About us

The Laboratory for Environmental and Health Nanoscience (LEHN) focuses on the creation of new nanomaterials and new 3D material architectures and their applications and implications for both the environment and for human health.   PI Robert Hurt and a diverse team of staff and student researchers at Brown University represent 6 countries and four disciplines: chemistry, chemical engineering, biomedical engineering, materials/mechanical engineering.  We specialize in work on graphene-based carbon materials and metallic nanomaterials, and collaborate extensively with the Agnes Kane group in Pathobiology at Brown and with other groups to understand the complex problems that arise at the interface between nanomaterials and the natural world. 

Group Photo: Summer 2014Group Photo: Summer 2014


















Front row (left to right): Zhongying Wang, Guilherme Lenz e Silva, Megan Creighton, Robbie Peterutti, Yantao Chen, Indrek Kulaots, Naser Mahfouz, Xiaoshu Lv, Collin Felten, Zach Saleeba, Yang Qiu.

Back row (left to right): Germara Villalongo, Robert Hurt, Ursa Major, Ann Brasacchio, Ruben Spitz-Steinberg, Finn van Krieken

Recent News

  • Collaboration with I. Wong lab. on wrinkled graphene films for directing cell alignment. Read article...
  • PhD Student Megan Creighton wins EPA STAR fellowship. Read more...
  • Yang and Zhongying publish first article on the antioxidant activity of graphene materials in Nanoscale. Read article...
  • Keynote lectures given at Carbon2014 in Jeju, Korea, Fall 2014 ACS meeting on the Environmental Applications and Implications of Graphene-Based Nanomaterials. and the 2015 International Electrochemical Society Topical Meeting in Angra dos Reis, Brazil.

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