About the Director
Dr. Stacey Harper, Assistant Professor of Nanotoxicology at Oregon State University (OSU), studies how the widely used nanomaterials in manufacturing and consumer products affect the health of living organisms. Stacey is a Signature Researcher of the Oregon Nanoscience and Microtechnologies Institute (ONAMI), working under the Safer Nanomaterials and Nanomanufacturing Initiative. She holds a joint position at OSU between the Department of Environmental and Molecular Toxicology and the School of Chemical, Biological and Environmental Engineering.
In her research, Harper uses rapid assays to evaluate the biological activity and toxic potential of novel nanomaterials. She works closely with industry, academic and government partners to ensure that environmental and human health considerations are addressed together with the development of new nanomaterials. Harper also serves as a representative of the ANSI-Accredited U.S. Technical Advisory Group for ISO/TC 229 which functions to formulate positions and proposals on behalf of the U.S. with response to ISO standardization activities on environmental health and safety of nanotechnologies. Harper was recently awarded the prestigious National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) Outstanding New Environmental Scientist (ONES) award.