Participating Institutions

Academic Institutions

International Collaborators

  • ICEINT
  • ENPRA
  • Jinhee Choi (University of Seoul, School of Environmental Engineering, Systems Ecotoxicology Lab)

Affiliated Researchers at other US Institutions




Collaborating Government User Facilities, Laboratories and Agencies

  • National Institute of Standards and Technology
  • Environmental Protection Agency
  • Pacific Northwest National Laboratory/ Environmental Molecular Science Laboratory (EMSL)/Department of Energy
  • U. S. Army Corps of Engineers Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC)
  • National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences
  • Idaho National Laboratory

International Partners:

The CEINT works closely with a consortium of international partners primarily functioning through a "Groupement de Recheche Internationale" (GDRI) headquartered at the European Center for Research and Education in Environmental Geosciences (CEREGE, Aix-en-Provence, France). This GDRI, The International Consortium for the Environmental Implications of Nanotechnology (iCEINT) is funded by the French National Scientific Research Center (CNRS) and French Atomic Energy Commission (CEA). Core CEINT institutions make up the US partners for the GDRI. CEINT/GDRI researchers co-advise students, and participate in faculty/researcher exchanges. French partners leading iCEINT include:




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  1. European Center for Research and Education in Geosciences and the Environment (CEREGE) (Dir : Jean-Yves Bottero):Nanomaterials analysis and ecotoxicity
  2. University of Paris VI (Jean-Pierre Jolivet)
  3. CEA labs:
    LIONS Saclay (Dir :J Daillant ): Physico-Chemical characterization in aqueous media.
    IBEB Cadarache-Marcoule with the LEMIR (CEA-CNRS) (Dir : Thierry Heulin): Microbiology.
    iBiTec-S : Institut de Biologie et Technologies de Saclay (Dir : Michel Riva)
    Additional CNRS and CNRS/University members: CNRSLaboratoire NEEL UPR 5051. Grenoble (Dir : Alain Fontaine): Nanomaterials analysis (synchrotron facility). IMFS UMR 7507 Strasbourg (Dir. Yves. REMOND): Transport modeling in soils
    CIRIMAT UMR 5085 Toulouse (Dir : Franois.Maury) : Synthesis of CNT and ecotoxicity
    LCMC UMR 7574 Paris (Dir : Cl. Sanchez) : Synthesis of nano-oxides and characterization
    ECOLAB UMR 5245 Toulouse (Dir : E Chauvet) : Environmental eco and genotoxicity
    iBiTec-S : Institut de Biologie et Technologies de Saclay (Dir : M. Riva) : Environmental eco and genotoxicity

International partners in CEINT also include efforts funded under the European Framework 7 effort.  CEINT collaborates with researchers working on the Engineered Nanoparticles Risk Assessment (ENPRA) effort headquartered at the Institute for Occupational Medicine.

  1. Vienna University, Department of Geosciences (Prof. Frank von der Kammer)
  2. University of Gothenburg, Department of Chemistry, (Prof. Martin Hassellรถv)
  3. Sciences Po, Paris (Claire Auplat)
  4. Buenos Aires Institute of Technology, Argentina (Prof. Maria Fidalgo)
  5. Nankai University, China (Prof. Wei Chen)
  6. Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Testing and Research (Prof. Bernd Nowack)
  7. Swiss Federal Institute of Aquatic Science and Technology (Prof. Kristin Schirmer)
  8. Institute of Occupational Medicine, United Kingdom (Prof. Lang Tran)
  9. Bioforsk Soil and Environment, Norway (Prof. Erik Joner)
  10. Wageningen Univeristy, The Netherlands (Prof. Bart Koelmans)
  11. Naresuan University, Thailand (Dr. Tanapon Phenrat)

External Archiving Partnership