- Ph.D., Environmental Engineering, Stanford University , Stanford CA, 1987
- M.S., Chemical Engineering, Stanford University , Stanford CA, 1982
- M.S., Environmental Engineering, Stanford University, Stanford CA, 1980
- B.S., Chemistry, Stanford University, 1980
Professor Hayes’ research expertise includes surface and interfacial chemistry, environmental chemistry and engineering, green chemistry and sustainable engineering principles and nanotechnology for the improvement of water quality. His current research primarily focuses on the evaluation and optimization of solid phase reactive materials in water treatment systems for effective removal of water-based environmental contaminants. On-going projects include optimization of reduced iron oxide and sulfide solid phases and solution conditions for effective removal of radionuclides and metals from water; the synthesis, optimization, and application of nanoparticles for water treatment; advanced oxidation processes using Fenton-based catalysts for removal of pharmaceutical and personal care products from water and wastewater; ion exchange resin and chelation systems for treatment of radionuclide impaired wastewater associated with shale gas extraction by hydraulic fracturing and an integrated assessment of the sustainability of safe drinking water supply using iron-oxide based filtration systems in Bangladesh.
- External Review Committee, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI, April 26-28th, 2015.
- Session Co-Organizer, “Water Quality Stewardship in Pursuit of Unconventional Oil and Natural Gas Reservoirs,“ Division of Environmental Chemistry, Centennial Celebration, American Chemical Society 247th National Meeting, March 16-20th, 2014, Dallas Texas.
- Expert Reviewer, American Association for the Advancement of Science, Final Report for Funded Proposal of KACST (King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology) Program, Winter 2014.
- Chair, External Advisory Board, University of Arizona Superfund Research Program, Sept. 2012 to present.
- Session Chair, “Uranium Biogeochemistry: Transformations and Applications,” International Workshop, Monte Veritá, Ascona, Switzerland, March 11-16, 2012.
- University of Michigan Team Participant, University of Michigan and Bechtel Partner Session, Bechtel Corporation Office, Frederick, MD, February 21, 2012.
- Member, External Advisory Board, University of Arizona Superfund Research Program, Sept. 2011 to present.
- Member, MI Green Chemistry and Engineering Conference Steering Committee, 2011.
- Member, NSF Proposal Review Panel, Environment Health and Safety of Nanotechnology, December 16-17, 2010, Washington D.C.
- Invited Panel Member, American Association for the Advancement of Science, Proposal Reviews for KACST (King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology) Program, Winter 2010 Competition.
- Invited Participant, Working Group on In Situ Biogeochemical Transformations,” Dallas, Texas at USEPA Region 6 headquarters, Nov. 5, 2009.
- Invited Panel Member for DOE Office of Biological and Environmental Research, Merit Review of the Scientific Focus Area (SFA) Science Plan in the Environmental Remediation Sciences Program (ERSP) focus area at Argonne National Laboratory (ANL), Review of Plan: April-May, 2009, ANL Review visit: June 10th – 11th, 2009.
- Invited Panel Member, American Association for the Advancement of Science, Proposal Reviews for KACST (King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology) program, Winter 2009 Competition.
- Conference Organizer and Session Chair, “Metal and Metalloid Speciation and Adsorption in Honor of James O. Leckie,” 237th Amer. Chem. Soc. National Meeting, Salt Lake City, March 22-26, 2009.
- Invited Participant, Summit on “Biogeochemical Processes in the Degradation of Chlorinated Solvents,” Brooks City-Base, San Antonio Texas, April 25-26, 2007.
- Environmental Protection Agency, Science Advisory Board Review Panel to Assess “Emergency Response Quality Assurance Sampling Plan for Hurricane Katrina Screening Level Sampling for Sediments in Areas Where Floodwater Receded, Southeast Louisiana, September 2005.
- Environmental Protection Agency, Consultant to the Science Advisory Board, Member of the Metals Framework Document Assessment Panel, February 1-3, 2005.
- National Science Foundation Review Panel: Environmental Engineering, Technology Panel, February 3-4, 2005.
- Member, AEESP Mission Committee, June 2004 to 2005.
- National Science Foundation Review Panel: Nanoscale Exploratory Research, March 2004.
- Environmental Protection Agency, Consultant to the Science Advisory Board, Member of the Metals Assessment Panel, 2002.
- Peer Reviewer of National Research Council (NRC) sponsored report on “Bioavailability of Contaminants in Soils and Sediments,” June-July, 2002.
- Peer Review Panel Member, Strategic Environmental Research and Development Program (SERDP), Solicitation on “In-Situ Sequestration Enhancement and Engineered Bioavailability Reduction of Metals in Soils solicitation,” April 3rd – May 1st, 2002.
