This page includes information and resources on nanotechnology.
CLARKE PRIZE CONFERENCE AND AWARD CEREMONY VIDEOS
The 2013 NWRI Clarke Prize Conference brought together leading scientists and experts from all across the water community to discuss the most innovative research and technology developments happening today in urban water sustainability.
Biofouling and Microbial Control: Insights from Nanotechnology
Pedro Alvarez of Rice University presented on "Biofouling and Microbial Control: Insights from Nanotechnology." His research includes evaluating the environmental impacts of nanotechnology, studying the fate, transport, and impact of a number of nanomaterials in the environment . Watch the video on YouTube.
Mark Wiesner of Duke University presented on"Nanomaterial-Enabled Membranes for Water Treatment." Dr. Wiesner is known as a pioneer of environmental nanotechnology. Watch the video on YouTube.
CLARKE PRIZE LECTURES
Convergence of Nanotechnology and Microbiology: Emerging Opportunities for Disinfection and Integrated Urban Water Management
By Pedro Alvarez, Rice Univeristy
Pedro Alvarez presented the 2012 Clarke Lecture on "Convergence of Nanotechnology and Microbiology: Emerging Opportunities for Disinfection and Integrated Urban Water Management" at the 2012 Clarke Prize Conference & Award Ceremony. Dr. Alvarez was selected as the 2012 recipient because of global leadership and contributions to enhancing water resource sustainability through water pollution control. Click here to download the 2012 Clarke Lecture.You can also watch the lecture on YouTube.
Nanomaterials, Water, and the Directed Self-Assembly of Environmentally Responsible Industries
By Mark R. Wiesner, Duke University
Mark Wiesner presented the 2011 Clarke Lecture on "Nanomaterials, Water, and the Directed Self-Assembly of Environmentally Responsible Industries." Dr. Wiesner received the 2011 Clarke Prize for his efforts to improve the performace of water treatment membranes by investigating the uses of technology at a molecular level, leading to the new research topic of "nanotechnology." Click here to download the 2011 Clarke Lecture.
Final Project Report Prepared July 2010
By Gregory R. Guillen and Eric M.V. Hoek, Ph.D. (University of California, Los Angeles)