CEINT News

February 20, 2014

CEINT's Alexis Carpenter visits the CEREGE

CEINT's Alexis Carpenter visited the CEREGE in Aix en Provence to use their instrumentation to study iron-based composite particles that are being developed in the lab at Duke University.

January 28, 2014

Enter the 2014 CEINT T-Shirt Design Competition

Attention CEINT students and post-docs: put your creative caps on and participate in the 2014 CEINT t-shirt design competition!Submission are being accepting now through March 31.

January 21, 2014

Toxicity and bioaccumulation of ceria nanoparticles

Study elucidates how nanomaterial surface coatings interact with natural organic matter to influence bioavailability and toxicity in soil invertebrates (Caenorhabditis elegans).

December 19, 2013

CEINT Student Steering Committee

CEINT is excited to announce the formation of a CEINT Student Steering Committee, a body appointed of post-docs and graduate students representing each of the Center's core institutions.

December 19, 2013

Lauren Barton Wins Graduate Student Award

Lauren Barton, a CEINT PhD candidate at Duke University has received the 2013 Jeffrey B. Taub Environmental Engineering Graduate Student Award.

December 18, 2013

Student wins Fellowship to Model Nanoparticle Fate

Amy Dale, a 3rd year graduate student at Carnegie Mellon, won a 2013-2014 Dowd-ICES Fellowship to develop a watershed-scale model of nanosilver fate and transport.

December 10, 2013

CEINT Student Wins Award, Kentucky Academy of Science

Daniel Starnes, 3rd year graduate student at University of Kentucky presented research at the 99th annual meeting of the Kentucky Academy of Sciences.

November 11, 2013

Grant to Further Study Nanotechnology’s Environmental Impact

How are nanomaterials affecting the environment—and us? With a new grant renewal, CEINT researchers seek answers. The nanomaterials revolution has made these exceedingly tiny engineered particles a hot commodity, used in products from clothing to sunscreen to electronics. But the very properties that make them so useful – vanishingly small size and high surface area – may have unintended consequences as they enter living organisms and the environment.
REU 2013

September 27, 2013

CEINT REU Creates Network for Undergraduates

Since summer 2011, 33 undergraduates from across the U.S. and Puerto Rico have enthusiastically participated in CEINT’s center-wide NSF funded international Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) program across four partner sites:  Duke, Carnegie Mellon, and Virginia Tech Universities and [...]

September 13, 2013

Emissions of Pollutants from Nanowaste Incineration

Disposal of waste through incineration produces hazardous pollutants. Among them, polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) and chlorinated dioxins and furans are of concern, as some of them can induce cancer, can cause mutations in genetic material, and can interfere with the proper functioning of [...]

August 07, 2013

Release of silver from nanotechnology-based consumer products

Former CEINT PhD student Nina Quadros assessed the potential for children's exposure to bioavailable silver during the realistic use of selected silver nanotechnology-based consumer products (plush toy, fabric products, breast milk storage bags, sippy cups, cleaning products, humidifiers, and [...]

June 06, 2013

CEINT Welcomes 2013 REU Students

Again this year CEINT welcomes a terrific group of summer interns from across the US to participate in the 2013 Center-wide REU program across four CEINT partner sites: Duke, Carnegie Mellon and Virginia Tech Universities and our international partner- the CEREGE in Aix-en-Province France. (Back [...]

May 01, 2013

CEINT Financial Administrator Honored at 2013 Awards Banquet

Rebecca Dupre is the recipient of the Dean's Award for Leadership in Program and Operational Excellence. Established in 2013, this new award is given to a faculty member or staff leader who excels in managing and enhancing programs that impact the Pratt School of Engineering community at Duke [...]

March 25, 2013

ES&T’s Top Technology Article 2012, awarded to CEINT researchers

CEINT researchers pioneer a microscopy technique that can detect and characterize nanoparticles at biologically relevant concentrations and under conditions that mimic surface and ground water (Environ. Sci. Technol., DOI: 10.1021/es204140s). Appala Raju Badireddy, Mark Wiesner and Jie Liu are [...]

February 27, 2013

Silver Nanoparticles May Adversely Affect Environment

DURHAM, N.C. -- In experiments mimicking a natural environment, Duke University researchers have demonstrated that the silver nanoparticles used in many consumer products can have an adverse effect on plants and microorganisms. Fifty days after scientists applied a single low dose of silver [...]

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