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 [...]

December 12, 2012

Sediment Biogeochemistry Model wins Best Poster

In the long run, most of the nanosilver that will enter aquatic environments will end up in river and lake sediments, so it is important to know what happens to the silver nanoparticles in these sediments. Amy Dale, a Ph.D. student CEINT affiliate at Carnegie Mellon University has developed the [...]

November 22, 2012

ES&T special sub-issue highlights methods for detection of CNTs

CEINT research groups led by Dr. P. Lee Ferguson and Dr. Desiree L. Plata have published papers anchoring a new special sub-issue of Environmental Science & Technology. The papers significantly advance scientists' ability to detect and quantify carbon nanotubes (CNT) in the environment. Dr. [...]

August 28, 2012

Mesocosm facility, home to 30 wetland mesocosms

There are 30 active mesocosms in the facility, and CEINT is currently in its third year of experiments. A diverse group of scientists are researching the effects of nanoparticles in the water, sediment and select species living in these isolated environments. Learn more about the mesocosm facility

May 23, 2012

Former CEINT REU Student Honored at White House Events

Ms. Shorma Bianca Bailey, CEINT REU student (summer 2011) has been invited to the White House twice in the last year by the Obama administration for her inspirational work as a mentor and as role model for minority women in science and engineering. A senior Chemical Engineering major from Howard [...]

April 30, 2012

CEINT paper, one of Aquatic Toxicology’s most downloaded

AgNPs, picture obtained by transmission electron microscopy CEINT continues to make a global impact in the field aquatic toxicology. A paper published in 2010 by CEINT researchers collaborating at Duke and the CEREGE in France was number 3 in the list of most downloaded articles in 2011 from the [...]

April 26, 2012

Paper Makes JEM Top 10 Most Accessed

Characterization of Ti,O particle aggregates in SS II. A paper published by CEINT researchers collaborating at Virginia Tech and Duke has made the list of top ten accessed articles from the online version of the Journal of Environmental Monitoring, during the month of March. Characterization and [...]

February 24, 2012

Wiesner, guest on Radio In Vivo

CEINT's director, Mark Wiesner, was recently interviewed by Ernie Hood on Radio In Vivo, a weekly science radio program that features interviews with scientists in the North Carolina Research Triangle. In January 2012, the National Academy of Sciences published a report titled, "A research strategy [...]

January 26, 2012

Panel Urges Review of Nanomaterials Risks

Following the publication of a special report issued by the National Academy of Science calling for increased research into the environmental health and safety of engineered nanomaterials, CEINT director Professor Mark Wiesner was interviewed by the New York Times for comments. Professor Wiesner [...]