Education

  • B.S.Ch.E.: Purdue University, 1979
  • M.S.E.: Purdue University, 1981
  • Ph.D.: University of Cincinnati, 2002

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Positions and Work Experience
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  • 2013-to Present,Chair, Environmental Engineering,University of Cincinnati
  • 2011-to Present,Associate Professor,University of Cincinnati
  • 2007-2010,CEE Director of Laboratory Safety,University of Cincinnati,Cincinnati, OH
  • 2004-2011,Assistant Professor,University of Cincinnati,Cincinnati, OH
  • 2002-2004,Research Assistant Professor,University of Cincinnati,Cincinnati, OH
  • 1997-2004,On-Site Contract Staff Manager,University of Cincinnati at USEPA
  • 1997-2002,Senior Research Associate,University of Cincinnati,Cincinnati, OH
  • 1989-1997,Research Associate,University of Cincinnati,Cincinnati, OH
  • 1986-1989,Principal Investigator,University of Cincinnati at USEPA
  • 1984-1986,Asst. Base Operations Manager,University of Cincinnati at USEPA
  • 1982-1984,Research Assistant II,University of Cincinnati,Cincinnati, OH
  • 1979-1981,Research/Teaching Assistant,Purdue University
  • 1975-1978,Chemical Engineering Co-op,Procter & Gamble Company
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Research Grants
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  • EEC-140476605/01/2014-04/30/2017. National Science Foundation. RET Site on "Challenge-Based Learning and Engineering Design Process Enhanced Research Experiences for Middle and High School In-Service Teachers.", Collaborator, Active.
  • T42 OH00843207/01/2011-06/30/2016. National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health. Education and Research Center, Collaborator, Active.
  • 9171490109/13/2010-05/30/2015. Environmental Protection Agency. EPA Felowship Award - Greg Saylor, PI, Active.
  • EEC-100462309/01/2010-08/31/2014. National Science Foundation. REU Site in Sustainable Urban Environments, Collaborator, Closed.
  • No. 100462308-2010-07-2013. National Science Foundation. REU Site in Sustainable Urban Environments (SUE), Co-PI with Anant Kukreti, 30%
  • 01-2010-12-2010. UC CEE-EES Program . Toxicity of Electrochemical Treatment System Effluent
  • 00421801/01/2009-04/01/2011. Water Research Foundation. An Integrated Field-Scale Assessment of Chloramine Dynamics, By-Product Formation, and Nitrification Modeling, Collaborator, Closed.
  • 08-2008-07-2009. Water Research Foundation. An Integrated Field-Scale Assessment of Chloramine Dynamics, By-Product Formation, and Nitrification Modeling, Co-PI with Dominic Boccelli, 20%
  • 07-2008-06-2009. UC CEE UGA Grant, Seed Research Funding. Elemental Cycling and Species Formation in Electrochemical Treatment of Organic Waste Containing Nitrogen Species and Chloride
  • F-08G-0802/28/2008-11/30/2010. Ohio Environmental Protection Agency. Making the Connection: Energy Usage and Environmental Impact in Ohio, PI, Closed.
  • CBET-074760202/15/2008-08/31/2014. National Science Foundation. CAREER: Chlorine Cycling in Electrochemical Treatment Systems, PI, Closed.
  • 01-2008-12-2012. Nation Science Foundation Early CAREER Award . Chlorine Cycling in Electrochemical Treatment Systems
  • 01-2008-09-2010. Ohio Environmental Education Fund (OEEF), Ohio Environmental Protection Agency. Making the Connection: Energy Usage and Environmental Impact in Ohio
  • 07-2007-06-2008. University of Cincinnati, College of Engineering. Developing Sustainability Education at UC: S.U.E.-Sponsored Seed Grant Award
  • 07-2007-06-2008. UC-CEE SUE Seed Grant. Fabrication Strategies to Improve the Sustainability of Healthcare Projects (FSISHP), Co-PI with Cynthia Tsao, 10%
  • PEG004WA0502/23/2006-09/29/2007. Environmental Protection Agency. Growth of Aeromonas in Model Distribution System Biofilms, PI, Closed.
  • 02-2006-09-2006. Pegasus Technical Services under U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Contract No. EP-C-05-056, W.A.0-5. Growth of Aeromonas spp. in Model Distribution System Biofilms, PI
  • 01-2005-12-2005. University Research Council, University of Cincinnati. Proof-of-Concept Testing of a New Bio-Electrochemical Waste Treatment Strategy, PI
  • 11-2004-09-2005. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Growth of Microbes within Distribution Systems Co-PI with Steven Buchberger, 56.4%
  • Contract No. 68-C-00-15910-2000-04-2004. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Treatment and Control Technologies for Hazardous Waste and Oil Spills, On-Site Manager at U.S. EPA, Co-authored proposal with Dr. Makram Suidan and managed on-site contract staff
  • Contract No. 68-C7-005710-1997-09-2000. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Evaluation of Technologies for Remediation of Hazardous Waste and Oil Spills, On-Site Manager at U.S. EPA, Co-authored proposal with Dr. Makram Suidan and managed on-site contract staff
  • 68-C5-0075, W.A.01-11 04-1997-09-1997. Battelle Memorial Institute No. 114904 under U.S. Environmental Protection Agency . Land Treatment Microcosm Studies, PI
  • CR-821029, P.A. RD2204-1993-03-1997. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, COE-UC/USEPA-RREL Cooperative Agreement . Biological Treatment of Contaminated Soils and Sediments Using Redox Control, PI
  • CR-816700, P.A. RD1002-1992-03-1993. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, COE-UC/USEPA-RREL Cooperative Agreement . Sequential Anaerobic/Aerobic Treatment of Contaminated Soils and Sediments, PI
  • CR-816700, P.A. SF111-1989-10-1991. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, COE-UC/USEPA-RREL Cooperative Agreement . Two-Sludge Anaerobic/Aerobic Treatment of CERCLA Leachates in POTWs, Co-PI with Dr. Paul Bishop
  • Contract No. 68-03-4038, W.A.1-WH30.0 and W.A.2-WH30.010-1988-09-1989. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. White Rot Fungus Field Test, Co-PI with Drs. Pasquale Scarpino and M. Wilson Tabor
  • Contract No. 68-03-4038, W.A.1-WH21.0 and W.A.2-WH21.010-1986-09-1989. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Hazardous Waste Treatment Technology Assessment, Co-PI with Mr. James Park and Dr. Sardar Hassan
  • Contract No. 68-03-318301-1984-09-1986. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Operations Support Services at the EPA Test and Evaluation Facility, Operations Staff Manager
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Published Abstracts
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  • Sundaram, V, and Kupferle, M.J. (2003). Investigation of Electrochemical Treatment of Azo Dye as a Function of Electrolytic Cell Configuration. Abstracts of Papers of the American Chemical Society, 226:249.
