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Mark Wiesner

James B. Duke Distinguished Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Civil and Environmental Engineering
Box 90287, Durham, NC 27708-0287
120 Hudson Hall, Durham, NC 27708-0287

Research Interests


Membrane processes, nanostructured materials, transport and fate of nanomaterials in the environment, colloidal and interfacial processes, and environmental systems analysis

Selected Grants


NSF Engineering Research Center for Precision Microbiome Engineering (PreMiEr)

ResearchInvestigator · Awarded by National Science Foundation · 2022 - 2027

Emission factors for microplastics to support environmental exposure modeling

ResearchPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology · 2023 - 2024

Comprehensive additive release and bioaccessibility model for risk assessment of micro- and nano-plastics in the environment

ResearchCo-Principal Investigator · Awarded by European Chemical Industry Council · 2021 - 2024

LEAP-HI: All-Carbon Recyclable Electronics (ACRE): Realizing a Sustainable Electronics Lifecycle

ResearchCo-Principal Investigator · Awarded by National Science Foundation · 2023 - 2024

NSF Engineering Research Center for Precision Microbiome Engineering (PreMiEr)

ResearchInvestigator · Awarded by National Science Foundation · 2022 - 2027

Emission factors for microplastics to support environmental exposure modeling

ResearchPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology · 2023 - 2024

Comprehensive additive release and bioaccessibility model for risk assessment of micro- and nano-plastics in the environment

ResearchCo-Principal Investigator · Awarded by European Chemical Industry Council · 2021 - 2024

LEAP-HI: All-Carbon Recyclable Electronics (ACRE): Realizing a Sustainable Electronics Lifecycle

ResearchCo-Principal Investigator · Awarded by National Science Foundation · 2023 - 2024

Duke University Program in Environmental Health

Inst. Training Prgm or CMEMentor · Awarded by National Institutes of Health · 2019 - 2024

Convergence RAISE: Harnessing Extracellular Vesicle Mediated Interkingdom Communication

ResearchCo-Principal Investigator · Awarded by National Science Foundation · 2019 - 2023

Evaluation of Surface Affinity as a Predictor of Nanomaterial Exposure and Plant Uptake

ResearchPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by Vulpes Corp. · 2019 - 2022

Forecasting the exposures and toxic effects of nanomaterials as released from real products

ResearchPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by Army Corps of Engineers · 2016 - 2021

Center for Environmental Implications of Nanotechnology

ResearchPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by National Science Foundation · 2008 - 2021

SusChEM: Collaborative Research: Coal Ash Wastes as a Resource for Critical and Strategic Elements

ResearchCo-Principal Investigator · Awarded by National Science Foundation · 2015 - 2020

Duke University Program in Environmental Health

Inst. Training Prgm or CMEMentor · Awarded by National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences · 2013 - 2019

Cooperative Program in Nanomaterials Hazard and Exposure Assessment Traineeships (NanoHEAT)

Inst. Training Prgm or CMEPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by Environmental Protection Agency · 2015 - 2018

REU Site: Research Experiences for Undergraduates in Environmental Implications of Nanotechnology

Inst. Training Prgm or CMECo-Principal Investigator · Awarded by National Science Foundation · 2014 - 2018

AOI 1: Novel Membrane and Electrodeposition-Based Separation and Recovery of Rare Earth Elements from Coal Combustion Residues

ResearchCo-Principal Investigator · Awarded by Department of Energy · 2016 - 2018

Energy-Efficient Hybrid Membrane System for Industrial Water Reuse

ResearchPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by Research Triangle Institute · 2012 - 2016

REU: Research Experience for Undergraudates on Environmental Implications of Nanotechnology

Inst. Training Prgm or CMEMentor · Awarded by National Science Foundation · 2010 - 2014

Development of Nanoparticle Dispersion Measurements and Protocols for EHS

ResearchPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by National Institute of Standards and Technology · 2009 - 2012

French American Young Engineering Scientists Symposium 2009

ConferencePrincipal Investigator · Awarded by National Science Foundation · 2009 - 2011

An Integrative Investigation of the Sources and Effects of Groundwater Contamination for Local Communities

ResearchCo Investigator · Awarded by Department of Agriculture · 2006 - 2009

French - American Young Engineering Scientists Symposium 2008

ConferencePrincipal Investigator · Awarded by National Science Foundation · 2008 - 2009

nanoECO Workshop on Nanoparticles in the Environment: Implications and Applications

ConferencePrincipal Investigator · Awarded by National Science Foundation · 2008 - 2009

Collaborative Research: Fullerene Aggregation in Aquatic Systems

ResearchPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by National Science Foundation · 2006 - 2008

Thermally Driven Membrane Processes

ResearchPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by Office of Naval Research · 2006 - 2007

External Relationships


  • Aris Water
  • EU research projects
  • McGraw-Hill Publishing
  • University of Rennes 1

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