UCSB CEIN researchers track the flow of engineered nanomaterials through the global economy, from synthesis to use, and eventual end of life.
Engineered nanomaterials (ENMs) are now becoming a significant fraction of the material flows in the global economy. We are already reaping the benefits of improved energy efficiency, material use reduction, and better performance in many existing and new applications that have been enabled by these technological advances. As ENMs pervade the global economy, however, it becomes important to understand their environmental implications. (Read more)