FP7 ERA-NET on Nanosafety
Safe Implementation of Innovative Nanoscience and Nanotechnology

Commissariat a l’energie atomique et aux energies alternatives (CEA / LITEN)

Division / Department: HLITEN/DIR

Country: France

The CEA is the French Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission (Commissariat à l'énergie atomique et aux énergies alternatives). It is a public body for research, development and innovation with more than 15.000 employees. The CEA is active in four main areas: low-carbon energies, defense and security, information technologies and health technologies.

Based at the heart of a very strong scientific, industrial and academic environment, located both in Saclay and Grenoble, the CEA Technological Research Division focuses its research on the development of new technologies in the fields of energy, on health information and on communication. From fuel cell to microsystems, or from materials to biochips, the Technological Research Division is on the cutting edge of the technological research and has a very active role in transfering knowledge towards industry.

Liten (Laboratory for Innovation in New Energy Technologies and Nanomaterials) is an institute forming part of the CEA's Technological Research Division. It is one of Europe's leading research centres in the new energy technology field, with 900 employees, including 600 permanents. Liten’s research activities are focused on renewable energy sources (solar energy, biomass), energy efficiency (vehicles, low-energy buildings, hydrogen technology, electric power system management, etc.) and, lastly, high-performance materials for energy applications.

Inside Liten, the NanoChemistry and NanoSafety Laboratory (LCSN), is focused on nanomaterials and nanosafety aspects.
Its two main activities are the synthesis of nanoparticles by wet processing for many different applications such as anti counterfeiting, marked nanoparticles for biology, photovoltaic, anti UV, lighting, etc. and the exposure reduction to nanoparticles so called nanosafety. LCSN performs characterisation of individual protection equipments and filters for both aerosols and hydrosols. The LCSN is organizing every two years the NanoSafe conferences, manages a didactical web site on nano risks:http://www.nanosmile.org and supports actively the EC Nanosafety Cluster. Liten is involved in a lot of European projects dealing with safety, such as Nanohouse, Integrisk, Nanex, Nanocode, etc.

http://www.cea.fr/english_portal

http://www-liten.cea.fr/index_uk.htm

The SIINN ERA-NET is funded under the ERA-NET scheme of the Seventh Framework Programme of the European Commission, Research Directorate- General, Grant Agreement No. 265799
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