Setting Ground Rules for Nanotechnology Research

In two new studies, researchers from across the country spearheaded by Duke University faculty have begun to design the framework on which to build the emerging field of nanoinformatics. Nanoinformatics is, as the name implies, the combination of nanoscale research and informatics. Read More

CEINT is leading the field of nanoinformatics

Recent paper published by CEINT researchers in the Journal, Science of the Total Environment, supports a functional assay-based strategy for nanomaterial risk forecasting. Read More

ES&T features CEINT-affiliated student's work and artistic talents

Work of talented CEINT-affiliated Ph.D. candidate was recently featured in Environmental Science & Technology; Dale painted the cover art for the March 3, 2015 edition. She has won multiple awards recently for her research on modeling nanomaterial environmental fate in aquatic systems. 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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