Sustainable Nanomaterial Selection and Design Paper Published in Nature Nanomaterials

April 30, 2018
The Plata lab is excited to announce a newly published paper in Nature Nanotechnology, “A framework for sustainable nanomaterial selection and design based on performance, hazard, and economic considerations”.
 
In this study, Mark developed a database to predict the performance of synthesized nanomaterials in metrics such as toxicity and antimicrobial property, based on the shape and size of the selected material. The database will allow researchers to determine possible environmental and health effects before investing time and money into nanomaterial synthesis, a key strategy for improving the environmental sustainability of these syntheses. With contribution from other researchers in the field, the database will become more robust, and an indispensible tool for the design of engineered nanomaterials. Congratulations to Mark on the great work! 
 
Check out the paper here, along with the Yale News article where both Mark and Desirée are quoted.
 

A framework for sustainable nanomaterial selection and design based on performance, hazard, and economic considerations Mark M. Falinski, Desirée L. Plata, Shauhrat S. Chopra, Thomas L. Theis, Leanne M. Gilbertson and Julie B. Zimmerman, Nature Nanotechnology 2018 DOI: 10.1038/s41565-018-0120-4