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Nanomaterials in the Environment, Agriculture & Technology -  Organized Research Unit (NEAT ORU) - UC Davis

What is NEAT?

The NEAT Statement:

"Nanoparticles are everywhere. You eat them, drink them, breathe them, pay to have them, and pay even more to get rid of them."
- Dr. Alexandra Navrotsky, 1999

NEAT (Nanomaterials in the Environment, Agriculture, and Technology) is a multidisciplinary research and education program which links the fundamental physics, chemistry, and engineering of small particles and nanomaterials to several challenging areas of investigation:

  • applications in ceramic, chemical, electronic, environmental, and agricultural technology
  • environmental transport and transformation and resulting roles in environmental pollution and remediation
  • interactions with the biosphere, especially microorganisms
  • effects on health

Program Contact Information:

Alexandra Navrotsky, Director
Peter A. Rock Thermochemistry Laboratory and NEAT-ORU
University of California, Davis
One Shields Avenue
4415 Chemistry Annex
Davis, CA 95616

Phone: (530) 752-3292
Fax: (530) 752-9307
E-mail: anavrotsky@ucdavis.edu