Brian Hawkins, Ph.D.

Associate Director of Technology Development and Associate Research Professor

Brian Hawkins, Ph.D. oversees multiple research and development programs and coordinates technology partnerships with other academic institutions and companies. His research interests include processes for household-scale water treatment and reuse, nutrient remediation, and energy recovery. Within the Smart Toilet Lab, Dr. Hawkins is the PI on the Duke University portion of a Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) grant awarded to Coprata, Inc. from the National Institutes of Health. Prior to joining Duke, he worked at RTI International and the University of Washington School of Medicine, and completed a postdoctoral fellowship at the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences. Dr. Hawkins holds a B.S. in Chemistry from the Georgia Institute of Technology and a Ph.D. in Neuroscience from the University of Arizona. He is a co-author of more than 40 peer-reviewed research publications, review articles, and book chapters, and serves as an Associate Editor of Water and Environment Journal. Visit Scholars@Duke for more information.

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