-25, 2004)

     
     

    "Making Nanomaterials Bio-Compatible." National Academy of Sciences, BEMA, Washington, D.C. (September 30, 2004)

     
     

    "Making Nanomaterials Bio-Compatible." National Institute of Health Trainee Seminar, Rice University, Houston, Texas. (May 28, 2004)

     
     

    "Nanomaterials Technology - An Introduction." ISLI, HESI, Washington, D. C. (June 9, 2004)

     
     

    "Nanoscale Carbons and Their Environmental Chemistry and Cellular Toxicology." SETAC National Convention, Portland, Oregon. (November 17-20, 2004)

     
     

    "Nanoscale Titania: From Environmental Impacts to Photocatalysis." Pittsburgh Plate Glass Company, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (June 8, 2004)

     
     

    "Nanotech at the Wet/Dry Interface." 3M Corporation, Minneapolis, Minnesota. (September 2, 2004)

     
     

    "Nanotechnology for Human Health and the Environment." ILSI/Health & Environmental Sciences Institute Annual Meeting, Washington, D. C.. (January 21, 2004)

     
     

    "Nanotechnology for Human Health and the Environment: From Applications to Implications." National Academies, Board on Environmental Studies and Toxicology, Woods Hole, Massachusetts. (October 6-7, 2004)

     
     

    "Nanotechnology for Human Health and the Environment: From Applications to Implications." Pinkham Lectures, Swedish Medical Center, Seattle, Washington. (November 19, 2004)

     
     

    "Photonic Crystals: Controlling Light Through Chemistry." Nanotechnology Academy, Rice University, Houston, Texas. (July 12, 2004)

     
     

    "Potentials and Risks of Engineered Nanomaterials." University of Augsburg, Matforum 2004, Augsburg, Germany. (September 20, 2004)

     
     

    "Protein Solids: Three-dimensionally patterned materials on the nanoscale." The Molecular Foundry User Workshop, Berkeley, California. (January 29, 2004)

     
     

    "Terahertz Spectroscopy of Nanoscale Water." 51st Annual Western Spectroscopy Association Conference, Asilomar, California. (January 30, 2004)

     
     

    "Wet/Dry Nanomaterials: Exploiting and Understanding Nanoscale Structures in Biological Systems." University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Massachusetts. (February 12, 2004)

     
     

    "Wet/Dry Nanomaterials: Exploiting and Understanding Nanoscale Structures in Biological Systems." California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, California. (February 18, 2004)

     
     

    "Wet/Dry Nanomaterials: Exploiting and Understanding Nanoscale Structures in Biological Systems." Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, Tennessee. (February 25, 2004)

     
     

    "Biomolecular Scaffolds for Three-Dimensional Architectures in Nanomaterials. Workshop on Bio-Inspired Processes for Design, Assembly and Repair of Electromagnetic and Structural Composites." Atlanta, GA. (August, 2003)

     
     

    "Environmental Impacts of Engineered Nanomaterials." Frontiers in Research Lecture Series, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Canada. (November 13, 2003)

     
     

    "Environmental Impacts of Engineered Nanomaterials: Research from the Center for Biological and Environmental Nanotechnology." Nanoparticles, 2003, Cambridge, MA. (October 27, 2003)

     
     

    "Environmental Implications of Nanotechnology." University of Florida, Gainesville, FL. (November 7, 2003)

     
     

    "From Opals to Optics: Colloidal Crystals and Photonic Structures." Materials Science Department, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD. (February, 2003)

     
     

    "From Opals to Optics: Colloidal Crystals and Photonic Structures." University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI. (January, 2003)

     
     

    "From Opals to Optics: Colloidal Crystals and Photonic Structures." Materials Forum, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA. (January, 2003)

     
     

    "From Wow to Yuck: The Environmental Implications of Nanotechnology." American Chemical Society National Meeting, New Orleans, LA. (March, 2003)

     
     

    "From Wow to Yuck: The Environmental Implications of Nanotechnology." DuPont Central Research & Development, Wilmington, DE. (April, 2003)

     
     

    "From Wow to Yuck: The Environmental Implications of Nanotechnology." Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, NY. (April, 2003)

     
     

    "Health and Environmental Impacts of Engineered Nanomaterials." Materials Research Society Fall Meeting, Boston, MA. (December 1, 2003)

     
     

    "Impact on Environment and Health." EuroNano Forum, Trieste, Italy. (December 10, 2003)

     
     

    "Nanoparticles: Their Formation, Assembly and Environmental Implications." Duke University, Durham, NC. (November 5, 2003)

     
     

    "Nanotechnology Overview." Environment Canada (Division of Canadian Government), Ottawa, Canada. (November 14, 2003)

     
     

