working group on nanomaterials

The working group consists of members who come from official surveillance, trade laboratories, the food industry and research institutions.

tasks and goals

The aim of the working group nanomaterials should be the exchange of information and scientific standpoints regarding the applications of nanomaterials in the consumer environment.

The areas of feed and food are considered. The aim is to achieve norms and standardizations of analysis methods to ensure the quality and correctness of determinations in complex matrices as well as the assessment of products. The development of opinions is intended to actively influence federal and EU legislative projects and thus create a uniform basis for assessments.

Head of the working group


Dr. Ralf Greiner
Max Rubner Institute
Food and bioprocess engineering
Haid-und-Neu-Str. 9
76131 Karlsruhe
Tel .: 0721 6625-300
Fax: 0721 6625-303

Deputy Chairman

Dr. Thomas Gude
Swiss Quality Testing Services


Dr. Annette Stephani
State laboratory Berlin-Brandenburg AöR

Term of office 2020 - 2022

Position and basic papers

Nanotechnology in the food sector (05/2018) pdf
Definition of nanotechnology, nanoparticles and nanomaterial (11/2018) pdf


Annual report 2020

Annual report 2019

Annual report 2018

Annual report 2017

Annual report 2016

2015 annual report

2014 annual report

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