Faculty Advisor

Christopher, Peter R.

Project Center

Copenhagen, Denmark


Nanotechnology is a new field that promises to impact the daily lives of people worldwide. However, the rapidly developing technology poses many uncertainties and may also present some risks. Our project team conducted research in Denmark, sponsored by the Danish Consumer Council, centred on analysing perceptions of thought on nanotechnology including identification of risks and benefits, assessment of the European regulatory framework, and the overall public perception of nanotechnology. We conducted research on site including interviews and a nationwide survey. Results of this research will arm the Danish Consumer Council with the elements essential to inform the public and provide the foundation necessary to construct a plan of action concerning issues related to nanotechnology.


Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

May 2008

Project Type

Interactive Qualifying Project



Advisor Department

Mathematical Sciences