    "Nanotechnology at the Wet/Dry Interface: CBEN Research." SPRING Texas Nanotechnology Meeting, Austin, TX. (August, 2003)

     
     

    "Nanotechnology at the Wet/Dry Interface: CBEN Research." ASME National Meeting, Palo Alto, CA. (September, 2003)

     
     

    "Nanotechnology at the Wet/Dry Interface: CBEN Research." UOP Research and Development, Honeywell Technology, Des Plaines, IL. (May 19, 2003)

     
     

    "Nanotechnology at the Wet/Dry Interface: CBEN Research." EPA Science Forum, Washington, DC. (April, 2003)

     
     

    "Nanotechnology for Human Health and the Environment." American Institute of Chemical Engineers Fall Meeting, San Francisco, CA. (November 17, 2003)

     
     

    "Protein Crystals as Templates for Nanostructured Materials." American Chemical Society National Meeting, New Orleans, LA. (March, 2003)

     
     

    "Protein Crystals as Templates for Nanostructured Materials." Materials Research Society National Meeting, San Francisco, CA. (April, 2003)

     
     

    "Protein Crystals as Templates for Nanostructured Materials." Mont Diego Conference on Nanotechnology, Scripps Research Institute, San Diego, CA. (March, 2003)

     
     

    "Template-Based Fabrication of Polymeric Membranes." Materials Research Society Fall Meeting, Boston, MA. (December 1, 2003)

     
     

    "The Environmental Chemistry of Fullerenes: The Health Effects and Toxicology of Nanocrystalline Particles." Gordon Research Conference on Clusters, Nanocrystals & Nanostructures, New London, CT. (August, 2003)

     
     

    "What is Nanotechnology?." Rockefeller Foundation, New York City, NY. (October 6, 2003)

     
     

    Presenter.  "Biological and Environmental Nanotechnology at Rice." NSF Nanograntees Workshop, Arlington VA. (Dec. 13, 2002)

     
     

    Presenter.  "Biological and Environmental Nanotechnology at Rice." NSF Annual Engineering Research Center Conference, Washington, DC. (Nov. 4, 2002)

     
     

    Presenter.  "Biological and Environmental Nanotechnology at Rice." Nanobusiness Roadmap, Chicago IL. (Oct. 16, 2002)

     
     

    Presenter.  "Biological and Environmental Nanotechnology at Rice." SPIE National Meeting, Seattle, WA. (July 9, 2002)

     
     

    Presenter.  "Biological and Environmental Nanotechnology at Rice." Nanospace 2002, Galveston, TX. (June 28, 2002)

     
     

    Presenter.  "Biological and Environmental Nanotechnology at Rice." National Nanotechnology Initiative, Arlington, VA. (May 1, 2002)

     
     

    Presenter.  "From Opals to Optics: Colloidal Crystals and Photonic Structure." MESA International Conference on Photonics, Ameland, Netherlands. (Sept. 28, 2002)

     
     

    Presenter.  "From Opals to Optics: Colloidal Crystals and Photonic Structures." University of California-Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA. (May 13, 2002)

     
     

    Presenter.  "From Opals to Optics: Colloidal Crystals and Photonic Structures." Brown University, Department of Chemistry, Providence, RI. (April 5, 2002)

     
     

    Presenter.  "From Opals to Optics: Colloidal Crystals and Photonic Structures." University of Pennsylvania, Department of Physics, Philadelphia, PA. (April 3, 2002)

     
     

    Presenter.  "From Opals to Optics: Colloidal Crystals and Photonic Structures." Sandia National Laboratory, Albuquerque, NM. (March 14, 2002)

     
     

    Presenter.  "From Opals to Optics: Colloidal Crystals and Photonic Structures." AMRI Conference/University of New Orleans, New Orleans, LA. (Feb. 8, 2002)

     
     

    Presenter.  "From Opals to Optics: Colloidal Crystals and Photonic Structures." NSF Nanograntees Workshop, Arlington, VA. (December 11, 2002)

     
     

    Presenter.  "From Opals to Optics: Colloidal Crystals and Photonic Structures." PECS International Conference on Photonics, Los Angeles, CA. (Oct. 30, 2002)

     
     

    Presenter.  "From Opals to Optics: Colloidal Crystals and Photonic Structures." Knowledge Foundation, Photonic Nanostructures, San Diego, CA. (Oct. 24, 2002)

     
     

    Presenter.  "From Opals to Optics: Colloidal Crystals and Photonic Structures." Scripps Institute, San Diego, CA. (March 22-23, 2002)

     
     

    Presenter.  "From Opals to Optics: Colloidal Crystals and Photonic Structures." ETOPIM International Conference, Snowbird, UT. (July 15, 2002)

     
     

