Mark Wiesner

Mark Wiesner

James B. Duke Distinguished Professor of Civil and Environmental 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.

Appointments and Affiliations

  • James B. Duke Distinguished Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering
  • Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering
  • Chair of the Department of Civil & Environmental Engi
  • Professor of Environmental Science and Policy
  • Faculty Network Member of The Energy Initiative
  • Associate of the Duke Initiative for Science & Society

Contact Information

Education

  • Ph.D. Johns Hopkins University, 1985
  • M.S. University of Iowa, 1980
  • B.A. Coe College, 1978

Research Interests

Membrane processes, nanostructured materials, transport and fate of nanomaterials in the environment, colloidal and interfacial processes, and environmental systems analysis

Awards, Honors, and Distinctions

  • Fellow. Association of Environmental Engineering and Science Professors. 2015
  • Member of the National Academy of Engineering. National Academy of Engineering. 2015
  • Clarke Water Prize. National Water Research Institute. 2011
  • Fellow. International Water Association. 2011
  • AAAS Fellows. American Association for the Advancement of Science, The. 2009
  • Fellow. American Society of Civil Engineers,. 2009
  • Stansell Family Distinguished Research Award. Duke University. 2009
  • Honorary Professor. Nankai University, Tianjin, China. 2007
  • Frontiers in Research Award. Association of Environmental Engineering and Science Professors. 2004
  • Pierre de Fermat Lauréat and Chair of Excellence. L’Institut National Polytechnique, Toulouse, France. 2004
  • Charles Duncan Award for Scholarship and Teaching. Rice University. 1998
  • Rudolph Hering Medal. American Society of Civil Engineers. 1995
  • Rudolph Hering Medal. Environmental Engineering Division, ASCE. 1995
  • J.J. Barr Award. National Association of Water Companies. 1985
  • Member. Phi Beta Kappa. 1978
  • Undergraduate Investigator. National Science Foundation. 1978

Courses Taught

  • CEE 560: Environmental Transport Phenomena
  • CEE 564: Physical Chemical Processes in Environmental Engineering
  • CEE 691: Independent Study: Advanced Topics in Civil and Environmental Engineering
  • CEE 692: Independent Study: Advanced Topics in Civil and Environmental Engineering
  • ENVIRON 899: Master's Project
  • MENG 551: Master of Engineering Internship/Project Assessment

In the News

Representative Publications

  • Yuksekdag, A; Kose-Mutlu, B; Kaya, B; Kumral, M; Wiesner, MR; Koyuncu, I, Comprehensive characterization of secondary sources originating from Turkey in terms of rare earth elements and scandium, The Science of the Total Environment, vol 777 (2021) [10.1016/j.scitotenv.2021.146033] [abs].
  • Chowdhury, NN; Cox, AR; Wiesner, MR, Nanoparticles as vectors for antibiotic resistance: The association of silica nanoparticles with environmentally relevant extracellular antibiotic resistance genes., The Science of the Total Environment, vol 761 (2021) [10.1016/j.scitotenv.2020.143261] [abs].
  • Su, Z; Yu, W; Liu, T; Li, X; Graham, NJD; Lu, Y; Wiesner, MR, Discovery of Welcome Biopolymers in Surface Water: Improvements in Drinking Water Production., Environmental Science & Technology, vol 55 no. 3 (2021), pp. 2076-2086 [10.1021/acs.est.0c05758] [abs].
  • Varga, HF; Wiesner, MR, Effect of Dust Composition on the Reversibility of Photovoltaic Panel Soiling., Environmental Science & Technology, vol 55 no. 3 (2021), pp. 1984-1991 [10.1021/acs.est.0c06196] [abs].
  • DuToit, M; Ngaboyamahina, E; Wiesner, M, Pairing electrochemical impedance spectroscopy with conducting membranes for the in situ characterization of membrane fouling, Journal of Membrane Science, vol 618 (2021) [10.1016/j.memsci.2020.118680] [abs].