Impact Assessment Study on the Regulation of Nanomaterials

Client: European Commission
Duration: Eight Months

A Little Context: Nanomaterials lie at the heart of many of the most innovative and exciting product developments of our age. From the useful such as scratch resistant paint to the life transforming such as retina implants, the scope for nano is growing exponentially.

The Client Brief: This Impact Assessment Study which I am undertaking for the European Commission in partnership with Matrix and Environ, has at its heart the manner in which nano as a cutting edge technology should be regulated. Our study and its final report will help inform the policy process by providing evidence, analysis alongside feedback from a range of stakeholders.

Adding Value: The methodological challenges involved in this project include being able to estimate how many materials are likely to require