    Presenter.  "From Opals to Optics: Colloidal Crystals and Photonic Structures." University of California-Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, CA. (May 15, 2002)

     
     

    Presenter.  "From Opals to Optics: Colloidal Crystals and Photonic Structures." Glass Future Technologies, Bad Soden, Germany. (May 28, 2002)

     
     

    Presenter.  "From Opals to Optics: Colloidal Crystals and Photonic Structures." Gordon Research Conference on Complex Fluids, Oxford, England. (July 30, 2002)

     
     

    Presenter.  "From Opals to Optics: Colloidal Crystals and Photonic Structures." University of Bologna, Departments of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Bologna, Italy. (Jan. 30, 2002)

     
     

    Presenter.  "From Opals to Optics: Colloidal Crystals and Photonic Structures." Naval Research Labs, Arlington, VA. (Feb. 21, 2002)

     
     

    Presenter.  "From Wow to Yuck: The Environmental Implications of Nanotechnology." Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC. (March 11, 2002)

     
     

    Presenter.  "From Wow to Yuck: The Environmental Implications of Nanotechnology." NSF International Workshop on Societal Implications of Nanotechnology, Lecce Italy. (Feb. 1, 2002)

     
     

    Presenter.  "From Wow to Yuck: The Environmental Implications of Nanotechnology." Wilson Institute, Washington, DC. (Nov. 19, 2002)

     
     

    Presenter.  "From Wow to Yuck: The Environmental Implications of Nanotechnology." EPA/NIEHS Meeting, Durham, NC. (Oct. 2, 2002)

     
     

    Presenter.  "From Wow to Yuck: The Environmental Implications of Nanotechnology." Environmental Protection Agency Grantees Conference, Washington, DC. (Aug. 28, 2002)

     
     Keynote Speaker
     

    "Nanotechnology: Applications and Implications,." 7th National Conference on Environmental Chemistry, Guiyang, China.. (09/22/2013)

     
     

    "Nanotechnology Research at CBEN." Nankai University Professors Meeting, Rice University, Houston, Texas. (January 21, 2010)

     
     

    "Environmental and Health Effects of Nanomaterials - Principles to Making Systems Safe by Design." Nanomedicine and Molecular Imaging Summit, Albuquerque, New Mexico. (January 31, 2010)

     
     

    "Nanotechnology in the Environment - Safety by Design." Beckman Symposium, Los Angeles, California. (July 24, 2009)

     
     

    "Nanotechnology in the Environment - Safety by Design." 237th National Meeting of the American Chemical Society, Salt Lake City, Utah. (March 23, 2009)

     
     

    "How to Make, Assess and Evaluate Nanomaterials for Medicine." 4th Annual Mountain West Biomedical Engineering Conference, Park City, Utah. (September 5, 2008)

     
     

    "Overview of Nanotechnology and Risk Assessment." SRA Workshop - Nano Risk Analysis: Advancing the Science of Nanoscale Material Management, Washington, DC. (September 9-10, 2008)

     
     

    "Safety by Design?." Kennedy Institute of Ethics, Georgetown University, Washington, DC. (August 25-26, 2008)

     
     

    Speaker.  "Building Safe Nanomaterials." NanoDay in New York, Columbia University, New York, NY. (3/31/07)

     
     

    Speaker.  "Eco-Nano: The Impact of Engineered Nanomaterials on the Environment." 27th Donald G. Davis Memorial Lecture, University of New Orleans, New Orleans, LA. (11/2-3/07)

     
     

    Speaker.  "Eco-Nano: Can an emerging technology develop without the yuck factor." Wharton University/Wharton Chemical Heritage Foundation, Philadelphia, PA. (6/7-8/07)

     
     

    Speaker.  "Nanoparticles and Toxicology." Nanotechnology in Biomedicine Conference, Tahoe City, NV. (2/13/07)

     
     

    "Nanotechnology and Toxicology – technical aspects from scientific research and case studies." AVS Symposium, San Francisco, California. (November 12, 2006)

     
     Lectures
     

    "Introduction to Nanotechnology." Rice University, Alumni Weekend , Houston, TX. (03/09/2013)

     
     

    "Module 1: Introduction to Nanotechnology." LANCER, Lockheed Martin, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (August 10, 2009)

     
     

    "Module 2: Introduction to Nanomaterials, the stuff of Nanotechnology." LANCER, Lockheed Martin, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (August 11, 2009)

     
     

    "Relating Surface Chemistry to Acute Cytotoxicity." Materials Research Society Fall Meeting, Boston, Massachusetts. (November 30, 2009)

     
     

    "Nanosensors." Lockheed Martin Short Course, LANCER Presentation, Dallas, Texas. (May 21, 2008)

     
     

