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Nancy Love, Ph.D

Dr. Nancy Love is currently the Principal Investigator for an NSF grant award and is also a professor at the University of Michigan Ann Arbor.


  • Professor for the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering


  • University of Michigan Ann Arbor


Dr. Nancy G. Love is the Borchardt and Glysson Collegiate Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University Michigan, and an adjunct Professor at the Institute of Biotechnology at Addis Ababa University. She has B.S. and M.S. degrees in Civil Engineering with an emphasis on Environmental Engineering from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, and a Ph.D. degree in Environmental System Engineering from Clemson University.

She has advised over 70 graduate students and post-doctoral research associates. In collaboration with her students, Dr. Love works at the interface of water, infrastructure, and both public and environmental health in both domestic and global settings. They focus on assessing and advancing public and environmental health using chemical, biological and analytical approaches applied to water systems using both physical experiments and computational models. Specifically, they: evaluate the fate of chemicals, pathogens and contaminants of emerging concern in water with relevance to public health and the environment; use technologies to sense and remove these constituents; and advance technologies that recover useful resources from water.

Dr. Love is the Principal Investigator for the NSF grant award: Advancing Technologies and Improving Communication of Urine-Derived Fertilizers for Food Production within a Risk-Based Framework.

Recent Publications:

  • Goetsch, Heather E., Zhao, Linbo, Gnegy, Mariah, Imperiale, Michael J., Love, Nancy G., Wigginton, Krista R., & Elkins, Christopher A. (2018). Fate of the Urinary Tract Virus BK Human Polyomavirus in Source-Separated Urine. Applied and Environmental Microbiology84(7). doi:10.1128/AEM.02374-17
  • Delgado Vela, J., G. J. Dick and N. G. Love. 2018. Sulfide inhibition of nitrite oxidation in activated sludge depends on microbial community composition. Water Research. 138:241-249, DOI:10.1016/j.watres.2018.03.047
  • Byrne, B. G., S. McColm, S. P. McElmurry, P. E. Kilgore, J. Sobeck, R. Sadler, N. G. Love, M. S. Swanson. 2018. Prevalence of infection-competent serogroup 6 Legionella pneumophila within premise plumbing in Southeast Michigan. mBio, 9(1): DOI: 10.1128/mBio.00016-18.

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