02/22/2017- Dr. Pruden will be on the panel for the UVa World Water Panel event on April 13th.
02/22/2017 - Dr. Pruden is invited to talk at 2017 Virginia AWWA Drinking Water Quality and Research Committee Seminar on March 15th.
01/12/2017 - Dr. Pruden will be giving a luncheon talk at Engineering Sustainability 2017 on April 11th.
01/03/2017 - Dr. Pruden will be speaking at the National Council for Science and the Environment (NCSE)'s 17th National Conference and Global Forum: Integrating Environment and Health Conference (Jan 24-26, 2017)!
08/22/2016 - Dr. Pruden will be giving a keynote speak on "Antimicrobial Resistance in Wastewater Treatment Plants: A Call to Action" in the upcoming International Water Association Specialty Group on Microbial Ecology and Water Engineering at Copenhagen, Denmark.
07/26/2016 - Our recent paper on potential linkage between pipe corrosion and Legionnaires' disease outbreaks in Flint, MI during the water crisis is reported in Chemical and Engineering News.
07/26/2016 - Dr. Pruden is quoted in BBC Earth Story "Meet microbes that have made New York City their home".
07/07/2016 - Dr. Pruden is invited for a lecture titled "Building Plumbing Design Shapes Water Microbiome: An Important Source of Indoor Air Microbes" in Indoor Air Conference at Ghent, Belgium.
06/21/2016 - Another big congratulations to Emily Garner who won the 2016 Abel Wolman Scholarship!
06/17/2016 - Big congratulations to Dr. Pruden being appointed as the W. Thomas Rice Professor in Engineering!
06/16/2016 - Dr. Pruden is invited for a lecture on "Antimicrobial Resistance in The Urban Water Cycle" in the special session on the Urban Water Cycle Microbiome by American Society for Microbiology at Boston, MA.
Dr. Pruden's research passion lies at the cross-section of applied environmental microbiology and some of our greatest environmental engineering challenges, including: water sustainability and its balance with concerns such as antimicrobial resistance, emerging contaminants, and opportunistic pathogens; environmental implications of nanotechnology; and bioremediation of hazardous pollutants. Dr. Pruden's research group incorporates strategic application various biomolecular tools, to advance our understanding and improve functionality of environmental engineering systems.