DAVID H HAGAN

I make things at MIT as a fellow of the Tata Center. Atmospheric Chemistry & Physics Ph.D. student. Open science advocate.

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Curriculum Vitae for

DAVID H HAGAN

Atmospheric Chemist. Engineer.

Currently, I am a third year Ph.D. student studying Atmospheric Physics and Chemistry at MIT (Course 1).

My research is focused towards developing low-cost detectors for volatile organic compounds. In addition to academic work, I work as a software developer primarily in the areas of scientific computing and data analysis.

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Ph.D., Atmospheric Chemistry & Physics

Cambridge, MA

8.2014 - Present

Cambridge, MA

Washington Univerisity in St. Louis '13

B.S., Chemical Engineering

St. Louis, MO

8.2011 - 5.2013

St. Louis, MO

Hendrix College '11

B.A., Chemical Physics

Conway, AR

8.2006 - 5.2011

Conway, AR

  1. Raul E. Martinez, Brent J. Williams, Yaping Zhang, David Hagan, Michael Walker, Nathan M. Kreisberg, Susanne V. Hering, Thorsten Hohaus, John T. Jayne, Douglas R. Worsnop: Development of a Volatility and Polarity Separator (VAPS) for Volatility and Polarity Resolved Organic Aerosol Measurement. Aerosol Science and Technology 02/2016; 50(3). DOI:10.1080/02786826.2016.1147645. [ link ]

8.2014 - Present

Tata Center for Technology and Design (MIT)

Fellow
  • developing a quantitative multi-pollutant air quality sensor to increase spatial and temporal resolution of AQ measurements
  • developing a low-cost VOC sensor to obtain semi-quantitative information about Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) in urban areas
  • developed a low-cost portable monitor for quantitative measurements of SO2...deployed in Hawaii to monitor emissions associated with Kilauea

8.2013 - 8.2014

NSF International

Engineer I
  • ran NSF 61 program to certify various plastics (PVC, CPVC, PE, HDPE, Nylon) to accoring to ASTM and ISO standards
  • re-designed and retrofitted old test equipment

1.2012 - 8.2013

Atmospheric Chemistry and Technology Lab (WashU)

Research Assistant
  • developed a photo-reactor (PAM) to investigate the role of biogenic and anthropogenic emissions on particle formation and evolution
  • deployed a novel instrument (VAPS) at the Southern Aerosol and Oxidant Study (SOAS) in Brent, AL during Summer 2013
  • deployed a network of aerosol instruments at the St. Louis Regional Air Quality Study (2013)

5.2012 - 8.2012

IdaTech

Intern - Technology Development and Integration Team
  • determined root cause of failed fuel-quality field tests leading to new fuel standard
  • operated and performed routine maintainence on IdaTech's proprietary fuel cell stacks
  • re-wrote old VBA scripts to Perl to analyze medium-large datasets pertaining to fuel cell stack reliability

Software

Languages
PYTHON Javascript C++ LabVIEW Perl MATLAB php
Frameworks
Flask
Other
Mysql redis API Development d3.js git nginx gunicorn

Technical

Hardware
Arduino Raspberry Pi Gas Chromatography Mass Spectrometry pcb design
Software
Aspen Plus Upverter

Awards and Honors

Awards
  • Eagle Scout
  • First Place, William Cunningham Award - AIChE National Design Competition [press]
  • First Place, Startup Weekend Ann Arbor 2014
  • Engineer in Training (EIT) 2013
Professional Associations
  • American Institute for Chemical Engineers (2011-2014)
  • Society of Physics Students (2007-2011)
  • American Association for Aerosol Research (2013 - Present)
  • American Association for the Advancement of Science (2016 - Present)