June 25, 2018

Nanomaterials Could Mean More Algae Outbreaks for Wetlands, Waterways

The last 10 years have seen a surge in the use of tiny substances called nanomaterials in agrochemicals like pesticides and fungicides. The idea is to provide more disease protection and better yields for crops, while decreasing the amount of toxins sprayed on agricultural fields.
CEINT logo

May 04, 2017

CEINT 2017 Annual Meeting Review

CEINT affiliates from across the partner institutions descended upon Duke University for the commencement of the 2017 Annual Internal Meeting.
CEINT Mesocosms

May 04, 2017

CEINT CSSC Exchange Program Sends Marie Simonin to Baylor University

The CEINT Scholar Steering Committee was pleased to bring Dr. Marie Simonin to Baylor University for a visit and to give a seminar this spring as part of its CSSC Scholar Exchange Program initiative.

January 10, 2017

Investigating the Impact of Nanomaterials on Living Things

We can't see them, but nanomaterials, both natural and manmade, are literally everywhere, from our personal care products to our building materials--we're even eating and drinking them. Watch this "Science Nation" video from NSF.

December 13, 2016

Art of the Invisibly Small

Nanoparticles are increasingly being used in a wide variety of consumer products including electronics, foods, medicines, and clothing. Steep is a series of art projects that explore the physical reality of sensing nanotechnology.
Checking on mesocosms

November 03, 2016

Scholars Gather to Wrap Center-Wide Mesocosm Experiment

In October, CEINT researchers from across the center descended on Durham in an intensive effort to wrap the center-wide mesocosm experiment.

October 25, 2016

Visualization tools used to correlate complex toxicity datasets

A team of CEINT researchers, led by CMU senior professor and CEINT deputy director Greg Lowry, has made an impact on the new and growing world of nanoinformatics with a novel analytical tool to help visualize complex toxicity datasets.

July 28, 2016

2 CEINT professors make list of most cited MSE researchers

Jie Liu and Tosh Chilkoti, professors at Duke University, made Elsevier Scopus' 2016 list of Most Cited Researchers in Materials Science and Engineering.

June 02, 2016

NSF-sponsored workshop on the food-energy-water nexus

CEINT researchers hold NSF-sponsored workshop to identify the most promising opportunities for nanotechnology to improve sustainability at the Food-Energy-Water Nexus."
Checking on mesocosms

January 20, 2016

Center-wide Mesocosm Experiment Has Begun

On January 18th, the mesocosms in the Duke Forest received their first of 52 weekly doses of nanoparticles, marking the official start of a year-long CEINT-wide experiment, the largest such undertaking to date.

October 15, 2015

Thomson-Reuters Names 3 CEINT Professors Most Cited

The Thomson-Reuters 2015 list of the world's Most Highly Cited Researchers in the Environment/Ecology category includes three CEINT professors: Director Mark Wiesner, Deputy Director Greg Lowry, and affiliated faculty member Heather Stapleton.

October 13, 2015

Marr to Give Plenary Talk on Engineered Nanomaterials at AAAR

CEINT faculty member Linsey Marr, Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Virginia Tech, is giving a plenary talk on engineered nanomaterials at the American Association for Aerosol Research conference on 14 October 2015 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The session is entitled, “Application of Aerosol Science to Engineered Nanomaterials.”

September 21, 2015

David Hinton named Water Conservationist of the Year

David Hinton, Nicholas Professor of Environmental Quality at Duke University and CEINT investigator was honored as "Water Conservationist of the Year" by the North Carolina Wildlife Federation.

September 17, 2015

New Network to Meet Research Nanotechnology Needs

The Research Triangle of North Carolina is home to some of the most highly ranked educational institutions in the country in science and technology. These universities have helped to create a technology ecosystem that has benefited the dynamic local tech startup...

September 10, 2015

A digital poetry of gold nanoparticles

Steep is an international art/science research project examining the impact of gold and gold nanoparticles. A digital poetry of gold nano particles artistically explores sensing gold nanotechnology, where it accumulates, changes over time, and how it may affect living beings and the environment.