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University of Colorado Denver


Mike Hannigan, PhD

Assistant Professor

Research Interests:
  • Characterizing Particulate Air Pollutants at Urban and Remote Locations
  • Reducing Health Risks Associated with Particulate Air Pollution and Understand how Airborne Particles Affect Climate
  • Courses Taught:
  • Air Pollution Controls
  • Environmental Toxicology
  • Fluid Dynamics
  • Current Research:
  • Mexico City Air Pollution Research - This project aims to study the effect of Mexico City's aerosols on local cloud formation.
  • Wildfire Emissions - This project seeks to analyze a person's actual particle intake, rather than particle intake measured at a stationary site, using a Personal Particle Speciation Sampler.  This project is being done in conjunction with Shelly Miller.
  • Air Pollution Health Effects - A joint project between CU-Boulder and National Jewish Health Center in Denver, this project is a 5-year study analyzing the correlation between particulate matter and respiratory health problems. This project is being done in conjunction with Dr. Shelly Miller.
  • Education:
  • California Institute of Technology, PhD, Environmental Engineering Science, 1997

  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Postdoctoral Fellow, Environmental Health Sciences, 1997-98

  • Colorado State University, Postdoctoral Fellow, Atmospheric Science, 1998


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