  • Fang, Y.X., Moteleb,M., Song, Q., Liang, S.J., Kupferle, M., Richardson,T., McCauley, P., and Brenner, R. (2002). Measurement of PAH Content in Plateau Materials in Soil Slurry Reactors. Abstracts of Papers of the American Chemical Society, 223 (1-2).
  • Liang, S.J., Kupferle, M.J., Al-Abed, S., Koran, K.M. (2001). Chloride Determination in High Ionic Strength Solution of Ammonium Acetate Using Negative Ion Electron Spray Ionization HPLC/MS. Abstracts of Papers of the American Chemical Society, 221 (1).
  • Kupferle, M. Sayles, G., Shan, Y., Huang, T., Ahou, Q., Zhu, H. and Acheson, C. (1997). Advanced Land Treatment Strategies for Bioremediation of Soil from a Site Contaminated with Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons (PAHs) Derived from Creosote. Abstracts of the General Meeting of the American Society For Microbiology, 97, 490.
  • Huang, T., Shan, Y., Kupferle, M., Zhou, Q., and Zhu, H. (1996). a Simple, Effective and Low-Cost Extraction Method for Environmental Soil Analysis. Abstracts of Papers of the American Chemical Society, 212 (1-2).
  • Kupferle, M., Sayles, G., Huang, T., Shan, Y., Wang, M., You, G., and Acheson, C. (1996). Sequentially Applied Anaerobic and Aerobic Environments for Biodegradation of Contaminants in a Wood-treating Facility Site Soil. Abstracts of the General Meeting of the American Society For Microbiology, 96, 416.
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Other Publications
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  • Chen, L.X., Campo, P. and Kupferle, M.J. (2015). (In Press). Identification of Chlorinated Oligomers Formed During Anodic Oxidation of Phenol in the Presence of Chloride. Journal of Hazardous Materials, 283. .
  • Yan, L., Deeter, V., Lalley, J., Medellin, O., Kupferle, M.J., and Sorial, G.A. (2014). (In Press). Effects of Oligomerization Phenomenon on Dissolved Organic Matter Removal Kinetics on Novel Activated Carbons. Journal of Hazardous Materials, 278. .
  • Chen, L. and Kupferle, M.J. (2014). (In Press). Development, Validation and Application of an HPLC Method for Phenol Electrooxidation Products in the Presence of Chloride. International Journal of Environmental and Analytical Chemistry, 94 (7). .
  • Yan, L., Fitzgerald, M., Khov, C., Schafemeyer, A., Kupferle, M.J. and Sorial, G.A (2013). (In Press). Elucidating the Role of Phenolic Compounds in the Effectiveness of DOM Adsorption on Novel Tailored Activated Carbon. Journal of Hazardous Materials, 262. .
  • Clinton, C., Kupferle, M. and Bishop, P (2012). (In Press). Transformation of a University Climate Action Plan into a Sustainability Plan, EM. Air & Waste Management Association. .
  • Saylor, G.L., Chen, L. and Kupferle, M.J. (2012). (In Press). Using Toxicity Testing to Evaluate Electrochemical Reactor Operations. Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry, 31 (3). .
  • Herrick, R.L., Buchberger, S.G., Clark, R.M., Kupferle, M., Murray, R., and Succop, P. (2012). (In Press). A Markov Model to Estimate Salmonella Morbidity, Mortality, Illness Duration, and Cost. Health Economics, 21 (10). .
  • Packard, B.H. and Kupferle, M.J. (2010). Evaluation of Surface Sampling Techniques for Collection of Bacillus Spores on Common Drinking Water Pipe Materials. Journal of Environmental Monitoring, 12, 361-368. .
  • Herrick, R.L., Buchberger, S.G., Clark, R.M., Kupferle, M., Murray, R., and Succop, P. (2010). (Under Review). A Markov Model to Estimate Morbidity, Mortality and Cost of Salmonella Outbreaks. submitted to Health Economics. .
  • Yu, J. and Kupferle, M.J. (2009). Impact of Cathode Conditions on Coupled Electrochemical Treatment of Nitrate Brine Concentrates. Water, Air and Soil Pollution: Focus on Innovative Remediation Technologies for Pollution Abatement, 9 (245-251). .
  • Yu, J. and Kupferle, M.J. (2008). Two-Stage Sequential Electrochemical Treatment of Nitrate Brine Wastes. Water, Air and Soil Pollution: Focus on Innovative Remediation Technologies for Pollution Abatement, 8 (3-4), 379-385. .
  • Kupferle, M.J., Galal, A., and Bishop, P.L. (2006). Electrolytic Treatment of Azo Dye Wastewaters: Impact of Matrix Chloride Content. ASCE Journal of Environmental Engineering, 132 (5), 514-518. .
  • Acheson, C.A., Zhou, Q., Shan, Y., Sayles, G.D., and Kupferle, M.J. (2004). Comparing the Solid Phase and Saline Extract Microtox® Assays for Two Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbon-Contaminated Soils. Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry, 23 (2), 245-251. .
  • Kupferle, M.J., Galal, A., and Bishop, P.L. (2004). Electrolytic Treatment of Azo Dyes Containing o,o=-Dihydroxyazo Complexation Sites. Journal of Environmental Engineering and Science, 3 (4). 223-229.
  • Bishop, P.L., Yu, T., Kupferle, M.J., Moll, D., Alonso, C., and Koechling, M. (2001). Teaching Future Professors How to Teach.. Water Science and Technology, 43 (5), 327-332. .
  • Sayles, G.D., Acheson, C.A., Kupferle, M.J., Shan, Y., Zhou, Q., Meier, J.R., Chang, L., and Brenner, R.C. (1999). Land Treatment of PAH-Contaminated Soil: Performance Measured by Chemical and Toxicity Assays. Environmental Science and Technology, 33 (23), 4310-4317. .
