Course Title:
Standards - Influencing everything you do in Nanotechnology

Instructor's Name and Contact Information:
Dr. Haridoss Sarma, IEEE Senior Member
Business Development Office
University of Guelph
Guelph, Ontario N1G 4T2, Canada

Phone: +1-519-8244120 ext.53503
Fax: +1-519-8220130

Course Summary:
This course covers an introduction to Nanotechnology Standards. The presentations by the expert members of Canadian Advisory Committee/Canadian Subcommitee of ISO-TC229/IEC-TC113 will help individuals and organizations understand and practice these Standards. The attendees will learn to: (i) recognize the importance of Nanotechnology Standards; (ii) build their knowledge base with Standards ready to practice; (iii) gain knowledge on Standards development process through a case study; (iv) enrich their Nanotechnology vocabulary, strengthen measurement practices, understand the significance of EHS impacts and (v) get involved in responsible nanotech product development.


8:00 AM - 9:00 AM


9:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Introduction to Standards:  an integral part of Science, Technology and Business; nanotechnology standards development process; published nanotechnology standards

10:30 AM - 10:45 AM

Coffee break

10:45 AM - 12:15 PM

Nanotechnology: Terminology and Nomenclature; Tools and Measurement for Characterization

12:15 PM - 1:30 PM


1:30 PM - 3:00 PM

Health, Safety and Environment

3:00 PM - 3:15 PM

Coffee break

3:15 PM - 4:15 PM

Product Safety, Commercialization and Trade



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