Lowry and Stapleton, 2014 Highly Cited Researchers

CEINT's Greg Lowry and Heather Stapleton made the 2014 list of Highly Cited Researchers published by Thomson-Reuters. This list represents some of the world's leading scientific minds. Researchers worldwide earned the distinction by writing the greatest numbers of publications that are officially... Read More

2014 CEINT Internal Meeting, Huge Success

This year's meeting featured the a student section where CEINT students and post-docs participated in a series of events to foster networking and career development. Read More

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

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

August 10, 2014
Session on the Environmental Implications of Nanotechnology