Research in our group addresses challenges at the interface between water, energy and materials. Specifically, our research is currently oriented along three main axes:
- Environmental Nanotechnology
Nano-bio interface, fabrication, transport and fate in the environment, risk assessment, photocatalytic properties, toxicity, new environmental technologies.
- Membrane Science
Membrane fabrication, systems development, optimization, cost modeling, applications (membrane distillation, water treatment, desalination, water reuse, fuel cell development).
- Surface Chemistry and Particle Transport
Morphology of particle deposits, particle transport, aggregation, filtration, particle characterization, and surface chemistry.
- Center for Environmental Implications of NanoTechnology (CEINT)
Headquartered at Duke, CEINT is a Collaboration with Carnegie Mellon, Howard University, Virginia Tech, Stanford, and the University of Kentucky.
- Water and Commerce: Partnership for International Education and Research (PIRE)
Collaboration with Michigan State University, institutions in Turkey, Singapore, and funded through NSF's Partnership for International Research and Education (PIRE) program