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


Hussain, S, Kodavanti, PP, Marshburn, JD, Janoshazi, A, Marinakos, SM, George, M, Rice, A, Wiesner, MR, and Garantziotis, S. "Decreased Uptake and Enhanced Mitochondrial Protection Underlie Reduced Toxicity of Nanoceria in Human Monocyte-Derived Macrophages." Journal of biomedical nanotechnology 12, no. 12 (December 2016): 2139-2150.
Kwok, KWH, Dong, W, Marinakos, SM, Liu, J, Chilkoti, A, Wiesner, MR, Chernick, M, and Hinton, DE. "Silver nanoparticle toxicity is related to coating materials and disruption of sodium concentration regulation." Nanotoxicology 10, no. 9 (November 2016): 1306-1317.
Xie, P, de Lannoy, C-F, Ma, J, Wang, Z, Wang, S, Li, J, and Wiesner, MR. "Improved chlorine tolerance of a polyvinyl pyrrolidone-polysulfone membrane enabled by carboxylated carbon nanotubes." Water research 104 (November 2016): 497-506.
Zhang, Z, Gao, P, Qiu, Y, Liu, G, Feng, Y, and Wiesner, M. "Transport of cerium oxide nanoparticles in saturated silica media: influences of operational parameters and aqueous chemical conditions." Scientific reports 6 (October 3, 2016): 34135-.
Lefevre, E, Bossa, N, Wiesner, MR, and Gunsch, CK. "A review of the environmental implications of in situ remediation by nanoscale zero valent iron (nZVI): Behavior, transport and impacts on microbial communities." The Science of the total environment 565 (September 2016): 889-901.


CEE 560: Environmental Transport Phenomena (CEE 560: Environmental Transport Phenomena)
CEE 393: Research Independent Study in Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE 393: Research Independent Study in Civil and Environmental Engineering)
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)

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)