16th International Conference on the Environmental Effects of Nanoparticles and Nanomaterials | 5–8 September 2023, Plymouth
We invite participants to submit abstracts and share their work via an oral presentations or a poster. Registration for abstracts is now open and can be submitted via the above link. Oral presentations will typically be given a 15 minute slot. Posters must be printed A0 portrait only.
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Taking place at the University of Plymouth, UK, between 5–8 September 2023, the International Conference on the Environmental Effects of Nanoparticles and Nanomaterials is the leading international conference on environmental nanoscience. The upcoming meeting will be the 16th edition of this annual conference series. 
This meeting will bring together researchers from academia, government and industry to discuss recent advances in our understanding of the fate and behaviour of nanomaterials, their applications, their potential effects on the environment and key issues relating to maintaining the economic and social benefits of nanotechnology.
Registration is now open. Please register your place via the above link.
  • Full delegate rate: £360
  • Student delegate rate: £200
  • Fate and environmental chemistry of nanoparticles, nanomaterials and microplastics
  • Detection and measurement of nanomaterials/particulates in environmental samples
  • Detection of nanomaterials/particulates in biota
  • Ecotoxicity of nanoparticles, nanomaterials and microplastics
  • Mechanistic effects on plants, algae, invertebrates, fish, amphibian and other wildlife
  • Ecosystem effects and ecological impact
  • Environmental risk assessment of nanomaterials and other particulates
  • Nanotechnology applications in the environment including: novel remediation methods, detecting pollutants and diagnostic tools for wildlife health
  • Science policy and governance of nanosafety
  • Tuesday 5 September: Student and early career researcher workshop (please register early as there are limited spaces for this session). A welcome reception will follow for those delegates either attending the workshop or who have arrived in Plymouth that day.
  • Wednesday 6 September: Full conference programme, including a dedicated Poster Presentation session.
  • Thursday 7 September: Full conference programme and conference dinner at the National Marine Aquarium.
  • Friday 8 September: Full conference programme – please note that the final session will end at lunchtime.
Tuesday 5 September:
"The Detection of Nanoparticles in Complex Biological Matrices"
This workshop will introduce the problems of detecting nanoparticles in body fluids and tissues, with some practical methods of detection such as spICP-MS and aspects of nanoparticle tracking analysis. Places on this workshop are limited to 40 and the session is primarily aimed at PhD students and post-doctoral ECR delegates.
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Professor Ilaria Corsi
Ilaria Corsi is Professor of Ecotoxicology at the University of Siena and her research focused on ecological risk assessment of nanomaterials and nanoplastics on marine organisms from temperate and polar environments.
Professor James Ranville
Professor James Ranville obtained a BS in Chemistry from LSSU and MS and PhD degrees in Geochemistry from Colorado School of Mines (CSM). He performed postdoctoral work with Dr Ron Beckett at Monash University in Melbourne, Australia where he developed methods to interface field flow fractionation with ICP-MS. He is currently a Full Professor in the Department of Chemistry at CSM. His research focuses on metals in natural and human-perturbed aquatic systems. Through field and laboratory studies he has examined the occurrence, chemical speciation, and bioavailability of metals in mining impacted ecosystems, urban environments, and natural systems. Much of his work has been dedicated to the development of methods to collect and analyse colloids and nanoparticles from surface waters, soil solutions, and groundwaters. 
He hosted the 11th ICEENN meeting at CSM in 2016.
Professor Victor Wepener
Victor Wepener is a professor of Zoology at the North-West University, South Africa. 
He is the co-leader of the Water Research Group in the Research Unit for Environmental Sciences and Management with a broad research field is in aquatic ecotoxicology (including nano-ecotoxicology) in which he has published extensively (180 peer reviewed papers and book chapters; and 60 technical reports) and has trained 37 PhD and 77 MSc postgraduate students. He serves as the chairperson of the South African Department of Science and Innovation’s Environment, Health and Safety Nano Risk Assessment research platform and represents the South African Bureau of Standards at the ISO nanotechnologies TC229. He is also the head of the National Aquatic Bioassay Facility (funded through the National Nanotechnology Equipment Programme), which is a state-of-the-art research facility, comparable with international laboratories.

Keynote speakers

  • Professor Ilaria Corsi

  • Professor James Ranville

  • Professor Victor Wepener



  • Greg Goss, University of Alberta, Canada
  • Richard Handy, University of Plymouth, UK
  • Jamie Lead, University of South Carolina, USA
  • Greg Lowry, Carnegie Mellon University, USA
  • Eva Valsami-Jones, University of Birmingham, UK
  • Frank von der Kammer, University of Vienna, Austria


Plymouth is accessible by road, rail and ferry. The nearest airports are located in Exeter, Newquay and Bristol; however, getting to Plymouth from London Heathrow Airport is straightforward and takes approximately four hours. Further information regarding the University campus and travel to Plymouth can be found on our campus maps page. 
We are pleased to have collaborated with Great Western Railway (GWR) to offer our delegates discounted travel via the GWR dedicated webpage.
Please refer to the small print on the GWR page for information on how to get the best from our discounted rates, and book tickets. These discounted tickets are only available to book 12 weeks ahead of your return journey date, and only via the link above. For any queries concerning the discounted GWR rail tickets please email: iceenn2023@plymouth.ac.uk 
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Please note that your conference package fee is exclusive of accommodation, you will need to book and pay for your accommodation separately.
We have negotiated a limited number of rooms at preferential rates at the Leonardo Hotel Plymouth. When booking please visit the hotel’s website and quote JICEEN050923 to qualify for the Bed and Breakfast rate of £89 per person, single occupancy. This offer is for a limited time only and any unsold rooms will be released on 8 August 2023.
In addition, you also have the option to stay at the brand-new hotel Moxy Plymouth. Bed and breakfast for a single occupancy room is £89 and available to book between 5 and 9 September 2023.  Any unsold rooms will be released on 6 August. Please book using this link: Book your group rate for University of Plymouth 
There are a number of alternative accommodation options available across the city – find a wide selection of hotels, guest houses and bed and breakfast accommodation on the Visit Plymouth website (preferential rates not available).
Plymouth city centre also has a number of Premier Inn hotels, Travelodge hotels and AirBnB places.
Please book early to avoid disappointment.
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