Environmental Nanotechnology

Environmental Nanotechnology


The nanotechnology group investigates the implication of manufacturing and tailoring of nanomaterials to environmental ecosystems as well as the development of nanodevices and nanostructured materials for environmental remediation, energy production, and sustainable manufacturing. Students can build depth into their educational experiences by adding elective courses from other departments within the Herbert Wertheim College of Engineering including the Department of Environmental Engineering Sciences (EES).

Our faculty’s research is recognized internationally for its prominence and impact in understanding manufacturing nanomaterials and nanodevices. The research is tailored for application in environmental and human health research, environmental fate and transport of nanomaterials, and environmental implications of nanomaterials.

The federal, state, and industrial research funding provides support for undergraduate research as well as graduate fellowships and assistantships with full tuition waiver and competitive stipends. Research trains students to become professionals in academic institutions, government agencies, non-government organizations, or industry consulting.



Education for Leadership Roles

  • Developing innovative methods for hydrologic assessments
  • Elucidating the generation, transport, fate and cycling of rainfall-runoff (stormwater) quantities and chemical loads from biogenic and anthropogenic sources
  • Improving the understanding of the effects and assessing risks of nanomaterials to allow decision makers to make sustainable decisions
  • Improving air and water treatment technologies using nanomaterials

Research Focus Areas

  • Manufacturing and tailoring of nanomaterials and nanodevices for application in environmental and human health research
  • Environmental fate and transport of nanomaterials
  • Environmental implications of nanomaterials

Research Outcomes

  • Effectively using nanomaterials in a variety of applications including air and water treatment
  • Understanding the effects and risks of nanomaterials with respect to human health and the environment

Research Benefits

Research uncovers methods of using nanotechnology effectively while controlling adverse effects on human health and the environment.


Photo of Jean-Claude Bonzongo Jean-Claude Bonzongo Professor
(352) 392-7604

308 Black Hall

Photo of Andreia Fonseca de Faria Andreia Faria Assistant Professor

310 Black Hall

Photo of Rui Guo Rui Guo Lecturer

515 Weil Hall

Photo of Myoseon Jang Myoseon Jang Associate Professor

410 Black Hall

Photo of Sungyoon Jung Sungyoon Jung Assistant Professor

575L Weil Hall

Photo of David Mazyck David Mazyck Professor Emeritus

312 Black Hall

Photo of William (Bill) Properzio William (Bill) Properzio Associate Professor

Environmental Health and Safety, Building 179

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