This week, I start working with another new PhD student, Bettina Hoermann from Germany. Tina will be working on a project that deals with upstream engagement issues related to nanotechnology. She is co-funded by the Institute of Nanotechnology and starts her time with us by heading down to Oxford University for the NanoBio-RAISE advance course on nanotechnology. By all accounts, it's an awesome event! Tina and I met up for the first time while I was in Berlin last weekend.

Bettina Hörmann, BA (Hons), MA Bettina (Tina) Hörmann is the Institute of Nanotechnology Doctoral Researcher in Public Engagement with Science, at the School of Media, Language and Music, University of Paisley. Tina’s research investigates ethical, policy and communication issues arising from nanotechnology.

Previously a Master degree student in Sociology at Brunel University, where she attained a Distinction on her dissertation, Tina is originally from Germany. Her undergraduate honours degree in Communication is from the University of Applied Science Hanover. Tina brings considerable expertise in the area of science communication and is working closely with the IoN in developing an industry sensitive analysis of critical nanotechnology challenges within the United Kingdom.


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