Positions

Overview

  • My research focus during my academic career and training has been primarily in applied environmental microbiology including detection, quantification, identification, and activity assessment of microorganisms in natural and engineered environments. In recent years, I have been engaged in stormwater management research. I have secured more than $5M in external research funding (as PI and Co-PI), published numerous journal papers and book chapters, and have presented my research findings at national and international conferences. Throughout my academic career, I have collaborated with other institutions (University of Michigan, Texas A&M) and other disciplines (Environmental Sciences, Chemistry, Chemical and Environmental Engineering). Funding sources have included the NSF, DARPA, SERDP, Great Lakes Protection Fund, and EPA.
  • Selected Publications

    Academic Article

    Year Title
    2020 Deep reinforcement learning for the real time control of stormwater systemsAdvances in Water Resources.  140:103600-103600. 2020
    2019 Intelligent urban irrigation systems: Saving water and maintaining crop yieldsAgricultural Water Management.  226:105812-105812. 2019
    2019 Utilizing SWMM and GIS to identify total suspended solids hotspots to implement green infrastructure in Lucas County, OHEnvironmental Progress & Sustainable Energy.  38:e13240-e13240. 2019
    2017 Estimating the potential benefits of green stormwater infrastructure on developed sites using hydrologic model simulationEnvironmental Progressional Environmental Progress and Sustainable Energy.  36:557-564. 2017
    2016 Smarter Stormwater SystemsEnvironmental Science & Technology.  50:7267-7273. 2016
    2015 Characterization and evaluation of phosphate microsensors to monitor internal phosphorus loading in Lake Erie sedimentsJournal of environmental management.  160:193-200. 2015
    2015 Study of copper-charged membranes for control of fouling due to bacteria and algae organic matterJournal of Water Reuse and Desalination.  5:516-527. 2015
    2014 An investigation of low biofouling copper-charged membranes for desalinationDesalination.  338:17-25. 2014
    2013 Application of atomic force microscopy for characterizing membrane biofouling in the micrometer and nanometer scalesEnvironmental Progress & Sustainable Energy.  32:449-457. 2013
    2013 The impact of cell metabolic activity on biofilm formation and flux decline during cross-flow filtration of ultrafiltration membranesDesalination.  316:85-90. 2013
    2012 Determining the influence of active cells and conditioning layer on early stage biofilm formation using cellulose acetate ultrafiltration membranesDesalination.  286:296-303. 2012
    2012 Multiple roles of extracellular polymeric substances on resistance of biofilm and detached clustersEnvironmental Science & Technology.  46:13212-13219. 2012
    2011 Thermally responsive membrane-based microbiological sensing component for early detection of membrane biofoulingDesalination.  270:116-123. 2011
    2010 Assessing the impact of titanium dioxide and zinc oxide nanoparticles on bacteria using a fluorescent-based cell membrane integrity assayEnvironmental engineering science.  27:329-335. 2010
    2009 Detection and quantification of Microcystis spp. and microcystin-LR in Western Lake Erie during the summer of 2007Water Science and Technology Progress in Water Technology.  60:1837-1846. 2009
    2009 Development of microbial sensing membranesDesalination.  248:99-105. 2009
    2009 Short-Term Effect of Capping on Microbial Communities in Freshwater SedimentsWater Environment Research.  81:441-449. 2009
    2008 A multiphasic characterization of the impact of the herbicide acetochlor on freshwater bacterial communitiesThe ISME journal.  2:56-66. 2008
    2008 DETECTION AND QUANTIFICATION OF MICROCYSTIS IN LAKE ERIE.Ohio Journal of Science.  108. 2008
    2008 Development of smart membrane filters for microbial sensingSeparation Science and Technology.  43:4056-4074. 2008
    2007 Hydrogen-based activity enhancement in sediment cultures and intact sedimentsEnvironmental engineering science.  24:696-706. 2007
    2007 Magnetic glyco-nanoparticles: a unique tool for rapid pathogen detection, decontamination, and strain differentiationJournal of the American Chemical Society.  129:13392-13393. 2007
    2006 2006-903: TEACHING CONCEPTS ON SOFTENING: OBSERVATIONS FROM ACTIVE VERSUS PASSIVE INSTRUCTION IN AN UNDERGRADUATE AND A GRADUATE LEVEL COURSEAge.  11:1-1. 2006
    2005 Comparing recovering efficiency of immunomagnetic separation and centrifugation of mycobacteria in metalworking fluidsJournal of Industrial Microbiology and Biotechnology Journal of Industrial Microbiology.  32:629-638. 2005
    2005 Comparing recovering efficiency of immunomagnetic separation and centrifugation of mycobacteria in metalworking fluids 2005
    2005 Contributors to Volume 9Environmental Geochemistry.  9. 2005
    2004 (International Biodeterioration and Biodegradation, 54 (2-3): 105-112) Flow cytometric detection and quantification of mycobacteria in metalworking fluids 2004
    2004 Flow cytometric detection and quantification of mycobacteria in metalworking fluidsInternational biodeterioration & biodegradation.  54:105-112. 2004
    2004 Flow cytometry for microbial sensing in environmental sustainability applications: current status and future prospectsFEMS Microbiology Ecology.  49:37-49. 2004
    2004 Impact of dechlorination processes on the sediment-water exchange of PCDD/F in Passaic river cores 2004
    2003 5-Cyano-2, 3-ditolyl tetrazolium chloride (CTC) reduction in a mesophilic anaerobic digester: measuring redox behavior, differentiating abiotic reduction, and comparing FISH response as an activity indicatorJournal of Microbiological Methods.  52:59-68. 2003
    2003 Activity assessment of microorganisms eluted from sediments using 5-cyano-2, 3-ditolyl tetrazolium chloride: a quantitative comparison of flow cytometry to epifluorescent microscopyJournal of Microbiological Methods.  55:865-874. 2003
    2003 Biogeochemistry of halogenated hydrocarbonsTreatise on geochemistry.  9:612-612. 2003
    2003 Enumeration of bacteria in a model metalworking fluid for sustainable metal fabrication 2003
    2003 Rapid enumeration of bacteria for microbial stabilization in metalworking fluids 2003
    2002 Anaerobic digestion of aircraft deicing fluid wastes: interactions and toxicity of corrosion inhibitors and surfactantsWater Environment Research.  74:149-158. 2002
    2001 ANAEROBIC DIGESTION OF AIRCRAFT DEICING FLUID WASTES: INTERACTIONS AND TOXICITY OF CORROSION INHIBITORS AND SURFACTANTSProceedings of the Water Environment Federation.  2001:25-48. 2001
    2001 Fate and toxicity of aircraft deicing fluid additives through anaerobic digestionWater Environment Research.  73:72-79. 2001
    DEVELOPMENT OF DYNAMIC POLYMER LAYERS FOR CELLULOSE ACETATE ULTRAFILTRATION MEMBRANES
    Development of Fouling Resistant Water Treatment Membranes With Microbial Sensing Capabilities
    MEMBRANES FOR WATER TREATMENT
    THE UNIVERSITY OF TOLEDO

