Nanomaterial Fate and Speciation in the Environment

Joint Event - ICEENN 2019 and NanoFASE Concluding Conference

The NanoFASE concluding conference will be organized in Vienna in coordination with the 14th International Conference on Environmental Effects of Nanoparticles and Nanomaterials - ICEENN 2019. ICEENN 2019 is the leading international conference on environmental nanoscience. ICEENN brings together researchers, industry and regulators to discuss recent advances in our understanding of the fate and behaviour of nanomaterials, their applications and possible effects in the environment and the key issues relating to maintaining the economic and social benefits of nanotechnology.

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In September, ICEENN 2019 is jointly organized by the Department of Environmental Geosciences at the University of Vienna and NanoFASE project. This offers participants a whole week of fascinating research, applications and training on topics spanning from basic research to application, modeling and regulatory aspects.

Contributions are invited to the following topics:
A - Eco-Toxicology of Nanomaterials
B - Nano-Bio Interactions and Uptake
C - Analytical Methods and Instrumentation
D - Release, Behavior and Fate in the Environment
E - Applications in the Environment
F - Modeling, Data Repositories and Nano-Informatics
G - Nano and Microplastics in the Aquatic Environment

The registration is now open. For more details visit: https://nano2019.univie.ac.at/home/

At the NanoFASE concluding conference open sessions get demonstrations and insight into the NanoFASE project models and the clickable Exposure Assessment Framework. For more details visit: https://nanofase2019.univie.ac.at/nanofase/

Conference Venue
University of Vienna's 9th district campus

Conference Series Organizers
Greg Goss - University of Alberta - CAN
Richard Handy - Plymouth University – UK (also NanoFASE)
Jamie Lead - University of South Carolina - US
Greg Lowry - Carnegie Mellon University – US (NanoFASE Advisor)
Eva Valsami-Jones - University of Birmingham - UK
Frank von der Kammer - University of Vienna – AT (also NanoFASE)

Local Organizing Committee
Frank von der Kammer
Silvia Jankovic

Contact: nano2019@univie.ac.at


The Advanced Materials Show

The Advanced Materials Show - the very first in the series - will take place at The Telford International Centre (Shropshire, UK) from 10th – 11th July 2019. Spread over two action-packed days, The Advanced Materials Show will offer an insight into current and future materials development, with experts from all sides of the industry in attendance. The event provides a unique opportunity to meet with 200 suppliers of innovative materials and the entire R&D supply chain.

NanoFASE at the show: 

NanoFASE partner Selina Ambrose, Technical Manager at Promethean Particles is among the impressive line of speakers at the event. Selina will speak in a session titled "Nano Safety – Safe by Design", which will examine safety considerations and give real world, practical insight into manufacturing processes that can be put in place to ensure a safe environment for personnel, customers and end users. Full list of speakers is available here.

Registration and additional information is available on the official conference website.

NanoFASE 42 Month Consortium Meeting

The NanoFASE 42 Month Consortium Meeting will be taking place from 19th to 21st March 2019 at the Intercontinental Malta, St. George’s Bay St, St. Julian’s, STJ 3310 Malta.

Contact: Christine Balmer (cbalmer@ceh.ac.uk) Lee Walker (leew@ceh.ac.uk)


NanoFASE AGM Autumn 2018

The NanoFASE Annual General Meeting will take place from 15-18 October, 2018 in Sofia, Bulgaria. The consortium partners are meeting together to review and maximize the impact of the project as the NanoFASE project approaches the final stage.


Hands-On Exposure Assessment with NanoFASE

Stakeholder Consultation with Industry, Regulators, Researchers

If you're coming to SETAC Rome, you may want to participate in our Stakeholder Consultation with a small group representing Industry, Regulatory, and Academia. Get an early view of our Exposure Assessment Framework integrating state of the art modelling and experimental approaches. Directly influence its scope, presentation and interface.

Find out more here.





NanoFASE 30th Month Consortium Meeting

NanoFASE consortium partners are coming together for the 30 month Consortium Meeting for the review and planning of the project. It will be one of the biggest gatherings of our project partners to discuss and maximize the impact of the project, with sessions developing our Clickable Framework, model integration, scenarios and case studies, mesocosm experiments, and more. The meeting will be taking place at the Royal Olympic Hotel, 28-34 Athanasiou Diakou Street, 117 43 Athens, Greece. Following on from the NanoFASE Meeting, we will host the Nano Safety Cluster Meeting at the same venue.

Contact: Christine Balmer (cbalmer@ceh.ac.uk) Lee Walker (leew@ceh.ac.uk)

Credit: Yair Haklai; Licensing: Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0

Airborne ENM: Measurements, Implications and Modelling

A NanoFASE Open Training Workshop

NanoFASE WP6 Carmen Nickel (IUTA) welcomes you to this free open workshop where knowledge gaps are identified and some of them filled! Project scientists Astrid Manders (TNO) and Bruno Debray (INERIS) will be teaching alongside Carmen and others. Learn about conducting field campaigns, solving measurement problems, and modelling environmental behaviour and effects of nanomaterials in air.

Day 1: Release, Environmental Concentration/Exposure and Modelling
Day 2: Transformation of ENM in the atmosphere and effects on the atmosphere

Venue: CENIDE - Center for Nanointegration Duisburg-Essen

Questions to nickel@iuta.de


Nanomaterials: Industrial Workshop on Safe-by-Design


"Nanomaterials: Industrial Workshop on Safe-by-Design" will take place from 24-25 April 2017 in Bilbao, Spain. The event is jointly organized by NanoFase, NanoMILE, NanoReg2, forSafeNano, caLIBRAte and NANOGENTOOLS.

