DTU & Empa Workshop

From 11th – 13th November 2015 the DTU Environment together with the Empa are hosting a 3-day education course on environmental risk assessment of nanomaterials - the current state of knowledge and major recent developments. The course held in English is aimed at regulators, risk assessors and scientists as well as Ph.D. students with a relevant background in e.g. environmental chemistry or engineering.


Nanomaterials are revolutionary materials in every sense of the word and nanomaterials are being increasingly used in our society. Environmental exposure to nanomaterials seems inevitable and there is an urgent need for environmental risk assessment. Today, several pieces of European legislation entail nanospecific information- and risk assessment requirements. However, environmental risk assessment of nanomaterials present unique challenges compared to 'conventional' chemicals. Awareness and understanding of these challenges is needed to ensure appropriate risk assessment during all steps in the process such as evaluation of data adequacy, interpretation of test results etc.


The purpose of this course is to bring course participants up-to-date on the current nanomaterials regulation and scientific and technical state-of-knowledge of scientific and technical knowledge for evaluation of the hazards, exposure and risks of different types of nanomaterials. The course will make the link between current regulation and the state of scientific understanding. In particular, the course will identify current limitations in available data and methodologies, and in the light of these challenges provide a realistic picture of the feasibility of nanospecific information- and risk assessment requirements in the different legislations.


More information on the education course or involved experts is provided in the Programme flyer (PDF; 690 KB) or can be online accessed via http://efteruddannelse.kurser.dtu.dk/description.php?lang=english&courseno=1640


Where: DTU Technical University of Denmark, Anker Engelunds Vej 1, Building 101A, Room S12, DK-2800 Kgs Lyngby

When: 11th – 13th November 2015

Registration: The fee for the 3-day course amounts to €3000 (VAT excl.) including lunch for all 3 days and dinner Wednesday and Thursday. For registration, please the provided online form http://efteruddannelse.kurser.dtu.dk/description.php?lang=english&courseno=1640 



Mette Topp Hansen, DTU Environment
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