7th ICEENN Banff 2012

7th International Conference on the Environmental Effects of Nanoparticles and Nanomaterials

The Banff Centre, Banff, Alberta, Canada  September 10-12, 2012




Hosted by the Office of Environmental NanoSafety at the University of Alberta,  this meeting is the 7th iteration of a highly successful international conference bringing together representatives of various levels of academia, industry, and government to assess the most recent information on the effects of nanoparticles and nanomaterials on the environment. The venue for 2012 is the beautiful Banff Centre situated in the the heart of  Banff National Park, in Alberta, Canada, a UNESCO World  Heritage Site.


  • Chemical and Physical Characterization
  • Fate, Behaviour And Geochemistry
  • Detection, Measurement and Assay
  • Toxicology of Microbes, Plants and Animals
  • Risk Assessment, Life Cycle Analysis and OH&S
  • Regulation, Legislation, Policy and Perception

Key Dates:

  • August 15, 2012        Deadline for   Workshop and Late Registration

Invited Speakers:

Speakers from Canada, USA, Europe, Asia including

  • Andre Nel, UCLA, USA
  • Bernd Nowack, EMPA, Switzerland
  • Jim Alwood, EPA, USA
  • Richard Handy, Plymouth, UK
  • Chady Stephan, PerkinElmer, Canada
  • Larry Kapustka, SLR Consulting, Canada
  • Paul Westerhoff, Arizona, USA
  • Melanie Auffan,  CEREGE, France
  • Tae Hyun Yoon, Hanyang University, South Korea


Student: $400   
Full: $500  
Registration fees include conference registration in all sessions, printed abstract booklet,  3 breakfasts, 3 lunches, daily refreshments and 1 banquet dinner. Registration fees are in  $ Canadian and subject to a 5% Goods and Services Tax (GST). Limited accommodations are available at conference rates at The Banff Centre. Student conference bursaries available. To register and pay online visit 7th ICEENN Registration Website

Abstract Submission:

Submit abstracts of 200 words or less via email as a word document attachment to oens@ualberta.ca prior to May 20, 2012. Abstracts are required for both oral and poster presentations and to be considered for a student conference award. Graduate students and PDFs (in the first two years of their fellowship) may apply for an award Please state your  application for a conference award in the email accompanying your abstract. Awards will be awarded based on distance and need. Successful recipients of awards will be notified shortly after June 30.  There will also be prizes for best student  presentations. Successful recipients of presentation prizes will be announced on Sep 12 at the conference banquet (included in registration cost).



Download a programme here 7th ICEENN Programme


Download a PDF of all abstracts here 7th ICEENN Abstracts 2012

Organizing Committe:

Greg Goss (Alberta);  Richard Handy (Plymouth);  Eva Valsami-Jones (Birmingham);  Richard Owen (ECEHH); Frank von der Kammer (Vienna); Stephen Klaine (Clemson); Jamie Lead (Birmingham). Scientific enquiries to oens@ualberta.ca

Nano Chemistry and Ecotoxicology Workshop:

The conference organizing committee is pleased to offer  a 2 day hands-on workshop aimed at PhD students and early career scientists new to the field with an interest in nanoecotoxicity assays.  The workshop will be a combination of hands-on nanoparticle manipulation, lectures and technical demonstrations of specialty equipment, including Nanotracking, FFF, DLS, and Zetasizer. The workshop will be held the weekend prior to the ICEENN on Sept 8-9, 2012 in Banff, Alberta at the Inns of Banff. The $300 fee includes the workshop registration, materials, snacks, 2 breakfasts, and 2 lunches. You must first register for the ICEENN to register for the workshop. Deadline for workshop registration is August 15, 2012. Space is limited.



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