The EnviroNano group, along with friends, family, nano-dogs and visitors at Manuel's farewell party.
We are the Environmental Nanoscience group at Virginia Tech, led by professors Michael Hochella Jr (University Distiguished Professor, Geosciences), Mitsu Murayama (Materials Science & Engineering), and Marc Michel (Geosciences). Our research, in a broad sense, aims to understand complex, environmentally relevant interactions between minerals, microbes, and metal contaminants. To this end our studies include laboratory experiments, mesocosm experiments, and field work, analyzed all the way down to the nanoscale.
- Welcome to Marc Michel's first Ph.D. student, Rui Serra Maia, who just arrived from Portugal!
- Congratulations to recent postdoc Manuel Caraballo on his marriage, and we wish him the best of luck in his new position as Assistant Professor at the University of Chile in Santiago.
[last updated January 21, 2014]
- Johnson C.A., Freyer G., Fabisch M., Caraballo M.A., Kuesel K., Hochella Jr M.F. Observations and assessment of iron oxide and green rust nanoparticles in metal-polluted miner drainage within a steep redox gradient. Environmental Chemistry, 2014 (in press). [Abstract]
- Kim B., Richardson C.J., and Hochella M.F., Jr. (2013) Nanoscale analytical transmission electron microscopy techniques applicable to wetland research and monitoring. In: Methods in Biogeochemistry of Wetlands, Soil Science Society of America Book Series 10 (R. D. DeLaune et al, Editors), pp. 857-878.
- Caraballo M.A., Rimstidt J.D., Macías F., Nieto J.M., and Hochella M.F., Jr. (2013) Metastability, nanocrystallinity and pseudo-solid solution constraints to schwertmannite solubility. Chemical Geology, 360/361, 22-31. [Abstract]
- French R.A., Monsegue N., Murayama M., Hochella M.F., Jr. (2013) The structure and transformation of the nanomineral schwertmannite: A synthetic analog representative of field samples. Physics and Chemistry of Minerals. [Abstract]