  • Zhang, X., Bishop, P.L., and Kupferle, M.J. (1998). Measurement of Polysaccharides and Proteins in Biofilm Extracellular Polymers. Water Science and Technology, 37 (4-5), 345-348. .
  • Sayles, G.D., You, G., Wang, M., and Kupferle, M.J. (1997). DDT, DDD, and DDE Dechlorination by Zero-Valent Iron. Environmental Science and Technology, 31 (12), 3448-3454. .
  • You, G., Sayles, G.D., Kupferle, M.J., Kim, I.S., and Bishop, P.L. (1996). Anaerobic DDT Biotransformation: Enhancement by Application of Surfactants and Low Oxidation Reduction Potential. Chemosphere, 32 (11), 2269-2284. .
  • Zhang, T.C., Fu, Y.C., Bishop, P.L., Kupferle, M., FitzGerald, S., Jiang, H.H., and Harmer, C. (1995). Transport and Biodegradation of Toxic Organics in Biofilms. Journal of Hazardous Materials, 41, 267-285. .
  • Kupferle, M.J., Chen, T, Gallardo, V.J., Lindberg, D.E., Bishop, P. L., Safferman, S. I., and Bishop, D.F. (1995). Anaerobic Pretreatment of Hazardous Waste Leachates in Publicly-Owned Treatment Works. Water Environment Research, 67 (6), 910-920. .
  • You, G., Sayles, G., Kupferle, M., Bishop, P., and Lipton, D. (1994). Enhancement of Anaerobic Bioremediation of DDT-Contaminated Soil with Nonionic Surfactants. Emerging Technologies in Hazardous Waste Management VI, 658-660. .
  • Hassan, S.Q., Vitello, M.P., Kupferle, M.J., and Grosse, D.W. (1991). Treatment Technology Evaluation for Aqueous Metal and Cyanide Bearing Hazardous Wastes . Journal of the Air & Waste Management Association, 41 (5), 710-715. .
  • Grady, C.P.L., Kirsch, E.J., Koczwara, M.K., Trgovcich, B., and Watt, R.D. (1984). Molecular Weight Distributions in Activated Sludge Effluents. Water Research, 18 (2), 239-246. .
  • Koczwara, M.K., Kirsch, E.J., and Grady, C.P.L. (1983). Formation of Organic Chlorine in Activated Sludge Effluents.. Water Research, 17 (12), 1863-1869. .
  • Sundaram, V. and Kupferle, M.J. Electrochemical Treatment of Dye-Containing Wastewater: Impact of Design and Operational Parameters on Effluent Toxicity. for submission to Water Environment Research. .
  • Sundaram, V. and Kupferle, M.J. Electrochemical Treatment of Azo Dye-Containing Wastewater: Influence of pH on Decolorization Kinetics. for submission to Environmental Science and Technology. .
  • Philibert, M.A., Kupferle, M.J., Buchberger, S.G., Revetta, R.P., Rodgers, M.R. and Meckes, M.C. Retention of Klebsiella pneumoniae in a Biofilm: Comparison of Iron and Polycarbonate Substratum. for submission to J American Water Works Association. .
  • Arambewela, M.K.J., Philibert, M.A., Kupferle, M.J. Buchberger, S.G., Revetta, R.P., and Rodgers, M.R.Pathogen Retention and Release in Model Water Distribution Biofilms. for submission to J Environmental Engineering and Science. .
  • Packard, B. and Kupferle, M.J.Bacillus Spore Retention on Common Drinking Water Pipe Materials. in review at USEPA for submission to J American Water Works Association. .
  • Chen, L., Saylor, G., and Kupferle, M.J.Development and Validation of an HPLC Method for Phenol, Chlorophenols and Quinones in Salt Water. for submission to J Chromatography A. .
  • Chen, L., Saylor, G., and Kupferle, M.J.Advanced Electrochemical Oxidation of Phenol Using a BDD Electrode in a Chloride System. for submission to J Applied Electrochemistry. .
  • Saylor, G., Chen, L., and Kupferle, M.J.Sustainable Electrochemistry: A Toxicological Approach for Evaluating Effluents from the Electrochemical Treatment of Aqueous Phenol. for submission to Environmental Science and Technology. .
  • Yu, J., and Kupferle, M.J.Impact of Operational Conditions on the Simultaneous Reduction of Nitrate and Oxidation of Ammonium in an Electrochemical Treatment System. for submission to J Hazardous Materials. .
  • Yu, J. and Kupferle, M.J.Cathodic Reduction of Nitrate on Various Cu-Pd Bimetallic Electrodes in a Three-Compartment Electrochemical Reactor. for submission to Electrochimica Acta. .
  • Cogan, N.G., Byun, J.H., French, D.A., Lim, S., Kupferle, M.Working Title: A Mathematical Model of Attachment and Detachment from Biofilms in Annular Reactors. for submission to Water Research. .
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Published Books
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  • Kupferle, M.J., Yeardley, R. and VonderHaar, S. (2010). Connections: Energy, Environment & Economics: Leaders’ Manual for Community Workshops. produced by SaveEnergyCincy, funded by University of Cincinnati/ Ohio EPA Ohio Environmental Education Fund Grant No. F-08-G-018, Cincinnati, OH.
  • Kim, I.S., Ishii, H., Sayles, G.D., Kupferle, M.J., and Huang, T.L. (1998). Biotransformation of Hexachlorobenzene by Aromatic Enriched Cultures. Battelle Press, Columbus, OH: G. B. Wickramanayke and R.E. Hinchee.
  • You, G., Sayles, G.D., Kupferle, M.J., and Bishop, P.L. (1995). Anaerobic Bioremediation of DDT-Contaminated Soil with Nonionic Surfactant. Batelle Press, Columbus, OH.: R.E. Hinchee and R.E. Hoeppel.
  • Kupferle, M.J., Sayles, G.D., Huang, T.L., Shan, Y., Wang, M., You, G., and Acheson, C.M. (1995). Biological Treatment of Contaminated Soils Using Redox Control. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Research and Development, Washington, DC..
  • Kupferle, M.J. (1991). Biological Treatment of Wastewater Containing Hazardous Organic Compounds: 2-Ethoxyethanol. Chapter 3.21 . Technomic Publishing Co., Inc., Lancaster, PA: H.M. Freeman and P.R. Sferra.