    "Nanotechnology." LANCER Lectures, Lockheed Martin Corporation, Bethesda, Maryland. (August 25-26, 2008)

     
     

    Lecturer.  "Nanotechnology and the Environment." Sandia National Laboratories, EMS Lecture Series, Albuquerque, NM. (1/24/07)

     
     

    "Production of Liquid-Based Engineered Materials." 2nd Symposium on Nanotechnology & Occupational Health, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota. (October 3, 2005)

     
     

    "The Fundamental Chemistry and Physics of Engineered Nanomaterials." Society of Toxicology, New Orleans, Louisiana. (March 5-6, 2005)

     
     

    "Current Research in Nanotechnology." Rohm and Hass, Willow Grove, Pennsylvania. (July 22, 2004)

     
     

    "Current Research in Nanotechnology." Environmental Lecture Series, Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana. (April 9, 2004)

     
     

    "Current Research in Nanotechnology." Proctor & Gamble, Inc., Cincinnatti, Ohio. (May 24, 2004)

     
     

    "Current Research in Nanotechnology." Leadership Planning Retreat for NIEHS, Greensboro, North Carolina. (May 18, 2004)

     
     

    "Current Research in Nanotechnology." AIChE Spring Meeting, New Orleans, LA. (April 26, 2004)

     
     

    "Current Research in Nanotechnology." Dupont Corporate Wide Nanotechnology Meeting, Wilmington, Delaware. (April 12-14, 2004)

     
     

    "Nano-Gems - Colloidal Crystals." Rice Alliance, Rice University, Houston, Texas. (January 19, 2004)

     
     

    "Nanoscience & Technology at the Wet/Dry Interface." Rice University Alumni College, Houston, Texas. (March 12, 2004)

     
     

    "Terahertz Spectroscopy of Nanoscale Water." Mitsubishi Corporation, Tokyo, Japan. (November 29, 2004)

     
     

    "Toxicity of Nanoparticles." FDA Forum, Washington, D.C. (May 19, 2004)

     
     

    Presenter.  "Nanotechnology Basics." Rice Alumni School/Rice University, Houston, TX. (Feb. 16, 2002)

     
     

    Presenter.  "Opals and Optics." School of Continuing Studies/ Rice University, Houston, TX. (Oct. 9, 2002)

     
     Other
     

    "Atomic Energy Commission Grant Member Meeting." Tufts University, Boston, Massachusetts. (August 11-12, 2010)

     
     

    "Guanajuato on-site Experiments and Meetings." Guanajuato, Mexico. (March 24-28, 2010)

     
     

    "Intelligence Science Board Science & Technology Task Force Meeting." Washington, DC. (April 14-15, 2010)

     
     

    "Meeting with Canada's Advanced Leadership Program Group." R E Smalley Institute for Science and Nanotechnology, Rice University, Houston, Texas. (January 26, 2010)

     
     

    "Modeling and Synthesizing High Mobility Nanoparticles for Advanced Oil Recovery." Advanced Energy Consortium Project Review Annual Meeting, Houston, Texas. (March 29-30, 2010)

     
     

    "Modeling and Synthesizing High Nanoparticles for Advanced Oil Recovery." Advanced Energy Consortium Grant Status Presentation, Boston, Massachusetts. (June 1, 2010)

     
     

    "Nanotechnology Reception and Congressional Staffer Briefing." R E Smalley Institute for Science and Nanotechnology, Rice University, Houston, Texas. (September 14-15, 2010)

     
     

    "Scientific Advisory Committee Meeting of Argonne National Laboratories." Board Meeting, Chicago, Illinois. (March 8, 2010)

     
     

    "Overall Goals of Lockheed Martin Research." Metamaterials Conference, Wright-Patterson AFB, Dayton, Ohio. (October 6, 2009)

     
     

    "Guanajuato Water Project." Government Officials, Leon, Mexico. (August 21-24, 2008) With P. J. Alvarez, M. B. Tomson, J. Fortner, C. Garcia, J. W. Farrell

     
     

    "Nanotechnology: What Every EHS Professional Should Know." Environmental Health and Safety Management Organization, Web Conference Presentation. (January 29, 2008)

     
     

    Speaker.  "Nanotechnology and the Environment." Open Forum at U of Montana, Montana. (8/7-8/07)

     
     

    "Virus crystals: A new route towards proton conducting membranes, non-linear optical materials and artificial antenna." Office of Naval Research Grantees Program Review, Arlington, VA. (5/23-24/07)

     
     

    "Presentation about terminology and nomenclature for nanotechnology in US." ANSI-US Tag Meeting, Arlington, Virginia. (January 10-11, 2006)

     
     

    "Center for Biological and Environmental Nanotechnology." Reverse Site Visit/National Science Foundation, Arlington, VA. (May 30, 2001)

