Nanomaterials: the known unknowns
  • Main Hall, Davy Building, University of Plymouth

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The first presentation in the Royal Society of Chemistry Peninsula Lecture Series will be given by Professor Eugenia Valsami-Jones of the University of Birmingham. 

Nanotechnology is a rapidly evolving enabling technology with the potential to revolutionise modern life. But how well do we know nanomaterials and why does is matter if we don’t? An increasing body of scientific evidence suggests that some materials in their nano-form may induce harmful biological or environmental effects through a variety of potential mechanisms. Professor Valsami-Jones will be presenting data on advances made to date in studying nanomaterial behaviour as well as needs for further progress to understand these known unknowns sufficiently to enable better innovation but also regulation and citizen/consumer confidence.

Speaker biography

Eugenia Valsami-Jones is a Professor of Environmental Nanoscience at the University of Birmingham, where she is also Director of the Facility for Environmental Nanoscience Analysis and Characterisation.

All are welcome to attend and no registration is required. Contact mark.fitzsimons@plymouth.ac.uk for any queries.

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