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South Carolina Researcher Named “Emerging Investigator” for Nanomaterials Research

Dr. Mohammed Baalousha, faculty in the department of environmental health sciences of the Arnold School of Public Health, is featured in the “Emerging Investigators Issue” of the journal Environmental Science: Processes & Impacts. The “Emerging Investigators Special Issue” is focused on highlighting “the best and brightest of early career scientists in the fields of environmental science and environmental engineering,” the journal’s editors wrote.

Dr. Baalousha’s research study, published in the journal, describes for the first time a fully validated and quantitative methodology for the measurement of the number concentration and number size distribution of nanomaterials from environmentally relevant concentrations using atomic force microscopy.

“This method allows us to accurately measure, for the first time, number concentrations in nano(eco)toxicology. This is essential to understanding how toxic nanomaterials might be,” said Dr. Baalousha.

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