Mistra Environmental Nanosafety

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.

Partner organizations

  • University of Gothenburg (Academic, Sweden)
  • University of Gothenburg (Publisher, Sweden)
  • Lund University (Academic, Sweden)
  • Karolinska Institutet (Academic, Sweden)
  • Akzo Nobel - Pulp and Performance Chemicals (Private, Sweden)
  • Royal Institute of Technology (KTH) (Academic, Sweden)
Start date 01/12/2014
End date The project is closed: 31/12/2018

Funded by

  • The Swedish Foundation for Strategic Environmental Research (Mistra) (Public, Sweden)

Published: Thu 31 May 2018.