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News and Points of Note

  • Shahrzad (Azizzadeh) successfully defends her dissertation research...congratulations! (December 2015)
  • Brian (Piper) and Maria are expecting their first child to be born in December...congratulations! (December 2015)
  • Hana (Chmielewski) presents two papers at INFORMS 2015 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (November 2015)
  • Lydia (Seabrook), an Environmental Engineering senior, joins the research group to help with the NSF EFRI research on model development and computational implementation. (October 2015)
  • Exchange students, Ana Favretto and Michele Rossi, from University of Sao Paulo, Brazil depart after successfully conducting collaborative investigation on performance modeling and assessment to improve low-cost housing design (July 2015)
  • The EFRI research group hosts two high school students for six weeks in summer as part of a STEM research outreach activity (June 2015)
  • Hana (Chmielewski) presents two papers at EWRI 2015 in Austin, Texas. (June 2015)
  • Hana (Chmielewski) is selected to do a year-long internship at NIST, in conjunction with the NIST Center of Excellence on Community Resilience (May 2015)
  • Megan (Jaunich) successfully passes her qualifying exams...congratulations! (April 2015)
  • Hui (Wang) gets a new job in Washington DC (March 2015)

Active Research Areas

Do you:
  • like analytical and computational work;
  • thrive in interdisciplinary environments;
  • approach problems from a holistic and integrated manner;
  • want to model, solve and analyze challenging engineering problems;
  • enjoy thinking outside-the-box; and
  • think that the present practice could benefit through quantitative approaches to find efficient and effective solutions?
If so, you may find this research group and its research activities of interest to you.
  • Developing enhancements to meta-heuristic algorithms

  • Integrating building energy performance assessment into the design process

  • Characterizing leak and contamination sources in water distribution systems

  • Improving watershed and water supply management and sustainability

  • Identifying integrated solid waste management plans considering life-cycle cost and environmental consequences SWOLF

  • Life-cycle analysis-based photosynthetic bioreactor design for fuel production from microalgae

  • Considering infrastructure systems resilience in design, operation and asset allocation

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Integrated Solid Waste Management and LCA PhD openings