  • Fort, C.L., Koczwara, M.K., Kirsch, E.J., and Grady, C.P.L. (1981). Evaluation of the Quality of Wastewater Treatment Effluent Following Chlorination or Ozonation. Ann Arbor Science Publishers, Inc., Ann Arbor, MI: Jolley, R.L. et al..
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Technical Reports
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  • Hassan, S.Q., Briggs, M.J., and Kupferle, M.J. (1989). Hazardous Waste Treatment Technology Assessment - Volume I: Inorganics Treatment.
  • Hassan, S.Q., Herrin, J.P., and Kupferle, M.J. (1989). Hazardous Waste Treatment Technology Assessment - Volume II: Organics Treatment - Physical Separations.
  • Kupferle, M.J., Vitello, M.P., and Hassan, S.Q. (1989). Hazardous Waste Treatment Technology Assessment - Volume III: Organics Treatment - Biological Processes.
  • Bishop, P., Kinman, R. Kupferle, M., Reid, J., and Eberhard, J. (1992). Composting Municipal Wastes. Final Report, City of Cincinnati Department of Public Works, 128 pages.
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Invited Presentations
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  • Kupferle, M.J. (02-2011). Center for Sustaining the Urban Environment: An Ohio Advanced Energy Center of Excellence.invited presentation for University Clean Energy Alliance of Ohio board members ,Cincinnati, OH.
  • Kupferle, M.J. (01-2011). Minor in SUE at UC.invited presentation, University of Cincinnati Engineers Without Borders Student Chapter ,Cincinnati, OH.
  • Kupferle, M.J. (10-2010). Introduction to University of Cincinnati’s Center of Excellence for Sustaining the Urban Environment.invited presentation at the Advanced Energy Centers of Excellence Symposium ,Columbus, OH.
  • Kupferle, M.J. (04-2010). 17. Electrolytic Treatment of Brine Wastes.invited seminar for Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering. C&EE 259A: Selected Topics in Environmental and Water Resources Engineering, UCLA ,Los Angelos, CA.
  • Kupferle, M.J. (02/20/2010). Home Energy Savings Games Afternoon.Public Education Workshop, UC/OEPA OEEF Grant No. F-08-G-018, Covedale Public Library ,Cincinnati, OH.
  • Kupferle, M.J. (02/03/2010). Conducting a Home Energy Audit.Public Education Workshop, UC/OEPA OEEF Grant No. F-08-G-018, Price Hill Will ,Cincinnati, OH.
  • Kupferle, M.J. (01/24/2010). The Home Energy Game.Public Education Workshop, UC/OEPA OEEF Grant No. F-08-G-018, Park & Vine (local business) ,Cincinnati, OH.
  • Kupferle, M.J. (01/23/2010). Save Energy, Save Green, Be Green.Public Education Workshop, UC/OEPA OEEF Grant No. F-08-G-018, National Association of Retired Federal Employees ,Cincinnati, OH.
  • Kupferle, M.J. (01/23/2010). Conducting a Home Energy Audit.Public Education Workshop, UC/OEPA OEEF Grant No. F-08-G-018, Westwood CURC ,Cincinnati, OH.
  • Kupferle, M.J. (10/02/2009). Conducting a Home Energy Audit.Public Education Workshop, UC/OEPA OEEF Grant No. F-08-G-018, Imago Earth Center ,Cincinnati, OH.
  • Kupferle, M.J. (04-2009). Waste Treatment Using Electrochemical Processes – or It’s Not “Just Salt”.invited lecture for Chemical Engineering Seminar Series, University of Cincinnati ,Cincinnati, OH.
  • Kupferle, M.J. (03/07/2009). Save Energy, Save Green, Be Green.Public Education Workshop, UC/OEPA OEEF Grant No. F-08-G-018, Park & Vine (local business) ,Cincinnati, OH.
  • Kupferle, M.J. (02-2009). The Adventures of One Woman Engineer Becoming Faculty.invited lecture for Society of Women Engineers, University of Cincinnati Student Chapter ,Cincinnati, OH.
  • Packard, B.H. and Kupferle, M.J. (2009). Evaluation of Surface Sampling Techniques for Collection of Bacillus Spores on Pipe Materials.Water Security Congress ,Washington, D.C..
  • Kupferle, M.J. (12/05/2008). Save Energy, Save Green, Be Green.Public Education Workshop, UC/OEPA OEEF Grant No. F-08-G-018, Imago Earth Center ,Cincinnati, OH.
  • Kupferle, M.J. (09/20/2008). Save Energy, Save Green, Be Green.Public Education Workshop, UC/OEPA OEEF Grant No. F-08-G-018, Green Sanctuary of St. John’s Unitarian Church ,Cincinnati, OH.
  • Yu, J. and Kupferle, M.J. (07/28/2008). Coupled Electrochemical Treatment of Nitrate Brine.Proceedings from the Fourth International Conference on Environmental Science and Technology ,Houston, TX.
  • Yu, J. and Kupferle, M.J. (2007). Chlorine Cycling During Electrochemical Treatment of Nitrate Brine Wastes.Proceedings of the 37th Mid-Atlantic Industrial & Hazardous Waste Conference ,Cincinnati, OH.
  • Yu, J. and Kupferle, M.J. (2007). Treatment of Nitrate Brine Concentrates using Coupled Electrochemical Nitrate Reduction and Ammonium Oxidation.Paper presented by Yu at OAWWA Conference ,Cincinnati, OH.
  • Philibert, M.A., Kupferle, M.J., Buchberger, S.G., Revetta, R.P., Rodgers, M. and Meckes, M.C. (2006). Biofilm: Shelter or Barrier in Drinking Water Distribution Systems? .Proceedings of the 8th Annual International Water Distribution Systems Analysis Symposium ,Cincinnati, OH.
  • Kupferle, M.J. (10-2004). A New Program in Environmental Engineering at UC.invited lecture for CEE 676 Advanced Seminar in Environmental Engineering and Science
  • Kupferle, M.J. (07-2004). Introduction to Civil Engineering.Women in Engineering Summer Camp, University of Cincinnati ,Cincinnati, OH.
  • Kupferle, M.J. (2004). Superfund Basic Research Program Training Core.
