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Dr. Peter Vikesland

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Civil and Environmental Engineering

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Peter Vikesland is a 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 currently leads an international team of researchers as the principal investigator for a five-year Partnerships in International Research and Education grant from the National Science Foundation. The team is seeking to halt wastewater derived antimicrobial resistance dissemination.