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Person Details: Mark R. Wiesner

Superfund Research Program

Mark R. Wiesner

Duke University
Duke University Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
121 Hudson Hall, Box 90287
Durham, North Carolina 27708-0287
Phone: 919-660-5292


Research Briefs

Hazardous Waste Sites

Atlantic Wood Site, Elizabeth River

  • Duke University: Microbial and Photolytic Transformations of Superfund Chemicals
  • Duke University: Nanoparticle Based Strategies for Remediation of Contaminated Sediments: Implications, Synergies, and Antagonistic Effects with Associated Nano-Bioremediation

FCX, Inc. (Washington Plant)

  • Duke University: Microbial and Photolytic Transformations of Superfund Chemicals

Georgia-Pacific Corporation Hardwood Sawmill, Washington County

  • Duke University: Developmental Effects of Superfund Hydrocarbon Mixtures in Fundulus heteroclitus



  • Mello DF, Maurer LL, Ryde IT, Songr D, Marinakos SM, Jiang C, Wiesner MR, Hsu-Kim H, Meyer JN. 2022. In vivo effects of silver nanoparticles on development, behavior, and mitochondrial function are altered by genetic defects in mitochondrial dynamics. Environ Sci Technol 56:1113-1124. doi:10.1021/acs.est.1c05915 PMID:35038872 PMCID:PMC8802983


  • Wang L, Mello DF, Zucker RM, Rivera NA, Rogers NM, Geitner NK, Boyes W, Wiesner MR, Hsu-Kim H, Meyer JN. 2021. Lack of detectable direct effects of silver and silver nanoparticles on mitochondria in mouse hepatocytes. Environ Sci Technol 11166-11175. doi:10.1021/acs.est.1c02295 PMID:34346225 (ahead of print)


  • Budarz JF, Cooper EM, Gardner CM, Hodzic E, Ferguson PL, Gunsch C, Wiesner MR. 2019. Chlorpyrifos degradation via photoreactive TiO2 nanoparticles: Assessing the impact of a multi-component degradation scenario. J Hazard Mater 372:61-68. doi:10.1016/j.jhazmat.2017.12.028 PMID:29254886 PMCID:PMC5995634 (in press)


  • Pitt JA, Kozal JS, Jayasundara N, Massarsky A, Trevisan R, Geiter N, Wiesner MR, Levin ED, Di Giulio RT. 2018. Uptake, tissue distribution, and toxicity of polystyrene nanoparticles in developing zebrafish (Danio rerio). Aquat Toxicol 194:185-194. doi:10.1016/j.aquatox.2017.11.017 PMID:29197232


  • Bossa N, Carpenter AW, Kumar N, de Lannoy C, Wiesner MR. 2017. Cellulose nanocrystal zero-valent iron nanocomposites for groundwater remediation. Environ Sci Nano 4:1294-1303. doi:10.1039/c6en00572a PMID:29725541 PMCID:PMC5929147
  • Micic V, Schmid D, Bossa N, Gondikas A, Velimirovic M, von der Kammer F, Wiesner MR, Hofmann T. 2017. Impact of sodium humate coating on collector surfaces on deposition of polymer-coated nanoiron particles. Environ Sci Technol 51:9202-9209. doi:10.1021/acs.est.7b01224 PMID:28682625


  • Holden PA, Gardea-Torresdey JL, Klaessig F, Turco RF, Mortimer M, Hund-Rinke K, Cohen Hubal EA, Avery D, Barcelo D, Behra R, Cohen Y, Deydier-Stephan L, Ferguson PL, Fernandes TF, Herr Harthorn B, Henderson WM, Hoke RA, Hristozov D, Johnston JM, Kane AB, Kapustka L, Keller AA, Lenihan HS, Lovell W, Murphy CJ, Nisbet RM, Petersen EJ, Salinas ER, Scheringer M, Sharma M, Speed DE, Sultan Y, Westerhoff P, White JC, Wiesner MR, Wong E, Xing B, Steele Horan M, Godwin H, Nel AE. 2016. Considerations of environmentally relevant test conditions for improved evaluation of ecological hazards of engineered nanomaterials. Environ Sci Technol 50(12):6124-6145. doi:10.1021/acs.est.6b00608 PMID:27177237 PMCID:PMC4967154
  • Lefevre E, Bossa N, Wiesner MR, Gunsch C. 2016. A review of the environmental implications of in situ remediation by nanoscale zero valent iron (nZVI): behavior, transport and impacts on microbial communities. Sci Total Environ 565:889-901. doi:10.1016/j.scitotenv.2016.02.003 PMID:26897610 PMCID:PMC5217753
  • Shan D, Deng S, Zhao T, Wang B, Wang Y, Huang J, Yu G, Winglee J, Wiesner MR. 2016. Preparation of ultrafine magnetic biochar and activated carbon for pharmaceutical adsorption and subsequent degradation by ball milling. J Hazard Mater 305:156-163. doi:10.1016/j.jhazmat.2015.11.047 PMID:26685062
  • Shan D, Deng S, Zhao T, Yu G, Winglee J, Wiesner MR. 2016. Preparation of regenerable granular carbon nanotubes by a simple heating-filtration method for efficient removal of typical pharmaceuticals. Chem Eng J 294:353-361. doi:10.1016/j.cej.2016.02.118



  • Ela WP, Sedlak DL, Barlaz MA, Henry HF, Muir DG, Swackhamer DL, Weber EJ, Arnold RG, Ferguson PL, Field JA, Furlong ET, Giesy JP, Halden RU, Henry T, Hites RA, Hornbuckle KC, Howard PH, Luthy RG, Meyer AK, Saez AE, vom Saal FS, Vulpe CD, Wiesner MR. 2011. Toward identifying the next generation of superfund and hazardous waste site contaminants. Environ Health Perspect 119(1):6-10. doi:10.1289/ehp.1002497 PMID:21205582 PMCID:PMC3018501


  • Auffan M, Rose J, Proux O, Borschneck D, Masion A, Chaurand P, Hazemann J, Chaneac C, Jolivet J, Wiesner MR, van Geen AF, Bottero J. 2008. Enhanced adsorption of arsenic onto maghemites nanoparticles: As(III) as a probe of the surface structure and heterogeneity. Langmuir 24(7):3215-3222. doi:10.1021/la702998x PMID:18266393
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