NanoSphere: Centre for interaction and risk studies in Nano-Bio-Geo-Sociotechno-sphere interfaces
Research Project , 2009 – 2014

The rapid and promising advancement of nanotechnology (NT) require a concomitant expansion of the knowledge about risks - human, ecological and societal - related to nanomaterials (NMs) and nanoparticles (NPs). Increasing evidence show that NPs may have adverse effects, but the picture is fragmented and sometimes contradictory partly due to a lacking control on dispersion, physico-chemical descriptors and characterization, dosimetry and endpoints for NPs. These problems also spill over on risk assessment (RA) procedures and societal risk regimes. NanoSphere delivers frameworks, methodologies, both generally applicable structure-activity relations and case specific data, and approaches that will provide input for improving the adequacy of current RA practices and narrowing the gap between NT innovation and RA processes. Results will be of immediate use for environmental authorities, industry and other stakeholders.

Participants

Sverker Molander (contact)

Full Professor at Chalmers, Technology Management and Economics, Environmental Systems Analysis

Martin Andersson

Full Professor at Applied Surface Chemistry

Rickard Arvidsson

Associate Professor at Chalmers, Technology Management and Economics, Environmental Systems Analysis

Rickard Frost

Coordinator at Chalmers, Technology Management and Economics, Environmental Systems Analysis

Bengt Herbert Kasemo

Professor Emeritus at Chalmers, Physics, Chemical Physics

Eva Olsson

Full Professor at Chalmers, Physics, Eva Olsson Group

Sofia Svedhem

Forskare at Chalmers, Physics, Biological Physics

Collaborations

University of Gothenburg

Gothenburg, Sweden

Funding

Formas

Funding Chalmers participation during 2009–2014

Related Areas of Advance and Infrastructure

Sustainable development

Driving Forces

Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (2010-2017)

Areas of Advance

More information

Project Web Page

http://nanosphere.gu.se/

Project Web Page at Chalmers

http://www.chalmers.se/en/projects/Pages/n...

Latest update

2015-12-15