Our approach to Environmental Nanoscience mainly uses experiments to test questions regarding the formation, properties, and behavior of natural and synthetic nanoparticles. We employ a suite of crystallographic, spectroscopic, chemical, electron microscopic, and computational tools in our research, and have collaborations with physicists, soil and environmental scientists, chemists and biogeochemists, polymer chemists, and materials scientists. Our combined efforts have produced publications reporting how atomic structural, physical and chemical properties of various nanosized minerals relate to their behaviors, as well as how these can be used to explain their reactivity in natural and artificial (applied) systems.

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Synchrotron Science