Technical University of Denmark (DTU)

 Denmark

Department of Environmental Engineering (DTU Environment) is a department at the Technical University of Denmark (DTU) aiming at developing technical and sustainable solutions to minimize the impact of society on the environment and humans through research and teaching at an international level. DTU Environment is a member of NanoDTU which is the interdisciplinary network for about 220 nanoscientists at DTU.

Department of Environmental Engineering (DTU Environment) is a research and teaching institution at the highest international level. This department works to develop new environmentally friendly and sustainable technologies and disseminate this knowledge to society and new generations of engineers. The Institute's activities in research, teaching and innovation is focused on the themes of Environmental Chemistry and Microbiology, Residual Resource Engineering, Urban Water Engineering and Water Resources Engineering.

The NanoRisk group at DTU has since 2007 had a strong focus on environmental risks of nanomaterials with development of risk assessment frameworks and ecotoxicological testing as our main expertise. In MARINA, the DTU Enviroment group will contribute to WP10 Ecotoxicology with testing using the freshwater crustacean Daphnia magna. Our aim, along with the aim of WP10, is to develop science based test methodologies beyond state-of-the-art for environmental risk assessment of nanomaterials. We will focus on modifying standard tests considering their limitations, as well as determining of the mode of action of engineered nanoparticles and generating data on bioavailability and bioaccumulation.

Contact:
Anders Baun
Professor in risk assessment of nanomaterials
Environmental Chemistry and Microbiology
DTU Environment
Miljoevej, Building 113
Building 115, room 049
2800 Kgs. Lyngby
Denmark
Tel.: +4545251567
web: www.env.dtu.dk

Anders Baun
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Denisa Cupi
Denisa Cupi