Mark R. Wiesner

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
  • 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 494: Research Independent Study in Civil and Environmental Engineering
  • CEE 560: Environmental Transport Phenomena
  • CEE 564: Physical Chemical Processes in Environmental Engineering
  • CEE 692: Independent Study: Advanced Topics in Civil and Environmental Engineering
  • ENVIRON 899: Master's Project

In the News

Representative Publications

  • Liu, Y; Sipe, JM; Xu, W; Zhu, X; Bai, L; Xu, D; Li, G; Liang, H; Wiesner, MR, Study on the mechanisms for the influence of nanomaterials on the separation performance of nanocomposite membrane from a modeling perspective, Desalination, vol 532 (2022) [10.1016/j.desal.2022.115740] [abs].
  • Hicks, E; Wiesner, MR, Exploring the design implications of bacteriophages in mixed suspensions by considering attachment and break-up., Water Research, vol 216 (2022) [10.1016/j.watres.2022.118303] [abs].
  • Yuksekdag, A; Kose-Mutlu, B; Wiesner, MR; Koyuncu, I, Effect of pre-concentration on membrane solvent extraction process for the recovery of rare earth elements from dilute acidic leachate, Process Safety and Environmental Protection, vol 161 (2022), pp. 210-220 [10.1016/j.psep.2022.03.035] [abs].
  • Thornton, LL; Carlson, DE; Wiesner, MR, Predicting emerging chemical content in consumer products using machine learning., The Science of the Total Environment, vol 834 (2022) [10.1016/j.scitotenv.2022.154849] [abs].
  • Yuksekdag, A; Kose-Mutlu, B; Siddiqui, AF; Wiesner, MR; Koyuncu, I, A holistic approach for the recovery of rare earth elements and scandium from secondary sources under a circular economy framework - A review., Chemosphere, vol 293 (2022) [10.1016/j.chemosphere.2022.133620] [abs].