Neelina Malsch: Director of Malsch TechnoValuation where she specialises in science communication and trend analyses of research, applications, commercialisation and societal aspects of nanotechnology and related areas of research. She has studied what researchers, industrialists, governments and civil society do with or expect from nanotechnology in Europe since 1995.
Malsch has assessed trends in nanotechnology Research and Technology Development and start up companies in EU member states; and written and studied scenarios for biomedical, biodefence, space and environmental applications of nanotechnology, nanoelectronics as well as public awareness of nanotechnology. She has been involved in European projects and writing articles and studies or assisting in preparing conferences and workshops for private clients.
Before starting her company, she had been involved in studies about nanotechnology in Europe since 1995, at the Scientific and Technological Options Assessment Unit of the European Parliament in Luxemburg (1995-1996) and the Institute for Prospective Technological Studies of the EC Joint Research Centre in
Activities in 2006:
Nanoforum (EU): I contribute contents to the website www.nanoforum.org including news, articles and database entries about nanoscience, technology, applications and public debate in European countries as well as partners in other world regions. Furthermore I collaborate with other partners in preparing reports for online publication on the website, including on nanotechnology and environment and on consumer nanoproducts.
NanoroadSME (EU): I am responsible for the nanocomposite materials info sheets in the online roadmap-database, including improved properties, potential applications, estimated times to market, bottlenecks, production process and expected developments in costs and market sizes. www.nanoroad.net
Rathenau Institute, the
Working on a part time PhD on ethics and nanotechnology at the Centre for Ethics,
Preparing two other books on nanotechnology for publication the coming years, and contribute freelance articles to several magazines.
EducationMSc University of Utrecht, 1991
§ Participation in EU project Nanoroadsme (2004-2006), where we developed roadmaps until 2015 for Small and Medium Sized Enterprises on nanomaterials and applications in health/medical, energy, aeronautics and aerospace, www.nanoroad.net;
§ Participation in the EU project Nanoforum www.nanoforum.org, the gateway to nanotechnology in
§ Editor of a book on Biomedical Nanotechnology published by CRC press in 2005;
§ Assisting the Rathenau Institute, which organises public debate on science and society in the
BooksBiomedical Nanotechnology; CRC Press (2005)