WS1-NANOSAFETY: Management of nanomaterial risks on health, safety and environment

Workshop Chair: E. Marcoulaki, Dr P. Neofytou & Dr M. Konstantinidou

The physical, chemical and biological behaviour of materials at nanoscale is very different from their conventional behaviour at macroscale. This creates enormous opportunities towards novel advanced solutions in a wide range of application areas, but also raises concerns on possible risks for human health, safety and the environment.

Sustainable production and use of nanotechnology is, therefore, inextricably linked to the identification, understanding and adequate management of the risks related to engineered nanomaterials and nanoenabled products during their production, transfer, use and disposal. Despite the significant research effort over the last decade, industry and regulators are failing to keep up with this rapidly expanding knowledge and translate it to relevant regulations and effective risk management strategies.

This workshop will discuss the nanomaterial regulatory framework, European activities to bridge the gap between research and market needs, and the situation in Greece. The event is organized by the recently established Greek Nanosafety Platform, and is addressed to companies dealing with production, functionalization, use, packaging etc. of engineered nanomaterials and nanoenabled products, and state agencies related to their regulation.

Location: TBA Date: July 10, 2018 Time: 11:00 am - 5:30 pm Agenda: Download

Dr. E. Marcoulaki

Principal Researcher - INRASTES, NCSR "Demokritos"

Dr. Georgios Katalagarianakis

Programme Officer for Safety of Nanotechnologies - European Commission

Dr. P. Neofytou

Principal Researcher - INRASTES, NCSR "Demokritos"

Dr. M. Konstantinidou

Senior Functional Scientist - INRASTES, NCSR "Demokritos"

Dr. Emeric Frejafon

Executive Director for Nanomaterials and Nanotechologies, INERIS Chairperson of CEN/TC 352 – Nanotechnologies - INERIS

Dr. Claire Skentelbery

Director General - Nanotechnology Industries Association – NIA

Prof. Eva Valsami-Jones       

Chair in Environmental Nanoscience, University of Birmingham Coordinator of the European Nanosafety Cluster - University of Birmingham

Dr Steryios Naris

Head of Thessaly branch - Hellenic Institute for Occupational Health and Safety (ΕΛΙΝΥΑΕ)

Mr Georgios Georgadakis

General Manager - The Hellenic Cosmetic, Toiletry & Perfumery Association (ΠΣΒΑΚ)

Panos Scarlatos

General Director - Hellenic Association of Chemical Industries