     
     

    "From Opals to Optics." Departmental Seminar/University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, IL. (April 25, 2001)

     
     

    "Nanocrystals." Invited Talk/Nanosciences Institute German Winter School, Mauterndorf, Austria. (February 19, 2001)

     
     

    "Nanotechnology and Your Future." Invited University Lecture/St. Louis College, St. Louis, MO. (April 18, 2001)

     
     

    "Nanotechnology: Fact or Fiction." Invited Talk/Rice Alumni College, Houston, TX. (March 23, 2001)

     
     

    "Photonic Band Gap Materials: A Tutorial." Invited Talk/Nanosciences Institute German Winter School, Matuerndorf, Austria. (February 19, 2001)

     
     

    "Photopolymers for Holographic Data Storage." Invited Talk/Photonics West, San Jose, CA. (January 24, 2001)

     
     

    "Porous Metals." Invited Talk/Electrochemical Society Annual Meeting, Washington, DC. (March 26, 2001)

     
     

    "Tetrahertz Absorption of Confined Water." American Chemical Society, San Diego, CA. (April 2, 2001)

     
     

    "Water in confined geometries." Telluride, CO. (July 2000)

     
     

    "departmental seminar." University of Texas, Dallas, TX. (April 2000)

     
     

    "departmental seminar." University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI. (September 2000)

     
     

    "departmental seminar." University of Oregon, Eugene, OR. (December 2000)

     
     

    "departmental seminar." University of Texas, Austin, TX. (November 2000)

     
     

    "departmental seminar." University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA. (November 2000)

     
     

    "departmental seminar." University of Georgia, Athens, GA. (November 2000)

     
     

    "departmental seminar." Indiana University, Bloomington, IN. (October 2000)

     
     

    "departmental seminar." Harvard University, Cambridge, MA. (March 2000)

     
     

    "departmental seminar." Clemson University, Clemson, SC. (February 2000)

     
     

    "departmental seminar." Duke University, Durham, NC. (May 2000)

     
     

    "invited talk." NSF Materials Workshop, Timberline, OR. (October 2000)

     
     

    "invited talk." NATO conference on Nanomaterials, Vigo, Spain. (October 2000)

     
     

    "invited talk." ACS National Meeting, INORG division, (April 2000)

     
     

    "invited talk." ACS Regional Meeting, PHYS division, New Orleans, LA. (December 2000)

     
     

    "invited talk." ACS National Meeting, PHYS division, (April 2000)

     
     

    "participant." Department of Energy, Nanomaterials Workshop, (April 2000)

     
     

    "participant." Frontiers in Chemistry, Klooster-Seeon, Germany. (July 2000)

     
     

    "technical presentation." 3M Technologies, Minneapolis, MN. (May 2000)

     
     

    "technical presentation." 3M Technologies, Austin, TX. (September 2000)

     
     

    "technical presentation." Merck, EMI Industries, (March 2000)

     
     

    "technical presentation." Beckman Foundation Meeting, (August 2000)

     
     Panelist
     

    "National Science Foundation Macromolecular, Supramolecular and Nanochemistry Workshop." Arlington, Virginia. (June 14-18, 2010)

     
     

    "CBEN Reverse Site Visit." National Science Foundation, Arlington, Virginia. (June 27-28, 2010)

     
     

    "Chemical and Biological Separations Water Purification Panel." National Science Foundation, Arlington, Virginia. (December 1, 2010)

     
     

    "Intellience Science Board Meeting." Arlington, Virginia. (July 7, 2010)

     
     

    "Intelligence Science Board." Washington, DC. (January 14-15, 2010)

     
     

    "Intelligence Science Board Science & Technology Task Force Meeting." Washington, DC. (May 12-13, 2010)

     
     

    "Intelligence Science Board Science & Technology Task Force Meeting ." Washington, DC. (June 18, 2010)

     
     

    "Molecular Function at the Nano/Bio Interface Center." National Science Foundation Panel Member, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (July 8-9, 2010)

     
     

    "NAS EHS Committee Meeting." Houston, Texas. (December 9-10, 2010)

     
     

    "National Institute of Health (NIH) NANO." NANO Review Panel, San Diego, California. (February 1-2, 2010)

     
     

    "National Institute of Health Nano Panel meeting." Washington, DC. (June 3-4, 2010)

     
     

    "National Science Foundation Nano Progress Workshop." Chicago, Illinois. (March 9, 2010)

     
     

    "President's Council of Advisors for Science and Technology (PCAST)." Washington, DC. (January 19-20, 2010)

     
     

    "President's Council of Advisors for Science and Technology (PCAST) Second Meeting ." Palo Alto, California. (February 17-19, 2010)

