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


De Silva Indrasekara, AS, Norton, SJ, Geitner, NK, Crawford, BM, Wiesner, MR, and Vo-Dinh, T. "Tailoring the Core-Satellite Nanoassembly Architectures by Tuning Internanoparticle Electrostatic Interactions." Langmuir : the Acs Journal of Surfaces and Colloids (November 20, 2018).
Avellan, A, Simonin, M, McGivney, E, Bossa, N, Spielman-Sun, E, Rocca, JD, Bernhardt, ES, Geitner, NK, Unrine, JM, Wiesner, MR, and Lowry, GV. "Gold nanoparticle biodissolution by a freshwater macrophyte and its associated microbiome." Nature Nanotechnology 13, no. 11 (November 2018): 1072-1077.
Kose Mutlu, B, Cantoni, B, Turolla, A, Antonelli, M, Hsu-Kim, H, and Wiesner, MR. "Application of nanofiltration for Rare Earth Elements recovery from coal fly ash leachate: Performance and cost evaluation." Chemical Engineering Journal 349 (October 2018): 309-317.
Bai, L, Liu, Y, Bossa, N, Ding, A, Ren, N, Li, G, Liang, H, and Wiesner, MR. "Incorporation of Cellulose Nanocrystals (CNCs) into the Polyamide Layer of Thin-Film Composite (TFC) Nanofiltration Membranes for Enhanced Separation Performance and Antifouling Properties." Environmental Science & Technology 52, no. 19 (October 2018): 11178-11187.
Simonin, M, Colman, BP, Anderson, SM, King, RS, Ruis, MT, Avellan, A, Bergemann, CM, Perrotta, BG, Geitner, NK, Ho, M, de la Barrera, B, Unrine, JM, Lowry, GV, Richardson, CJ, Wiesner, MR, and Bernhardt, ES. "Engineered nanoparticles interact with nutrients to intensify eutrophication in a wetland ecosystem experiment." Ecological Applications : a Publication of the Ecological Society of America 28, no. 6 (September 2018): 1435-1449.

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)