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Research Areas

Nano-Exposure Assessment

We focus on developing methods and systems for exposure technologies and physicochemical 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 developed new approaches that make nanotechnology and its application safer for the user and the environment.

Environmental Nanotechnology

Environmental Nanotechnology focuses on application related to environmental remediation. Applications include air disinfection, inactivation of pathogens on surfaces and biological media.

We 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.