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Invited Lectures

Date Location Host Organization Title/Description
12/12 Maiseru, Swaziland UN Food and Agriculture Organization Nanotechnology for point of use water treatment
12/12 Washington, D.C. NSF Nanomaterials bioavailability and environmental effects
11/12 Phoenix, AZ Arizona State University Natural attenuation forensic assessment
11/12 Seoul, South Korea KAIST Nanotechnology for biofouling control
11/12 Seoul, South Korea KIST Convergence of microbiology and nanotechnology
11/12 Newport Beach, CA National Water Research Institute Clarke Prize Lecture
10/12 Florianopolis, Brazil Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina (Chemistry) Nanotechnology and water
10/12 Norman, OK University of Oklahoma Environmental applications & implications of nanotechnology
9/12 Pretoria, South Africa Water Research Commission Nanotechnology-enabled water treatment and reuse
8/12 Managua, Nicaragua Nicaraguan Academy of Sciences Ciencia y agua: instrumentos del desarrollo sostenible
7/12 Auckland, New Zealand University of Auckland Environmental applications & implications of nanotechnology
5/12 Florianopolis, Brazil Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina (CEE) Nano-ecotoxicology
5/12 Maiseru, Swaziland UN Food and Agriculture Organization Photocatalysis for safer peri-urban irrigation
4/12 Bologna, Italy University of Bologna Potential environmental impacts of nanotechnology
4/12 Dubbendorf, Switzerland EAWAG Environmental fate and impacts of nanomaterials
4/12 Houston, TX BP Emerging opportunities in bio and nanotechnology
2/12 IN University of Notre Dame Environmental applications & implications of nanotechnology
1/12 Merida, Mexico Universidad de Merida Quantum dots-microbial interactions
1/12 Beijing, China China University of Geosiences Nanomaterial interactions with the environment
12/11 Lyon, France U de Lyon Environmental implications & applications of nanotechnology
11/11 Washington DC AAAS and Georgetown U Nanotechnology in its teen years
11/11 Tianjin, China Tianjin University (keynote) Anaerobic bioremediation of hydrocarbon spills
9/11 Rehoboth Beach, DE EPA Region 3 Microcospic, macroscopic and thermodynamic implications of fuel ethanol releases
9/11 London, England The Royal Society Quantum dots impacts on Nitrogen cycling
7/11 Chania, Greece TUC Biomarkers to assess bioremediation performance
6/11 Montreal, Canada ACS Colloids symposium Antibacterial mechanisms of silver nanoparticles
6/11 Denver, CO Water research Foundations Nanotechnology and water quality
6/11 Amsterdam IWA Welcome address for Leading Edge technologies conference
5/11 New Hampshire Gordon conference Research priorities in environmental nanotechnology
5/11 Monte Verita, Switzerland ETH/EAWAG Nanotechnology in the water sector; opportunities &concerns
4/11 Boston, MA Harvard University Environmental implications and applications of nanotechnology
4/11 New York, NY Columbia University Environmental implications and applications of nanotechnology
4/11 Mexico City Tecnologico de Monterrey Nano-enabled water treatment for developing countries
3/11 Atlanta, GA Georgia Tech Nanotechnology for sustainable water management
3/11 Boston, MA Northeastern University Environmental nanotoxicology

 

