Faculty Advisor

Burnham, Nancy A.

Center

SWITZ / Zurich Project Center

Abstract

Uncertainty concerning nanoparticle safety measures stem from a scarcity of readily accessible, practical, and application-specific information. This constitutes a hazard for the workplace and the environment. We investigated nano-safety questions and interviewed researchers across Switzerland. We created a set of printable, customizable posters with clear guidelines and a 3-D model of a nanoparticle-ready laboratory space, which we both made available online. Through these solutions, we aim to improve the implementation of safe nanoparticle practices and save researchers time and frustration.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

October 2016

Project Type

Interactive Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Unrestricted

Advisor Department

Physics

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