11-Jun-2015 - Agilent Technologies Inc.

Agilent Technologies Presents Thought Leader Award to Dr. Arturo Keller

Scientist Recognized for Study of Agricultural Applications of Nanotechnology and Environmental Impact

Agilent Technologies Inc.announced that Dr. Arturo Keller has received an Agilent Thought Leader Award in support of his research on the use of nanoparticles in agriculture and the environmental consequences.

Dr. Keller, who directs the Center for the Environmental Implications of Nanotechnology at the University of California, Santa Barbara, has earned international recognition for his research into the uptake, accumulation and biotransformation of nanoparticles in natural waters and soil. By collaborating with Dr. Keller, Agilent intends to catalyze the development of new analytical methods to better understand both the efficacy and environmental impact of emerging nanoparticle delivery methods for fertilizers, nutrients, pesticides and herbicides.

The award includes the latest instruments from Agilent. The company’s LC/ICP/MS and LC/MS/MS systems and related analytical methods provide the potential to accelerate Dr. Keller’s research in several areas.

“We are proud to grant the Agilent Thought Leader Award to Dr. Arturo Keller and honored to collaborate with such a world-renowned scientist in the area of nanoparticle research,” said Sue Strong, Agilent vice president and executive sponsor of this award. “Through our partnership with Dr. Keller, we will be able to support important research that will improve crop yields and quality through the use of nanoparticle delivery systems for essential nutrients, pesticides and herbicides. The results of this research will help ensure a clean environment for future generations.”

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