Responsible commercialization of new technologies requires leadership at the interface of science and business. For example, advances in materials and applications require a constant attention to the potential risks for the environment, health, and safety (EHS). The development of nanomaterials over the last fifteen years serves as a useful example of a framework for responsibly commercializing new technologies. This course will provide an overview of how to use a tiered-approach framework for identify and mitigating potential risks during the R&D and product development cycle, while also improving the leadership skills required to develop a culture focused on success.

Learning Objectives:

  • Describe a tiered-approach framework for nanomaterial environmental health and safety (nanoEHS) risk assessments
  • Apply scientific principles and strategic thinking to a tiered-approach framework case study of a new technology
  • Apply context to the identification of potential hazards and exposures
  • Identify the benefits of Life Cycle Analysis thinking
  • Determine, when using a tiered-approach framework, additional experiments are valuable
  • Identify common and advanced material science instrumentation
  • Identify best practices for measuring nanomaterials
  • Identify current trends in advanced materials research
  • Describe how to validate low cost in-process production measurements to ensure product safety and quality
  • Communicate more effectively on cross-functional teams
  • Identify lessons learned from risk assessments for improving or developing a quality management system
  • Identify approaches for creating a culture for success through inspirational leadership
  • Identify the product development lifecycle, and when and how EHS should become engaged to maximize product launch success
Seminar Fee Includes:
AM-PM Tea/Coffee
Seminar Material
USB with seminar presentation
Hard copy of presentation
Attendance Certificate
$100 Gift Cert for next seminar

Who will benefit:

  • Product Development Managers
  • Manufacturing Managers
  • Operations Directors
  • R&D Directors
  • Safety or EH&S Officers
  • Risk Management Officers
  • Staff Scientists
  • Formulation Scientists
  • Analytical Chemists
  • Quality Systems Directors
  • Quality Assurance Managers
  • Quality Control Supervisors
  • Laboratory Managers
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Day 01(8:30 AM - 4:30 PM)
  • 8:30 AM - 8:59 AM Registration. Meet & Greet.
  • 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
    • Seminar objectives review, expectations and scope.
    • Responsible commercialization of new technologies… what’s required?
  • 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    • What is a tiered-approach for nanoEHS risk assessment?
    • How can a tiered-approach be applied to other new technology risk assessments?
    • What role do measurements play?
  • 11:00 AM - 12:00 Noon
    • How do I measure my materials for nanoEHS risk assessments?
    • Overview of instrumentation, metrology
    • Picking the right tool for the right job
  • 12:00 Noon - 1:00 PM Lunch
  • 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
    • Capturing and translating lessons learned in R&D to a practical QMS
    • Writing effective SOPs
    • Validation of low-cost high-throughput in-process production measurements
  • 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Inspirational Leadership
    • Effective written communication
    • Leadership, communication, and culture experiential learning exercise
  • 4:00 PM - 4:30 PM
    • Day 1 wrap up
    • Q&A
Day 02(8:30 AM - 3:00 PM)
  • 8:30 AM - 8:59 AM Meet & Greet.
  • 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
    • Seminar objectives review, expectations and scope.
    • Life Cycle Analysis – A framework for thinking of solutions
    • Common nanomaterial risk mitigation approaches for product design, and occupational safety considerations
  • 10:30 AM - 12:00 Noon
    • Creating a culture for success
    • Communicating effectively on cross-functional teams
    • Finding the why
  • 12:00 Noon - 1:00 PM Lunch
  • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
    • Product development lifecycle
    • Example Case Study exercise for tiered-approach framework
  • 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Final Q&A Session
    • Recap of workshop, final review of learning objectives
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Rob MacCuspie

Rob MacCuspie
Scientist and business leader, MacCuspie Innovations

Dr. Rob MacCuspie is a visionary leader with 20 years of experience in Nanotechnology in government, academia and industry, including over 12 years specifically in silver nanotechnology, and 6 years at the Director level or higher helping companies responsibly commercialize new technologies, improve their laboratory operations and quality management systems. After completing a Ph.D. in Nanotechnology and Materials Chemistry, he worked at US National Labs including the Air Force Research Laboratory and the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), where he developed their silver nanoparticle reference materials and was an international leader in nanomaterial environmental health and safety (nanoEHS) research. He was the First Faculty and Director of Nanotechnology & Multifunctional Materials programs at Florida Polytechnic University, and served on their Board of Trustees. Dr. MacCuspie holds 1 US Patent, has written 2 book chapters and 42 peer-reviewed manuscripts which have been cited over 2,900 times with an h-index of 30. Dr. MacCuspie’s experience at the interface of science and business also includes using inspirational leadership to build and grow successful teams.

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