Dr. Nancy Love is the Borchardt and Glysson Collegiate Professor in Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University Michigan. She served as chair of the department from January 2008 – August 2011. In September 2011, she became Associate Dean for Academic Programs and Initiatives in the Rackham School of Graduate Studies at the University of Michigan. Prior to 2008, Dr. Love was an Assistant, Associate and Full Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering and an Adjunct Professor of Biological Sciences at Virginia Tech. Her research focuses on environmental biotechnology and water quality with an emphasis on engineered treatment systems. Her specific interests focus on the fate of stressor chemicals in these systems, the use of technologies to sense and remove these chemicals, and on resource recovery from wastewater. Dr. Love has B.S. and M.S. degrees in Civil Engineering from the University of Illinois, a Ph.D. in Environmental Systems Engineering from Clemson University, and is a licensed professional engineer (P.E.) in the state of Michigan. After completing her M.S. degree, she worked as a process design engineer for approximately 3 years for CH2M Hill, Inc.
Dr. Love has served or serves as major advisor for 35 M.S. students, 15 Ph.D. students, 6 post-doctoral research associates and 24 undergraduate research assistants. She has been involved with a wide range of collaborative research projects totaling over $9 million (total). She has published 68 peer-reviewed journal articles, 2 book chapters, 3 peer-reviewed research reports, and over 200 conference papers, abstracts, presentations, invited lectures and research editorials. She recently co-authored the third edition of the textbook Biological Wastewater Treatment with Les Grady, Glen Daigger and Carlos Filipe. She has served on the Board of Directors for the Association of Environmental Engineering and Science Professors and was president from 2010-2011. She is currently Chair of the Academic Committee at the Water Environment Federation. She is a Board Certified Environmental Engineering with the American Academy of Environmental Engineers. Dr. Love is the recipient of a number of awards, including: the National Science Foundation CAREER Award; the Paul L. Busch Award for Innovation in Applied Water Quality Research from the Water Environment Research Foundation; the Harrison Prescott Eddy Medal, the Rudolf’s Industrial Waste Management Medal, and the Gordon Maskew Fair Distinguished Engineering Educator from the Water Environment Federation; and the Civil and Environmental Engineering (Virginia Tech) Alumni Teaching Excellence Award. She was recognized as an Outstanding Young Alumnus by the College of Engineering and Science at Clemson University in 2002. She was inducted as a Fellow of the Water Environment Federation in 2011.
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