Dr Steve Hankin is Director of the IOM’s Analytical Division and leads a team of over 20 scientists delivering client-focussed UKAS accredited scientific services, consultancy and research in analytical chemistry, mineralogy, PPE testing, particle characterisation, toxicology, exposure measurement, risk assessment and best-practice training. He is SAFENANO's Director of Operations based in the UK and a Senior Consultant in Chemical Risk Assessment.
After acquiring his BSc and PhD degrees in Chemistry, Steve was awarded a National Science & Engineering Research Council Visiting Fellowship at the National Research Council of Canada's Steacie Institute for Molecular Sciences. He returned to the UK following the award of a NERC post-doctoral fellowship held at the University of Glasgow, continue research on state-of-the-art laser analysis of chemicals on atmospheric particles. In 1999, Steve took up a position as a Research Scientist in the Environmental Health section of Health Protection Scotland. He trained further in Medical Toxicology and Epidemiology and led a number of public health toxicology initiatives associated with the surveillance, control and response to hazardous materials exposures. In 2007, he moved to the Institute of Occupational Medicine.
Following his appointment as SAFENANO's Director of Operations in 2009, Steve leads the development and provision of Scientific Services in occupational hygiene, toxicology, risk assessment and training.
Steve is a Chartered Chemist and Chartered Scientist and as a Senior Consultant in Chemical Risk Assessment, he continues to provide expertise to clients on the hazard characterisation, exposure assessment, and risk management of chemical substances, including regulatory compliance under REACH.