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David Hokanson, Ph.D., P.E., BCEE

David R. Hokanson has a B.S. in Environmental Engineering, a M.S. in Civil Engineering, and a Ph.D. in Environmental Engineering from Michigan Technological University. Dr. Hokanson is a registered Civil Engineer in California and a licensed Professional Engineer in the State of Michigan with over 15 years of experience who has authored more than 50 publications. He is recognized by the American Academy of Environmental Engineers (AAEE) as a Board Certified Environmental Engineer (BCEE) in two specialty areas: (1) Water Supply & Wastewater and (2) Environmental Sustainability. His professional experience has focused around physicochemical processes in water treatment and sustainable engineering. He is a recognized expert on mathematical modeling of water treatment processes and has authored seven engineering design tools (e.g., adsorption, advanced oxidation, air stripping) that are widely used by engineering firms and by government sponsors. Dr. Hokanson performed his doctoral research on developing a mathematical model describing the multifiltration beds (ion exchange and adsorption) applied for wastewater reuse onboard the International Space Station water processor with Prof. David Hand as advisor and Prof. John Crittenden as a project collaborator. Dr. Hokanson is interested in advanced processes for water treatment with a special interest in emerging water quality problems. Dr. Hokanson is a member of AWWA, WEF, ASCE, IWA, IOA, IUVA, and AEESP.