Glen Daigger

Environmental and Water Resources

Office:  EWRE 177
Phone:  734-647-3217

Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
EWRE 177
Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109-2125

  • Ph.D., Environmental Engineering, Purdue University
  • M.S., Purdue University
  • B.S., Civil Engineering, Purdue University
  • Names Distinguished Fellow, International Water Association, 2014
  • Richart Lecture, University of Michigan, 2013.
  • McCarty Lecture, Stanford University, 2013.
  • Elected Distinguished Member of the American Society of Civil Engineering, 2012.
  • Named Water Environment Federation Fellow, 2012.
  • Named Distinguished Engineering Alumni, Purdue University, 2012.
  • Presented the Tsuan Hua Feng Distinguished Lecture at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, October, 2011.
  • Named Fellow of the American Society of Civil Engineers, 2009.
  • Presented the 2008 Association of Environmental Engineering and Science Professors Lecture at the Research Symposium for the Water Environment Federation Technical Exhibition and Conference
  • Received the 2008 Harrison Prescott Eddy Award from the Water Environment Federation.
  • Presented the 2006 Simon W. Freese Award & Lecture from ASCE.
  • Elected to the National Academy of Engineers, 2003.
  • Received the 2002 Harrison Prescott Eddy Award from the Water Environment Federation.
  • Received the 2001 Harrison Prescott Eddy Award from the Water Environment Federation.
  • American Society of Civil Engineers
  • American Water Works Association
  • Association of Environmental Engineering and Science Professors
  • Chi Epsilon
  • International Water Association (IWA)
  • National Academy of Engineering
  • Sigma Xi
  • Tau Beta Pi
  • Water Environment Federation

My research has focused on the fundamental science and engineering supporting the advancement of technologies and practices which have been transformational for environmental engineering. These have included topics such as wastewater nutrient removal and recovery (biological and chemical), treatment process optimization and control (particularly biological treatment systems), control of activated sludge bulking and foaming, which can be debilitating and lead to excessive treatment costs if not properly addressed, and the highly efficient coupled attached and suspended growth systems.


1.    Daigger, G. T., T. Datta, H. D. Stensel, D. D. Whitlock, and J. K Mackey, “Evaluating the Role of Point Source Discharges Informs Statewide Nutrient Control Policy in Utah,” Water Environment Research, 86 (6), 2014, 559-572.
2.    Graedel, T. E., D. Swackhamer, R. Anex, W. F. Carroll , Jr., G. T. Daigger, P. Ferrão, H. Frumkin, S. Katzen, A Palmisano, S. Polasky, L. Scarlett, R. Stephens, and L. Zeise, “Sustainability for the Nation: Resource Connections and Governance Linkages,” Environmental Science and Technology, June, 2014, DOI 10.1021/es502328v.
3.    Daigger, G. T., “Oxygen and Carbon Requirements for Biological Nitrogen Removal Processes Accomplishing Nitrification, Nitritation, and Anammox,” Water Environment Research, 86(2), 204-209, 2014.
4.    Daigger, G. T. and H. X. Littleton, “Simultaneous Biological Nutrient Removal:  A State-of-the-Art Review,” Water Environment Research, 86(2), 245-257, 2014.
5.    Benedetti, L., J. Langeveld, A. Comeau, L. Corominas, G. Daigger, C Martin, P. S. Mikkelsen, L. Vezzaro, S. Weijers, and P. A. Vanrolleghem, “Modelling and Monitoring of Integrated Urban Wastewater Systems:  Review of Status and Perspectives,” Water Science and Technology, 68(6), 1203-1215, 2013.
6.    Daigger, G. T., A. Hodgkinson, S. Aqualina, and P. Burrowes, “Creation of a Sustainable Water Resource Through Reclamation of Municipal Wastewater in the Gippsland Water Factory,” Journal of Water Reuse and Desalination, 3(1), 1-15, 2013.


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