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Steffen Foss Hansen is an associate professor in regulatory engineering at Department of Environmental and Resource Engineering, Technical University of Denmark. He has a master's degree in Technological and Socio-Economic Planning (Roskilde University, 2005), a master in environmental law (Aarhus University, 2022), a PhD in Regulation of Nanomaterials (DTU, 2009), and a Dr. tech. (DTU, 2018).

He conducts research into risk analysis and governance of nanotechnologies and emerging materials and technologies, and the applicability of decision-making tools under scientific uncertainty.

Dr. Hansen is an international recognized expert in regulation of emerging technologies and materials and has been a member of several expert groups giving advice to e.g., ECHA, EEA, OECD, the WHO and national EPAs and is on the advisory panel of the Nature Nanotechnology in matters of nanotechnology and society.

He is also associate editor of the scientific journal, NanoImpact and a grant assessor of NANO2021 Innovation projects on advanced materials for the Norwegian Research Council.

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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 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action
  • SDG 14 - Life Below Water
  • SDG 15 - Life on Land
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

Education/Academic qualification

Development of research based consulting competencies , Technical University of Denmark


DTU Leadership and management continued education course, Technical University of Denmark


The good research application, Technical University of Denmark


External positions

Senior Researcher, Technical University of Denmark


Expert consultant, Milieu Ltd.


Part-time consultant, Institute of Occupational Medicine


Post doc, Technical University of Denmark


Ph.D.-student, Technical University of Denmark


Teaching assissant, Technical University of Denmark



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