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Nanna B. Hartmann is a senior researcher in environmental fate, ecotoxicological effects and risk assessment of nanomaterials and microplastics. She has an M.Sc. in environmental engineering ( civil , 2007) and holds a Ph.D. in ecotoxicology of nanomaterials (2011) . Her research interests includescience test method development, science communication and the link between science and regulation. She has been involved in the development of OECD test methods and guidelines for ecotoxicological testing of nanomaterials. 

Co-founder of the DTU network ‘Women in Engineering Science’ and former member of the DTU Steering Group on Equality and Diversity (2015-2018).

Other information

Language Skills:
Danish, English, Italian

Research areas

Specialised in environmental effects of engineered nanoparticles. 

Specific areas of interest include:
- Test guideline development for ecotoxicity testing of nanomaterials
- Nanomaterials as carriers for co-pollutants
- Algal growth inhibition tests
- Risk assessment of nanomaterials
- Nano- and microplastics

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 2 - Zero Hunger
  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 6 - Clean Water and Sanitation
  • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production
  • SDG 14 - Life Below Water
  • SDG 15 - Life on Land

External positions

Postdoc, DTU Environment

2013 → …

Postdoc, DTU Environment


Postdoc, Joint Research Centre of the European Commission


Guest PhD student, Edinburgh Napier University


PhD student, DTU Environment



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