3/11 Abu Dhabi Masdar Institute of Science & Technology Bioremediation: principles and Applications
3/11 Washington DC NNI US-EU Workshop: Bridging nanoEHS Research Environmental data needs
2/11 Nanjing, China Nanjing University Emerging opportunities for nanotechnology in water
2/11 Managua, Nicaragua St. Agustin Academy (graduation speech) Global warming and global whining
11/10 Rome, Italy FAO Nano-enabled water treatment for developing countries
11/10 Veracruz, Mexico PEMEX Bioremediation of petroleum hydrocarbons
10/10 Washington D.C. National Academy of Sciences Fate and transport of engineered nanoparticles
10/10 Jalandhar, India Kanya Maka Vidyalaya Environmental challenges: a global concern
10/10 Bilbao, Spain Labein Tecnalia Ecotoxicology of engineered nanomaterials
9/10 Montreal, Canada IWA Nanotechnology applications in the water treatment sector
9/10 Montreal, Canada McGill University Environmental applications and implications of nanotechnology
9/10 Washington DC NSF Diversity, integrity and honor (National Hispanic Keynote).
9/10 Stockholm. Sweden World Water Week Emerging opportunities and challenges for GW remediation
7/10 Nazareth, Israel Haiffa University Photocatalytic disinfection with aminofullerene nanoparticles
6/10 San Carlos, Brazil FAO, UN Nano-enabled water treatment: opportunities and challenges
6/10 Johannesburg, South Africa
Mintek Advanced Materials Division
Nano-enabled functionalized water treatment membranes
5/10 Taipei, Taiwan
7th Conf. on Environmental Protection & Nanotechnology
Environmental applications and implications of nanotechnology
5/10 Taipei, Taiwan
National Taiwan University
Phytoremediation: principles and applications
5/10 Tainan,Taiwan
National Cheng Kung University
Bioremediation of hydrocarbon releases
5/’10 Los Angeles, CA
UCLA
Risks of nanomaterials in the environment
5/10 Providence, RI
Brown University
Antimicrobial nanoparticles: implications & applications
4/10

 

Cairo, Egypt
Ministry of Agriculture
Nanotechnology for sustainable water management
3/10 Panama
Universidad Tecnológica de Panamá
Manejo sostenible de recursos hidricos
3/10 Chicago, IL National Nanotechnology Initiative Research priorities in Environmental nanotechnology
3/10 Kunming, China KUST Environmental nanotechnology

 

1/10 Tucson, AZ University of Arizona Antimicrobial nanoparticles: implications & applications
9/09 Helsinki, Finland US National Academies Environmental nanotechnology

 

9/09 Copenhagen, DK Danmarks Naturfredningsforening   Sustainable water under climate change
9/09 Vienna, Austria Austrian Academy of Sciences and U Vienna Antimicrobial nanoparticles: implications & applications
8/09 San Antonio, TX NEMC and EPA Risks of nanomaterials in the environment
6/09 Aix, France CEREGE

 

Environmental nanotechnology
6/09 Singapore IWA Antimicrobial nanoparticles: implications & applications
6/09 Prague, CZ NICOM

 

Nanomaterials in Construction
5/09 Tunja, Colombia Universidad de Santo Tomas Nanotecnologia para manejo sostenible del agua
4/09 Baltimore, MD Johns Hopkins University Environmental applications of nanotechnology
4/09 Lansing. MI Michigan State University Environmental applications and implications of nanotechnology
3/09 Tianjin, China Nankai University Bioremediation: principles and applications
3/09 Nanjing, China Keynote on Pollution Control and Resource Reuse Conf. Nano-toxicology

 

2/09 Mumbai, India IIT Mumbai Environmental nanotechnology

 

2/09 Mangalore, India NITK (Subba Rau Lecture in Chemical Engineering) Bioremediation principles and applications
11/08 Baltimore, MD Johns Hopkins University Environmental applications and implications of nanotechnology
10/08 New Haven, CT Yale University, John Henske Distinguished Lecture Environmental applications and implications of nanotechnology
9/08 Chania, Crete European Bioremediation Conference (keynote) Microbial interactions with nanomaterials
8/08 Sidney, Australia SETAC Ecotoxicology of nanomaterials

 

4/08 Iowa City, IA U Iowa (Caterpillar lecture) Environmental applications and implications of fullerenes
4/08

 

Los Angeles, CA UCLA Ecotoxicology of nanomaterials

 

4/08 Amherst, MA UMass Environmental nanotechnology

 

3/08 Beijing, China Tsinghua University Environmental nanotechnology

 

3/08 Hong Kong Hong Kong University Sustainable water management

 

