13 Aug 2018 Written by Anna Wallin Adersjö

Advanced tools for safety assessment

In a new article in Nature Nanotechnology, MEN-researcher Bengt Fadeel (toghether with other researchers) writes about advanced tools for the safety assessment of nanomaterials. It is challenging to identify what features are driving toxicity, since there are a myriad of variations in the properties of engineered nanomaterials (ENMs). At the same time it is a priority to reduce animal tests by introducing alternatives.

13 Aug 2018 Written by Anna Wallin Adersjö

The public view on nanotechnology - new publication

The public view on risks and advantages with new technology can be crucial to promote new innovations and to introduce new products on the market. A recently published book chapter (in the anthology "Sprickor i fasaden" from the SOM-institute) by MEN-researchers Simon Larsson and Åsa Boholm deals with the Swedish public's view on risks and benefits with nanotechnology. The public has low knowledge about nanotechnology.
14 Jun 2018 Written by Anna Wallin Adersjö

"Studded tires take more lives than they save"

Anna Furberg, PhD student at Chalmers University of Technology has recently defended her licentiate thesis "Environmental, Resource and Health Impacts of Hard Materials". She investigates tungsten in studded tires from a life cycle perspective. Taking into account that tungsten is a conflict mineral shows that studded tires take more lives than they save.

Read more about her thesis here.



28 May 2018 Written by Anna Wallin Adersjö

MEN-researcher Tommy Cedervall in Swedish radio

Vetenskapsradion, Sveriges Radio published a news piece today about research on nanomaterials.

Despite millions spent on research there is no new legislation on nanoparticles or nanomaterials in the EU. The European Union has spent 600 million SEK during the latest years on this research.

– It would be much more efficient to spend that money on basic knowledge about nanoparticles and what harm they can cause, says Tommy Cedervall, biochemist at Lunds university and member of Mistra Environmental Nanosafety, to Sveriges Radio.

18 May 2018 Written by Anna Wallin Adersjö

Ferry Nugroho is defending his thesis

One of the reserchers in our program, Ferry Nugroho at the Department of Physics at Chalmers, is defending his thesis 23rd of May at 13:15. 

The title of his thesis are: "Nanoplasmonic Alloy Hydrogen Sensors A Quest for Fast, Sensitive and Poisoning-Resistant Hydrogen Detection"

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