Kate Harrison

Doctoral Student


2019, Honors B.S. Civil Engineering, Marquette University, Milwaukee, WI

Areas of Interest
Proliferation of antibiotic resistance in drinking water and wastewater environments, emerging contaminants harbored in drinking water distribution systems, improving viral detection methods

Research Projects
Fate of viruses in indirect potable water reuse treatment systems, novel uses of virus-like particles (VLPs) to improve treatment performance

Harrison, K.R., Kappell, A. D., McNamara, P. J. (2019). Benzalkonium chloride alters phenotypic and genotypic antibiotic resistance profiles in a source water used for drinking water treatment. Environmental Pollution, 257, 113472

Kappell, A. D., Harrison, K. R., McNamara, P. J. (2019). Effects of zinc orthophosphate on the antibiotic resistant bacterial community of a source water used for drinking water treatment. Environ. Sci.: Water Res. Technol., 5, 1523-1534

Honors and Awards
2020, Western Michigan Air and Waste Management Association Scholarship Recipient
2019, NSF Graduate Research Fellowship
2019, Certification of Engineer-in-Training (EIT)

Other Interests
I love running and trying out new coffee shops