On 20 June 2017, the day before the ENF2017, experts of the NanoDefine team were actively contributing to the 2nd CEN Open Meeting “European Conference on Standardization for Nanotechnologies and Nanomaterials” held also in Valletta, Malta (http://international-events.afnor.org/nanotechnologies_openmeeting_2017/), and organized by CEN/TC 352 “Nanotechnologies” in cooperation with CEN-CENELEC Management Centre, the EU Commission and EFTA.

Here, a poster was shown by Michael Stintz from Dresden University of Technology on “Guidance on detection and identification of nano-objects in complex matrices”, and an oral presentation given by Philipp Müller, BASF, on “Methods to support the identification of nanomaterials (size, surface area, surface composition)”. In addition, Michael Stintz (TUD), Philipp Müller (BASF) and Rudolf Reuther (NOMI) participated as panel members in two round table discussions addressing requirements of reliable data for the effective management of nanomaterials and the question of how European research projects impact standardization.

All documents presented during this 2nd Open CEN Meeting on Standardization for Nanotechnologies and Nanomaterials are available via the following links: