NanoSphere: Centre for interaction and risk studies in Nano-Bio-Geo-Sociotechno-sphere interfaces

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)

Professor vid Chalmers, Technology Management and Economics, Environmental Systems Analysis

Martin Andersson

Biträdande professor vid Applied Surface Chemistry

Rickard Arvidsson

Forskarassistent vid Chalmers, Technology Management and Economics, Environmental Systems Analysis

Rickard Frost

Forskare vid Chalmers, Technology Management and Economics, Environmental Systems Analysis

Bengt Herbert Kasemo

Professor vid Chalmers, Physics, Chemical Physics

Eva Olsson

Professor vid Chalmers, Physics, Eva Olsson Group

Sofia Svedhem

Forskare vid 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

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