     
     

    "Third Technical Management Meeting of NHECD (Nano Health and Environment Commented Database)." Amsterdam, The Netherlands. (May 20-22, 2010)

     
     

    "Chemistry International Review." Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council, England (various locations). (April, 2009)

     
     

    "Group Leader for Group 6 Environment Panel." 2nd US-China Workshop on Nanostructured Materials, Jiangsu Province, China. (October, 2009)

     
     

    "INSPIRE Scientific Advisory Board." University of Dublin, Dublin, Ireland. (March 12-13, 2009)

     
     

    "MSN Panel Review." National Science Foundation MSN Panel, Washington, DC. (November, 2009)

     
     

    "NSEC Centers - Present and Future." National Science Foundation Nanoscale Science and Engineering Grantees Conference, Arlington, Virginia. (December 7, 2009)

     
     

    "National Institutes of Health NANO Review Panel." Baltimore, Maryland. (September, 2009)

     
     

    "Optical Biosensing Panel Review." National Science Foundation Review Panel, Washington, DC. (November, 2009)

     
     

    "CBEN - An Overview." National Science Foundation Reverse Site Visit, Arlington, Virginia. (May 27-28, 2008)

     
     

    "EHS Nano Strategies." National Academy of Science, NRC Nanotechnology Briefing, Washington, DC. (December 14-15, 2008)

     
     

    "Environmental, Health and Safety Research Needs for Engineered Nanoscale Materials." 2nd Meeting of the NRC Committee for Review of the Federal Strategy to Address Above Topic, Washington, DC. (May 4-6, 2008)

     
     

    "NAS NER Review." 3rd Meeting of NAS NER Committee, Washington, DC. (June 25-27, 2008)

     
     

    "National Institutes of Health Panel Review." National Institutes of Health, Alexandria, Virginia. (May 29-30, 2008)

     
     

    "National Institutes of Health Panel Review Meeting." National Institutes of Health, Alexandria, Virginia. (September 29-October 1, 2008)

     
     

    "National Science Foundation Site Visit." University of Washington, Seattle, Washington. (June 2-5, 2008)

     
     

    "Potential Expert Witness on Nanotechnology." Utah Bioengineering National Advisory Council, Park City, Utah. (September 4-6, 2008)

     
     

    "Workshop on Ensuring Appropriate Material Characterization in Nano-toxicity Studies." ICON Steering Committee Meetings, Washington, DC. (October 26-28, 2008)

     
     

    Panelist.  "EH&S - Best Practices for Worker Safety and Environmental Impact." Small Times NanoCon International, Santa Clara, CA. (11/15-16/07)

     
     

    Panelist.  "Evaluate Nanotechnology in Biology and Medicine proposals." NIH, Washington, DC. (2/21-23/07)

     
     

    Panelist.  "NIST, Standards for EHS Research Needs for Engineered Nanoscale Materials." National Nanotechnology Initiative Workshop, Gaithersburg, MD. (9/11-14/07)

     
     

    "Nanotechnology Panel." Tech Review Conference, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts. (September 26-27, 2006)

     
     

    "Briefing Presentation on Nanotechnology." National Cancer Institute, Alliance for Nanotechnology in Cancer, Science Writers Media, Bethesda, Maryland. (September 13, 2004)

     
     

    "CBEN Research." National Science Foundation Reverse Site Visits, Arlington, Virginia. (May 25, 2004)

     
     

    "Current FDA/CBEN Research with Nanoscale Engineered Materials: Q-Dots; TiO2 and ZnO." National Center for Toxicology Research (FDA), Toxicology Study Selection and Review Committee, Jefferson, Arkansas. (November 16, 2004)

     
     

    "Implications on the World of Tomorrow." Nanofair, NanoVision 2004, St. Gallen, Switzerland. (September 16, 2004)

     
     

    "Mapping Out Nano Risks." European Commission, Brussels, Belgium. (February 28-March 4, 2004)

     
     

    "Nanotechnology Research." President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology, Washington, D. C. (March 30, 3004)

     
     

    "Nanotechnology Research Discussion." Bay Area NanoBioSafety & Regulatory Outlook, Palo Alto, California. (January 28, 2004)

     
     Seminar Speaker
     

    "A Conversation about Energy,." Women's Energy Network, Houston, TX. (03/05/2013)

     
     

    "Nanotechnology: Applications and Implications." Chemistry Department, Wuhan University , Wuhan, China. (09/26/2013)

     
     

    "Correlating Structure with Toxicity for Engineered Nanoparticles: Towards Safety by Design." Student Seminar Series in Green Chemistry and and Sustainable Design, University of California, Berkley, California. (September 13, 2010)

     
     

