Materials Working Group (WG1)

Chair: Sergio E. Moya (NANOSOLUTIONS)

Vice-chair: Rune Karlsson (NanoDefine)

Representative to the Steering Group: Hans Marvin (NanoDefine)

WG aims and objectives:

  • Identify new developments in nanotechnology of interest for the nanosafety community
  • Identify standard materials for toxicological tests
  • Identify relevant physical properties for toxicity testing
  • Identify and compare SOPs for nanomaterial characterization/dispersion methods
  • Trigger discussion on material issues among the nanosafety community

Recent activities

  • Compilation of a list of material that are under consideration/development as Reference Materials from various EU projects and groups
  • Review on literature on new developments on material science that are of interested for the nanosafety community
  • Identification of useful physico chemical properties and characterization techniques for materials in a nanosafety context

Upcoming activities

  • Continue with the compilation of materials list that are under consideration/development as RMs from various groups
  • Continue with the reviewing of literature to identify which physical chemistry properties are priority for risk assessment of ENPs; search on new developments on material science that could be of interest for the nanosafety community
  • Search on literature and propose discussion on the physico-chemical characterization issues related to nanomaterials in their 2nd to 4th generation in a nanosafety context
  • Continue with the compilation of the list of characterisation techniques that are under validation with the aim of being established as reference methods
  • Publish the materials list and compilations in the NanoSafety Cluster webpage
  • Promote discussion among the participants in the WG and with other WGs within the cluster on issues related to the materials in the perspective of nanosafety evaluation