A number of H2020 funded projects are working on various aspects of the Safe-by-Design (SbD) concept and all rely upon industry to understand its meaning and how to use the tools being developed in these projects. Within this event, disseminating this knowledge to a wider audience will help in the acceptance and uptake of SbD by companies and will also allow the projects to learn more about stakeholder needs.

Learn more from the event's brochure.




Final conference of the COST Action ES1205: Engineered nanomaterials from wastewater treatment & stormwatEr to Rivers

As a final activity the COST Action ES1205: Transfer of engineered nano-materials from wastewater treatment & storm-water to rivers (http://www.es1205.eu) is holding a dedicated conference, taking place on 7 & 8 February 2017 in the University of Aveiro, Portugal.

The meet-ing delivers a platform to present the available knowledge in the field. It is going to make visible issues under discussion and those to be addressed in the future. The topics mirror the activities of the Action in its four years run time. Contributions from the network as well as from outside the network are welcome. 

Find out more in the conference flyer attached below.


spICP-MS: data analysis training Workshop


The spICP-MS: data analysis, hands-on training workshop will be held in Wageningen, The Netherlands from 10 to 12 January 2017. Two days workshops (day 1: lectures, day 2: computer exercises) will be supported by optional hands-on training on the ICP-MS instruments (PE Nexion 350D and Thermo iCapQ).  The workshop will focus on handling and analysis of single particle ICP-MS data, analysis strengths and limitations. The spICP-MS data will be analysed with the help of RIKILT SPC (Excel based single particle ICP-MS calculation spreadsheet) and Nanocount software.

Audience: PhDs, Postdocs, researchers on nanocharacterization. The number of participants is limited to 50 for the lectures, and 10 for the on hands-on training (20 in case of particularly high interest).

Dr Chady Stephan (Perkin Elmer)
Dr Geert Cornelis (Swedish Agricultural University)
Dr Andreas Gondikas (Univeristy of Vienna)

Tuesday: Lectures on single particle ICP-MS data analysis and application of the spICP-MS technique to the environmental(and ecotoxicological) studies.
Wednesday: spICP-MS data handling and analysis with RIKILT SPC and Nanocount software.
Thursday (optional): sample preparation and analysis by spICP-MS, including information about the Syngistic Nano application

Science based support for regulation of Manufactured Nanomaterials

"Science based support for regulation of Manufactured Nanomaterials" is a joint scientific conference of ProSafe & OECD. The event will take place from 29 Nov to 1 Dec 2016 at the OECD Conference Centre in Paris, France.

ProSafe aims to coordinate and strengthen existing and new initiatives in the field of nanosafety with emphasis on the regulatory context.
OECD's Programme on Manufactured Nanomaterials is focused on policy and regulatory aspects related to human health and environmental safety, which amongst other things means the development of instruments for safety assessment.
The ProSafe-OECD conference will discuss the results from European funded projects on nanosafety, as well as the results from the OECD's activities on nanosafety and their regulatory relevance.
This event will also be the final conference of EU FP7 project NANoREG.
The conference will support an effective implementation of existing risk assessment frameworks for manufactured nanomaterials underpinned by relevant regulatory findings from current research on nanosafety.
The outcomes and recommendations of the conference aims at providing further scientific advice on risk assessment throughout the supply chain and highlight policy areas for further consideration by regulatory bodies.
The conference will include platform presentations of the relevant research initiatives, followed by breakout discussions on the regulatory relevant areas of concern including physicochemical identification and characterization, exposure, fate and kinetics, ecological and health effects as well as testing and assessment strategies. All breakout sessions will be chaired by experts involved in the relevant research initiatives.


2016 ICEENN Conference

The 2016 International Conference on the Environmental Effects of Nanoparticles and Nanomaterials (ICEENN) will take place from 10 to 18 Augist 2016 in Golden, Colorado, US and registration and abstract submission is now open. The abstract submission deadline is April 18th. To find out more about the meeting, register, submit an abstract, and book accommodation and social activities please visit the conference website at:


This conference brings together participants from academia, industry, government agencies, and non-governmental organizations to present and discuss current research findings on environmental health and safety aspects of nanotechnology. The conference format is that of plenary oral presentations and poster sessions. Sessions are planned to cover topics that include:

• Advancements in nanomaterial analysis methods

• Surface chemistry of nanomaterials in complex matrices

• Release from consumer products and environmental fate

• In vivo and in vitro toxicology of nanomaterials

• Applications of nanomaterials in environment and health

• Environmental issues of production-scale nanotech

• Social and regulatory considerations of nanotechnology

A 2-day pre-conference workshop on nanoparticle characterization will precede the meeting. 


Hands-on workshop on nano safety assessment

The Hands-on workshop on nano safety assessment will take place on 10 February 2016 at the Technology Park, Basel, Switzerland. This joint event willbring together inputs and approaches from several EU NMP projects (e.g. eNanoMapper, NanoFASE, GUIDEnano, SUN)


  1. To work through nanotechnology safety examples and exercises using existing data resources and modelling tools;
  2. To use information in support of nanotechnology risk assessment goals and to discuss current results;
  3. To discuss the role of harmonisation and ontology in the use of multiple modelling and assessment tools applied to nano safety.


The workshop will focus on specific cases and practical examples in which the group will work through modelling, analysis and assessment exercises, and discuss the results.


To find out more about the event, please click here.