Mark R. Wiesner

Mark R. Wiesner

James L. Meriam Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Primary Appointment

School of Engineering

Wiesner's research interests include membrane processes, nanostructured materials, transport and fate of nanomaterials in the environment, colloidal and interfacial processes, and environmental systems analysis.

In The News


Nowack, B, Wiesner, M, and Kaegi, R. "State of science in nano and environment." NanoImpact 10 (April 1, 2018): 143-.
Yuan, L, Richardson, CJ, Ho, M, Willis, CW, Colman, BP, and Wiesner, MR. "Stress Responses of Aquatic Plants to Silver Nanoparticles." Environmental science & technology 52, no. 5 (March 2018): 2558-2565.
Pitt, JA, Kozal, JS, Jayasundara, N, Massarsky, A, Trevisan, R, Geitner, N, Wiesner, M, Levin, ED, and Di Giulio, RT. "Uptake, tissue distribution, and toxicity of polystyrene nanoparticles in developing zebrafish (Danio rerio)." Aquatic toxicology (Amsterdam, Netherlands) 194 (January 2018): 185-194.
Shan, D, Deng, S, He, C, Li, J, Wang, H, Jiang, C, Yu, G, and Wiesner, MR. "Intercalation of rigid molecules between carbon nanotubes for adsorption enhancement of typical pharmaceuticals." Chemical Engineering Journal 332 (January 2018): 102-108.
Farner Budarz, J, Cooper, EM, Gardner, C, Hodzic, E, Ferguson, PL, Gunsch, CK, and Wiesner, MR. "Chlorpyrifos degradation via photoreactive TiO2 nanoparticles: Assessing the impact of a multi-component degradation scenario." Journal of hazardous materials (December 11, 2017).

Recent Grants


CEE 560: Environmental Transport Phenomena (CEE 560: Environmental Transport Phenomena)
ECON 212: Engineering Systems Optimization and Economics (ECON 212: Engineering Systems Optimization and Economics)
MENG 551: Master of Engineering Internship/Project Assessment (MENG 551: Master of Engineering Internship/Project Assessment)
ENVIRON 899: Master's Project (ENVIRON 899: Master's Project)
CEE 494: Research Independent Study in Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE 494: Research Independent Study in Civil and Environmental Engineering)

Contact Information

120 Hudson Hall
Durham, NC 27708-0287
Box 90287
Durham, NC 27708-0287


Ph.D., Johns Hopkins University (1985)
M.S., University of Iowa (1980)
B.A., Coe College (1978)