Dr. Clayton TeagueDr. Clayton Teague is currently serving as a member of the Technical Advisory Board for Pixelligent Technologies, an innovator in manufacturing high-quality nanocrystal additives and polymer nanocomposites for the electronics, industrial, and military markets, as a member of the Board of Directors of TAPPI, the world’s largest association of engineers, scientists, and managers in the paper and packaging industries, and as a member of the Technical Advisory Board of Nclear IP, LLC, provider of aneconomical treatment solution for phosphorus removal from water reservoirs and waste streams.  Before his retirement from Federal service in 2011, he served as Director of the Federal National Nanotechnology Coordination Office (NNCO) from 2003-2011, reporting to the Office of Science and Technology Policy, Executive Office of the President.  He also served from 2005 to 2011 as Chair of the American National Standards Institute Technical Advisory Group to the ISO Technical Committee on Nanotechnologies (ISO TC 229), served as president of the American Society for Precision Engineering (1987), is a fellow of the United Kingdom Institute of Physics, and worked as Editor-in-Chief of the international journal Nanotechnology from 1991 to 2001.

The majority of his years of Federal service were at NBS/NIST (1973-2003), where Dr. Teague had a variety of positions of technical leadership and responsibility, serving as Project Leader for a series of projects in surface and nanoscale metrology and then Group Leader in Nanoscale Metrology and subsequently as Chief of the Manufacturing Metrology Division in the Manufacturing Engineering Laboratory.  Prior to his work at NBS/NIST, Dr. Teague performed research at the Texas Instruments Semiconductor Research and Development Laboratory (1964-1967).  He earned B.S. and M.S. degrees in physics from the Georgia Institute of Technology and a PhD, also in physics, from the University of North Texas.  Dr. Teague has been active in the metrology and standards communities for most of his career and has been privileged to receive a number of honors and awards from the Federal government as well as industrial and private organizations for his work. Specifically, he has received the Gold Medal, Silver Medal, and Allen V. Astin Measurement Science Award from the Department of Commerce, the Kilby International Award from the Kilby Awards Foundation, a Lifetime Achievement Award from the American Society for Precision Engineering (2007), a Lifetime Achievement Award from Small Times magazine (2007), a Meritorious Service Award from the American National Standards Institute (2008), a Lifetime Achievement Award from the European Society for Precision Engineering and Nanotechnology (2008), and the Chairman’s Award from the American National Standards Institute (2011).

Lynn L. BergesonLynn L. Bergeson: Owner of Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C®), Ms. Bergeson has earned an international reputation for her deep and expansive understanding of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA), European Union Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH), and especially how these regulatory programs pertain to nanotechnology, biotechnology, and other emerging transformative technologies. Her knowledge of and involvement in the policy process allows her to develop client-focused strategies whether advocating before Congress, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), or other governance and standard-setting bodies.

Ms. Bergeson counsels corporations, trade associations, and business consortia on a wide range of issues pertaining to chemical hazard, exposure and risk assessment, risk communication, minimizing legal liability, and evolving regulatory and policy matters pertinent to products of conventional, biotechnology, biobased chemicals, nanotechnologies, and other emerging technologies, particularly with respect to TSCA, FIFRA, Food Quality Protection Act (FQPA), REACH, and Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) matters.

According to the 2012 Chambers USA Guide: "The universally highly regarded Lynn Bergeson of Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. has a solid reputation in chemical and pesticide regulatory work, with particular expertise in nanotechnology. Peers predict that she is set to become "one of the most important lawyers in America."

Dr. Roco Dr. Mihail (Mike) Roco, winner of the first SNO award, will again present a plenary at the SNO conference.  Dr. Roco is a “founding father” of nanotechnology research and a visionary in the responsible development of nanotechnology.  His talks are always informative of the present state of nanotechnology research and exciting future directions.

