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News and Points of Note

  • Sivana (Alfieri) is representing NCSU at the triathlon meet in New Orleans (November 2016)
  • Ken (Harrison) joins NIST (October 2016)
  • Silvana (Alfieri), a freshman engineering student, joined the research group involved with biofuel systems modeling and design (October 2016)
  • Pedro (Anchieta) from U of Sao Paula, Sao Carlos campus, Brazil, joins the research team as a short-term research exchange student to develop a computational framework for simulation-optimization in biorefinery design and analysis (August 2016)
  • Pilar (Gil) from U of Sao Paula, Sao Carlos campus, Brazil, joins the research team as a short-term research exchange student (August 2016)
  • Prashant (Pai) moves from SAS to Verisk Analytics in NC (August 2016)
  • Janelle (Hygh) becomes a proud mother of her first child (July 2016)
  • Hana (Chmielewski) successfully completes her PhD preliminary exam (June 2016)
  • Hana (Chmielwski) presents her work in resilience modeling and optimization for civil infrastructure systems at the EWRI Congress at West Palm Beach, FL (May 2016)
  • Megan (Jaunich) presents her work in optimizing and analyzing electronic waste management considering life-cycle implications at the POMS (Production and Operations Management) conference in Orlando (May 2016)

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

Apply for admission and assistantship.

Integrated Solid Waste Management and LCA PhD openings