Surprise! Mike turned 60 in September! Thanks to all the alumni who sent funny greetings and photos from the past.
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.
- More new group members! Yi Yang, a research associate who is a professor from China; Hannah King, Master's student with Marc Michel; and Michael Schindler, a visiting professor from Laurentian University who will be here for 3 months.
- We would like to welcome our newest postdoctoral research associate, Jie Xu!
- Nina Quadros won a poster award at the Gordon Conference for Environmental Nanotechnology with the title "Release of silver from children’s consumer products enhanced with nanoparticles."
- Harish Veeramani has recently accepted a postdoc position at the University of Waterloo, CA working with Dr. David Blowes. He will start there in early September.
[last updated September 7, 2013]
- Veeramani H, Aruguete D, Monsegue N, Murayama M, Dippon U, Kappler A, Hochella MF Jr (2013). Low-temperature green synthesis of multivalent manganese oxide nanowires. ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering, 1 (9), 1070-1074. [Abstract]
- Veeramani H, Scheinost A, Monsegue N, Qafoku N, Kukkadapu R, Newville M, Lanzirotti A, Pruden A, Murayama M, Hochella MF Jr (2013). Abiotic reductive immobilization of U(VI) by biogenic mackinawite. Environmental Science & Technology, 47 (5), 2361-2369. [Abstract]
- Aruguete DM et al (2013). Antimicrobial nanotechnology: its potential for the effective management of microbial drug resistance and implications for research needs in microbial nanotoxicology. Environmental Science: Processes and Impacts, 15, 93-102. [Abstract]