Nanotechnololgy Expert Group



Karin Wiench

BASF (Germany)


Dominik Kümmerle

Policy Director and Strategic Communications



Rokas Morkūnas

Policy Manager and Strategic Member Engagement


Scott Brown

The Chemours Company (United States)

  • 01.


    Our Nanotechnology Expert Group contributes strong, fact–based business input to the activities related to safety assessments of manufactured nanomaterials and pursues efforts to create an innovation–friendly business environment for nanotechnology.

  • 03.

    Business engagement at OECD

    Nanotechnology provides a growing range of opportunities for industry to improve product performance beyond what could be achieved using conventional technologies. The tools and information necessary for assessing product safety often lag behind the dynamic pace of innovation. The OECD leads international efforts to improve global understanding of the responsible development of nanotechnology, and is an effective forum within which industry and governments exchange on the right nanotech policies going forward.
    Our Nanotechnology Expert Group contributes to the work of the following OECD bodies:
    • OECD Chemicals and Biotechnology Committee
    • OECD Working Party on Manufactured Nanomaterials
    • OECD Working Party on Biotechnology, Nanotechnology and Converging Technologies
  • 02.

    2023 priorities

    • Ensuring appropriate testing methods (abiotic, in vivo & in vitro)
    • Developing guidance on exposure measurement and exposure mitigation
    • Promoting co-operation on voluntary schemes and regulatory programs
    • Facilitating international co-operation on risk assessment strategies
    • Fostering the exchange on research activities and safety strategies
    • Demonstrating the societal benefits of using nanomaterials in applications