Design of safe and secure nanomaterials
Knowledge of the interaction mechanisms between nanomaterials and biological systems is used to derive concepts that can be applied to the development of new materials. By the inclusion of Safety by Design concepts into material development, we aim to cater for current developments in industrial production, providing test systems for industrial applications.
Nanosecurity, which describes the development and application of nanomaterials and technologies to provide security against counterfeiting, is integrated into our research as well. The aim is to develop distinctive security marks by nanotechnological means, which will allow forgeries to be pointed out.