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


Li, L., Y. Tian, J. Zhang, L. Sun, W. Zuo, H. Li, D. Huang, W. Zhan, and M. R. Wiesner. “Enhanced denitrifying phosphorus removal and mass balance in a worm reactor.” Chemosphere, July 1, 2019, 883–90.
Wan, Ying, Pengchao Xie, Zongping Wang, Jiaqi Ding, Jingwen Wang, Songlin Wang, and Mark R. Wiesner. “Comparative study on the pretreatment of algae-laden water by UV/persulfate, UV/chlorine, and UV/H2O2: Variation of characteristics and alleviation of ultrafiltration membrane fouling..” Water Research 158 (July 2019): 213–26.
Li, Lipin, Jun Zhang, Yu Tian, Li Sun, Wei Zuo, Hui Li, Anran Li, and Mark R. Wiesner. “A novel approach for fouling mitigation in anaerobic-anoxic-oxic membrane bioreactor (A2O-MBR) by integrating worm predation..” Environment International 127 (June 2019): 615–24.
Farner Budarz, Jeffrey, Ellen M. Cooper, Courtney Gardner, Emina Hodzic, P Lee Ferguson, Claudia K. Gunsch, and Mark R. Wiesner. “Chlorpyrifos degradation via photoreactive TiO2 nanoparticles: Assessing the impact of a multi-component degradation scenario..” Journal of Hazardous Materials 372 (June 2019): 61–68.
Smith, Ryan C., Ross K. Taggart, James C. Hower, Mark R. Wiesner, and Heileen Hsu-Kim. “Selective Recovery of Rare Earth Elements from Coal Fly Ash Leachates Using Liquid Membrane Processes..” Environmental Science & Technology 53, no. 8 (April 5, 2019): 4490–99.

Recent Grants


CEE 560: Environmental Transport Phenomena (CEE 560: Environmental Transport Phenomena)
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 564: Physical Chemical Processes in Environmental Engineering (CEE 564: Physical Chemical Processes in Environmental Engineering)
MENG 550: Master of Engineering Internship/Project (MENG 550: Master of Engineering Internship/Project)

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)