David Hanigan

Assistant Professor
David Hanigan

Dr. Hanigan graduated from the University of Missouri - Columbia with a B.S. in Civil Engineering in 2009. He was awarded an M.S. in 2011 from the University of Missouri where his research focused on the removal of trihalomethane (THM) and haloacetic acid (HAA) precursors using MIEX and activated carbon.

During his M.S., Dr. Hanigan was awarded the Paul Kufrin Memorial Scholarship. While working towards his Ph.D. he has received multiple awards, including the Ira A. Fulton Fellowship, ACS Graduate Student Award in Environmental Chemistry, ASU Engineering Dean's Fellowship, and AZ Water Association Scholarship. Hanigan's Ph.D. was further supported in part by the prestigious AWWA Abel Wolman Fellowship and the WEF Canham Graduate Studies Scholarship.

His Ph.D. research (2015, Arizona State University) focused on removal, characterization, and identification of N-nitrosamine precursors. His current research interest is in how anthropogenic chemicals (pharmaceuticals, pesticides, etc.) affect human health and ecological endpoints.

After completion of his Ph.D. he was a post-doctoral researcher at Arizona State University studying the implications of nanomaterial use through their life cycle (EPA -LCNano).

  • Ph.D., Environmental Engineering, Arizona State University, 2015
  • M.S., Environmental Engineering, University of Missouri, 2011
  • B.S., Civil Engineering, University of Missouri, 2009

Research interests

Increasing global population has amplified anthropogenic loading of organic matter to the water cycle, and increased the rate of incidental water reuse, both of which are core concepts of Dr. Hanigan's work. The Hanigan Lab focuses on environmental organic and inorganic chemistry and process based water treatment.

Curriculum vitae

Selected publications

  1. Kidd, J., Bi, Y., Hanigan, D., Herckes, P., Westerhoff, P. Yttrium Residues in MWCNT Enable Assessment of MWCNT Removal During Wastewater Treatment. Nanomaterials, (In press)
  2. Saleh, N., Khalid, A., Tian, Y., Ayres, C., Sabaraya, I., Pietari, J., Hanigan, D., Chowdhury, I., Apul, O. Degradation and removal of poly- and per-fluoroalkyl substances from aqueous systems by nano-enabled water treatment strategies. Environmental Science: Water Research and Technology, 2019. 5(2): p. 198-208. (Cover Article)
  3. An, D., Chen, Y., Gu, B., Westerhoff, P., Hanigan, D., Herckes, P., Fischer, N., Donovan, S., Croué, J. P., Atkinson, A. Lower Molecular Weight Fractions of PolyDADMAC Coagulants Disproportionately Contribute to N-nitrosodimethylamine Formation During Water Treatment. Water Research, 2019. 150: p. 466-472.
  4. Gao, Q., Wang, C.-Z., Liu, S., Hanigan, D., Liu, S.-T., Zhao, H.-Z. Ultrafiltration Membrane Microreactor (MMR) for Simultaneous Removal of Nitrate and Phosphate from Water. Chemical Engineering Journal, 2019. 355: p. 238-246
  5. Roback, S., Ferrer, I., Thurman, E. M., Ishida, K., Plumlee, M. H., Poustie, A., Westerhoff, P., Hanigan, D. Non-Target Mass Spectroscopy Analysis of NDMA Precursors in Advanced Treatment for Potable Reuse. Environmental Science: Water Research and Technology, 2018. 4(12): p. 1944-1955.
  6. Krasner, S. W., Westerhoff, P., Mitch, W. A., Hanigan, D., McCurry, D. L., von Gunten, U. Behavior of NDMA Precursors at 21 Full-Scale Water Treatment Facilities. Environmental Science: Water Research & Technology, 2018. 4(12): p. 1966-1978.
  7. Hanigan, D., Truong, L., Schoepf, J., Nosaka, T., Mulchandani, A., Tanguay, R. L., Westerhoff, P. Trade-offs in Ecosystem Impacts from Nanomaterial versus Organic Chemical Ultraviolet Filters in Sunscreens. Water Research, 2018. 139: p. 281-290.
  8. Kidd, J., Hanigan, D., Truong, L., Hristovski, K., Tanguay, R., Westerhoff, P. Developing and Interpreting Aqueous Functional Assays for Comparative Property-Risk Relationships of Different Nanoparticles. Science of the Total Environment, 2018. 628-629: p. 1609-1616.
  9. Chen, S., Yuan, Z., Hanigan, D., Westerhoff, P., Zhao, H., Ni, J. Coagulation Behaviors of New Covalently Bound Hybrid Coagulants (CBHyC) in Surface Water Treatment. Separation and Purification Technology, 2018. 192(Supplement C): p. 322-328
  10. Venkatesan, A. K., Reed, R. B., Lee, S., Bi, X., Hanigan, D., Yang, Y., Ranville, J. F., Herckes, P., Westerhoff, P. Detection and Sizing of Ti-containing Particles in Recreational Waters Using Single Particle ICP-MS. Bulletin of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology, 2018. 100(1): p. 120-126.