Specialty Section

What is NAMSS?

Welcome to the Nanoscience and Advanced Materials Specialty Section (NAMSS) website!

NAMSS is a Specialty Section of the Society of Toxicology (SOT), and members come from a wide variety of sectors, including academia, industry, consulting, and government.

Nanoscience is the study and application of materials with dimensions between 1 and 100 nanometers and includes the fields of nanotechnology and nanotoxicology. Advanced materials are materials that are specifically engineered to exhibit novel or enhanced properties that confer superior performance relative to conventional materials. These may include polymers and composites, particles and fibers, or bioactive and functionalized materials.

NAMSS members are involved with the assessment of exposure ranging from advanced manufacturing, exposure, dosimetry, metrology, material characterization, emerging materials, nanotechnology, and nanotoxicology. The section offers members the opportunity to network and collaborate with industrial partners, provide and receive mentoring at all career stages, and learn about the latest research, material development, assessment approaches, relevant applications, and human risk.