Dr. Janaki R.R. Alavalapati, Dean
School of Forestry & Wildlife Sciences
3301 Forestry and Wildlife Building
602 Duncan Drive
Auburn, Alabama 36849-3418
The 2023 Spring Seminar Series will feature Jason White, Director of the Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station, who will give a talk titled ‘Nanotechnology-enabled agriculture: A path to global food security?’ on Tuesday, Feb. 21, at 3:30 p.m. in Room 2217 of the College of Forestry, Wildlife and Environment Building. Refreshments will be available after the seminar, and CFEs are available upon request. See the full spring seminar schedule here.
In White’s talk, he will discuss how the use and delivery efficiency of conventional agrichemicals is a significant impediment to maintaining global food security, particularly given that a 60-70% increase in food production is needed by 2050 to support the projected population. White and his team are using nanotechnology as a novel and sustainable strategy to increase the delivery efficiency and efficacy of nutrients and pesticides, harnessing the ability to effectively tune nanoscale material structure and composition to maximize benefit and reduce the impact of agriculture on the environment.
Dr. Jason C. White is the Director of the Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station, the oldest Agricultural Experiment Station in the United States and has a research program on food safety and security, with a focus on sustainable nano-enabled agriculture. Dr. White was elected to the Connecticut Academy of Science and Engineering in 2021 and is a member of the European Science Foundation College of Experts. He is a Commissioned Official of the US FDA and a Clarivate Web of Science Highly Cited Researcher from 2020-2022. He received his Ph.D. in Environmental Toxicology from Cornell University in 1997 and has secondary appointments in the Yale University School of Public Health and the University of Massachusetts Stockbridge School of Agriculture.
Faculty, students, and the public are invited to attend this program. Parking is available in the South Quad Parking Deck on the third and fourth floors. Advanced registration is not required. To receive announcements about future seminars, send a request to join our email list to firstname.lastname@example.org.