3/08 Monte Verita, Switzerland EMPA/ETH Microbial interactions with nanoparticles
12/07 Washington, DC NSF Environmental applications and implications of fullerenes
12/07 San Antonio, TX Texas Water Board Sustainable water resources management
11/07 South Bend, IN University of Notre Dame Environmental applications and implications of nanotechnology
11/07 Rimini, Italy Ecomondo Iron-based bioremediation of oxidized pollutants
10/07 Sapporo, Japan Hokkaido University Environmental applications of nanomaterials
10/07 Seoul, South Korea Seoul National University and Gwangju University Antibacterial mechanisms of fullerenes
10/07 Sao Paulo, Brazil Acquacon The water footprint of fuel ethanol
9/07 Riverside, California UCR Environmental impacts of fuel alcohols
9/07 Cambridge, England Cambridge University Medical bioremediation: targeting 7-ketocholesterol
8/07 Zurich, Switzerland EAWAG Environmental applications and implications of nanotechnology
7/07 Bogota, Colombia Universidad de Los Andes Decentralized water treatment systems
6/07 Durham, NC Duke University Environmental impacts of fuel alcohols
6/07 Singapore IWA Environmental applications and implications of nanotechnology
5/07 Seattle, WA University of Washington Fuel ethanol and groundwater pollution
4/07 Tempe, AZ Arizona State University Nanotechnology and the environment
3/07 San Diego, CA AEHS Bacterial-fullerene interactions

 

2/07 Durham, NC Duke University Environmental impacts of fuel alcohols
1/07 Ann Arbor, MI University of Michigan Ethanol in fuel: groundwater quality implications
12/06 Managua, Nicaragua Universidad Centroamericana (UCA) Nanotecnologia ambiental
11/06 Washington, D.C. EPA/ORD Fullerene-bacterial interactions

 

11/06 Copenhagen, Denmark Technical University of Denmark Environmental nanotechnology
10/06 Amherst, MA U Mass Microbial impacts of fuel ethanol
9/06 Houston, TX Baker Institute, Rice Groundwater impacts of ethanol
9/06 EL Paso, TX UTEP Environmental nanotechnology

 

8/6 Bogotá, Colombia Universidad de Los Andes Principles and applications of bioremediation
7/06 Tianjin, China Nankai University

 

Fullerene micro-ecotoxicology
6/06 Mexico City UAM Nanotechnology and environmental engineering
6/06 New Hampshire Gordon Conference Biodegradation of organic compounds
5/06 Medellin, Colombia Universidad Nacional de Colombia Fitorremediacion
4/06 Ann Arbor, MI University of Michigan Fullerene ecotoxicology

 

3/06 Valencia, Venezuela Universidad de Carabobo Environmental implications and applications of nanotechnology
2/06 Tempe, AZ Arizona State University Environmental nanotechnology

 

11/05 Pachuca, Mexico Universidad Politecnica de Pachuca Bioremediation and natural attenuation
10/05 Washington, D.C. EPA Nanomaterial-bacterial interactions
9/05 Managua, Nicaragua MARENA Cleanup of gasoline contaminated aquifers
9/05 Washington, DC ESTCP Bioaugmented iron barriers to treat RDX contaminated aquifers
6/05 Sapporo, Japan IWA Emerging pollutants and treatment approaches
5/05 Toulouse, France Université Paul Sabatier/ Laboratoire de Genie Chimique Iron-based bioremediation of oxidized groundwater pollutants
5/05 Aix-En-Provence Centre Européen de Recherche et d’Enseignement des Géosciences de l’Environnement (CEREGE) Emerging hazards and water treatment needs
3/05 Urbana-Champaign, IL University of Illinois Bioremediation: startups and upstarts
2/05 Zurich, Switzerland EAWAG Microbial interactions with nanomaterials
1/05 El Paso, TX UTEP Natural attenuation of BTEX-ethanol mixtures
11/04 Sao Paulo, Brazil Instituto Ekos (keynote) Phytoremediation: principles and applications
11/04 College Station, TX Texas A&M Effects of ethanol on BTEX natural attenuation
9/04 Tianjin, China Nankai University (keynote) Global changes and industrial ecology
9/04 Venice, Italy INCA (keynote) Sustainable chemistry
8/28 Cancun. Mexico Asociación Mexicana de Microbiología Biorremediacion de BTEX” principios y aplicaciones
8/04 Cancun. Mexico ISME Fate and transport of BTEX-ethanol mixtures
7/04 Irvine, CA CDM Inc Effects of ethanol on BTEX natural attenuation: microscopic and macroscopic implications
7/04 Bethesda, MD NIA History and epistemology of bioremediation
7/04 Nuevo Vallarta, MX Mayan Resorts Civil and environmental engineering at Rice
6/04 Prague, Czech Republic IWA Attenuation and amplification of TC resistance genes in soil
5/04 Monterrey California Battelle Sustainable RDX degradation in bioagumented iron columns
5/04 Cartagena, Colombia CONCARIBE Leapfrogging technologies for Caribbean environmental problems
2/04 Berkeley, CA UC Berkeley

