University of Birmingham (BHAM)

 United Kingdom

The University of Birmingham has over 30000 staff and students and is based in the West Midlands, UK. The University is divided iinto 5 Colleges and the School of Geography Earth and Environmental Sciences (GEES) is based in the College of Life and Environemtnal Sciences. GEES has 60 academic staff, 28 technical and support staff and 24 research staff and achieves international excellence in teaching and research as demonstrated in the RAE that showed 95% of research in the School was internationally or globally leading.


The University of Birmingham has over 30000 staff and students and is based in the West Midlands, UK. The University is divided iinto 5 Colleges and the School of Geography Earth and Environmental Sciences (GEES) is based in the College of Life and Environemtnal Sciences. GEES has 60 academic staff, 28 technical and support staff and 24 research staff and achieves international excellence in teaching and research as demonstrated in the RAE that showed 95% of research in the School was internationally or globally leading. A particular expertise within GEES is environmental nanoscience which will feed directly into this project.

BHAM will contribute to specific aspects of WPs 4, 7, 8 concerned with the production of NM reference materials, environmental exposure and environmental fate and behaviour.

BHAM hosts the UK national Facility for Environmental Nanoscience Analysis and Characterisation (FENAC), of which Lead is Director which has extensive facilities for the analysis and characterization of NMs, particularly in complex environmental and biological media. BHAM has extensive spectroscopy, microscopy and separation and other methodologies for this purpose available. Lead is also Overall Project Lead and UK Principal Investigator on a joint US-UK project (nanoBEE) investigating nanomaterial exposure, bioavailability and toxicity funded by the UK NERC and EPSRC and the USEPA. He has successfully complete more than 10 large scale projects funded by EU and UK sources and currently has greater than 15 funded projects spanning a range of areas from NM synthesis, characterization, environmental chemistry and transport and ecotoxicology and toxicology.

Contact:
Prof. Jamie Lead
GEES University of Birmingham
Edgbaston
B15 2TT Birmingham
United Kingdom
Tel.: +44 121 41 48147
Fax: +44 121 41 46056
web: www.birmingham.ac.uk

Jamie Lead
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