FutureNanoNeeds Conference on Categorization of Next Generation Nanomaterials

November 30 – December 1, 2017

Brussels, Belgium

Cover story: Towards a classification strategy for complex nanostructures. Castagnola et al., Nanoscale Horizons (2017), 2, 187-198

Future generations of nanomaterials will be increasingly innovative and sophisticated in their shapes, forms, features, and characteristics. This will lead to an ever-growing richness in virtually every application area but also, bring uncertainty to predictions of nanomaterial performance and impact. As a result, effective outcome and risk analysis of nanomaterial use will require a systematic approach to categorization of nanomaterials.

During the past four years, the FutureNanoNeeds projects, funded by the European Commission 7th Framework Programme, has made considerable progress in understanding the behaviour and characteristics of emerging nanomaterials. As a result of this work and that of other projects worldwide, the ability to correlate nanomaterials features with characteristics has greatly advanced, with a concomitant capability to categorize nanomaterials more effectively.

The FutureNanoNeeds Conference on Categorization of Next Generation Nanomaterials will review emerging schemes and current issues in categorization and bring together the international nanomaterials community who will be taking the next steps in reaching a consensus on the best categorization approaches. Participants will have the opportunity to attend talks from invited speakers, group and panel discussions and informal networking sessions.

Registration is closed.

Conference Venue: Crowne Plaza Brussels – Le Palace

Situated on Place Rogier, the Art Nouveau Hotel Crowne Plaza Brussels – Le Palace is within easy reach of places to see. The area around the hotel accommodates a large variety of restaurants, shops, parks, theatres and museums, including the Grand Place and Royal Museum of Fine Arts, all within walking distance. Brussels’ Noord Station is a 5-minute walk and Rogier Metro Station is a 2-minute walk. Brussels Airport – Zaventem is 15 km away.

There are trains operating regularly from the Brussels Airport – Zaventem to Brussels` Noord Station. For timetables & tickets, follow the link to Belgian Railway Company SNCB. Bus lines 272 and 471 serve from Brussels Airport – Zaventem to Brussels` Noord Station. Taxis with a taximeter are readily available in front of the arrivals hall at the Airport.

Download the conference programme hereCategorization of Next Generation Nanomaterials – Conference Programme


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