Ronald Kent wins environmental chemistry award

Ronald Kent, a CEINT PhD candidate at Virginia Tech, has been selected as a winner of a 2014 C. Ellen Gonter award for his paper Controlled Evaluation of Silver Nanoparticle Sulfidation: Reaction Mechanism and Particle Stability. Read More

C60 aerosols are readily oxidized by atmospheric levels of ozone

Research published by recently-graduated CEINT PhD student, , addresses a knowledge gap pertaining to the role the atmosphere will play in determining the environmental transport, fate, and effects of engineered nanoparticles. Read More

Student conducts internationally collaborative research

John Stegemeier, a 3rd year PhD student at Carnegie Mellon, conducted internationally collaborative research in France investigating the uptake of Ag2S and Ag0 nanoparticles in the plants collected from CEINT mesocosms. 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, and Stanford University. CEINT academic collaborations include on-going activities coordinated with faculty at Baylor, 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.

Upcoming Events

May 22, 2014
Duke University
July 13, 2014
Session topics relevant to metal based nanotechnology
August 10, 2014
Session on the Environmental Implications of Nanotechnology