January 11, 2015 – January 15, 2015
Understanding Environmental, Health and Safety Implications of Nanomaterials to Foster Sustainable Applications of Nanotechnologies: Experimental and Modeling Approaches: The achievement of safe nanoproducts requires an understanding of the properties, biological interactions, fate, risks and environmental impacts of manufactured nanomaterials. An understanding of both experimental and modeling approaches is essential to formulate strategies to systematically address knowledge gaps in the environmental and human health impacts of manufactured nanomaterials.
The 1st Sustainable Nanotechnology School aims to impart training on the state-of-the-art knowledge in these areas. The course is structured to balance breadth and depth in these diverse topics, as well as build an integrative understanding of them. The school is organized in the frame of the major EU FP7 projects SUN, MODENA, GUIDEnano and MARINA.
The School will highlight the best practices and approaches for physicochemical characterization, (eco)toxicity testing, exposure, risk, lifecycle assessment of nanotechnologies, stakeholder perspectives and ethical issues in nanotechnology. It will provide an interactive learning environment and direct access to key experts from Europe and the United States.