Energy, Water and Environment

Nanotechnology Applications in Energy, Environment and Health: Benefits and Potential Risks



Nanotechnology is a novel and emerging field with many chances and benefits yet also with many potential risks. So should we be worried about nanotechnology applications? The international AGYA workshop brought together experts in Rabat, Morocco, to debate benefits and challenges of nanotechnology applications.

The enormous investments in nanotechnology suggest that in the near future, nanotechnology will be ubiquitous and play a role in the life of every single person on the planet. Nanoparticles will be abundant in work environments, consumer products, and the environment.

To promote a sustainable development of nanotechnologies, to minimize potential hazards for consumers, workers and eco-systems, it is crucial to put more effort into investigating the behaviour of nanoparticles when embedded in products and to assess the risks, side by side with nanotechnology research and development.

The participants of this international AGYA workshop addressed the scientific, social and economic challenges of multidisciplinary research and development efforts involving nanotechnologies.

Members in Charge

Fayçal Djeffal

Engineering, Microelectronics
University of Batna 2, Faculty of Technology, Department of Electronics

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Lalla Btissam Drissi

Mohammed V University-Agdal Faculty of Science Department of Physics

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Andreas Fischer

Dr. Andreas Fischer Chemnitz University of Technology Institute of Physics

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Samir Lounis

Research Center Jülich Peter Grünberg Institute & Institute for Advanced Simulation

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Ahmad Sakhrieh

American University of Ras Al Khaimah Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering

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DATE and Venue of the project

31 October – 3 November 2017
Rabat, Morocco
Hassan-II Academy of Sciences and Technology
Mohammed V University of Rabat

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