The Love Research Group works at the interface of water, infrastructure and public health in both domestic and global settings. We 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. Through our work, we: 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. I emphasize interdisciplinarity and critical thinking in students; consequently, many of my students are co-advised across disciplines and sectors and gain a broad range of professional skills in return.
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.