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Nanotechnology Basics: Join Mintz Levin & NEWIEE April 11

Nanotechnology: What Is It? How Is It Being Used?
And How Is It Different Than Other Technology?



Please join Mintz Levin and New England Women in Energy and the Environment (NEWIEE) on April 11 for a primer on nanotechnology. In a moderated discussion, the panelists will provide insight into the benefits and challenges of nanotechnology, the existing guidance and regulations, and what they see as the future of nanotechnology. A cocktail reception will begin at 5:30 pm and be followed by a panel discussion at 6 pm.

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Please RSVP by Tuesday, April 9


Thursday, April 11, 2013

5:30 pm: Arrival and Open Networking
6:00 – 7:00 pm: Panel Discussion and Q&A
7:00 pm – End: Open Networking


Mintz Levin

38th Floor
One Financial Center
Boston, MA 02111



Katy Ward, Esq., Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.
Katy is an Associate in the Environmental Practice at Mintz Levin. Her practice includes representing clients in environmental litigation in state and federal court, advising clients on compliance with state and federal environmental laws and regulations, and advising potential purchasers and lessees on environmental issues in real estate transactions.


Jamie Beard, Esq., FastCAP
Jamie leads the legal, operations, marketing, and administrative departments at FastCAP Systems, a Boston-based energy storage company, and plays an active role in the company’s day-to-day operations and community outreach programs. She holds a JD from Boston University School of Law. Before joining FastCAP, Jamie worked as an associate counsel in the environmental department of Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale & Dorr, and as a legal intern to the Honorable Judge Juan R. Torruella in the US Court of Appeals for the First Circuit. Jamie paints murals in her spare time, and is passionate about wilderness preservation, renewable energy, and mountaineering. She was once a competitive fencer and pianist.

Marcie Black, PhD, Bandgap Engineering
Marcie is the co-founder and CTO of Bandgap Engineering, an early stage start-up seeking to commercialize high-efficiency silicon solar cells. Marcie has dedicated her career to making renewable energy more cost effective. She has 20+ years of technical experience in the semiconductor, opto-electronic, and solar energy industries. Before joining Bandgap, Marcie was a technical staff member at the Applied Electromagnetics Group at Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) and worked on a variety of nanotechnology initiatives, optical systems, and photovoltaic projects. Prior to her PhD work at MIT, she was a device engineer at Motorola. In 2009, she was awarded an R&D 100 award for her contributions to work at LANL. In March 2010, Marcie was honored as one of the ten “Women to Watch in 2010” by Mass High Tech. She earned her PhD on the optical properties of bismuth nanowires in 2003 and her Masters of Engineering in 1995 on polysilicon optical waveguides, both from MIT’s Electrical Engineering department. She has worked on thin film silicon, organic, quantum dot, and several other solar cell technologies and is the inventor of the Bandgap Activation approach applied to photovoltaics. She has published over 30 articles in peer- reviewed journals and four book sections, has had eight patents issued, and has many patents pending.

Jo Anne Shatkin, PhD, CLF Ventures
Jo Anne is author of Nanotechnology Health and Environmental Risks Second Edition (CRC Press 2012). Jo Anne applies her environmental science and policy expertise to strategic business risk advising for social entrepreneurs. She provides leadership on proactive approaches to sustainable technology development, working to advance life cycle approaches to risk analysis and incorporate life cycle thinking into product design and development. She coordinates her organization’s efforts to build capacity in sustainable and environmental innovations, especially nanoscale technologies and related infrastructure toward a more resilient and economically sound future for the region. Jo Anne is a Researcher at the University of California Center for Environmental Implications of Nanotechnology. She serves as Councilor of the international Society for Risk Analysis (SRA), is a founding board member of the Stewardship Action Council, and leads the SAC Collaborative Partnerships initiative. She serves on the board of the Center for Environmental Policy at American University, and was a Switzer Environmental Fellow. Jo Anne received an Individually Designed PhD in Environmental Health Science and Policy and a MA in Risk Management and Technology Assessment, both from Clark University, and has a BS from Worcester Polytechnic University in Molecular Biology and Biotechnology.

Fatima Toor, PhD, Lux Research Inc.
Fatima is an Analyst on the Lux Research Intelligence team leading the Solar Components intelligence service. She and her team help clients – Innovation 1000 corporations, leading institutional investors, utilities, and public policy makers – make better strategic decisions and monitor the ever-changing global solar market. Prior to joining Lux, Fatima was a postdoctoral researcher in the Silicon Materials and Devices group at the National Renewable Energy Lab (NREL). Fatima obtained her PhD and MA in electrical engineering from Princeton University. While at Princeton, she also minored in physics and Science Technology and Environmental Policy (STEP) at the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs. She received her BS with a double major in engineering sciences and physics from Smith College. Fatima is a member of Sigma Xi, APS, IEEE, and OSA. She has published in many peer-reviewed scientific journals, presented at various scientific conferences, and received several awards for academic excellence.

We hope you can join us!


This program is sponsored in part by the Mintz Levin Diversity Committee.

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