About Us

The University of Washington Nanotoxicology Center (UW Nanotox), in concert with the National Institute of Environmental Health Centers for Nanotechnology Health Implications Research (NCNHIR) consortium, develops standardized techniques, analytical tools, and mathematical models to assess and predict the toxicity and environmental impact of engineered nanomaterials.

The University of Washington Nanotoxicology Center is one of five centers in the National Institute of Environmental Health Centers for Nanotechnology Health Implications Research (NCNHIR) consortium working collaboratively to define research priorities and coordinate data sharing. The consortium pools resources and expertise to identify physical and chemical properties of engineered nanomaterials (ENMs) and their potential impacts to human health.

"The unique physical and chemical properties that make ENMs (engineered nanomaterials) so useful in the marketplace also make their interactions with biological systems difficult to anticipate and critically important to explore." Dr. Sri Nadadur (Director of NCNHIR)