Nanometrology, Standardization and Regulation of Nanomaterials in Brazil: A Proposal for an Analytical-Prospective Model

Authors

  • Ana Rusmerg Giménez Ledesma Peers Business and Process Consulting
  • Maria Fatima Ludovico Almeida Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.4067/S0718-27242013000300033

Keywords:

metrology, standardization, regulation, nanotechnology, nanomaterials, nanoparticles, roadmapping, Brazil.

Abstract

The main objective of this paper is to propose an analytical-prospective model as a tool to support decision-making processes concerning metrology, standardization and regulation of nanomaterials in Brazil, based on international references and ongoing initiatives in the world. In the context of nanotechnology development in Brazil, the motivation for carrying out this research was to identify potential benefits of metrology, standardization and regulation of nanomaterials production, from the perspective of future adoption of the model by the main stakeholders of development of these areas in Brazil. The main results can be summarized as follows: (i) an overview of international studies on metrology, standardization and regulation of nanomaterials, and nanoparticles, in special; (ii) the analytical-prospective model; and (iii) the survey questionnaire and the roadmapping tool for metrology, standardization and regulation of nanomaterials in Brazil, based on international references and ongoing initiatives in the world.

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Author Biography

Maria Fatima Ludovico Almeida, Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro

Assistant Professor of the Master Program in Metrology for Quality and Innovation at Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro (PUC-Rio). She has a PhD degree in Industrial Engineering at PUC-Rio, a M.Sc. degree in Innovation and Technology Management at University of Manchester (England) and a Diploma of Advanced Studies (DEA) in Information Science and Competitive Intelligence from Université Aix-Marseille III (France). Since 2005, Dr. Almeida has been working as a consultant for industrial and government projects focusing on technological forecasting and prospective scenarios building.

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2013-05-08

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Giménez Ledesma, A. R., & Almeida, M. F. L. (2013). Nanometrology, Standardization and Regulation of Nanomaterials in Brazil: A Proposal for an Analytical-Prospective Model. Journal of Technology Management & Innovation, 8, 39-52. https://doi.org/10.4067/S0718-27242013000300033