Environmental Risk Assessment and Management Group (ERAM)

The ERAM group is pioneering methods and applications in environmental risk assessment of novel materials and chemicals and is developing approaches to implement the Safe and Sustainable by Design concept, enabling a comprehensive and early view of opportunities and risks of new materials and technologies.

Development and Application of Methods

  • Environmental risk assessment
  • Safe and Sustainable by Design (SSbD)
  • Experimental work on release of materials
  • Material Flow Analysis 
  • Risk/benefit assessment
  • Probabilistic Assessment and Meta-Analysis 
  • Guidelines and Tools
  • Technology Assessment
  • Life Cycle Assessment

 

Materials

  • Nanomaterials: engineered nanomaterials, nanobiomaterials, nanoplastics
  • Microplastics, including tire wear particles
  • Plastics
  • Bio-based polymers
  • Smart materials/products

 

Application fields

  • (Smart)Textiles
  • Medicine
  • Electronics
  • Biosensors
  • Construction

 

Details on current and past projects can be found here.

 

Personal Homepages

Bernd Nowack

Claudia Som

 

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Group June 2021
Contact

Prof. Dr. Bernd Nowack 

Empa
Technology & Society Laboratory
Lerchenfeldstrasse 5
CH-9014 St. Gallen
Tel.: +41 58 765 76 92



 

 

 

 

 

  

 


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