Nanotechnologie - modern life style

    Project Details


    Nan-O-Style is an interdisciplinary research project, which investigates interactions between nanomaterials (NMs) in consumer products with substances from every-day life with a special focus on modern lifestyle products used by adolescents. The project is enabled by the close collaboration with the following Austrian partner schools:
    - HLBLA St. Florian/Landwirtschaft
    - HLW Salzburg Annahof
    - HLW St. Veit an der Glan
    - HLW MultiAugustinum St. Margarethen/Lungau
    - AHS ORT Gmunden
    - BRG Schloss Wagrain
    - BRG Solar City Linz
    Moreover, Malvern Instruments and Prager Elektronik serve as industry partners by providing Nanoparticle Tracking Analysis technology in form of a NanoSight instrument.

    In order to achieve a high variety of perspectives, students from different types of Austrian higher schools (technical/scientific vs. economic vs. artistic) will work in close contact with scientists from academia. Due to the within Nan-O-Style acquired competences and the established network between academic scientists, students and educational institutions, the students will develop new models for interdisciplinary teaching in mathematical/scientific/technical (STEM) subjects and apply them as best practice examples. We will particularly focus on schools with an economic or fashion background which typically have a higher share of girls. A number of pre-scientific projects in nano-technological, nano-biological or nano-educational topics will be carried out. This approach towards interdisciplinary STEM education will thus strengthen the profile formation of the Paris Lodron University of Salzburg and further extend to the education of teachers (coordination of earlier EU framework projects NanoTOES and NanoEIS by Prof. Duschl). Nan-O-Style is internationally well-connected as it further includes educational partners in Israel and Spain.

    1. The scientific aims of the project are:
    - Investigation of modern lifestyle habits by adolescents and the associated new possibilities of combined exposure to NMs and modern lifestyle products (MLPs)
    - Determination of the NM-MLP interactions by Nanoparticle Tracking Analysis (NTA) and the resulting biological effects in cell culture models
    - Generation of knowledge and attitudes towards nanotechnology from adolescents, adults and employees in small and medium enterprises (SMEs) working is the field
    2. The educational aims of the project are the development of an individually adapted communication style with the adolescents, a digital collaborative learning system and the compilation of an education initiative about nanotechnology including teaching resources (Nanobox) and peer-teaching programs.
    Effective start/end date1/10/17 → 31/12/19

    Fields of Science and Technology Classification 2002

    • 1304 Biochemistry
    • 1320 Biotechnology
    • 1913 Subject didactics (natural sciences)
    • 2968 Nanotechnology

    Fields of Science and Technology Classification 2012 (6-digit codes)

    • 503013 Subject didactics of natural sciences
    • 210006 Nanotechnology
    • 208003 Environmental biotechnology
    • 106002 Biochemistry

    Fields of Science and Technology Classification 2012

    • 210 Nanotechnology
    • 503 Educational Sciences
    • 106 Biology
    • 208 Environmental Biotechnology