Conference Advanced Materials Safety 2023

|   Nano Termine

8.-10. November 2023, Saarbrücken

Die Konferenz »Advanced Materials Safety 2023« bietet ein hochgradig interdisziplinäres Forum um aktuelle Fortschritte zu diskutieren und aktuelle und künftige Herausforderungen auf dem Gebiet der Sicherheit fortgeschrittener Werkstoffe zu erörtern. Sie bringt führende Wissenschaftlerinnen und Wissenschaftler zusammen, um wissenschaftliche, regulatorische und anwendungsorientierte Aspekte der Sicherheit fortgeschrittener Materialien eingehend und aus verschiedenen Blickwinkeln zu diskutieren, mit dem Ziel, sichere und nachhaltige, funktionale und akzeptierte fortgeschrittene Materialien zu entwickeln.

Eingeladene Sprecher*innen
  • Prof. Barbara Rothen-Rutishauser:
    „Predictive 3D lung models to assess the hazard of aerosolized (advanced) materials“
  • Prof. Andrea Hartwig:
    „Impact and mechanisms of action of metal-based nanomaterials on bioavailability and cell toxicity in advanced lung cell systems“
  • Apl. Prof. Dirk Walter:
    „Specific toxicity of CeO2-nanoparticles“
  • Prof. Chris Eberl:
    „The future of materials science and engineering: How to participate and get the most out of the digital transformation“
  • Dr. Hubert Rauscher:
    „Safe and Sustainable-by-Design and challenges for Advanced Materials“
  • Prof. Agnieszka Jastrzębska:
    „Elucidating biological response in vitro of two-dimensional Ti3C2Tx MXene“
  • Dr. Ajay B. Patil:
    „End-of-life perspective for advanced energy storage, mobility and electronics technology materials: a gateway to a sustainable circular economy“
  • Prof. Seema Agarwal:
    „Degradation and disassembly concepts for tackling plastic pollution“
  • Prof. Robert Rallo
    "Autonomous decision support for nanosafety"
  • Dr. Francesco Saliu
    “Microfibers in the marine environment: from analytical challenges to bio-inspired solutions

1. Workshop – Communicating materials safety

Communicating current scientific research and research results to the public is always a challenge. With the topic of Advanced Materials Safety, we find ourselves at the interface of three fields at once:

  • the structures of the materials are usually extremely small and thus difficult to imagine for people outside the field
  • the effects of the materials can usually only be determined indirectly – measurable, but rarely directly visible
  • the perception of opportunities and, above all, of risks is very differently shaped individually.

The aim of the workshop is to present basic principles and communication formats relevant to the topic of Advanced Materials Safety in theory and in practice. The focus will be on the communication of opportunities and risks as well as the format of 360° videos. The makers of the DaNa platform will share their experiences from 14 years of communicating properties and potential risks of Advanced Materials. During the lunch break following the workshop, everyone is invited to try out selected communication activities from the Leibniz Research Alliance Advanced Materials Safety. A poster on the DaNa knowledge base will invite further discussion during the poster session and after the workshop.

At the conference

Date & time 9 November 2023 11:15
Communicating nanotechnology in museums
– insights from experience
Lorenz Kampschulte Deutsches Museum, Munich, Germany
DaNa4 – Facts on Advanced Materials for interested persons Dana Kühnel

Helmholtz-Zentrum für Umweltforschung (UFZ), Leipzig, Germany

Communication format 360° videos to be confirmed

Leibniz-Institut für Wissensmedien (IWM), Tübingen, Germany

2. Workshop – Digital infrastructure: documenting and publishing materials safety data

The Advanced Materials Safety community is composed of researchers from different scientific fields, each with unique information requirements, methodologies, terminologies and levels of digitization expertise. As a result, data interpretation is hampered by the existence of different data types and a lack of standardized descriptions and quality criteria, which can lead to misinterpretation. eNanoMapper represents a state-of-the-art database for this community.

While data management and sharing tools such as Electronic Lab Notebooks (ELNs) are widely used in industry, analogue workflows are still dominant in academia. This approach might lead to errors in data generation which are later difficult to trace back. During the workshop we will therefore discuss the error culture in science and how errors are managed in the academic environment and beyond: We will explore how errors can be minimized – and how they can positively impact the research process.

The BMBF project DaNa has established a web-based knowledge base to share data on the safety of advanced materials with both the scientific community and the public. The project curates data from scientific publications according to a catalogue of criteria to ensure the validity of the information. SOPs are playing an increasingly important role. Therefore, the project provides a template and a listing of such work instructions for download online. Nevertheless, in many databases data upload processes are not currently automated, making seamless data findability and accessibility extremely difficult and frustrating for researchers.

In this workshop we want to share some of our experiences made so far in NFDI4Chem and transfer our knowledge to the multidisciplinary community dealing with aspects of the safety of advanced materials. Our aim is to provide ideas and best-practice examples to generate an RDM approach towards a FAIR infrastructure also in this multidisciplinary sector. 

At the conference

Date & time 10 November 2023


Moderation and introduction

Felix Bach

FIZ Karlsruhe, Co-spokesperson NFDI4Chem, Karlsruhe, Germany
What do chemistry and advanced
material safety data have in common?
Christian Bonatto Minella

FIZ Karlsruhe, Karlsruhe, Germany

Error culture in science John Jolliffe

Department of Chemistry, Johannes Gutenberg University, Mainz, Germany

From ELNs to Smart Labs and
interconnected repositories
Nicole Jung

Karlsruhe Institute of Technology | KIT, Institute of Organic Chemistry,
Karlsruhe, Germany

Evaluation and quality of data
on the safety of advanced materials
Katja Nau

Karlsruhe Institute of Technology | KIT, Institute for Automation and
Applied Informatics (IAI), Karlsruhe, Germany

Podiumsdiskussion eingeladener Industrievertreter
  • zum Thema „Nachhaltige Wege zu fortschrittlichen Materialien“


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