George M. WhitesidesGeorge M. Whitesides: Woodford L. and Ann A. Flowers University Professor, Harvard University. Born, 1939, Louisville, KY. A.B., Harvard, 1960. Ph.D., 1964, California Institute of Technology. Faculty: Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1963 to 1982; Harvard University, 1982-present. Memberships: Member, American Academy of Arts and Sciences, National Academy of Sciences, National Academy of Engineering, National Academy of Inventors, American Philosophical Society. Honorary Fellow of the Chemical Research Society of India, Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences, Royal Society of Chemistry (UK); Indian National Academy of Science, French Academy of Sciences; Honorary Professor, Academy of Scientific and Innovative Research (ACSIR), India. Dr. Whitesides has published over 1300 technical articles in chemistry, materials science, physics, and biology. He has consulted with BASF, Dow, DuPont, Firmenich, Genzyme, General Motors, Halcon, Hoffmann-LaRoche, Monsanto, Rohm and Haas, Novartis, United Technologies Corporation, Cummins Engine, and others. He has been a member of the DSB and the ISB. His board-level experience includes GelTex, Advanced Magnetics, Dexter, Hughes Research Laboratories, Rohm and Haas, and Theravance, as well as a number of start-ups, currently including NanoTerra, Arsenal, Diagnostics for All, and Soft Robotics. Present research activities include: chemistry and materials science, biophysics, water in biology, surfaces, soft lithography and microdevices, dynamic, dissipative, and out-of-equilibrium systems, simplicity and complexity, origin of life, low-cost biomedical technology for developing economies and military applications, soft robotics, magnetic levitation, and flames. For the DSRC, he has organized workshops on a range of topics in biology and materials science, including CBW defense, self-assembly, and electrochemistry.

Dr. RocoJohn C. Warner is the recipient of the 2014 Perkin Medal, widely acknowledged as the highest honor in American Industrial Chemistry. He received his BS in Chemistry from UMASS Boston, and his PhD in Chemistry from Princeton University. After working at the Polaroid Corporation for nearly a decade, he then served as tenured full professor at UMASS Boston and Lowell (Chemistry and Plastics Engineering). In 2007 he founded the Warner Babcock Institute for Green Chemistry, LLC (A research organization developing green chemistry technologies) where he serves as President and Chief Technology Officer, and Beyond Benign (a non-profit dedicated to sustainability and green chemistry education). He is one of the founders of the field of Green Chemistry, co-authoring the defining text Green Chemistry: Theory and Practice with Paul Anastas. He has published over 200 patents, papers and books. His recent work in the fields of pharmaceuticals, personal care products, solar energy and construction and paving materials are examples of how green chemistry principles can be immediately incorporated into commercially relevant applications. Warner received The 2004 Presidential Award for Excellence in Science Mentoring, the American Institute of Chemistry's Northeast Division's Distinguished Chemist of the Year for 2002 and the Council of Science Society President’s 2008 Leadership award. Warner was named by ICIS as one of the most influential people impacting the global chemical industries. In 2011 he was elected a Fellow of the American Chemical Society and named one of “25 Visionaries Changing the World” by Utne Reader.

Dr. Roco Mark R. Wiesner serves as Director of the Center for the Environmental Implications of Nanotechnology (CEINT) headquartered at Duke. He holds the James L. Meriam Chair in Civil and Environmental Engineering with appointments in the Pratt School of Engineering and the Nicholas School of Environment. Dr. Wiesner's research pioneered the field of environmental nanotechnology, the application of nanoscience to improve and protect public health and the environment, He co - edited/authored the book " Environ mental Nanotechnologies" and serves as Associate Editor of the journals Nanotoxicology and Environmental Engineering Science and Co - editor of the journal Desalination. In 2004 Dr. Wiesner was named a "de Fermat Laureate" by the French Polytechnic Institute and French National Institute for Applied Sciences. Professor Wiesner is a Fellow of the American Society of Civil Engineers and a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

Dr. RocoLarry Bell is Sr. Vice President for Strategic Initiatives at the Museum of Science in Boston and has worked in Education and Exhibits there in various roles since 1971. He is also the Director of the Nanoscale Informal Science Education Network (NISE Net). NISE Net is a major initiative funded by NSF to raise public awareness, understanding, and engagement with nanoscale science, engineering and technology.