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Krista R. Wigginton


Faculty Affiliate

Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering

  • B.S. Professional Chemistry, University of Idaho, 2001
  • M.S. Environmental Engineering, Virginia Tech, 2004
  • Ph.D. Environmental Engineering, Virginia Tech, 2008
Office Location
1351 Beal Avenue, 181 EWRE Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109-2125
Research Interests

Dr. Krista Rule Wigginton is an assistant professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Michigan. Prior to joining the faculty at UM, she was an assistant professor at the University of Maryland, College Park from 2011-2012. Her research focuses on applications of environmental biotechnology in drinking water and wastewater treatment. In particular, her research group develops new methods to detect and analyze the fate of emerging pollutants in the environment. Dr. Wigginton received her B.S. degree in Chemistry from the University of Idaho, and her M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Environmental Engineering from Virginia Tech. After completing her Ph.D. degree, she worked as a postdoctoral researcher at École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) in Switzerland from 2008-2011.

General areas of interest:
    Waterborne pathogens
    Wastewater as a resource
    Disinfection mechanisms
    High-resolution mass spectrometry
    Emerging viruses