Environmental Nanotechnology

Environmental Nanotechnology

Overview

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.

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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.

People

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

Office
308 Black Hall

Photo of Andreia Fonseca de Faria Andreia Faria Assistant Professor
352-392-7104

Office
310 Black Hall

Photo of Rui Guo Rui Guo Lecturer
352-294-7816

Office
515 Weil Hall

Photo of Myoseon Jang Myoseon Jang Associate Professor
352-846-1744

Office
410 Black Hall

Photo of David Mazyck David Mazyck Professor

Office
312 Black Hall

Photo of William (Bill) Properzio William (Bill) Properzio Associate Professor
352-392-1590

Office
Environmental Health and Safety, Building 179

Photo of Chang-Yu Wu Chang-Yu Wu Professor
352-392-0845

Office
406 Black Hall

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