Nick Geitner


I am gay and I am a physicist and environmental engineer. //

After attending college in central Ohio, I obtained a PhD in physics from Clemson University. I currently apply the tools of physics to problems in environmental engineering at Duke University in my capacity as a postdoctoral researcher for the Center for the Environmental Implications of NanoTechnology (CEINT). I study how nanomaterials interact with various components in the environment, and how this may impact their transport, negative effects, or potential applications. I live together with my husband, also an LGBTQ scientist, and our dog Cosmo.