Superfund Research Program
Nanomaterial Design for Environmental Health and Safety
Project Leader: Robert H. Hurt
Grant Number: P42ES013660
Funding Period: 2009-2021
News Items List
New Passive Sampling Device for PFAS
Research Brief - November 2021
Researchers from the NIEHS Superfund Research Program (SRP)-funded centers at the University of Rhode Island (URI) and Brown University developed a new type of passive sampling device for per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS). Their new tool overcomes many limitations to traditional approaches, such as detecting short-chain PFAS and low concentrations of the chemicals in water.
Blocking Mosquitoes with a Graphene Shield
SRP News Page - September 2019
An innovative graphene-based film helps shield people from disease-carrying mosquitoes, according to a new study. The research, conducted by the Brown University Superfund Research Program (SRP) Center, was published August 26 in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
SRP Researchers Create Ultrastretchable Nano Barrier for Numerous Applications
SRP News Page - March 2018
Novel textured coatings made from graphene can act as ultrastretchable barriers to stop chemicals and other molecules from passing through, according to new research from the Brown University Superfund Research Program Center. The authors suggest these novel films could be used to create multifunctional fabrics and responsive devices, including personal monitoring equipment, wearable electronics, and soft robotics.