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Dr. Nancy G. Love

Nancy G. Love, Ph.D., P.E., BCEE
Borchardt and Glysson Collegiate Professor
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA

My research focuses at the interface of chemistry and biology by assessing and advancing human and environmental health using chemical, biological and systems analysis approaches applied to water systems. My group focuses on addressing practical problems through a fundamental understanding of the systems we are evaluating or developing, and we apply both physical and virtual (modeling) experimental frameworks. I prefer to exist at intellectual interfaces; as a result, many of my students are co-advised by researchers who bring complementary expertise. We have expertise in multiple areas, including: evaluating the fate of chemicals, pathogens and contaminants of emerging concern in water with relevance to public health and the environment; using technologies to sense and remove these constituents; advancing technologies that recover useful resources from water; and evaluating and improving the operation and safety of urban water systems through experimentation and analysis of big data. We use the most current molecular biology, analytical chemistry, and computational platforms available in our work. I am currently emphasizing a few studies centered at the intersection of water quality and children’s livelihoods across the globe, including through my international work set in resource constrained countries.

I am proud to be a licensed professional engineer (P.E.) in the state of Michigan and a Board Certified Environmental Engineer (BCEE). After completing my M.S. degree, I worked as a process design engineer for 3 years, predominantly on drinking water treatment plant and distribution system design and construction.

1351 Beal Avenue, 183 EWRE
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-2125
phone: (734) 763-9664
email: nglove(at)umich(dot)edu
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