David Hinton named Water Conservationist of the Year

David Hinton, Nicholas Professor of Environmental Quality at Duke University and CEINT investigator was honored as "Water Conservationist of the Year" by the North Carolina Wildlife Federation. Read More

New Network to Meet Research Nanotechnology Needs

The Research Triangle of North Carolina is home to some of the most highly ranked educational institutions in the country in science and technology. These universities have helped to create a technology ecosystem that has benefited the dynamic local tech startup... Read More

A digital poetry of gold nanoparticles

Steep is an international art/science research project examining the impact of gold and gold nanoparticles. A digital poetry of gold nano particles artistically explores sensing gold nanotechnology, where it accumulates, changes over time, and how it may affect living beings and the environment. Read More

Center for the Environmental Implications of NanoTechnology

The Center for the Environmental Implications of NanoTechnology (CEINT) is exploring the relationship between a vast array of nanomaterials— from natural, to manufactured, to those produced incidentally by human activities— and their potential environmental exposure, biological effects, and ecological impacts. Headquartered at Duke University, CEINT is a collaborative effort bringing together researchers from Duke, Carnegie Mellon University, Howard University, Virginia Tech, University of Kentucky, Stanford University, and Baylor. CEINT academic collaborations include on-going activities coordinated with faculty at Clemson, North Carolina State, and North Carolina Central universities, with researchers at NIST and EPA government labs, and with key international partners.

Created in 2008 with funding from the National Science Foundation and the US Environmental Protection Agency, CEINT performs fundamental research on the behavior of nano-scale materials in laboratory and complex ecosystems. Research includes all aspects of nanomaterial transport, fate and exposure, as well as ecotoxicological and ecosystem impacts. Additionally, CEINT is developing risk assessment tools to provide guidance in assessing existing and future concerns surrounding the environmental implications of nanomaterials.

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CEINT Student Steering Committee (CSSC)

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Upcoming Events

October 6, 2015
Title: "Multiscale Investigations of Nanomaterial-Surface Interactions to Predict Trophic Transfer and Transport"
October 14, 2015
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November 3, 2015
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