FNN workshop on Categorisation of Next Generation Nanomaterials: Creating a Vision

Wednesday, September 6, 2017
Birmingham, UK

The primary goal for this session is to identify new driving forces with respect to nanomaterial categorisation efforts. How has recent research about nanomaterials changed our thinking about the need for and approach to categorisation? Why have the changes happened? Is it now easier or harder to make progress on achieving a consensus on categorisation? Why?

The workshop will take place as part of the 12th International Conference on the Environmental Effects of Nanoparticles and Nanomaterials (ICEENN 2017).

Ideas and thoughts generated at this workshop will be used to help plan the larger FutureNanoNeeds Conference on Categorisation of Next Generation Nanomaterials being held in Brussels, Belgium on November 30th – December 1st, 2017.


15:30 Opening Remarks: New perspectives on understanding future nanomaterials – Kenneth Dawson (in absentia) & John Rumble

15:45 Panel Discussion I – chair: John Rumble
Is categorisation still important and why?
5 minute presentations, then discussion
Fred Klaessig (Penn Bio Nano Systems)
Neil Hunt (Reach Centre)
Paul Westerhoff (Arizona State University)

16:30 Panel Discussion II – chair: Iseult Lynch
New approaches to categorisation
5 minute presentations, then discussion
Korin Wheeler (Santa Clara University)
Kai Paul (Blue Frog Scientific Ltd.)
Willie Peijnenburg (RIVM)

17:15 Panel Discussion III – chair: Iseult Lynch
Overcoming barriers to progress on categorisation
5 minute presentations, then discussion
Lisa Friedersdorf (U.S. NNCO)
Eugenia Valsami-Jones (University of Birmingham)
John Rumble (CODATA)

18:00 Closing remarks