Federica Iaccino graduated as Master Environmental Engineering at Polytechnic University of Turin (Italy): her thesis aimed at validating the use of specific aquatic model to assess soil ecotoxicity (RIVM, The Netherlands).
She moved to Belgium to gain experience at European level and worked as environmental consultant in the automotive sector, in the framework of alternative fuels and car emissions directives. In 2007 she further improved her scientific expertise at the European Master in Risk Assessment and Risk Analysis (University of Milan, Italy): her thesis focused on the development of high quality database for fish bioconcentration factor, in order to enable analyses on alternative non-animal testing methods for deriving BCF data such as (Q)SAR models (EURAS, Belgium).
At ARCHE Consulting, her primary responsibilities are providing scientific and regulatory support for the implementation of European chemical regulations, for both companies and consortia. Since 2012, she has been actively supporting the Eurometaux Chemicals Management team on REACH/CLP related activities that affect the non-ferrous metals sector. In particular, she has been working on the development of an ad hoc inorganic UVCBs assessment strategy, addressing the challenges involved in assessing the risk of complex intermediate substances in the sector and supporting Eurometaux in meetings with EU Regulators. As part of the work on complex substances assessment, she also worked on the development of the Eurometaux Multi-Metallic Database (MMD), a centralized database containing (eco)toxicity reference values and associated information about REACH-registered metals and metal compounds.