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

CEINT’s French Connection

Duke's Center for the Environmental Impact of NanoTechnology has had strong international ties since its inception that continue to provide opportunities to students and faculty alike. Read More

Come join us for National NanoDays Events!

For the sixth year CEINT researchers are participating in NanoDays public educational events as part of a national nano-education initiative sponsored by the NISE Network- the largest network of research and educators in the US dedicated to fostering public awareness of nanoscale science/... 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