    "Correlating Structure with Toxicity for Engineered Nanoparticles: Towards Safety by Design ." EPA Regional Science Council Seminar Series, Dallas, Texas. (September 7, 2010)

     
     

    "Nanotechnology in the Environment: Safety by Design." University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada. (January 7, 2010)

     
     

    "Nanotechnology: Safe Solutions to Hard Problems in Water and Energy." University of Calgary, Calgary, Canada. (January 8, 2010)

     
     

    "Nanotechnology: Safe Solutions to Hard Problems in Water and Energy." University of Central Florida, Orlando, Florida. (March 23, 2010)

     
     

    "Safe by Design." President's Council at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, Cold Spring Harbor, New York. (October 1-2, 2010)

     
     

    Seminar Speaker.  "Clean Water from Small Materials: Nanotechnology in the Environment." University of Maryland NanoCenter, Baltimore, MD. (December 4, 2007)

     
     

    Speaker.  "Eco-Nano: The Impact of Engineered Nanomaterials on the Environment." Columbia University, New York, NY. (3/30/07)

     
     

    Speaker.  "Nanotechnology in Biological and Environmental Systems ." Departmental Seminar: University of Puerto Rico, San Juan, PR. (10/1/07)

     
     

    "Eco-Nano: The Impact of Engineered Nanomaterials on the Environment." University of Illinois Departmental Seminar, Urbana, Illinois. (December 3, 2005)

     
     Session Chair
     

    "National Institutes of Health (NIH) Study Section Orientation Meeting." Washington, DC. (April 28, 2010)

     
     

    "Assessment of the Workshop Conclusions." International Risk Governance Council Workshop (IRGC), Zurich, Switzerland. (July 7, 2006)

     
     

    "Nomenclature and Terminology of Nanotechnology." ASTM E56 Meeting, Tsukuba, Japan. (May 20-24, 2006)

     
     

    "Research Perspective." International Risk Governance Council Workshop (IRGC), Zurich, Switzerland. (July 4-7, 2006)

     
     

    "Terminology and Nomenclature Session." ASTM International Committee Meeting for E56, Miami Beach, Florida. (November 18-21, 2006)

     
     Workshops
     

    "Innovation Summit,." Shell Technology Center , Houston, TX. (01/09/2013)

     
     

    "Nanotechnology for the Oil and Gas Industry Chinese Perspective,." Workshop on Science and Technology to Enable Treatment and Reuse of Shale Water, Guiyang, China. (09/24/2013)

     
     

    Workshop Organizer.  "Shell-Rice Workshop." Shell and Rice University, Houston, TX. (02/13-14/2013)

     
     

    "Negotiating the Ideal Faculty Position Workshop." National Science Foundation ADVANCE, Rice University, Houston, Texas. (September 20-21, 2010)

     
     

    "Engineering Nanotechnology for Safety: What We Can Do to Control the Biological Properties of Dispersed Nanomaterials." Priority Setting in Translational Nanoscience Conference and Workshop, Los Angeles, California. (March 18-19, 2008)

     
     

    "Environmental Applications and Implications." NATO Advanced Research Workshop, Faro, Portugal. (April 26-30, 2008)

     
     

    "Nanosensors." AEC Workshop, Austin, Texas. (May 20, 2008)

     
     

    "Nanotechnology: An Emerging Industry and Emerging Lifestyle." 3rd Mexican Workshop on Nanostructured Materials, Mexico City, Mexico. (June 11. 2008)

     
     

    "Product Safety and Sustainability." Australian-USA Workshop on Sustainable Nano-Manufacturing, Brisbane, Australia. (February 20-March 1, 2008)

     
     

    Speaker.  "EH&S Database." Nanoinformatics Strategic Workshop, Arlington, VA. (6/12-13/07)

     
     

    Speaker.  "Nano Public-Private Partnership." Nano Public-Private Partnership, Washington, DC. (10/30/07)

     
     

    Speaker.  "NanoHealth Enterprise Roundtable." NIH sponsored workshop, Bethesda, MD. (10/9/07)

     
     

    "How to exchange surface coatings and what does it mean for nanoparticle interactions?." Nanotoxicology Workshop, Cambridge, Massachusetts. (April 23-25, 2006)

     
     

    "Low field strength magnetic separation for arsenic removal." EPA Grantees' Workshop, Washington, DC.

