Eugenia Valsami-Jones

Eugenia Valsami-Jones

Eugenia Valsami-Jones

Professor of Environmental Nanoscience at University of Birmingham

Eugenia (Éva) Valsami-Jones is a Professor of Environmental Nanoscience at the University of Birmingham. She is also Director of the Facility for Environmental Nanoscience Analysis and Characterisation (FENAC, www.birmingham.ac.uk/facilities/fenac) and Director of the MRes programme on Environmental and Biological Nanoscience. She has coordinated FP7 projects NanoReTox, ModNanoTox and NanoMILE and is currently coordinating H2020 project ACEnano (http://acenano-project.eu). She is also leading the new NanoSafety Cluster coordination team.

Valsami-Jones’ research interests focus around understanding the mechanisms involved in nanoscale processes in a biological and environmental context. She has studied extensively the reactivity and potential toxicity, fate and transformations of nanomaterials in the environment. She has pioneered the development of traceable stable-isotope labelled nanomaterials. She is currently working on the development of analytical solutions for the improvement in speed and quality of identification of nanoscale objects in complex matrices.

Valsami-Jones is a member of the BSI NTI/1 committee, a Fellow of IUPAC and the Geological Society of London. She was the Mineralogical Society’s Distinguished Lecturer for 2015 and the Distinguished Guest Lecturer and Medalist of the Royal Society of Chemistry for 2015.

Bibliography: over 150 scientific publications and numerous congress communications, primarily as invited speaker (h-index = 42, i-10 index = 102, total citations approx. 6000, source Google Scholar)

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Speaker of SESSION 15: THE SOCIETAL DIMENSION AND GOVERNANCE OF INNOVATION