About Us

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.

Facts: Environmentally safe nanotechnology

Program duration: 2014 – 2018

Funding: Mistra invests 40 MSEK. 25% co-financing from the involved parties.

Program host: Chalmers University of Technology

Program Manager: Julie Gold

Anne Seilonen, Julie Gold, Martin Hassellöv and Andreas Gondikas at Sven Lovén research centre, Kristineberg.

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