How to Make Nanoparticles

Stella Marinakos explains how she produces and characterizes a wide variety of nanoparticles for CEINT researchers to use in environmental experiments. Learn more about each step and, while you’re at it, make the choices that will lead to your own designer nanoparticles. Read More

The missing puzzle pieces for effective interdisciplinary studies

Check out this National Cancer Institute blog entry written by CEINT Executive Director Christine Ogilvie Hendren, highlighting important approaches to broad interdisciplinary team science. Read More

Lowry and Stapleton, 2014 Highly Cited Researchers

CEINT's Greg Lowry and Heather Stapleton made the 2014 list of Highly Cited Researchers published by Thomson-Reuters. This list represents some of the world's leading scientific minds. Researchers worldwide earned the distinction by writing the greatest numbers of publications that are officially... 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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