While nanomaterials have been a part of our everyday life for quite some time, the past two decades have witnessed a fast growth of the nanotechnology sector. There is currently an estimated 1300 consumer products on the market. However, concerns about the effects of nano-enabled products on our environment have surfaced more recently and the influence of these products on environmental processes is still only partially elucidated.
This conference was the 8th edition of a successful annual conference series, following the excellent recent meetings in Clemson 2010, London 2011 and Banff 2012.
Congratulations to our winners of the student awards.