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Katherine Lanigan

Associate Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry

Dr. Katherine Lanigan
Contact Info:
Campus: McNichols Campus
Building: Chemistry
Room: 219A
Phone: (313) 993-1569
Dr. Katherine Lanigan
Teaches:
General Chemistry I (CHM 1070)
General Chemistry II (CHM 1080)
General Chemistry II Laboratory (CHM 1120)
BUILD CHM RCN Course: General Chemistry Research Based Laboratory (CHM 1150)
Quantitative Chemical Analysis (CHM 3870)
Quantitative Chemical Analysis Laboratory (CHM 3880)
Instrumental Analysis / Advanced Instrumental Analysis (CHM 4810/5810)
Instrumental Analysis Laboratory / Advanced Instrumental Analysis Laboratory (CHM 4820/5820)
Environmental Chemistry (CHM 6010)

Degrees

  • Ph.D., Chemistry, University of Iowa
  • B.S., Chemistry, University of Dayton

Biography

Associate Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry, teaches analytical chemistry courses, including quantitative analysis and instrumental analysis, as well as general chemistry for science and engineering students. Her research uses analytical chemistry for the analysis of trace metal accumulation in plants, soil and invertebrate. Instrumental methods such as flame atomic absorption spectrophotometry (FAAS), X-ray fluorescence (XRF), and ultraviolet/visible molecular absorption spectrophotometry (UV/vis) are used in these studies. A secondary research interest of hers is the study of adsorbed chemical species at the liquid/solid interface of metal oxide thin films. Attenuated total reflectance-Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (ATR-FTIR) is primarily used in this investigations.

Dr. Lanigan received a B.S. degree in Chemistry from the University of Dayton and a Ph.D. degree in chemistry from the University of Iowa. Lanigan joined the University of Detroit Mercy in 2001.

Recent Publications

Lanigan, K. C.; Roberts-Kirchhoff, E. S. Investigating Drinking Water Quality: Theme-Based Activities for a Range of Instructional Levels. In Chemistry and the Environment: Pedagogical Models and Practices; Lanigan, K. C., Roberts-Kirchhoff, E. S., Evans, K. R., Benvenuto, M. A., Rihana-Abdallah, A., Eds; ACS Symposium Series 1214; Amercian Chemical Society: Washington, DC, 2015; pp 51-67.

Rihana-Abdallah, A.; Li, Z.; Lanigan, K. C., Cloud Point Extraction of Iron and Its Detection Using Flame Atomic Absorption Spectrometry. In Trace Materials in Air, Soil, and Water; Evans, K. R., Roberts-Kirchhoff, E. S., Benvenuto, M. A., Lanigan, K. C., Rihana-Abdallah, A., Eds.; ACS Symposium Series 1210; American Chemical Society: Washington, DC, 2015; pp 183-193.

Recent Presentations (*denotes undergraduate student)

Lanigan, K. C.; Matti, A.; Tomco, D.; Evans, K. R. “A first-year, Course-based Chemistry Research Experience Part II:  Implementation of a Research-based Chemistry Laboratory Course for Chemistry and Biochemistry Students as Part of a Research Coordination Network,” Abstract of Papers, 253rd National Meeting of the American Chemical Society, San Francisco, CA, Apr. 2-6, 2017; American Chemical Society: Washington, DC, ENVR 289.

Rihana-Abdallah, A.; Li, Z.; Lanigan, K. C. "Analysis of Heavy Metals in Water Using Cloud Point Extraction and Flame Atomic Absorption Spectrometry," Abstract of Papers, 253rd National Meeting of the American Chemical Society, San Francisco, CA, Apr. 2-6, 2017; American Chemical Society: Washington, DC, ENVR 295.

Li, Z.; Rihana-Abdallah, A.; Lanigan, K. C. "Analysis of Iron, Lead and Cadmium Using CPE and FAAS." Presented at the ANACHEM/SAS Symposium, Livonia, MI, November 3rd, 2016.

*Mantzopoulos; D. A.; Lanigan, K. C.” Measurement of Lead Uptake by Thlaspi arvense Plants by FAAS.” Presented at the ANACHEM/SAS Symposium, Livonia, MI, November 5th, 2015.

Lanigan, K.C.; Roberts-Kirchhoff, E. S. “Environmentally-Themed Chemistry Activities and Experiments Focused on Water Quality for a Range of Instructional Levels,” Abstract of Papers, 249th National Meeting of the American Chemical Society, Denver, CO, March 16-20, 2015, American Chemical Society: Washington, DC, 2015; ENVR 481.

Recent Grants and Awards

  • National Institute of Health Research Grant Program ReBUILDetroit Pilot Project: Course Development Award – 2017, as co-PI
  • UDMPU Faculty Research Awards - 2016
  • UDMPU Faculty Research Awards - 2015
 
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