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Dr. Jamie Lead

Endowed Chair in Environmental Nanoscience and RIsk

Environmental Nanoscience and Risk

  • Research is focused on understanding nanoscale phenomena in the environment, including natural nanomaterials, manufactured nanomaterials, and their interaction.
  • Fellow, Royal Society of Chemistry, the Institute of Nanotechnology and the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry
  • Former Director, Facility for the Environmental Nanoparticle Analysis and Characterisation
  • Former Professor, Environmental Nanoscience, University of Birmingham, UK
  • PhD, Environmental Chemistry, Lancaster University, UK

Dr. Jamie Lead’s research at the SmartState Center will perform fundamental and applied studies on the impact of nanotechnology on the environment, specifically, the scientific, technological, health, economic, legal, and societal behaviors and effects. He will build on the University of South Carolina's (USC) strong existing program of research in nanoscience, which includes the extensive facilities of the USC NanoCenter, the Keck Laboratory for nanobioparticle research, and partnerships with federal agencies and laboratories.

Prior to joining the University of South Carolina and accepting his SmartState Endowed Chair, Dr. Lead served as Director of the Facility for the Environmental Nanoparticle Analysis and Characterisation and Professor in Environmental Nanoscience, University of Birmingham, Birmingham, UK. He received his PhD in environmental aquatic chemistry from Lancaster University, Bailrigg, Lancaster, UK.

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