By Josh Wilkinson   What are nanomaterials? Nanomaterials are small – very small. They are so small, in fact, that it is difficult to truly appreciate their size. The smallest nanomaterials are called nanoparticles. What is the average size of a nanoparticle as compared to, for example, a soccer ball? […]

Small Particles Can Pose a Large Problem   Recently updated !

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By Bryan Luukinen Last summer, staff from the Duke Superfund Research Center (SRC) staff packed their bags in Durham and drove up to the Hampton Roads area of Virginia to talk to anglers fishing in the Elizabeth River. Their goal: to find out more about the anglers’ fishing habits and […]

Angling for Understanding on the Elizabeth River

By Katelyn Liu Skimming through the document posted on a bulletin board in the UNC Gillings School of Public Health titled, “Summer Research Internship Description,” my immediate thought was, “This is not for me.” I knew my skillset as a public policy major and it certainly had nothing to do […]

Where I Belong

By Edward D. Levin, Ph.D.    The industrial revolution was largely fueled by coal. Heavy industry, notably steel mills, provided the infrastructure for this revolution. These mills were constructed along large rivers along which coal and other materials could be easily shipped by barge from mine to mill. These rivers […]

Essen and Monessen: Production, Destruction, and the Process of Renewal

Dr. Claudia Gunsch, a principal investigator on Project 4 at the Duke Superfund Research Center, was recently awarded the prestigious Walter L. Huber Civil Engineering Research Prize by the American Society of Civil Engineers. The prize honors, among other achievements, her trailblazing work on bioremediation of organic contaminants using gene silencing water […]

Dr. Claudia Gunsch Awarded Huber Prize by ASCE

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By Catherine Kastleman The Duke University Superfund Research Center had a strong presence at this year’s Society of Toxicology (SOT) 55th Annual Meeting and ToxExpo, held in New Orleans, LA, on March 13-17, 2016. The labs of Dr. Richard Di Giulio, Dr. Theodore Slotkin and Dr. Frederic Seidler, Dr. Joel […]

Duke SRC Makes an Impact at 55th Annual SOT Meeting, ...