Dr Steven M Hankin

Director of Operations


Institute of Occupational Medicine
EH14 4AP
United Kingdom
PH: +44 (0) 1314498040
Fax: +44 (0) 1314498084
Email: [email protected]


Steve Hankin is SAFENANO's Director of Operations and is a senior consultant in chemical risk issues at the Institute of Occupational Medicine, Edinburgh.

After acquiring his BSc and PhD degrees in Chemistry, Steve was awarded a National Science & Engineering Research Council Visiting Fellowship which he held with the Femtosecond Science Group at the National Research Council of Canada’s Steacie Institute for Molecular Sciences. He returned to the UK following the award of a NERC post-doctoral fellowship held at the University of Glasgow, continue research on state-of-the-art laser analysis of chemicals on atmospheric particles. In 1999, Steve took up a position as a Research Scientist in the Environmental Health section of Health Protection Scotland (formerly the Scottish Centre for Infection and Environmental Health – SCIEH). He trained further in Medical Toxicology and Epidemiology and led a number of public health toxicology initiatives associated with the surveillance, control and response to hazardous materials exposures. In 2007, he moved to the Institute of Occupational Medicine where his responsibilities included the development and provision of risk assessment and chemical toxicology expertise for a range of industry and government clients associated with the European Union’s REACH regulation and IOM’s nanotoxicology initiative.

In his new role as SAFENANO Director of Operations, Steve will lead the implementation of the SAFENANO open access centre, including the development and roll-out of SAFENANO Scientific Services in occupational hygiene, toxicology, risk assessment and training.

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