David Carlander, Belgium

Dr.Carlander is Director or Regulatory Affairs of the Nanotechnology Industries Association (NIA). He joined NIA in 20111 as a Director of Advocacy. In his position he is also covering the agricultural sector (food, feed, ag-chem), REACH, cosmetics, biocides and risk assessment of nanomaterials. He is coordinating and participating in a number of various research projects and is representing NIA at EU regulatory meetings and at meetings organised by the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) for accredited stakeholders. Before joining the NIA Dr. Carlander worked six years as Scientific Officer for the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA), where he was coordinating the risk assessment of applications of nanotechnologies in the food and feed area. Before EFSA, Dr.Carlander worked for the Swedish Ministry of Agriculture, and the Swedish National Food Administration, with regulations on GMOs, pesticide residues and organic farming. Dr.Carlander has over 20 years of experience working with governments, academia, industry and international organisations. Dr.Carlander holds a M.Sc. in Biotechnology and a PhD in Clinical Chemistry from Uppsala University, Sweden.