Prof. Éva Valsami-Jones is Chair of Environmental Nanoscience and leads Work Package 3 – Data Quality Concepts. She is also the head of the Coordination Team of the EU NanoSafety Cluster and the Director of the NERC-funded FENAC facility for characterisation of nanomaterials in the environment. Prior to this position, she was an Individual Merit Researcher at the Natural History Museum of London, where she achieved international recognition. She led the team which developed a series of high specifications reference nanoparticles for toxicological studies, including the first synthetic stable-isotope labelled nanoparticles (ZnO, CuO), with this method now being developed as a standard via CEN/CENELEC.
Professor Valsami-Jones’ research interests focus on understanding reactivity at the nanoscale, particularly interactions of nanoparticles with pollutants and biota and biomineralisation processes. She has carried out research on the interaction of a variety of carbon- and metal-based nano-objects with biota in vitro and in vivo and has pioneered novel methods of labelling nanomaterials. She has also worked on understanding the formation and stability of biogenic apatite.