- Symposium Organizer, “Interfacial and Colloidal Phenomena in Aquatic Systems,” 76th ACS Colloid and Surface Science Symposium,” University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, June 23-26, 2002.
- Session Chair, “Reactions at Solid-Water Interfaces: Metal Ions,” in Symposium on Interfacial and Colloidal Phenomena in Aquatic Systems,” 76th ACS Colloid and Surface Science Symposium,” University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, June 23-26, 2002.
- Peer Review, Report on “Relationships of THM Precursors in Source Water to Distribution System Disinfection By-Product Levels,” Environmental Protection Agency, New York City Water Shed Team, NY, NY, September 5, 2001.
- Session Chair, “Topic 3. Biogeochemical Processes and Cycling in Aquatic Systems,” 15th International Symposium of Environmental Biogeochemistry, Wroclaw, Poland, Sept. 11-15, 2001.
- Member, “Futures Research in Natural Sciences” Proposal Review Panel, EPA 2000 Science to Achieve Results (STAR) Program, Office of Research and Development, Washington D.C., Nov. 13-15, 2000.
- Executive Officer, AEESP (Association of Environmental Engineering and Science Professors), elected by the Board of Directors to 2 year term as Secretary of AEESP: 2000-2002.
- Board of Directors, AEESP (Association of Environmental Engineering and Science Professors), governing body of AEESP elected by the membership, 3 year term: 2000-2003.
- Session Chair, “Chemical Speciation and Reactivity in Water Chemistry and Water Technology,” A symposium in honor of James J. Morgan, 220th ACS National Meeting, Washington D.C., August 20-25th, 2000.
- Technical Advisory Board, Michigan Great Lakes Protection Fund, Department of Environmental Quality, State of Michigan, March 2000 – 2003.
- Leader, Working Group on Sustainable Engineering, AEESP (Association of Environmental Engineering and Science Professors), January 2000-2001.
- Member, Education Committee, AEESP (Association of Environmental Engineering and Science Professors), January 1999-present.
- Member, Diversity Committee, AEESP (Association of Environmental Engineering and Science Professors), January 1999-2000.
Positions at u-m
- Chair, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Michigan, January 1, 2013 to June 30, 2017.
- Interim Chair, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Michigan, since September 1 2011- December 31, 2012.
- Professor, Environmental and Water Resources Engineering, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Michigan, since September 1, 2001.
- Program Director, Environmental and Water Resources Engineering, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Michigan, 2001 to 2007.
- Associate Professor, Environmental and Water Resources Engineering, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Michigan, 1994 – 2001.
- Assistant Professor, Environmental and Water Resources Engineering, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Michigan, 1988 – 1994.
- EPA Green Chemistry Challenge Award, awarded to Steve Skerlos, CTO of Fusion Coolant based on the development of the Supercritical CO2 Metal Working Formulation, Precut, by Fusion Coolant, based on the original MWF formulations invented (and patented) by Steve Skerlos and co-inventors Kim Hayes and Andres Clarens, 2020.
- Arthur J. Decker Collegiate Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering, October 1, 2015 to present.
- Civil and Environmental Engineering Friends Association (CEEFA) Board of Directors Distinguished Service Award, July 2017.
- Donald Malloure Department Chair of Civil and Environmental Engineering, July 1 2015 to June 30 2017.
- Faculty Member Initiate, Inducted into Chi Epsilon, University of Michigan Chapter, May 2016.
- Certificate of Appreciation, Outstanding Contribution to Organization of Division Symposium, Division of Environmental Chemistry, ACS 247th National Meeting, 2014.
- 2007 AEESP Outstanding Paper Award for Hayes et al., Science, 238, 783-786, 1987.
- Certificate of Appreciation for 25 years of service to Environmental Chemistry Division, American Chemical Society, 2007.
- CH2M Hill Distinguished Lecture, Auburn University, May, 2006.
- Certificate of Merit, American Chemical Society, paper award, 2005, 2014.
- Distinguished Faculty Achievement Award, University of Michigan, 2004.
- Association of Environmental Engineering and Science Professors (AEESP), Distinguished Service Award, 2003.
- Gilbert Whitaker Fund Award, “Diffusion of Sustainable Engineering Principles into the College of Engineering Undergraduate Curriculum: Development of a Cornerstone Course, April 2003.
- College of Engineering Service Award, University of Michigan, 2001.
- Elected to Association of Environmental Engineering and Science Professors Board of Directors (2000-2003).
- Certificate of Appreciation for Service, College of Engineering, University of Michigan 2000.
- Award for Excellence in Teaching, Civil and Environmental Engineering, 1996.
- National Science Foundation Presidential Young Investigator Award Recipient, 1989-1995.
