CEINT student awarded for work on transport of nanomaterials in rivers

CEINT graduate student, Amy Dale is the winner of the 2015 Graduate Research Award in Computational Hydraulics & Hydrology for her work on the transport of nanomaterials in rivers. The achievement is awarded by the American Academy of Environmental Engineers & Scientists (AAEES) and... Read More

CEINT Mesocosms in the Duke Forest, an update

Situated in the forest away from campus, it can be easy to forget the work and research continually ongoing at the CEINT Mesocosm Facility. With experiments out in the Duke Forest Teaching and Research Laboratory lasting a year or longer, monitoring, sampling and data analysis is a continual... Read More

Wiesner Named National Academy of Engineering Members

Mark Wiesner, CEINT Director and the James L. Meriam Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering has been named member of the National Academy of Engineering (NAE)—one of the highest professional distinctions for engineers. 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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