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12.45pm - 15.15pm, Wednesday 2nd, Tuesday 8th and Tuesday 15th December 2009

An invitation to a unique series of three free online workshops: ‘Nanotechnology for Water Purification’

Europe, Africa, Asia, Latin America | Posted on November 25th, 2009

The ICPC-NanoNet project stimulates global networking in nanoscience and nanotechnology. This online workshop on "Nanotechnology for Water Purification" aims to bring together experts in this field who are interested in cooperating with their peers in Europe, Africa, Asia, Latin America and other parts of the world. Such cooperation may benefit from EU funding opportunities under the Seventh Framework Programme for Research and Technology Development FP7. The workshop highlights the scientific and technical state of the art as well as relevant calls for proposals. Register now at: www.icpc-nanonet.org/OnlineWorkshop/index.html

Programme

2nd December, 2009 (Session 1)
Time (GMT) / Event Speaker
12.45 - 13.00 / System Check
13.00 - 13.30 / European Funding Possibilities for European and Non-European Researchers Ineke Malsch (confirmed)
13.30 - 14.00 / Discussion
14.00 - 14.30 / Confirmed topic: Nanotechnology and the Challenge of Clean Water in the Developing World
Dr Thembela Hillie (confirmed)
14.30 - 15.00 / Discussion
15.00 - 15.15 / Conclusions

8th December, 2009 (Session 2)
Time (GMT) / Event Speaker
12.45 - 13.00 / System Check
13.00 - 13.30 / Confirmed topic: Nanofiltration and adsorption for water treatment - the need of nanotechnologies Dr. Armand Masion (confirmed)
13.30 - 14.00 / Discussion
14.00 - 14.30 / Confirmed topic: Control of Biofouling in Nanofiltration Systems Prof. Dr Eugene Cloete (confirmed)
14.30- 15.00 / Discussion
15.00 - 15.15 / Conclusions

15th December, 2009 (Session 3)
Time (GMT) / Event Speaker
12.45 - 13.00 / System Check
13.00 - 13.30 / Possible topic: Functionalized nanotubes/polyurethane composites for the removal of chlorinated organics in water Dr Rui Krause (confirmed)
13.30 - 14.00 / Discussion
14.00 - 14.30 / Confirmed topic: "Water Treatment in Developing Regions - Using Nanotechnology to Enhance Solar Disinfection" Dr. Patrick Dunlop (confirmed)
14.30 - 15.00 / Discussion
15.00 - 15.15 / Conclusions

About the speakers:

Prof. Dr. Eugene Cloete
Head of the Microbiology Department at the University of Pretoria
Website: www.up.ac.za/academic/microbio/cloete/
Relevant fields of interest: Biofouling, Nanofiltration systems
Prof. Dr. Eugene Cloete is a respected scientist and a key specialist in the field of Control of Chemical Biofouling of Membranes

Dr. Rui Krause
Associate professor at the Department of Chemical Technology, University of Johannesburg, South Africa
Website: web.wits.ac.za/Academic/Centres/StrongMaterials/...
Relevant fields of interest: Organic Chemistry and Nanotechnology
Dr. Rui Krause is a key specialist in the field of Carbon nanomaterials for organic decontamination of water.

Prof. Dr. Thembela Hillie
Principal Research Scientist at NCNSM and an associate professor in physics at the University of the Free State
Website: www.csir.co.za/nano/res_group.html
Relevant fields of interest: Semiconductor physics and surface science at nanoscale, Nanotechnology for water treatment and sustainability.
Prof. Dr. Thembela Hillie is a key specialist in the field of Nanotechnology for water treatment and Sustainable development.

Dr. Patrick Dunlop
Research Fellow, University of Ulster, Ireland
Website: www.fapesp.br/materia/5054/pfpmcg/dr-patrick-dunlop.htm
Dr. Patrick Dunlop is a specialist in solar disinfection of water, development of nanostructured photocatalysts, design and construction of nano-membranes and filters.

Dr. Armand Masion
Researcher at the CEREGE, France
Website: www.cerege.fr/spip.php?lang=en&masque=inc-news&id_article=27921&masque=inc-perso&id_rubrique=196&lettre=mM
Dr. Armand Masion is a relevant specialist in the fields of nanofiltration and adsorption for water treatment.

Ineke Malsch
Director of Malsch TechnoValuation
Website: www.malsch.demon.nl
Ineke Malsch is a consultant specialising in (nano)technology and society. She is a partner in the ICPC NanoNet project, responsible for Latin America.

Prospective audience:
The prospective audience will consist of scientists working in the field of Nanotechnology for Water Purification; European Commission representatives and experts from consultancy.

Organised by:
Ineke Malsch and Danail Hristozov at Malsch TechnoValuation (www.malsch.demon.nl)

For further information, please email: and

* Workshop participants must be registered members of ICPC-Nanonet (Register with ICPC NanoNet here www.icpc-nanonet.org/index.php?option=com_registration&task=register).

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About ICPC Nanonet
The ICPC Nanonet project is funded by the EU under FP7 for four years from June 2008. It brings together partners from the EU, China, India, Russia and Africa, and aims to provide wider access to published nanoscience research and opportunities for collaboration between scientists in the EU and International Cooperation Partner Countries.

For more information, please click here

Contacts:
For further information about the ICPC Nanonet project, email the Project Coordinator: Lesley Tobin visit the website at www.icpc-nanonet.org or browse the free open-access nano publications archive at www.nanoarchive.org

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