Dr. Love is a professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering at UM. She served as department chair from 2008 –2011, and Associate Dean in the Rackham Graduate School from 2011 through December 2012. Prior to 2008, Dr. Love was a faculty member in the Departments of Civil and Environmental Engineering and Biological Sciences at Virginia Tech. She 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, is a licensed professional engineer in the state of Michigan, and a Board Certified Environmental Engineer by the American Academy of Environmental Engineers and Scientists. After completing her M.S. degree, she worked as a process design engineer for 3 years. Dr. Love has served as major advisor for 36 M.S. students, 20 Ph.D. students, 7 post-doctoral research associates and 25 undergraduate research assistants. She has been involved with a wide range of collaborative research projects totaling $17 million). She has published 84 peer-reviewed journal articles, 2 book chapters, 3 peer-reviewed research reports, and over 200 conference papers, abstracts, presentations, invited lectures and research editorials. In 2011 she co-authored the third edition of the seminal textbook on Biological Wastewater Treatment with Grady, Daigger and 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 was a member of the Academic Committee at the Water Environment Federation from 2007-2013, and Chaired the committee from 2010-2013. In 2014, she became Chair of the Environmental Engineering Educators Specialists Group for the International Water Association. Dr. Love is the recipient of a number of awards from her professional societies and the National Science Foundation. In 2015-2016, she is the Distinguished Lecturer for the Association of Environmental Engineering and Science Professors.
My research focuses on methods and technologies to assess and advance environmental and human health. I use both biotechnology and systems analysis approaches that encompass experimental and modeling tools. I have distinct expertise in evaluating the fate of chemicals, pathogens and contaminants of emerging concern in water, the use of technologies to sense and remove these entities, approaches to recover useful products from constituents in water, and modeling skills that can be used in cooperation with experimental approaches to inform research directions and needs.
Grady, C. P. L. Jr., G. T. Daigger, N. G. Love and C. Filipe. 2011. Biological Wastewater Treatment, 3rd Edition, Taylor and Francis Publishers
JOURNAL PAPERS (2013 to 2015; author order norm is that senior author is last listed name):
Muller, J. F., S. Ghosh, K. Ikuma, A. M. Stevens and N. G. Love. In press. Chlorinated phenol-induced physiological antibiotic resistance in Pseudomonas aeruginosa. FEMS Microbiology Letters.
Delgado Vela, J., L. B. Stadler, K. J. Martin, L. Raskin, C. B. Bott and N. G. Love. 2015. Prospects for removal of biological nitrogen from anaerobic effluents during mainstream wastewater treatment. Environmental Science and Technology Letters, http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/acs.estlett.5b00191.
Keen, O., N. G. Love, D. S. Aga and K. Linden. In press. Biodegradability of iopromide products after UV/H2O2 advanced oxidation. Chemosphere.
Singh, R., Y. Lester, K. Linden, N. G. Love, G. Ekin Atilla-Gokcumen, D. S. Aga. In press. Application of metabolite profiling tools and time-of flight mass spectrometry in the identification of transformation products of iopromide and iopamidol during advanced oxidation. Environmental Science and Technology.
Stadler, Lauren B., Lijuan Su, Christopher J. Moline, Alexi S. Ernstoff, Diana S. Aga, and Nancy G. Love. 2015. Effect of redox conditions on pharmaceutical loss during biological wastewater treatment using sequencing batch reactors. Journal of Hazardous Materials, 282:106-115. DOI/10.1016/j.jhazmat.2014.08.002
Smith†, A. L., L. B. Stadler†, L. Cao, N. G. Love, L. Raskin, and S. J. Skerlos. 2014. Navigating wastewater energy recovery strategies: A life cycle comparison of anaerobic membrane bioreactor and conventional treatment systems with anaerobic digestion. Environmental Science and Technology, 48:5972-5981. DOI/10.1021/es5006169. †These authors contributed equally to this work.
A. K. Syed, S. Ghosh, N. G. Love, B. R. Boles, 2014. Triclosan promotes Staphylococcus aureus nasal colonization, mBio, 5(2):e01015-13. doi:10.1128/mBio.01015-13.
Orfield, Nolan D., G. A. Keoleian and N. G. Love. 2014. A GIS-based national assessment of algal bio-oil production potential through flue gas and wastewater co-utilization. Biomass and Bioenergy, 63:76-85.
Clouzot, L., J.-M. Choubert, F. Cloutier, R. Goel, N. G. Love, H. Melcer, C. Ort, D. Patureau, B. G. Plósz, M. Pomiès and P. A. Vanrolleghem. 2013. Perspectives on modeling micropollutants in wastewater treatment plants. Water Science and Technology. 68(2):448-461. DOI/10.2166/wst.2013.272.
Guest, J., M.C.M vanLoosdrecht, S. J. Skerlos and N.G. Love. 2013. A lumped pathway metabolic model of organic carbon accumulation and mobilization by the alga Chlamydomonas reinhardtii. Environmental Science and Technology, 47:3258-3267. DOI/10.1021/es304980y. .
Gilmore, K.R., A. Terada, B. F. Smets, S. Lackner, J. L. Garland, and N. G. Love. 2013. Autotrophic nitrogen removal in a membrane-aerated biofilm reactor. Environmental Engineering and Science, 30(1):38-45. DOI: 10.1089/ees.2012.0222.