International journal of Nano Scientific Networks and Nanotechnology (IJNN) is a multidisciplinary, peer reviewed journal which includes all the major fields in nanotechnology and Nano science. Nanoscience and nanotechnology brought up an unprecedented excitement in the scientific and engineering communities, especially the last decade. It is the engineering of functional systems at the molecular scale. This covers both current work and concepts that are more advanced.  International journal of Nano Scientific Networks and Nanotechnology   publishes original research papers during a broad area of nanoscience & engineering. IJNN provides an ideal forum for presenting original reports of theoretical and experimental nanoscience and nanotechnology research. Nanotechnology is a gathering of rising innovations in which the structure of matter is controlled at the nanometer scale, the size of little quantities of molecules, to create novel materials and gadgets that have valuable and one of kind properties. IJNN is naturally multidisciplinary, and welcomes submissions across biological, physical, engineering, and computer sciences. Contributions from both academia and industry are equally encouraged. IJNN also publishes innovative techniques and instrumentation for the fabrication, characterization and testing of nano-enabled devices and technologies, as well as advanced modelling and simulation methods.




Francisco Silva

co-supervisor & Chair

Francisco A. C. Silva, is 56 years-old occupational hygiene practitioner in the Portuguese Technological Centre for Ceramic and Glass.  He undertakes occupational exposure assessments in chemical and physical agents in industry as well as other activities as a trainer and ISO 17025 auditor. He graduated in Ceramic and Glass Engineering (1986) and has a Master’s in Human Engineering (2004). He received is PhD in Industrial and Systems Engineering from University of Minho (2016). He is author and co-author of several safety and hygiene handbooks and other technical publications. He is also a member of national and international standardization committees, including European CEN/TC 352 Nanotechnologies. In last years he is maintaining collaborations as co-supervisor in Applied Investigation Chair of Environmental Health Degree of the School of Health Technology of Coimbra and as vollaborator member of Ergonomics & Human Factors group, Centre Algoritmi, University of Minho.

Current Research

  • Ultrafine particles exposure in glass manufacturing process
  • Nanoparticles exposure during 3D printers operation
  • Safe innovation: risk management in R&D projects to promote safer products and safer production processes

Interested topics

  • Nanosafety
  • Risk management
  • Occupational safety and hygiene topicsin Industry 4.0
  • Prof. Paul Swuste, Technical University of Delft, The Nederlands


  • Member of Editorial Team of Journal of Safety Studies ISSN 2377-3219

Conference Organization

  • MemberofScientificCommitteeof Vertentes e Desafios de Segurança Congress, Leiria, Portugal
  • Member of Scientific Committee of International Occupational Safety and Hygiene Symposium – Guimarães, Portugal