Nanoparticles in your sunscreen


About the research 

When you enjoy a day on the beach, you want to make sure to wear sunscreen to avoid sunburn. But did you know that quite a few sunscreens contain nanoparticles to help protect your skin from the sun? The use of nanoparticles is strictly regulated and only a limited amount can be used. To assess whether sunscreen manufacturers comply with these rules, Milica Velimirovic (VITO) is developing a new and fast analysis method to measure nanoparticles and their quantity in sunscreen. 

Milica Velimirovic
FWO - UGent - VITO

Since her childhood, Milica Velimirovic has been learning about the world by observing, testing, and asking loads of “why” questions. Then these questions became chemistry experiments and her playground started to be a laboratory. She is currently a postdoctoral researcher (FWO) at the research group “Atomic and Mass Spectrometry” at the Department of Chemistry, Ghent University, and the Flemish Institute for Technological Research. Her main research interests concern the development of new mass spectrometry analytical strategies and methods to access and predict the health and environmental risks of nanomaterials.

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