NanoFATE Project major feature in International Innovation
NanoFATE is a major EU-funded collaborative project that investigates the fate and effects of engineered nanoparticles (ENPs) in the environment. Halfway through its four-year programme, the project is the subject of a major feature in the July issue of International Innovation magazine.
Oxford University’s Department of Materials in Begbroke Science Park is a major partner in NanoFATE. Dr. Alison Crossley, Senior Research Fellow and Manager at Oxford Materials Characterisation Services, leads the component focused on characterizing high grade industrial engineered nanoparticles / ENPs as well as particles specifically designed for the project. Crossley explains, “Using advanced microscope technology, chemistry and physical analysis, NanoFATE is building knowledge of what governs where ENPs end up in the environment, in what form and for how long.”