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ADSE Diversity Lecture Series: Science Lecture

"Benign by Design: From the Nanoscale to the Human Scale" Rigoberto Hernandez, professor of Chemistry Johns Hopkins University; director of the Open Chemistry Collaborative in Diversity Equity (OXIDE)

The nanoparticles we make today to address problems in energy and human health will enter the environment tomorrow. But will they be benign or will they lead to deleterious downstream effects to our environment? The Center for Sustainable Nanotechnology is developing and benchmarking design principles for sustainable nanoparticles. Our group contributes the theoretical and computational frameworks to bridge the molecular scale structure and motion to macro and meso scale behavior of nanoparticles in heterogeneous environments. This includes contact with model membranes and other constituents found in the cellular matrix. 

Presented by the University Chapter of the Alliance for Diversity in Science and Engineering 

Supported by David T. Kearns Center, School of Arts, Sciences and Engineering, Department of Chemistry, School of Medicine and Dentistry. 

Thursday, May 2, 2019 at 10:00am to 11:00am

Wegmans Hall, 1400
250 Hutchison Rd, Rochester, NY 14620

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Lectures and Talks


General Public, Faculty, Students, Alumni


networking, diversity




David T. Kearns Center


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