Joana Sipe

Research Student

Duke University

Joana Sipe is currently an Environmental Engineering PhD candidate at Duke University studying the degeneration of 3D printed plastic products into microplastics in the environment.  She has 7 years of nano-research experience as part of LCNano with Dr. Paul Westerhoff at Arizona State and presently works under Center for the Environmental Implications of Nanotechnology (CEINT) with Dr. Mark Wiesner. She is currently collaborating with Dr. Nathan Bossa to research the release of MW-CNTs from polymers using their novel abrasion machine design. Joana is an NSF- GRFP award recipient and most recently presented her work on microplastic generation rates at the Microplastics 2018 conference in Switzerland. In the future, she plans to continue her work on 3D printed nanocomposite release of microplastics into the environment and looks to hold a position in academia after graduation.