Building the future by doing more together

SUN- SUstainable Nanotecnologies
Coordinator - Mónica J.B. Amorim
CESAM Responsible researcher - Mónica J. B. Amorim
Programme - FP7-NMP-2013-LARGE-7
Execution dates - 2013-10-01 - 2017-04-01 (42 Months)
Funding Entity - European Comission
Funding for CESAM - 288548 €
Total Funding - 10249962 €
Proponent Institution - UNIVERSITA' CA' FOSCARI VENEZIA
Participating Institutions
Universidade de Aveiro
1 UNIVERSITA' CA' FOSCARI VENEZIA (UNIVE)
2 European Research Services GMBH (ERS)
3 BASF SE
4 NANOCYL SA
5 COLOROBBIA ITALIA SP
6 PLASTIC COMPONENTS AND MODULES AUTOMOTIVE (PCMA)
7 VENETO NANOTECH SCPA (VN)
8 MBN NANOMATERIALIA SPA
9 DIE INNOVATIONSGESELLSCHAFT MBH (INNO)
10 PLASMACHEM PRODUKTIONS- UND HANDEL GMBH (PLASMACHEM)
11 MALSCH TECHNO VALUATION (MTV)
12 THE REACH CENTRE LTD
13 ETSS, GOTTSCHALK & CO. KOLLEKTIVGESELLSCHAFT (ETSS)
14 INSTITUTE OF OCCUPATIONAL MEDICINE (IOM)
15 INSTITUTO NACIONAL DE INVESTIGACION Y TECNOLOGIA AGRARIA Y ALIMENTARIA (INIA)
16 RIJKSINSITUUT VOOR VOLKSGEZONDHEID EN MILIEU (RIVM)
17 NEDERLANDSE ORGANISATIE VOOR TOEGEPAST NATUURWETENSCHAPPELIJK ONDERZOEK (TNO)
18 DET NATIONALE FORSKNINGSCENTER FORARBEJDSMILJO (NRCWE NFA)
19 EIDGENOESSISCHE MATERIALPRUEFUNGS- UND FORSCHUNGSANSTALT (EMPA)
20 FRAUNHOFER-GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V (Fraunhofer)
21 CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE (CNRS)
22 CONSIGLIO NAZIONALE DELLE RICERCHE (CNR)
23 STICHTING DIENST LANDBOUWKUNDIG ONDERZOEK (DLO)
24 DANMARKS TEKNISKE UNIVERSITET (DTU)
25 HERIOT-WATT UNIVERSITY (HWU)
26 KAROLINSKA INSTITUTET (KI)
27 UNIVERSIDADE DE AVEIRO (UAVR)
28 UNIVERSITY OF PLYMOUTH (UOP)
29 RHEINISCH-WESTFAELISCHE TECHNISCHE HOCHSCHULE AACHEN (RWTH)
30 AARHUS UNIVERSITET (AU)
31 UNIVERSITAET WIEN (UNIVIE)
32 STICHTING VU-VUMC (VU/VUMC)
33 UNIVERSITY OF LEEDS
34 UNIVERSITAET BREMEN (UNIHB)
35 UNIVERSITY OF LIMERICK


SUN aims to evaluate environmental, health and safety (EHS) risks along the whole lifecycle of manufactured nanomaterials and incorporate the results into tools and guidelines for sustainable manufacturing. We integrate physicochemical characterization, environmental and human health toxicology, lifecycle analysis, green chemistry and engineering and decision science to pave the path for safe, economically viable and socially beneficial nanotechnology enterprise.


The SUN project will incorporate scientific findings from over 30 European projects, national and international research programmes and transatlantic co-operations. We aim to develop:



  • Methods to predict nanomaterial exposure and effects on human beings and ecosystems

  • Process changes to reduce hazard and exposure to nanomaterials in different lifecycle stages

  • Technological solutions for risk management in industrial settings

  • Guidance on best practices for securing both nanomanufacturing processes and their fate, including development of approaches for safe disposal and recycling

  • Decision support  tools that integrate the know-how developed in the project within a decision science framework to support industry, regulators and the insurance sector to make technically and regulatively informed decisions about nanotechnologies


http://www.sun-fp7.eu/

Members on this project
Mónica J.B. Amorim
Principal Investigator
Susana Isabel Lopes Gomes
Post-Doctoral fellow

CESAM Funding: