Nanotechnololgy Expert Group



Karin Wiench


Secretariat Lead

Dominik Kümmerle

Policy Director and Strategic Communications


Scott Brown

The Chemours Company

(United States)


Blanca Suarez Merino

Nanotechnology Industries Association

(United Kingdom)


Jacques-Aurélien Sergent



  • 01.

    Why OECD Work on Nanotechnology Policy Matters

    OECD work on nanotechnology assists governments in the implementation of policies that guarantee the responsible development of nanotechnologies, focusing on safety evaluation and assessment of manufactured nanomaterials. The Organization promotes international co-operation on the human health and environmental safety aspects of manufactured nanomaterials and other advanced materials for regulatory purposes, taking into account voluntary, legislative or other management schemes.

  • 03.

    How Business Engages with the OECD on Nanotechnology Policy

    Our Nanotechnology Expert Group contributes strong, fact–based business input to the activities related to safety assessments of manufactured nanomaterials and other advanced materials and pursues efforts to create an innovation–friendly business environment in this area. The expert group meets bi–annually in Paris and convenes additional thematic ad-hoc sessions on selected issues. Members also provide their expertise to specific OECD workstreams on an ongoing basis.
  • 02.

    Our 2024 Priorities

    • Promoting the environmentally sustainable use of nanotechnology
    • Exchanging information on the development on nanotechnologies and nanomaterials
    • Supporting cooperation on the assessment and management of nanomaterials
    • Contribute to exposure measurement and exposure mitigation
    • Support the implementation and dissemination of relevant OECD standards
  • 04.

    Our Engagement with OECD Bodies

    • OECD Chemicals and Biotechnology Committee
    • OECD Working Party on Manufactured Nanomaterials
    • OECD Working Party on Biotechnology, Nanotechnology and Converging Technologies