Steven Hannigan assists the firm in patent prosecution in areas related to chemistry and materials science.

Prior to joining Wolf Greenfield, Steven completed his doctoral research at Boston University, receiving his doctorate degree in chemistry under the supervision of Professor Linda H. Doerrer.

Steven’s doctoral research focused on redox reactions of transition metal complexes with the application of improving industrial catalytic processes. Specifically, Steven generated reactive copper-dioxygen complexes at low temperatures, which catalytically oxidized exogenous organic substrates. This work was partly completed when Steven was a visiting researcher at RWTH Aachen University in Germany, where he worked collaboratively in the laboratory of Professor Sonja Herres-Pawlis. Steven also evaluated a copper complex for the electrocatalytic reduction of nitrate in water, a clean technology project that was recognized by a grant from the BU Office of Technology Development.
  • Recipient of the Boston University Ignition Award given by the BU Office of Technology Development (2015)
  • Invited speaker for Fairfield University Chemistry Colloquium in 2016


Scientific Publications

Hannigan, S.F.; Arnoff. A.I.; Neville, S.E.; Lum, J.S.; Golen, J.A.; Rheingold, A.L.; Orth, N.; Ivanovic-Burmazovic, I.; Liebhauser, P.; Rosener, T.; Stanek, J.; Hoffmann, A.; Herres-Pawlis, S.; Doerrer, L.H. On the way to a Trisanionic {Cu3O2} Core for Oxidase Catalysis: Evidence of an Asymmetric Trinuclear Precursor Stabilised by Perfluoropinacolate Ligands.  Chem. Eur. J., 2017, DOI: 10.1002/chem.201605926.

Zeko, T.; Hannigan, S.F.; Jacisin, T.; Guberman-Pfeffer, M.J.; Falcone, E.R.; Guildford, M.J.; Szabo, C.; Cole, K.E.; Placido, J.; Daly, E.; Kubasik, M.A. FT-IR Spectroscopy and Density Functional Theory Calculations of 13C-Isotopologues of the Helical Peptide A-Aib6-OtBu. J. Phys. Chem. B, 2014, 118 (1), 58-68.

Hannigan, S.F.; Lum, J.S.; Bacon, J.W.; Moore, C.; Golen, J.A.; Rheingold, A.L.; Doerrer, L.H. Room Temperature Stable Organocuprate Copper(III) Complex. Organometallics, 2013, 32 (12), 3429-3436.


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Steven Hannigan assists the firm in patent prosecution in areas related to chemistry and materials science.

Prior to joining Wolf Greenfield, Steven completed his doctoral research at Boston University, receiving his doctorate degree in chemistry under the supervision of Professor Linda H. Doerrer.

Steven’s doctoral research focused on redox reactions of transition metal complexes with the application of improving industrial catalytic processes. Specifically, Steven generated reactive copper-dioxygen complexes at low temperatures, which catalytically oxidized exogenous organic substrates. This work was partly completed when Steven was a visiting researcher at RWTH Aachen University in Germany, where he worked collaboratively in the laboratory of Professor Sonja Herres-Pawlis. Steven also evaluated a copper complex for the electrocatalytic reduction of nitrate in water, a clean technology project that was recognized by a grant from the BU Office of Technology Development.
  • Recipient of the Boston University Ignition Award given by the BU Office of Technology Development (2015)
  • Invited speaker for Fairfield University Chemistry Colloquium in 2016

Scientific Publications

Hannigan, S.F.; Arnoff. A.I.; Neville, S.E.; Lum, J.S.; Golen, J.A.; Rheingold, A.L.; Orth, N.; Ivanovic-Burmazovic, I.; Liebhauser, P.; Rosener, T.; Stanek, J.; Hoffmann, A.; Herres-Pawlis, S.; Doerrer, L.H. On the way to a Trisanionic {Cu3O2} Core for Oxidase Catalysis: Evidence of an Asymmetric Trinuclear Precursor Stabilised by Perfluoropinacolate Ligands.  Chem. Eur. J., 2017, DOI: 10.1002/chem.201605926.

Zeko, T.; Hannigan, S.F.; Jacisin, T.; Guberman-Pfeffer, M.J.; Falcone, E.R.; Guildford, M.J.; Szabo, C.; Cole, K.E.; Placido, J.; Daly, E.; Kubasik, M.A. FT-IR Spectroscopy and Density Functional Theory Calculations of 13C-Isotopologues of the Helical Peptide A-Aib6-OtBu. J. Phys. Chem. B, 2014, 118 (1), 58-68.

Hannigan, S.F.; Lum, J.S.; Bacon, J.W.; Moore, C.; Golen, J.A.; Rheingold, A.L.; Doerrer, L.H. Room Temperature Stable Organocuprate Copper(III) Complex. Organometallics, 2013, 32 (12), 3429-3436.



  • Watching and playing sports, reading and watching anything related to science fiction and fantasy, traveling, trying new restaurants and foods.
  • Inventor of issued patent