Homepage Dr. Denise Mitrano


Research Interests


  • Characterization of nanomaterials through product relevant aging and transformations. Determine probability/concentration/characterization of nanoparticle release from nano-enhanced products and materials.
  • Fabrication of nano-enhanced textiles
  • Investigate nanoparticle dissolution and surface transformation(s) related to aging. (e.g. light exposure, washing, landfill, etc).
  • Build knowledge and experience using a suite of analytical techniques capable of characterizing nanomaterials and/or other trace metals analysis
  • Putting new technologies into a broader context:
    • Evaluation of nano toxicity compared to traditional metal toxicity
    • Finding appropriate products and markets for new (nano) technologies based on market acceptance, technical and economic criteria and life cycle analysis.