    Chapter

    Year Title
    2017 Enhancing environmental sustainability through a university field station.  109-109. 2017
    2016 When and Where I Enter… A FORWARD to Professorship Workshop.  91-106. 2016
    2011 Studying the Effect of Feed Water Characteristics on the Hydrophobicity of Cellulose Acetate Ultrafiltraion Membranes and Its Correlation to Membrane Morphology: A Chemical Force Microscopy Approach.  247-256. 2011
    2004 Dechlorination of sediment dioxins: catalysts, mechanisms, and implications for remedial strategies and dioxin cycling.  347-372. 2004

    Conference Paper

    Year Title
    2013 Gas Ebullition In Sediments An OverviewSeventh International Conference on Contaminated Sediments. Dallas, TX. 2013
    2009 Microbiological fate of nanoparticles commonly found in personal care productsABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY. 2009
    2008 Biosensors Incorporated into a Fouling Resistant Ultrafiltration Membrane for Water TreatmentThe 2008 Annual Meeting. 2008
    2008 Cellulose Acetate Ultrafiltration Membranes Modified with Temperature-Sensitive Polymers for Fouling ResistanceThe 2008 Annual Meeting. 2008
    2006 Design Criteria for In-Situ Detection of Microorganisms using Flow CytometryAnnual Conference on Great Lakes Research. 2006
    2006 Toxicity of Acetochlor to Aquatic Bacteria and its Degradation in Stream WaterAnnual Conference on Great Lakes Research. 2006
    2005 SCALING UP SUBSURFACE BACTERIAL TRANSPORT FROM THE COLUMN TO THE FIELD SCALE: IMPORTANCE OF ECOSYSTEM-LEVEL EFFECTS2005 Salt Lake City Annual Meeting. 2005
    2004 Ecohydrological Linkage Between Surface-Derived Dissolved Organic Matter and Subsurface Carrying Capacity for Unattached Subsurface Bacterial Populations: Implications for Biodegradation in Contaminated Groundwater EnvironmentsAGU Fall Meeting Abstracts. H53F-07. 2004
    2003 Frontiers in environmental monitoring methods: molecular tools, information technology, and miniaturization 2003
    2003 Rapid microbial sensing for environmental health applications using flow cytometry 2003
    2001 Hydrogen-enhanced dechlorination in contaminated coastal sedimentsProceedings of the First International Conference on Remediation of Contaminated Sediments Battelle Press Columbus, OH. 94-94. 2001

    Full Name

  • Cyndee Gruden