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Dr. Julian Taurozzi

Research Interests

  • Environmental implications and applications of engineered nanomaterials
  • Development of dispersion methods and physicochemical characterization of engineered nanomaterials in relevant biological and environmental matrices
  • Development of polymeric membrane nano-composites for water purification

Awards and Honors

  • American Chemical Society Certificate of Merit for outstanding paper at the 230th ACS National Meeting (2005)
  • First place at the American Water Works Association “Fresh Ideas” Michigan competition (2008)
  • Outstanding Environmental Engineering Graduate Student, MSU (2009)

Publications Prior to Joining NIST:

  • Dhawan, A; Taurozzi, J. S; Pandey, A. K; Shan, W; Miller, S. M; Hashsham, S. A. and Tarabara, V. V. Stable Colloidal Dispersions of C60 Fullerenes in Water: Evidence for Genotoxicity. Environ. Sci. Technol. 40(23): 7394-7401 (2006)
  • Taurozzi, J. S. and Tarabara, V. V. Silver Nanoparticle Arrays on Track Etch Membrane Support as Flow-Through Optical Sensors for Water Quality Control. Environ. Eng. Sci. 24(1): 122-137 (2007)


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NIST Associate
Ceramics Division
Nanomechanical Properties Group

Employment History:

  • 2009-present: NIST Associate / Duke University Post-doctoral Research Associate
  • 2005-2009: Research Assistant, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Michigan State University
  • 2004: Process Engineer, Techint Engineering & Construction Holding


Ph.D., Environmental Engineering, Michigan State University, 2009
B.S. & M.S, Chemical Engineering, Buenos Aires Institute of Technology, 2003

Professional Activities

Member of the American Water Works Association
Member of the American Chemical Society
Member of the North American Membrane Society
Member of the Association of Environmental Engineering and Science Professors



Phone: 301-975-5794
Fax: 301-975-5334