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Peter Vikesland at TEDxVT 2012: Nanotechnology Will Revolutionize Water Supply Sustainability

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Peter Vikesland

Speaker 2012; Professor, Civil & Environmental Engineering

Peter Vikesland is an Associate Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Virginia Tech. His research involves the application of fundamental chemical principles to the study of natural and engineered systems. A present focus is on the use of nanotechnology for the detection and remediation of environmental contaminants. Parallel ongoing studies also seek to examine the potentially damaging impacts of nanotechnology on environmental systems. Vikesland has received research support from the US National Science Foundation, the Water Research Foundation, the William and Melinda Gates Foundation, and the US Environmental Protection Agency. He is a NSF CAREER Awardee and he and his students have received numerous awards acknowledging their efforts in the field of environmental engineering and science.

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