(citations as of March, 2021: 6,200 citations/H-Index of 40 based on ISI Science Citation Index; 9,646 citations/H-Index of 53 based on Google Scholar)
Selected recent publications
- S. P. Hyun, B. Kim, K. Kwon, S. Son, E. Kim, K. F. Hayes “Cd removal by mackinawite via CdS formation under anoxic conditions,” ACS Earth and Space Chemistry, in review, 2020.
- H.Y. Jeong; N. Gbemudu; S-W. Jeen; Y. Gao; K. Sun; K.F. Hayes, “Preparation and characterization of granular FeS from its nano-particulate precursor using a freeze and thaw method,” Geociences Journal, Vol 24, Issue 6, 733-743, 2020.
- R. R. Reddy, G. Rodriquez, T. Webster, J. Abedin, R. Karim, L. Raskin, and K.F. Hayes, “Evaluation of arsenic field test kits for drinking water: recommendations for improvement and implications for arsenic affected regions such as Bangladesh,” Water Research, Volume: 170, Article Number: 115325, 2020.
- W. Fan, K.F. Hayes, Kim; B. Ellis; “Estimating Radium Activity in Shale Gas Produced Brine,” Environmental Science and Technology, Volume: 52 Issue: 18 Pages: 10839-10847, 2018.
- Y.-S. Han, H. Y. Jeong, S. P. Hyun, K. F. Hayes, C.-M. Chon, “Beam-induced redox transformation of arsenic during As K-edge XAS measurements: availability of reducing or oxidizing agents and As speciation,” J. Synchrotron Radiation, Volume: 25 Pages: 763-770 Part: 3, 2018.
- T.M Webster; R. Reddy, J. Tan, J. Van Nostrand, J. Zhou, K.F. Hayes, L. Raskin, “Anaerobic disposal of arsenic-bearing wastes results in low microbially-mediated arsenic volatilization,” Environmental Science and Technology, 50(20), 10951-10959, 2016.
- Y. Bi, H. Zhang, B.R. Ellis, and K.F. Hayes, “Removal of Radium from Shale Gas Wastewater by Ion Exchange Resin,” Environmental Engineering Science, 33 (10), 791-798, 2016.
- T.M. Webster, A.L. Smith, R. Reddy, A.J. Pinto, K.F. Hayes, L. Raskin, “Anaerobic microbial community response to methanogenic inhibitors 2-bromoethanoesulfonate and propynoic acid,” MicrobiologyOpen, 5(4), 537-550, 2016.
- Y. Bi, M. Stylo, R. Bernier-Latmani, K.F. Hayes, “Rapid mobilization of noncrystalline U(IV) coupled with FeS oxidation,” Environmental Science and Technology, 50, 1403-1411, 2016.
- K.V. Snyder, T.M. Clancy, G. Upadhyaya, K.F. Hayes, and L. Raskin. Anaerobic vinegar amended biosand filter for the removal of arsenic and nitrate from groundwater, J. of Environmental Management, 171, 21-28, 2016.
- C. Zhou, Z. Liu; P. Pataranutaporn; R. Vannela; K.F. Hayes; B.E. Rittmann “Biogenic nano-particulate iron-sulfide produced through sulfate and Fe(III)-(hydr)oxide reductions was enhanced by pyruvate as the electron donor,” Royal Society of Chemistry Advances, 5, Issue 122, 100750–100761, 2015.
- S.P. Hyun and K.F. Hayes, “Abiotic reductive dechlorination of cis-DCE by ferrous monosulfide mackinawite,” Environmental Science and Pollution Research, 22, 16463–16474, 2015.
- T.M. Clancy, K.V. Snyder, R. Reddy, A. Lanzirotti, S.E. Amrose, L. Raskin, and K.F. Hayes, “Evaluating the cement stabilization of arsenic-bearing iron wastes from drinking water treatment,” Journal of Hazardous Materials, 300, 522-529, 2015.
- S.P. Hyun and K.F. Hayes, “X-ray absorption study of Cu(II) coordination in the interlayer of montmorillonite,” Applied Clay Science, 107, 122-130, 2015.
- Carpenter, J.R., Y. Bi, and K.F. Hayes, “Influence of Iron Sulfides on Abiotic Oxidation of UO2 by Nitrite and Dissolved Oxygen in Natural Sediments,” Environmental Science and Technology, 49, 1075-1085, 2015.
- Y.-S. Han, A. H. Demond, T. J. Gallegos, and K.F. Hayes, “Dependence of Particle Concentration Effect on pH and Redox for Arsenic Removal by FeS-Coated Sand Under Anoxic Conditions,” Chemosphere, 134, 499-503, 2015.