Consortium

AkzoNobel

AkzoNobel is a leading global paints and coatings company and a major producer of specialty chemicals. Calling on centuries of expertise, we supply industries and consumers worldwide with innovative products and sustainable technologies designed to meet the growing demands of our fast-changing planet. Headquartered in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, we have approximately 46,000 people in around 80 countries, while our portfolio includes well-known brands such as Eka, International, Nordsjö and Sikkens. Consistently ranked as one of the leaders in the area of sustainability, we are committed to making life more liveable and our cities more human.

Pulp and Performance Chemicals, a business unit within AkzoNobel, is a leading global force in pulp bleaching technologies, colloidal silica and expandable microspheres. We provide innovative and sustainable products and technologies that are widely used by customers in a large variety of industrial applications. Our 2,000 employees operate in 30 countries and our headquarter is located in Gothenburg, Sweden.

Chalmers tekniska högskola

The program is hosted by the Chalmers Area of Advance Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, which coordinates research on the unique phenomena prevailing at very small dimensions and promoting the development of technologies that utilise these phenomena. The Area of Advance provides, together with the Centre for Environment and Sustainability (GMV), an efficient organisation for transmission of research results to different societal actors, including companies and media. Chalmers has a long research history of material science in close collaboration with industry. Since 1995, Chalmers hosts the interdisciplinary Competence Centre for Catalysis, KCK, a world-leading research center within heterogeneous catalysis. It is of particular relevance that Chalmers has been part of the FORMAS NanoSphere strong research environment on engineered nanomaterial risk research and that Chalmers is coordinating the EU research initiative Graphene Flagship.

Karolinska Institutet

The Institute of Environmental Medicine (IMM), a department at Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, is a national institute devoted to in vitro and in vivo investigations and analyses pertaining to physical and chemical aspects of environmental medicine and health protection. Karolinska Institutet, in turn, is the largest center for medical education and research in Sweden. Within the Division of Molecular Toxicology, research is conducted on the immunotoxicity and genotoxicity of engineered nanomaterials (funded by FORTE, FORMAS, MISTRA, and the European Commission through the Seventh Framework Programme and the Flagship Project GRAPHENE).

Kungliga Tekniska högskolan

The Divisions of Surface and Corrosion Science and Applied Physical Chemistry at the School of Chemical Science and Engineering have a long tradition of material research, especially in the fields of corrosion-, surface chemistry-, colloid-, friction-, surface functionality- and self-assembly phenomena. This includes e.g. in depth studies of surface and particle reactivity in terms of both chemical heterogeneity and topography, surface forces, adsorption phenomena, multilayer formation and self-association at interfaces and in bulk solution, as revealed by state of the art ex situ and in situ spectroscopy-, local probe, scattering-, microscopy-, surface force- and adsorption techniques, as well as chemical and electrochemical tools.

Lunds universitet

Lund University has a long tradition in nanoscience and technology, supported and coordinated by NanoLund, former Nanometer Structure Consortium, founded in 1988. The overarching goal of the nanoLund is to use nanostructures to address important needs of society. This includes the continuous development of advanced tools for the fabrication, characterization and theory of nanostructures. One of the main focus areas in Lund are nanosafety, with the objective to increase our understanding on how nanotechnology applications affect the living world in production, manufacturing, handling, usage, disposal and recycling.

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