Advanced materials, such as engineered nanomaterials and carbon-based materials, are expected to become a pillar of the European industrial development. The market acceptance of such materials depends on the sufficient understanding of their health safety properties both in terms of occupational hazards and in the impact on the ecosystem. The workshop aims at discussing the risk assessment frameworks, which are applicable to engineered nanomaterials used in semiconductor industry. The meeting will present how and where nanomaterials are used in typical semiconductor fabs based on the findings of NanoStreeM . The workshop will conclude with a panel discussion on the steps necessary to further enable use of nanomaterials throughout the industry and appropriately govern the emergent risks.

The workshop will take place as a satellite event ot Semicon Europa 2018.

The event is free of charge but registration is necessary.

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When: November 14, 12-17 h
Where: Conference Room A51


  • 12:15 – 12:30   Strategies for Safety Assessment in Advanced Integrated Circuits Manufacturing – Current Status and Perspectives

Dimiter Prodanov, Imec

  • 12:30 – 13:00   Current engineered nanomaterial use and hotspots of risk in semiconductor fabs. Findings of NanoStreeM

Dimiter Prodanov, Imec

  • 13:00 – 13:30    Nano REACH and advanced materials

David Carlander, NIA

  • 13:30 – 14:00    Future materials and emerging hazards

Michael Jank, Fraunhofer IISB

  • 14:00 – 14:30    2D materials: The long journey from a lab to the fab environment

Salim El Kazzi, Imec

  • 14:30 – 15:30     Panel discussion:

Panellists: David Carlander, (NIA), Michael Jank (Fraunhofer IISB),  Salim El Kazzi

Moderator: Dimiter Prodanov, Imec

15:30  Summary statement of the panel and conclusions


Panel discussion questions

  1. How do future materials fit into the risk assessment framework?
  2. What competences do we need to evaluate emerging risks?
  3. How can the risk be communicated along the supply chain?


Abstracts can be downloaded from the link: Novel_materials_Semicon2018

Hosted by: Semicon West

Date: 2018/11/14

Location: Munich, Germany