Areas of Research

Nano-Exposure Assessment

We focus on developing methods and systems for exposure technologies and physico-chemical and toxicological characterization of ENMs. These innovative aerosol methods have been adopted as reference methods by scientists and public health assessors.

Mechanistic and Biomolecular Studies

In our center, we study the transport of nanoparticles in physiological media and physiological systems as well as nanoparticle–nanoparticle and nanoparticle-cells interactions that directly impact the cellular uptake and fate of nanoparticles.

In-vivo Toxicological and Pharmacokinetics Studies

This division uses both in vivo inhalation and instillation to assess the degree of injury and inflammation as well as the pharmacokinetics of delivered nanomaterials.

Sustainable Nanotechnology – Safer-by-Design Nanomaterials

The likely success or failure of the nanotechnology industry depends on the environmental health and safety of engineered nanomaterials (ENMs). In our center, we develop new approaches that make nanotechnology and its application safer for the user and the environment.

Environmental Nanotechnology

Environmental nanotechnology focuses on applications related to environmental remediation, including air disinfection and inactivation of pathogens on surfaces and biological media.

We are currently developing a novel, chemical-free, nanotechnology-based technology that kills bacteria and other pathogens in air and on surfaces. We currently explore the application of the technology in the field of fresh produces in an effort to reduce the spread of food-borne  pathogens and prolong the shelf life of the fresh produces.