 

Groundwater impacts of ethanol
1/04 Washington, DC NSF, EPA and DOD Interagency meeting Phytoremediation and Rhizoremediation
11/03 Sao Paulo, Brazil Instituto Eccos (keynote) Monitored natural Attenuation

 

11/03 Mexico City IMP, keynote Bioremediation

 

10/03 Managua, Nicaragua AIDIS, keynote Bioremediation

 

8/03 Costa Mesa, CA NGWA Oxygenates workshop

 

8/03 Kansas City, KS EPA Effect of ethanol on BTEX natural attenuation
6/03 Chania, Greece EU, keynote Effect of ethanol on BTEX natural attenuation
4/03 West Lafayette Purdue University

 

Environmental Impacts of Biofuels
4/03 Gainesville, FLA University of Florida Effect of ethanol on BTEX natural attenuation
4/03 Buenos Aires, Argentina Universidad de Buenos Aires Sustainable development and industrial ecology
3/03 Cartagena, Colombia ANEIC, keynote Phytoremediation principles and applications
2/03 Valencia, Venezuela AVISA Permeable reactive barriers for groundwater pollution
1/03 Ames, Iowa ISU Effect of ethanol on BTEX attenuation and plume length
12/02 Managua, Nicaragua Universidad Catolica (UCA) Bioremediation case studies

 

11/02 Davis, CA University of California at Davis Natural attenuation of gasohol releases
11/02 Valencia, Venezuela Universidad de Carabobo – keynote Sustainable Development and Industrial Ecology
9/02 Mexico City, Mexico Universidad Autónoma de México Bioremediation (Short Course)
7/02 Prague, Czech Republic Institute of Chemical Technology Iron-based bioremediation
5/02 Monterey, CA Battelle Biodegradation of ethanol

 

4/02 Monterrey, Mexico Mexican Society for Microbiology – keynote Principles and applications of BTEX bioremediation
3/02 Rio de Janerio, Brazil Petrobras Bioremediation an natural attenuation of gasohol spills
2/02 Pomona, CA NWRI Life cycle assessment of alternative fuel
12/01 Washington, DC SERDP RDX mineralization by Fe(0) and anaerobic sludge
11/01 Houston, TX NGWA Effect of ethanol on benzene plume length
10/01 Berlin, Germany IWA Effect of ethanol of BTEX degradation kinetics
10/01 Costa Mesa, CA NWRI Potential groundwater impacts of the use of methanol as fuel
7/01 Chania, Greece Technical University of Crete Fe(0)-based bioremediation of RDX contamination
7/01 Madrid, Spain European Federation of Biotechnology Novel trends in in situ bioremediation
5/01 Prague,

Czech Republic

NATO Advance Studies Institute Principles and applications of BTEX remediation
4/01 Seattle, WA University of Seattle

 