  • Kavanaugh, R.G., Carson, D.A., Chance, A.C., Feldhake, D.J., Holder, E.L., Jackson, J.K., Kesterman, G.E., Kupferle, M.J., Slomczynski, D.J., and Davis-Hoover, W.J. (2001). Enumeration of Refuse-Degrading Bacterial Populations from a Full-Scale Operating Landfill.Proceedings of the 8th International Waste Management and Landfill Symposium ,Sardinia, Italy.
  • Sayles, G.D., Acheson, C.M., Chang, L., Meier, J.R., Kupferle, M.J., Shan, Y., and Zhou, Q. (1998). Chemical and Ecotoxicological Evaluation of Land Treatment of PAH-Contaminated Soil.Proceedings of the First International Conference on Remediation of Chlorinated and Recalcitrant Compounds ,Monterey, CA.
  • Zhang, X., Bishop, P.L., and Kupferle, M.J. (1997). Measurement of Polysaccharides and Proteins in Biofilm Extracellular Polymers.Proceedings of the International Conference on Micro-organisms in Activated Sludge and Biofilm Processes ,Berkley,CA.
  • Kupferle, M.J. (1996). Advanced Student Lectures in Environmental Engineering and Science, Biofilms.
  • Kupferle, M.J. (09-1995). WREP Biofilm Short Course.University of Cincinnati ,Cincinnati, OH.
  • You, G., Sayles, G., Kupferle, M., and Bishop, P. (1995). DDT-Contaminated Soil Bioremediation with Anaerobic Culture and Nonionic Surfactant in Slurry Reactors.Proceedings of the Third International Symposium on In-Situ and On-Site Bioreclamation ,San Diego, CA.
  • You, G., Sayles, G.D., Kupferle, M.J., and Bishop, P.L. (1995). DDT-Contaminated Soil Bioremediation with Anaerobic Culture and Nonionic Surfactant in Slurry Reactors.Proceedings of the Third International Symposium on In-Situ and On-Site Bioreclamation ,San Diego, CA.
  • Zhang, T., Fu, Y., Bishop, P., Kupferle, M., FitzGerald, S., Jiang, H., and Harmer, C (1994). Transport and Biodegradation of Toxic Organics in Biofilms.Proceedings of the Conference on Hazardous Waste Research ,Bozeman, MT.
  • You, G. Sayles, G., Kupferle, M., Bishop, P., and Lipton, D. (1994). Anaerobic DDT Biodegradation of Contaminated Soil by Mixed Consortia and Enhancement by Surfactant Addition in Slurry Reactors.Proceedings of the Water Environment Federation 67th Annual Conference ,Chicago, IL .
  • Kupferle, M., Chen, T., Gallardo, V., Lindberg, D., Bishop, P., and Bishop, D. (1992). Treatment of Dilute Hazardous Waste Streams by Sorption/Anaerobic Stabilization.Proceedings of the Eighteenth Annual Risk Reduction Engineering Laboratory Research Symposium ,Cincinnati, OH.
  • Kupferle, M.J., Vitello, M.P., and Brown, L.M. (1990). Biological Treatment of Wastewater Containing Hazardous Organic Compounds: 2-Ethoxyethanol.Proceedings of the Sixteenth Annual Research Symposium on Land Disposal, Remedial Action, Incineration and Treatment of Hazardous Waste ,U.S. EPA, Cincinnati, OH.
  • Glaser, J.A., Tabak, H.H., Strohofer, S., Kupferle, M., Scarpino, P., and Tabor, M.W. (1990). Bench-Scale Biodegradation Studies With Organic Pollutants Using a White Rot Fungus.Proceedings of the Sixteenth Annual Research Symposium on Land Disposal, Remedial Action, Incineration and Treatment of Hazardous Waste ,U.S. EPA, Cincinnati, OH.
  • Bhattacharya, S.K., Safferman, A.G., and Kupferle, M.J. (1989). Application of an Acidogenic Anaerobic Process for Detoxification of 2-Ethoxyethanol and 2-Nitropropane.Abstracts of Papers of the American Chemical Society
  • Grosse, D.W., Hassan, S.Q., Vitello, M.P., and Koczwara, M.K. (1988). Testing of Treatment Systems for Cyanide Bearing Hazardous Wastes.Proceedings of the Fourteenth Annual Research Symposium on Land Disposal, Remedial Action, Incineration and Treatment of Hazardous Waste ,Cincinnati, OH.
  • Lesiecki, R.J., Koczwara, M.K., Park, J.E., and Grosse, D.W. (1987). Biological Treatment of Selected Aqueous Organic Hazardous Wastes.Proceedings of the Thirteenth Annual Research Symposium on Land Disposal, Remedial Action, Incineration and Treatment of Hazardous Waste ,Cincinnati, OH.
  • Hassan, S.Q., Park, J.E., Koczwara, M.K., and Grosse, D.W. (1987). Treatment of Aqueous Metal and Cyanide Bearing Hazardous Wastes.Proceedings of the Thirteenth Annual Research Symposium on Land Disposal, Remedial Action, Incineration and Treatment of Hazardous Waste ,Cincinnati, OH.
  • Grosse, D.W., Hassan, S.Q., Park, J.E., and Koczwara, M.K. (1987). Treatment of Aqueous Metal Bearing Hazardous Wastes.Proceedings of the 8th AESF/EPA Conference
  • Koczwara, M.K., Park, J.E., Lesiecki, R.J., and Grosse, D.W. (1987). Activated Sludge Treatment of Selected Aqueous Organic Hazardous Waste Compounds.Proceedings of the 42nd Industrial Waste Conference ,Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN.
  • Park, J.E., Koczwara, M.K., and Lesiecki, R.J. (1987). Biological Treatment of Aqueous Hazardous Wastes.Proceedings of the 1987 ASCE National Conference on Environmental Engineering ,Orlando, FL.
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Poster Presentations
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  • Chen, L., Soma, A. and Kupferle M.J. (2010). Electrochemical Waste Treatment.Poster presented at University of Cincinnati Graduate Poster Forum ,Cincinnati, OH.
  • Saylor, G. and Kupferle M.J. (2010). Toxicity Evaluation of Electrochemistry Intermediates.Poster presented at University of Cincinnati Graduate Poster Forum ,Cincinnati, OH.
