Nancy Birkner
Nancy Birkner

Nancy Birkner

SciPol Lead Editor, Nanotechnology
Postdoctoral Associate, Pratt School of Engineering

Nancy studies nanomaterials, which are materials that are thousands of times smaller than the eye can see. These materials behave (or react) much differently than large-scale materials and may impact the health and safety of humans and the environment. Nancy oversees the development and publication of SciPol content related to this topic. She is also a Postdoctoral Associate at the Center for Environmental Implications of Nanotechnology (CEINT) where she works to enable global sharing of nanomaterial data. Her Ph.D. in Chemistry focused on nanomaterial thermodynamics under the supervision of Professor Alexandra Navrotsky, who is also known as “The mother of thermodynamics”.