     
     

    "Nanotechnology – Balancing the Promise with Potential Risks." Zurich Risk Engineering Global Workshop, Frankfort, Germany. (September 6-8, 2006)

     
     

    "Risk Governance recommendations for an effective policy framework." IRGC Workshop, Rish Governance for Nanotechnology, Zurich, Switzerland. (January 29-February 1, 2006)

     
     

    "Roundtable - Potential Environmental, Health, Safety, Socio-Economic, and Other Issues Related to the Use of Nanotechnology to Provide Clean Water in Developing Countries." Workshop on Nanotechnology, Water, and Development, Chennai, India. (October 8-13, 2006)

     
     

    "Scope and Interest of ASTM E56 ." Workshop on Nanotech and Medi/Surg Devices Committee, Miami Beach, Florida. (November 18-21, 2006)

     
     

    "The impact of Engineered Nanomaterials on the Environment." Nanotechnology and the Environment Workshop, Brussels, Belgium. (March 29-April 1, 2006)

     
     

    "Welcoming Remarks." NanoToxicology Workshop organized by Environmental Defense and underwritten by ICON, Washington, DC. (April 5-7, 2006)

     
     

    "Health & Environmental Risk of Nanotechnology." SHARE Workshop sponsored by the Swiss Consulate, Cambridge, Massachusetts. (March 9. 2004)

     
    Editorial Positions
     Member of the Editorial Board, Small. (2008 - 2008)

    Supervised Theses & Dissertations
     Jane F. Bertone, Ph. D. The Synthesis and High Pressure Behavior of Nanoquartz. (2002) (Thesis Director)

     Mary E. Turner, Ph.D. Protein Crystal as Templates for Materials Chemistry. (2003) (Thesis Director)

     Christie Sayes, Ph.D. The Bio-Nano Interface: Examining the Interactions Between Water-Soluble Nanoparticles and Cellular Systems. (2006) (Thesis Director)

     Cafer T. Yavuz, Ph.D. Accesssible and Green Manufacturing of Magnetic (Fe3O4 Nanocrystals and Their Use in Magnetic Separations. (2008) (Thesis Director)

     Jennifer A. Jamison, PhD Characterization of Nanocrystals and Gold Nanoparticle-Protein Assemblies. (2009) (Thesis Director)

     Arjun Prakash, Ph.D. Synthesis mechanism, phase transfer and optical tracking of iron oxide nanoparticles. (2011) (Thesis Director)

     John Mayo, Ph.D. The Synthesis, Characterization, and Application of Iron Oxide Nanocrystals in Magnetic Separations for Arsenic and Uranium Removal. (2012) (Thesis Director)

     Christopher Jones, PhD Iron: From Synthesis, Characterization, and Application of Sulfide Green Rust to Viability in Arsenic Water Treatment. (2013) (Thesis Director)

     Seung Soo Lee, PhD Synthesis and design of nanocrystalline metal oxides for applications in carbon nanotube growth and antioxidants. (2013) (Thesis Director)

     Minjung Cho, PhD Biomedical Nanocrystal Agents: Design, Synthesis, and Applications. (2013) (Thesis Director)

     Hema Lakshmi Puppala, Ph.D. Engineering Silver Nanoparticles: Towards a Tunable Antimicrobial. (2014) (Thesis Director)

     Camila Cardoso Zies, Ph.D. Theoretical and Experimental Analysis of Nanoparticle-Nanoparticle and Nanoparticle-Surface Interactions and Their Role in Defining Nanoparticle Stability and Mobility . (Thesis Director)

     Adem Guven, Ph.D. Cisplatin@US-tube Carbon Nanocapsules for Enhanced Chemotherapeutic Delivery. (Thesis Director)

    Awards, Prizes, & Fellowships
     Fellow, American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (2011)

     Margrave Innovation Award, Department of Chemistry, Rice University (June, 2010)

     Health Hero, Prevention Magazine (September, 2008)

     2006 Top Five (no. 2 of 5) Nanotech Breakthroughts of 2006, Forbes/Wolfe Nanotech Report (2006)

     2007 Best & Brightest Honoree, Esquire Magazine (2007)

     American Association for the Advancement of Science Fellow, AAAS (2007-2008)

     2004 Key Women in Energy - Global, RadarEnergy (2004)

     Organizer, "Colloidal Crystals and Photonic Band Gap Materials" joint symposium, Colloids and Physical Chemistry Divisions, ACS National Meeting, San Diego, CA (April 1-3, 2001)

     Organizer, "Nanomaterials" symposium in the Inorganic Division at the Regional ACS Meeting, New Orleans, Louisiana (December 2000)

     Camille Dreyfus Teacher Scholar Award, (2001)

     Member, Defense Sciences Study Group (February 12-14, June 18-22, 2001)

     Research Fellow, Alfred P. Sloan (2000)

     Award: "Top 20 Young Scientists to Watch", Discover Magazine (2000)

     Young Investigator, Beckman (2000)

     Conference organizer, ACS Regional Meeting (2000)

     Conference organizer, ACS National Meeting (2001)

     Teaching Prize, Phi Beta Kappa (1999)