  • Yu, J. and Kupferle, M.J. (2009). Two-Stage Sequential Electrochemical Treatment of Nitrate Brines.Poster presented at University of Cincinnati Graduate Poster Forum ,Cincinnati, OH.
  • Arambewela M.K.J. and Kupferle M. (2009). The Fate of Aeromonas hydrophila in a Model Water Distribution System Biofilm Annular Reactor.Poster presented at University of Cincinnati Graduate Poster Forum ,Cincinnati, OH.
  • Chen, L. and Kupferle, M.J. (2009). Electrochemical Waste Treatment.Poster presented at ACS Summer School for Green Chemistry and Sustainable Energy, Colorado School of Mines ,Golden, CO.
  • Packard, B.H. and Kupferle M.J. (2009). A Comparison of Bacterial Endospore Adhesion to Cement-Lined, PVC, and Ductile Iron Drinking Water Pipe.Poster presented at University of Cincinnati Graduate Poster Forum ,Cincinnati, OH.
  • Arambewela M.K.J., Packard, B.H., Soma, A. and Kupferle M. (2008). Pipe Material and Surfactant Impact on Drinking Water Distribution System Biofilm Quantification Methods.Poster presented at University of Cincinnati Graduate Poster Forum ,Cincinnati, OH.
  • Yu, J. and Kupferle, M.J. (2008). Two-Stage Sequential Electrochemical Treatment of Nitrate.Poster presented at University of Cincinnati Graduate Poster Forum ,Cincinnati, OH.
  • Kupferle, M.J., Yu, J. and Chen, L. (2008). A New SUE Course: CEE 649 – Introduction to Sustainable Urban Engineering.Poster presented (by Kupferle) at Celebrating Sustainability Symposium, University of Cincinnati Center for Sustainable Urban Engineering ,Cincinnati, OH.
  • Yu, J. and Kupferle, M.J. (2007). Nitrate Removal from Brine Solutions Using Electrochemical Treatment.Poster presented at University of Cincinnati Graduate Poster Forum ,Cincinnati, OH.
  • Arambewela M.K.J. and Kupferle M. (2007). Growth of Aeromonas hydrophila in Model Distribution System Biofilms.Poster presented at University of Cincinnati Graduate Poster Forum ,Cincinnati, OH.
  • Yu, J. and Kupferle, M.J. (2007). Chlorine Cycling During Electrochemical Treatment of Nitrate Brine Wastes.Presented (by Yu) at Mid-Atlantic Industrial and Hazardous Waste Conference ,Cincinnati, OH.
  • Sundaram, V., and Kupferle, M.J. (2005). Electrolytic Treatment of Textile Wastewater: Effluent Toxicity Assessment and Implications. Presented (by Sundaram).WEFTEC 05, Water Environment Federation, Industrial Issues & Treatment Technology: Novel Physical Chemical Processes ,Washington, DC..
  • Sundaram, V., and Kupferle, M.J. (2005). Indirect Electrochemical Treatment of Textile Wastewater: Influence of Design and Operational Parameters on Color Removal.Presented (by Kupferle) in Session 234 on Remediation: In-situ Chemical Oxidation at the 2005 AIChE National Meeting ,Cincinnati, OH.
  • Holder, E.L., Kupferle, M.J., Tabak, H. H., and Haines, J.R. (2004). Use of Respirometry to Determine Metal Toxicity Through Measurement of Hydrogen Consumption by Sulfate Reducing Bacteria in the Presence of Heavy Metals.Presented at the Fourteenth Annual West Coast Conference on Soils, Sediments, and Water ,San Diego, CA.
  • Tabak, H.H., Holder, E.L., Kupferle, M.J., and Haines, J.R. (2004). Use of Respirometry to Determine Metal Toxicity through Measurement of Hydrogen Consumption by Sulfate-Reducing Bacteria in the Presence of Metals.Poster presented at the Fourth International Conference on Remediation of Chlorinated and Recalcitrant Compounds ,Monterey, CA.
  • Tabak, H., Holder, E., Kupferle, M., Haines, J. (2004). Use of Respirometry to Determine Metal Toxicity Through Measurement of Hydrogen Consumption by Sulfate Reducing Bacteria in the Presence of Heavy Metals.Presented at the 25th Annual Meeting in North America of the Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry (SETAC) ,Portland, OR.
  • Holder, E.L., Kupferle, M.J., Tabak, H. H., and Haines, J.R. (2003). Using Respirometry to Measure Hydrogen Utilization in Sulfate Reducing Bacteria in the Presence of Copper and Zinc.Presented at the Annual International Conference on Contaminated Soils, Sediments, and Water, University of Massachusetts ,Amherst, MA.
  • Acheson, C.A., Sayles, G.A., Herrmann, R.F., Richardson, T., Dahling, T., Shan,Y., Balz, D.A., Kupferle, M.J., Mansfield, J.L., Macke, D., Koeniger, A., and Lancaster, V.A. (2003). Land Treatment of Two Plateau Materials Contaminated with PAHs.Poster presented at the Seventh International Symposium on In Situ and On-Site Bioremediation ,Orlando, FL.
  • Sundaram, V. and Kupferle, M.J. (2003). Electrochemical Color Removal: Effect of Sulfate Ion, Applied Current, Electrode Area and Cell Configuration.Poster presented at the Ralph and Helen Oesper Symposium, Cincinnati Section of the American Chemical Society ,Cincinnati, OH.
  • Holder, E.L., Kupferle, M.J., Tabak, H. H., and Haines, J.R. (2002). Respirometry as a Tool to Determine Metal Toxicity.Poster presented at the 23rd Annual Meeting in North America of the Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry (SETAC) ,Salt Lake City, UT.
  • Shan, Y., Zhou, Q., Kupferle, M.J., and Acheson, C.M. (2001). Characterization of Oversize Material Removed During Field Soil Sample Processing.Poster presented at the Sixth International Symposium on In Situ and On-site Bioremediation ,San Diego, CA.
  • Kupferle, M.J., King, D.W., Bego, G., and Brenner, R. (2001). Development of a Field Sampling and Compositing Strategy.Poster presented at the Sixth International Symposium on In Situ and On-site Bioremediation ,San Diego, CA.
