How Nanotechnology Can Save Us and the Environment: Making it Happen in a Safe Way

Date: 02/13/2018

Time: 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Special Collections Seminar Room


The STEM Speaker Series Presents

“How Nanotechnology Can Save Us and the Environment: Making it Happen in a Safe Way”

by Dr. Alexander Orlov

Nanotechnology is offering wonderful opportunities to make most of materials around us much better. Nanoparticles can help us to produce energy in a more efficient and less harmful way. They can also transform the environment around us and help us to clean it. Nanotechnology is opening new and exciting world for our civilization and we are still only at the beginning of this fantastic journey. However, there are questions about how safe those small particles are, and whether there are ways to make them safer. This lecture will discuss examples of emerging frontiers in this area while attempting to outline challenges in nanotechnology field.


Dr. Alexander Orlov is an Associate Professor of Materials Science and Chemical Engineering at Stony Brook University. He is also a faculty member of the Consortium for Interdisciplinary Environmental Research, an affiliate faculty of Chemistry Department and the Institute for Advanced Computational Science. Dr. Orlov was awarded the US National Science Foundation CAREER Award and was made Kavli Fellow in 2014 by the Kavli Foundation and the US National Academy of Sciences. In 2016 Dr. Orlov has been named Sigma Xi Distinguished Lecturer and was recognized by the State University of New York with Chancellor’s Award of Excellence in Scholarship and Creative Activities.


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Clara Tran

Clara Tran

Clara is the liaison to the Department of Chemistry, Electrical & Computer Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, and the Women in Science and Engineering program.
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