Nora Savage is an environmental engineer with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in Washington, DC in the Office of Research and Development. Her focus areas include nanotechnology, pollution prevention and life cycle approaches for emerging technologies. She is one of the Agency representatives on the Nanoscale Science, Engineering and Technology subcommittee of the National Science and Technology Council that implements the activities and strategies of the National Nanotechnology Initiative. Other activities include serving as the Vice Chair of one of the Technical Coordinating Committees in the Air & Waste Management Association, involvement in various other technical and scientific organizations, and writing. She has authored or co-authored several articles on nanotechnology in leading journals, including the Journal of Nanoparticle Research and Toxicological Sciences.
Currently, she serves as the lead for the EPA's internal effort to develop a nanotechnology research strategy. Her primary responsibility in this role involves developing opportunities to enable the EPA to continue to protect human health and the environment in a proactive way as nanotechnology and engineered nanomaterials continue to develop and evolve. Efforts to accomplish this goal include coordinating an intramural team established to develop a specific, prioritized research strategy, formulating solicitations for extramural research support that meets current and future Agency policy and regulatory needs; coordinating research priorities and needs with other agencies to ensure critical research gaps are met and duplication avoided; and forming collaborations and liaisons with EPA staff and representatives from other federal agencies, academia and industry to ensure stakeholder concerns are articulated and considered.
Postdoc, Civil Engineering, Howard University (2001)
PhD, Environmental Science, University of Wisconsin-Madison (2000)
MS, Environmental Science, University of Wisconsin-Madison (1995)
MS, Environmental Engineering, University of Wisconsin-Madison (1995)
BS, Chemical Engineering, Prairie View A&M University (1992)