  • Galal, A., Atta, N.F., Kupferle, M.J., Bishop, P.L., and Mark, H. (1998). Color Removal and Other Contaminants of Different Dyes Using Electrochemistry at Regular and Polymer Electrodes: Spectroelectrochemical Approach.Presented at the 49th Pittsburgh Conference and Exposition on Analytical Chemistry and Applied Spectroscopy ,New Orleans, LA.
  • Kupferle, M.J., Huang, T.L., Shan, Y., Wang, M., You, G., Sayles, G.D., and Acheson, C.M. (08-1995). Biological Treatment of Contaminated Soils Using Redox Control.USEPA Symposium on Bioremediation of Hazardous Wastes: Research, Development, and Field Evaluations ,Rye Brook, NY.
  • Kupferle, M., Sayles, G., Huang, T., Shan, Y., Wang, M., You, G., and Acheson, C. (1995). Anaerobic-Aerobic Land Treatment of PCP-Contaminated Soil.Paper presented at the American Institute of Chemical Engineers 1995 Summer National Meeting ,Boston, MA.
  • Kupferle, M.J., Kim, I.S., You, G., Huang, T., Wang, M., Sayles, G.D., and Lipton, D.S. (1994). Biological Treatment of Contaminated Soil: Advanced Land Treatment Techniques.U.S. EPA Symposium on Bioremediation of Hazardous Wastes: Research, Development, and Field Evaluations ,San Francisco, CA.
  • Lopez, G.M., Sayles, G.D., Buhler, K., Bishop, D.F., Kim, I.S., You, G., Klostermann, P., Kupferle, M.J., and Lipton, D.S. (1993). Sequential Anaerobic/Aerobic Treatment of Contaminated Soils and Sediments.Paper presented at the Symposium on Bioremediation of Hazardous Wastes: Research, Development, and Field Evaluations ,Dallas, TX.
  • Kim, I.S., You, G., Kupferle, M.J., Sayles, G.D., and Klostermann, P. (1993). Sequential Anaerobic-Aerobic Biodegradation of Highly Chlorinated Toxic Organic Compounds.Paper Presented at the United Conference on Environmental Pollution Remediation ,Taejon City, Korea.
  • Safferman, S., Suidan, M. Kupferle, M., and Bishop, P. (1992). Scanning Electron Microscope Monitoring of Biological Granular Activated Carbon Hazardous Waste Treatment Processes.Poster presented at the Eighteenth Annual Risk Reduction Engineering Laboratory Research Symposium ,Cincinnati, OH.
  • Sayles, G.D., Lopez, G., Bishop, D., Kim, I.S., You, G., Kupferle, M.J., and Lipton, D.S. (1992). Sequential Anaerobic-Aerobic Treatment of Contaminated Soils and Sediments.Paper presented at the Symposium on Bioremediation of Hazardous Wastes: U.S. EPA's Biosystems Technology Development Program ,Chicago, IL.
  • Tabak, H.H, Strohofer, S., Hummel, V.C., Glaser, J.A., Kupferle, M.J., Scarpino, P.V., and Tabor, M.W. (1991). Characterization and Optimization of Treatment of Organic Wastes and Toxic Organic Compounds by a Ligninolytic White Rot Fungus in Bench and Pilot-Scale RBC Bioreactors.Paper presented at the International Symposium on In Situ and On-Site Bioreclamation ,San Diego, CA.
  • Tabak, H.H, Glaser, J.A., Strohofer, S., Kupferle, M.J., Scarpino, P., and Tabor, M.W. (1991). Evaluation of Nutritional and Operational Requirements for Biodegradation of Chlorinated Phenols by the White Rot Basidiomycete, Phanerochaete chrysosporium, in RBC Bioreactors.Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Air and Waste Management Association ,Vancouver, B.C..
  • Strohofer, S., Tabor, M.W., Tabak, H.H., Kupferle, M.J., Glaser, J.A., and Scarpino, P.V. (1990). Optimization of Bench-Scale Bioreactor Treatment of Organic Wastes by a Ligninolytic Fungus.Poster presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Society for Microbiology ,Anaheim, CA.
  • Strohofer, S., Hummel, V.C., Tabor, M.W., Kupferle, M.J., Opatken, E., Tabak, H.H., Glaser, J.A., and Scarpino, P.V. (1990). Bench and Pilot Scale Studies of Fungal Biofilm in Rotating Biological Contactors.Poster presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Society for Industrial Microbiology ,Orlando, FL.
  • Kupferle, M.J., Bishop, P.L., Bishop, D.F., and Safferman, S.I. (1990). Anaerobic/Aerobic Sequential Treatment of Hazardous Waste Leachates in a POTW: An Innovative Approach.Paper presented at the 63rd Annual Meeting of the Water Pollution Control Federation ,Washington, D.C. .
  • Kupferle, M.J., Bishop, P.L., and Bishop, D.F. (1990). Treatment of CERCLA Leachates in POTWs: Anaerobic/Aerobic Sequential Treatment.Paper presented at the U.S. EPA Symposium on Bioremediation of Hazardous Wastes ,Arlington, VA.
  • Glaser, J.A., Strohofer, S., Hummel, V.C., Tabak, H.H, Opatken, E., Kupferle, M., Scarpino, P., and Tabor, M.W. (1989). Testing of a Leachate Treatment System Based on a Wood Degrading Fungus.Poster presented at the Fifteenth Annual EPA Research Symposium ,Cincinnati, OH.
  • Grosse, D.W., Hassan, S.Q., Vitello, M.P., and Koczwara, M.K. (1988). Treatment Technology Evaluation for Aqueous Metal/Cyanide Bearing Hazardous Wastes (F007).Paper No. 88-6B.1 presented at the 81st Annual Meeting of the Air Pollution Control Association ,Dallas, TX.
  • Hassan, S.Q., Vitello, M.P., Koczwara, M.K., and Grosse, D.W. (1988). Treatment of Cyanide Bearing Electroplating Wastewater.Paper 5E presented at the AIChE Summer National Meeting ,Denver, CO.
  • Brown, L.M., Koczwara, M.K., and Lesiecki, R.J. (1988). Biological Treatment of Aqueous Organic Hazardous Waste.Poster presented at the Fourteenth Annual Research Symposium on Land Disposal, Remedial Action, Incineration and Treatment of Hazardous Waste ,Cincinnati, OH.
