Environmental Chemistry and Toxicology
Research in Environmental Chemistry and Toxicology at Duke focuses on the fate and effects of natural and anthropogenic stressors, particularly chemicals, in the environment.
Ongoing research topics include:
- environmental implications of nanotechnology;
- mechanisms underlying chemical fate and transport;
- modeling of atmospheric transport and chemistry;
- molecular mechanisms of toxicity and adaptation;
- impacts on populations, communities and ecosystems; and
- environmental risk assessment.
Opportunities for Graduate/Undergraduate Study
The department is not currently offering a graduate curriculum in environmental chemistry and toxicology, however, there are research opportunities with the faculty members below. The department's research efforts are highly interdisciplinary and collaborative. Undergraduate students have the opportunity to pursue a civil engineering/biomedical engineering dual major, with a focus on environmental and biomedical toxicology.