ronment. Dr. Wiesner’s research has focused on the applications of emerging nanomaterials to membrane science and water treatment and an examination of the fate, transport, and effects of nanomaterials in the environment. He was co-editor and author of Environmental Nanotechnologies and serves as associate editor of the journals Nanotoxicology and Environmental Engineering Science. Before joining the Duke University faculty in 2006, Dr.Wiesner was a member of the Rice University faculty for 18 years, where he held appointments in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering and the Department of Chemical Engineering and served as associate dean of engineering and director of the Environmental and Energy Systems Institute. Before working in academe, Dr. Wiesner was a research engineer with the French company Lyonnaise des Eaux, in Le Pecq, France, and a principal engineer with the environmental engineering consulting firm of Malcolm Pirnie, Inc., White Plains, NY. He received the1995 Rudolf Hering Medal from the American Society of Civil Engineers, of which he is a fellow, and the 2004 Frontiers in Research Award from the Association of Environmental Engineering and Science Professors, on whose board he serves. In 2004, Dr. Wiesner was also named a de Fermat Laureate and was awarded an International Chair of Excellence in the Chemical Engineering Laboratory of the French Polytechnic Institute and National Institute for Applied Sciences in Toulouse, France. He received his PhD in environmental engineering from the Johns Hopkins University.