Global Changes and Sustainable Development
4/01 Oakland, CA Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory The effect of ethanol on BTEX degradation kinetics
3/01 Houston, TX University of Houston and Rice University Natural attenuation of gasohol releases
3/01 Montreal, Canada McGill University Epistemology of bioremediation and natural attenuation
3/01 Guanajuato, Mexico Mexican Society for Microbiology Phytoremediation of contaminated soils
12/00 Madison, WI University of Wisconsin Biodegradation and bioremediation
11/00 Mexico, D.F. UAM Monitored natural attenuation workshop
11/00 Anaheim, CA API/NGWA Effects of ethanol versus MTBE on BTX natural attenuation.
10/00 West Lafayette, IN Purdue University Xenobiotic recalcitrance mechanisms
10/00 Irvine, CA NAS/Ford Foundation Challenges of an academic life in engineering
9/00 Iowa City, IA ASCE Merits and limitations of RBCA and natural attenuation
8/00 Managua, Nicaragua INCAE (a Harvard Satellite) Industrial ecology and sustainable development
7/00 Managua, Nicaragua Universidad Centroamericana Global changes and economic development
6/00 Paris, France IWA RDX degradation by an integrated microbial-Fe0 system
5/00 Valencia, Venezuela Carabobo Industrial Consortium Global changes and industrial ecology
5/00 Columbus Ohio Ohio State University Bioremediation and natural attenuation
2/00 Cincinnati, OH API/EPA Effect of ethanol of natural attenuation of BTEX
11/99 Honolulu, HI University of Hawaii Bioremediation Perspectives

 

11/99 Chicago, IL EPA Fe(0)-Based Bioremediation
6/99 Zürich, Switzerland ETH/ Biotechnology Institute Intrinsic bioremediation and risk-based corrective action
12/98 Managua, Nicaragua MARENA/IMPYME Bioremediation and bioprospecting
11/98 Houston, TX API/NGWA (keynote speaker) BTEX degradation kinetics: model vs. field data
8/98 Managua, Nicaragua PAMIC/INPYME Green Technologies for sustainable development
7/98 Zürich, Switzerland EAWAG Substrate interactions for enhanced BTX biodegradation
5/98 Mexico, D.F. Universidad Autónoma de México Site assessment and remediation
3/98 Valencia, Venezuela AVISA/ U. de Carabobo Epistemology of environmental engineering
11/97 Caracas, Venezuela AVISA/AIDIS Xenobiotic biodegradation in natural systems
9/97 Washington, D.C. NSF/CMS Workshop BTPs for groundwater remediation
7/97 Mexico, D.F. Universidad Autónoma de México Hazardous waste remediation (Short Course)
6/97 Lincoln, Nebraska University of Nebraska Iron-Supported Denitrification

 

6/97 Florianopolis, Brazil Universidade Federal de Sta. Catarina Principles of bioremediation

 

5/97 Caracas, Venezuela Ministry of the Environment Fundamentals of environmental microbiology
5/97 Valencia, Venezuela Assoc. Venezolana de Ing. Ambientales Novel approaches to site remediation
4/97 New Orleans, LA Battelle Fe(0) based bioremediation of nitrate contaminated waters
4/97 San Francisco, CA ACS Effect of ethanol of anaerobic toluene biodegradation
8/96 Mexico, D.F. Universidad Autónoma de México Advances in hazardous waste site remediation
6/96 Singapore IAWQ Bioremediation perspective for Brazil
5/96 Florianópolis, Brazil Universidade Federal de Sta. Catarina Environmental chemodynamics (Short Course)
2/96 Valencia, Venezuela AVISA (Keynote speaker) Reductive treatment with Fe°

 

11/95 Hill AFB, UT US Air Force and Montgomery Watson TCE uptake by common garden vegetables
10/95 Iowa City, IA Iowa Groundwater Association Enhanced BTX degradation by benzoate
6/95 Florianópolis, Brazil Universidade Federal de Sta. Catarina Biotransformations of

xenobiotics in soils

6/95 Florianópolis, Brazil Universidade Federal de Sta. Catarina Activated sludge design
5/95 Valencia, Venezuela Assoc. Venezolana de Ing. Ambientales (Keynote spkr) Contamination and remediation of aquifers
5/95 Valencia, Venezuela Universidad de Carabobo Fate and transport of xenobiotics in aquifers
4/95 Champagne, IL University of Illinois Nitrate-based bioremediation
12/94 Managua, Nicaragua Universidad Nacional de Ingeniería Chemical and microbial

degradation of pollutants

12/94 Managua, Nicaragua Fundación de Desarrollo Socio-political implications of pollution
5/94 Copenhagen, DK IAWQ Biofilm Conference Degradation of BTX and their metabolites