Building bridges between specialists on computational and empirical risk assessment of engineered nanomaterials

Renata Wojnarowska (UG) at Jackson State University (ICN)

UntitledI have visited Jackson State University, Jackson, Mississippi, USA for 4 months (from 11 of July to 14 of November 2014). The secondment was conducted within Work Package 2: Carrying out experiments to produce necessary (missing) data for nanoparticles.
My research focused on the removal properties of titanium oxide doped by sulfur and conjugated with appetites (hydroxyapatite and fluorapatite): materials preparation, characterization and study of metal adsorption and chemical pollutants degradation. The analyzed materials seem to be good solution who combine the properties of both type of particles HAP/FAP capable to adsorption the metal ions from the water solution and TiO2/TiO2:S having the great photocatalytic activities. The second aim of my research was collecting the experimental data for selected different types of Carbon Nanotubes to prepare exact characteristics and development useful descriptors for future research activity. During the visit I was have also interesting QSAR method training.

The results were presented at the conferences: “11th International Symposium on Recent Advances in Environmental Health Research & International Symposium on Metal Ions in Biology & Medicine”, Jackson, MS, USA, 14-18, September, 2014″ and “14th Southern School on Computational Chemistry and Materials Science Conference”, Jackson, MS, USA, 24-25 July, 2014 as well at seminary in Interdisciplinary Center for Nanotoxicity, Jackson State University, Jackson, MS, USA, 07 November, 2014.
My secondment at JSU was a good opportunity to develop my skills on scientific area as well improve my language (English), but also great chance to meet many interesting people and work with great international team. Participation in the NanoBRIDGES project was important experiences and have a good influence on my future career.


University of Gdansk
Faculty of Chemistry
ul. Wita Stwosza 63
80-952 Gdansk

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