Mistra Environmental Nanosafety
Research Project, 2014 – 2018

The Mistra Environmental Nanosafety program aims to build, through interdisciplinary research, knowledge to promote responsible use of nanotechnology in a sustainable society.

The research focuses on the environmental risks of nanomaterials; which properties of nanomaterials that should be avoided and how we can protect the environment from unacceptable emissions.

Through collaboration between researchers with expertise that spans many disciplines, from nanoscience and medicine to social sciences, and also including industry, a common platform is being developed for a broad dialogue with industrial stakeholders, as well as the public and legislators. This interaction is expected to help guide new nanotechnology research based on societal needs.

The program is expected to help to avoid undesirable environmental consequences of new applications of nanotechnology, but also to allow the use of nanotechnology to solve existing environmental problems. Examples of nanotechnology with environmental benefits are different types of material for the purification of water and air, or to absorb carbon dioxide.


Julie Gold (contact)

Chalmers, Physics, Biological Physics

Rickard Arvidsson

Chalmers, Technology Management and Economics, Environmental Systems Analysis

Anna Furberg

Chalmers, Technology Management and Economics, Environmental Systems Analysis

Christoph Langhammer

Chalmers, Physics, Chemical Physics

Sverker Molander

Chalmers, Technology Management and Economics, Environmental Systems Analysis

Ferry Nugroho

Chalmers, Physics, Chemical Physics


Akzo Nobel - Pulp and Performance Chemicals

Göteborg, Sweden

Karolinska Institutet

Stockholm, Sweden

Lund University

Lund, Sweden

Royal Institute of Technology (KTH)

Stockholm, Sweden

University of Gothenburg

Gothenburg, Sweden


The Swedish Foundation for Strategic Environmental Research (Mistra)

Funding Chalmers participation during 2014–2018

Related Areas of Advance and Infrastructure

Sustainable development

Driving Forces

Nanoscience and Nanotechnology

Areas of Advance


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