CEINT Student Places 2nd at OVC SETAC Student Competition

University of Kentucky graduate student awarded 2nd place in the Student Platform competition at the Ohio Valley Chapter Regional Conference for Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry. Read More

CEINT Researcher wins Poster Award

Alexis Wells Carpenter, a postdoctoral research associate in Mark Wiesner’s lab, won a poster award at the 2014 Nanomanufacturing Conference at the Joint School of Nanoscience and Nanoengineering in Greensboro, NC. Read More

Nanoparticles Accumulate Quickly in Wetland Sediment

CEINT researchers found that single-walled carbon nanotubes accumulate quickly in the bottom sediments of an experimental wetland setting, an action they say could indirectly damage the aquatic food chain. 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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Upcoming Events

October 30, 2014
Title: "Advances in the detection and characterization of engineered nanoparticles in the environment using microsecond single particle icp-ms"
October 31, 2014
Title: "Pacing Law with Emerging Technologies: The Example of Nanotechnology"
November 5, 2014
Title: "Recent Developments in Human Exposure Assessment"