Björn Hansen

Head of the Chemicals, Biocides and Nanomaterials Unit at DG Environment

Bjorn Hansen obtained his Masters degree from the State University of New York at Stony Brook, New York, U.S.A. in 1985 and his Ph.D. in 1988 from the Technical University in Eindhoven, the Netherlands. After a “habilitation post” at the Geog August University in Göttingen, Germany, he joined the European Commissions Joint Research Centre in Ispra, Italy, in 1991 and has been work area co-ordinator for the team working on existing substances (Reg. 793/93) in the European Chemicals Bureau from 1993 to June, 2003. In June, 2003 he joined the Chemicals Unit of DG Environment in Brussels, Belgium were he is now Head of the Chemicals, Biocides and Nanomaterials Unit. From 2007 to 2008 he was seconded as Director of Operations to the European Chemicals Agency.