ARC Nanotechnology Network

Dr Vince Castranova Distinguished Lecturer

Dr Castranova is from the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, USA. Dr Castranova's area of research is the impact of nanotechnology on OH&S issues.

During his visit to Australia he gave talks at:

  • The University of Queensland, Brisbane
  • University of Melbourne, Melbourne
  • University of South Australia, Adelaide
  • The Australian National University, Canberra, and
  • The Industrial Chemicals Notification Assessment Scheme, Sydney.

Dr Castranova was also an invited speaker at the International Workshop on Nanotechnology held in Perth, in July.

Video Recording

A video recording on CD of the ANU Public Lecture “Health Issues of Nanoparticles & Nanotubes“given by Dr Castranova on Wednesday 27th July 2005, at the National Gallery of Australia, Canberra, is available.

If you would like a complimentary copy of the CD, please email your name and postal address details to:

Prof Jagadish and Dr Castranova

Full details of Dr Castranova's tour were as follows:

BRISBANE on Wednesday 13 July 2005
Australian Institute for Bioengineering and Nanotechnology, The University of Queensland

Time: 2.00 pm
Location: Room 3.142 QBP80, IMB Building
Topic: Toxicity of ultrafine particles
Contact: Ms Sharon Mathiesen,

MELBOURNE on Thursday 14 July 2005
The Centre for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology Seminar Series, University of Melbourne

Time: 6.30 pm (refreshments from 6.00pm)
Location: Ground Floor Lecture Theatre, Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
Topics: Toxicity of single-walled carbon nanotubes and other ultrafine particles
Contact: Dr Rob Johnson,

ADELAIDE on Monday 25 July 2005
Ian Wark Research Institute, University of South Australia

Time: 11.30 am
Location: Ian Wark Research Institute
Topic: Toxicity of ultrafine particles
Contact: Prof Peter.Majewski ,

CANBERRA on Wednesday 27 July 2005
Research School of Physical Sciences and Engineering, The Australian National University

Time: 11.00 am (refreshments from 10.30am)
Location: Leonard Huxley Lecture Theatre
Topic: Toxic effects of nanoparticles and nanotubes

Time: 5.30 pm
Location: James O Fairfax Theatre, National Gallery of Australia (ANU Public Lecture)
Topic: Health Issues of nanoparticles and nanotubes

Contact: Ms Helen McMartin,

SYDNEY on Friday 29 July 2005
National Industrial Chemicals Notification and Assessment Scheme

Time: 10.00 am
Location: National Industrial Chemicals Notification and Assessment Scheme
Topics: Pulmonary toxicity of single walled carbon nanotubes, and Toxicity of ultrafine particles, and The influence of fibre length on toxicity.

Contact: Stephen Zaluzny, Spaces are limited for this talk. Please contact Stephen to reserve a place.