Centres Científics i Tecnològics UB

Nanotechnology beyond science

Objectives Date Registration Location


Review the aspects of nanotechnology not directly related to science or its applications, like job security when working with nanoparticles and the ethical and social aspects of this branch of science. The workshop will also deal with the current rules of nanosecurity in consumer products, which are expected to involve specific regulations for all industries.

As a complement to the workshop, it will be possible to work with nanocharacterization techniques used in research and focused, in this case, in nanosecurity of industrials processes.


February 29, 2016 from 9:30h to 17:00h.


Free access, please confirm attendance to nano@ccit.ub.edu


Facultad de Física de la Universidad de Barcelona
Classroom Eduard Fontseré
Carrer de Martí i Franquès, 1
08028 Barcelona


09:30-09:45 Reception and registration.
Block I
Nanoseguridad y riesgos laborales, aspectos sociales, éticos y ejemplos de medidas de nanopartículas.
09:45-10:15 Presentation and introduction. Jordi Borrell Hernandez (Director IN2UB) and Jordi Diaz CCiTUB
10:15-11:30 Nanoseguridad y riesgos laborales: como trabajar de forma segura en un laboratorio de investigación en nanotecnología. Miriam Belloc (ISSL) and Anna Oliete (Generalitat de catalunya)
11:30-11:50 Aspectos sociales y éticos de la Nanotecnología. Joan Mendoza CCiTUB
11:50-12:15 Round table.
12:15-13:15 Presentation by ALAVA INGENIEROS and HORIBA: "Light scattering techniques for nano and micro size characterization. Tools to improve formulation process and check the quality of the product."
13:15-13:30 Examples and applications with light scattering techniques: food industry, ink production, emulsions.
13:30-14:45 Catering.
Block II
14:45-17:00 Demo Hands on with SZ-100 system from HORIBA (Aforo Capacity limited)

Organized by:

Centres Científics i Tecnològics
Universitat de Barcelona
Director: Dr. José Ramón Seoane Trigo

Dr. Jordi Díaz
Technology of Técnicas nanoBio SPM (AFM, STM) of CCiTUB.

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