Cresten Mansfeldt
Assistant Professor
Environmental Engineering

Office: SEEC S295A


  • B.C.E, University of Minnesota, (2007),
  • Ph.D., Cornell University (2013)

Office: SEEC S295A

Honors and Distinctions:

  • National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellow : 2008

Recent Publications

  1. Mansfeldt, C., Achermann, S., Men, Y., Walser, J., Villez, K., Joss, A., Johnson, D., and Fenner, K. 2019. Microbial residence time is a controlling parameter of the taxonomic and functional-enzyme composition of microbial communities. ISMEJ. 13(6), 1589.
  2. Heavner, G., Mansfeldt, C., Wilkins, M., Nicora, C., Debs, G., Edwards, E., & Richardson, R. 2019. Detection of organohalide-respiring enzyme biomarkers at a bioaugmented TCE-contaminated field site. Frontiers in Microbiology, 10.
  3. Achermann, S., Falås, P., Joss, A., Mansfeldt, C., Men, Y., Vogler, B., & Fenner, K. 2018. Trends in micropollutant biotransformation along a solids retention time gradient. Environmental Science & Technology. 52(20):11601–11611. DOI:10.1021/acs.est.8b02763
  4. Achermann, S., Bianco, V., Mansfeldt, C., Vogler, B., Kolvenbach, B., Corvini, P., & Fenner, K. 2018. Biotransformation of sulfonamide antibiotics in activated sludge: The formation of pterin-conjugates leads to sustained risk. Environmental Science & Technology, 52(11):6265-6274. DOI:10.1021/acs.est.7b06716
  5. Heavner, G., Mansfeldt, C., Debs, G., Hellerstedt, S., Rowe, A., & Richardson, R. 2018. Biomarkers’ responses to reductive dechlorination rates and oxygen stress in bioaugmentation culture KB-1TM. Microorganisms, 6(1):13. DOI:10.3390/microorganisms6010013
  6. Richter, L., Mansfeldt, C., Kuan, M., Cesare, A., Menefee, S., Richardson, R., & Ahner, B. 2018. Altered microbiome leads to significant phenotypic and transcriptomic differences in a lipid accumulating chlorophyte. Environmental Science & Technology, 52 (12):6854–6863. DOI:10.1021/acs.est.7b06581.
  7. Mansfeldt, C., Richter, L., Ahner, B., Cochlan, W., & Richardson, R. 2016. Use of de novo transcriptome libraries to characterize a novel oleaginous marine Chlorella species during the accumulation of triacylglycerols. PloS One, 11(2). DOI:10.1371/journal.pone.0147527
  8. Mansfeldt, C., Heavner, G., Rowe, A., Hayete, B., Church, B., & Richardson, R. 2016. Inferring gene networks for strains of Dehalococcoides highlights conserved relationships between genes encoding core catabolic and cell-wall structural proteins. PloS One, 11(11). DOI:10.1371/journal.pone.0166234
  9. Mansfeldt, C., Logsdon, B., Debs, G., & Richardson, R. 2015. SPINE: SParse eIgengene NEtwork linking gene expression clusters in Dehalococcoides mccartyi to perturbations in experimental conditions. PloS One, 10(2). DOI:10.1371/journal.pone.0118404.