During this webinar, Dr Krista Wigginton, Assistant Professor at the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Michigan, will discuss the use of high resolution LC-MS to understand the chemical fate of biomolecule pollutants, such as waterborne viruses and plasmids containing antibiotic resistance genes, in drinking water and wastewater treatment processes. Dr Wigginton will also describe the quantification of unregulated disinfection by-products in drinking water, and the identification of organic contaminants adsorbed to microplastics deployed in the Great Lakes using HRMS.
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Dr Richard Jack, Senior Director, Environment and Industry, Thermo Fisher Scientific
Richard received his PhD in biochemistry and anaerobic microbiology from Virginia Tech University in Blacksburg, VA, where he was involved in vaccine development and later worked as an environmental scientist in bioremediation of toxic compounds in soils. Richard is the Senior Director of Environment and Industrial markets at Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc, and works with global regulatory agencies to help develop validated methods through new applications, instrumentation, column chemistries, and software. Richard is an EPA Scientific Advisor for the EPA’s panel on Hydraulic Fracturing, a co-author for EPA 557 and has drafted several ASTM methods. He is subcommittee chairman for the ASTM D19.09 for water contaminants.
Dr Krista Wigginton, Assistant Professor, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Michigan
Dr Krista Rule Wigginton received her MS and PhD in Environmental Engineering at Virginia Tech and her BS in Chemistry at the University of Idaho. Following her PhD, she conducted postdoctoral research at École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne in Lausanne, Switzerland. In 2013, she joined the faculty in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Michigan as an Assistant Professor of Environmental Engineering, and the Borchardt and Glysson Water Treatment Faculty Scholar. Dr Wigginton’s research team focuses on the detection and fate of pathogens in water samples, and examines how viruses and nucleic acids degrade when exposed to oxidants and non-ionizing radiation. She is the recipient of the U.S. NSF International Postdoctoral Fellowship and the NSF CAREER award.
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