David Hokanson

David Hokanson

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering


Dr. David Hokanson served as the Operations Manager of the Sustainable Futures Institute at Michigan Technological University from 2003 to 2005.

Dr. Hokanson joined the Professional Staff of Michigan Tech’s Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE) as a Research Engineer in June 1996-2004. In 2004, he was appointed as an Adjunct Assistant Professor in the CEE Department and as a member of the Graduate Faculty at Michigan Tech.

Dr. Hokanson was affiliated originally with the National Center for Clean Industrial and Treatment Technologies (CenCITT) at Michigan Tech, a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Center of Excellence and a partnership between Michigan Technological University (lead institution), the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, and the University of Wisconsin-Madison. His role in CenCITT evolved into his current role with the Sustainable Futures Institute.

Through CenCITT and the Sustainable Futures Institute, Dr. Hokanson has experience working on several federal and industry funded research projects in the area of pollution prevention, water treatment, and sustainability, including educational and outreach applications at many levels. Dr. Hokanson was also instrumental in the development of the textbook Water Treatment: Principles and Design, 2nd ed. (John Wiley and Sons, 2005).