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NanoKTN Conference at Begbroke

On the 14th September 2011 The NanoTechnology Knowledge Transfer Network (NanoKTN), one of the UK’s primary knowledge- based networks for Micro and Nanotechnologies, held a conference looking at the ‘Advances in Measurement of Nanomaterials and their Impact on Man and the Environment’ at Begbroke Science Park.

Dr James Johnstone, Theme Manager at the NanoKTN comments, “At the NanoKTN, our primary aim is to encourage organisations to collaborate and share knowledge, to achieve growth of the UK nanotechnology sector. Hosting this event has played a key part in ensuring the UK maintains its central position in the field of nanomaterials.”

The popular event, aimed to examine the complex issues surrounding recent advances in the measurement and characterisation of nanomaterial’s throughout the whole product cycle by attracting influential speakers, exhibitors and delegates. Speakers at this conference included such industry experts as Dr Alison Crossley, Manager of the Oxford Materials Characterisation Services and Dr Patrick Hole, head of Development at NanoSight. The event also provided an excellent networking opportunity with representatives from Lonbond Limited, LGC, National Physical Laboratory, Neneum, Health and Safety laborartory, SAFENANO, PROSPEcT, Center for Ecology and Hydrology (CEH), BioNanoNet and the Universities of Oxford and Birmingham.

The conference was rounded off with a popular tour around the BegbrokeNano laboratories, where delegates were given the opportunity to see the characterisation facilities. Dr James Johnstone continues, ‘The event was a great success with over 60 people attending and both exhibitors and delegates found the event extremely helpful.’

Ben Roeves