  • Hassan, S.Q., Koczwara, M.K., Park, J.E., and Grosse, D.W. (1987). Pilot Scale Investigations of Hazardous Waste Treatment Technologies.Presented at the World Conference on Hazardous Wastes ,Budapest, Hungary.
  • Hassan, S.Q., Park, J.E., Koczwara, M.K., and Grosse, D.W. (1987). Pilot-Scale Treatment of Aqueous Metal and Cyanide Bearing Hazardous Wastes.Paper No. 57C presented at the Annual Meeting of AIChE ,New York, NY.
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Recent Awards/Honors
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  • National Science Foundation Early CAREER Award,02-2008
  • Ohio Environmental Education Fund Grant,11-2007
  • Sustainable Urban Engineering Education Seed Grant,07-2007
  • University Research Council Grant,01-2005
  • Sigma Xi.Full Membership,1997
  • Sigma Xi.Associate Membership,1989
  • National Science Foundation-funded M.S.E. thesis project,1979,1981
  • Tau Beta Pi and Omega Chi Epsilon honor societies,1978
  • ALCOA Outstanding Freshman in Engineering Award,1974,1975
  • Purdue University Freshman in Engineering Award,1974
  • National Merit Finalist,1974
  • American Society of Civil Engineers
  • American Water Works Association
  • Association of Environmental Engineering and Science Professors
  • Sigma Xi
  • Water Environment Federation
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Student Advising
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  • Arpita Soma (12-2009). Electrochemical Oxidation of Phenol- A Comparative Study Using Pulsed and Non- pulsed Techniques. ,Master. Advisor.
  • Ashok MattaModeling Electrochemical Destruction of Waste in Pulsed Treatment Mode. ,Master. Advisor. expected August 2011.
  • Benjamin Packard (06-2010). Retention and Removal of Bacterial Endospores from Common Drinking Water Distribution System Pipe Materials. ,Master. Advisor.
  • Carol ClintonTransformation of a University Climate Action Plan into a Sustainability Plan and Creation of an Implementation Prioritization Tool (co-advised with Paul L. Bishop). ,Doctoral. Advisor. candidate in April 2010.
  • Greg SaylorToxicity Measurement of Electrochemically-Generated Effluents using MicroTox®. ,Master. Advisor. expected June 2011.
  • Jiefei Yu (12-2010). Coupled Nitrate Reduction and Ammonium Oxidation in Electrochemical Treatment of Nitrate Brine Wastes. ,Doctoral. Advisor. Note: Ms. Yu has won two student paper competitions during her doctoral research: • “Treatment of Nitrate Brine Concentrates using Coupled Electrochemical Nitrate Reduction and Ammonium Oxidation”, American Water Works Association Ohio Section (OAWWA), Cincinnati, OH, 2007. • “Coupled Electrochemical Treatment of Nitrate Brine” at the 4th International Conference on Environmental Science and Technology in Houston, TX, 2008. .
  • Linxi ChenChlorine Cycling in Electrochemical Treatment Systems. ,Doctoral. Advisor. passed qualifiers in 2009, full-time, on-campus, Note: Ms. Chen received a scholarship to participate in the 2009 American Chemical Society Summer School on Green Chemistry and Sustainable Energy hosted by the Colorado School of Mines in Golden, CO in July 2009. Class size was small and attendance was by invitation only after applications (with poster abstracts) were reviewed. Application was open to graduate students and postdoctoral scholars studying in the Americas interested in developing collegial relationships that will result in future collaborations..
  • Mahendranath J. Arambewela (12-2008). The Fate of Aeromonas hydrophila in a Model Water Distribution System Biofilm Annular Reactor. ,Master. Advisor.
  • Marc-André Philibert (12-2006). Mature Water Distribution Biofilm, Shelter or Barrier for Pathogens? (Co-advised with Steven G. Buchberger) . ,Master. Advisor.
  • Shannon QuinnExtended Producer Responsibility in Solid Waste Management. ,Master. Advisor. MS Planning (co-advisor), in progress, proposal defended Nov 2010.
  • Vijayakumar Sundaram (12-2005). Operation and Design Impacts on Efficiency and Toxicity during Electrochemical Treatment of Azo Dye-Containing Wastewater. ,Master. Advisor.
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Courses Taught
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  • ,CEE Computer Applications .
  • ,Introduction to Environmental Assessment and Remediation.
  • ,Environmental Engineering .
  • ,Solid Waste Management .
  • ,Advanced Seminar in Environmental Engineering and Science .
  • ,Seminar (on Safety, Health, Facilities and Resources) .
  • ,Introduction to Sustainable Urban Engineering/Environments .
  • ,Hazardous Materials/Waste Management .
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Service
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  • University/College Service ,Ohio Advanced Energy Center of Excellence: Sustaining the Urban Environment ,Other(09-2010-to Present).
  • University/College Service ,CEAS Dean’s Advisory Committee ,Other(08-2010-to Present).
  • Departmental Service ,SEEBME-ENVE Chemical Hygiene Safety Coordinator(07-2010-to Present).
  • University/College Service ,Engineers Without Borders Student Chapter ,Other(2010-to Present).
  • University/College Service ,Sigma Xi ,Committee Member(2010-2011).
  • University/College Service ,University Research Council, Physical Sciences and Engineering Subcommittee ,Member(2009-2010).
  • ,College of Medicine, Department of Environmental Health ,Other(2009-to Present).
  • Departmental Service ,CEE Laboratory Safety Director(01-2007-06-2010).
  • University/College Service ,CoE/CEAS Undergraduate Recruiting Tours ,Other(2007-2010).
  • University/College Service ,Clifton Community Clean-up (Student Organization) ,Other(2007-2008).
  • Departmental Service ,CEE Directors Committee ,Other(2007-2010).
  • Departmental Service ,SUE Education Committee ,Committee Chair(2007-to Present).
  • Departmental Service ,CEE-EES Program Review Report Committee ,Editor(2005).
  • Departmental Service ,CEE Strategic Planning Committee ,Representative(2005-2010).
  • Departmental Service ,CEE-EES Curriculum Committee ,Member(2004-2008).
  • ,Reviewer for various internal grant proposal competitions and student awards as well as annual CEE-EES/SEEBME graduate admissions
  • University/College Service ,University of Cincinnati Graduate Poster Forum ,Judge
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