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.
Mullapudi, A., Lewis, M. J., Gruden, C. L., & Kerkez, B. (2020). Deep reinforcement learning for the real time control of stormwater systems. Advances in Water Resources, 140, 103600. doi:10.1016/j.advwatres.2020.103600
Mason, B., Rufí-Salís, M., Parada, F., Gabarrell, X., & Gruden, C. (2019). Intelligent urban irrigation systems: Saving water and maintaining crop yields. Agricultural Water Management, 226, 105812. doi:10.1016/j.agwat.2019.105812
Bahaya, B., Al-Quraishi, M., & Gruden, C. (2019). Utilizing SWMM and GIS to identify total suspended solids hotspots to implement green infrastructure in Lucas County, OH. Environmental Progress & Sustainable Energy, 38, e13240.
Dietrich, A., Yarlagadda, R., & Gruden, C. (2017). Estimating the potential benefits of green stormwater infrastructure on developed sites using hydrologic model simulation. Environmental Progress & Sustainable Energy, 36(2), 557-564. doi:10.1002/ep.12428
Stepien, C. A., Calzonetti, F. J., Bossenbroek, J. M., Czajkowski, K. P., Bollin, T. L., & Gruden, C. L. (2017). Enhancing environmental sustainability through a university field station. In Unknown Book (pp. 109). Bentham Science Publishers.
Kerkez, B., Gruden, C., Lewis, M., Montestruque, L., Quigley, M., Wong, B., . . . Pak, C. (2016). Smarter Stormwater Systems. Environmental Science & Technology, 50(14), 7267-7273. doi:10.1021/acs.est.5b05870
Berhan, L., Bryant-Friedrich, A., Collins, N., Escobar, I. C., Gilbert, C., & Gruden, C. (2016). When and Where I Enter… A FORWARD to Professorship Workshop. In FORWARD to Professorship in STEM (pp. 91-106). Academic Press.
Ding, X., Behbahani, M., Gruden, C., & Seo, Y. (2015). Characterization and evaluation of phosphate microsensors to monitor internal phosphorus loading in Lake Erie sediments. Journal of environmental management, 160, 193-200.
Asapu, S., Pant, S., Majid, P., Escobar, I. C., & Gruden, C. L. (2015). Study of copper-charged membranes for control of fouling due to bacteria and algae organic matter. Journal of Water Reuse and Desalination, 5, 516-527.
Asapu, S., Pant, S., Gruden, C. L., & Escobar, I. C. (2014). An investigation of low biofouling copper-charged membranes for desalination. Desalination, 338, 17-25.