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News & 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)
  • Hana (Chmielewski) was placed first in the NIST Community Resilience Workshop poster session (April 2016)
  • Megan (Jaunich) adds another publication, on waste collection and LCA modeling, to her list (April 2016)
  • Shahrzad (Azizzadeh) becomes a proud mother of her first child (March 2016)

  • Hui (Wang) publishes two papers to add to his publication list (December 2015)
  • Shahrzad (Azizzadeh) successfully defends her dissertation research...congratulations! (December 2015)
  • Brian (Piper) and Maria are blessed with their first child 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)

  • Jim (Levis), Megan (Jaunich), and others are presenting a, EREF Solid Waste Management Life-Cycle Assessment workshop (October 2014)
  • Hana (Chmielewski) successfully passes her OR qualifying exams...congratulations! (September 2014)
  • Rohan (Manavi) joins the research group and will pursue his PhD in Operations Research (August 2014)
  • This systems research group is part of an international interdisciplinary research team that received a new NSF SAVI award entitled "SAVI: International Institute for Solid Waste Management Life-Cycle Modeling" (August 2014)
  • Jim (Levis) is promoted to a Research Assistant Professor position...Congratulations! (July 2014)
  • The EFRI research group hosts two high school students for six weeks in summer as part of a STEM research outreach activity (June 2014)
  • Hana (Chmielewski) presents two papers at EWRI 2014 in Portland, Oregon. (June 2014)
  • Jim (Levis) wins first place in the 2014 AWMA Doctoral Dissertation Competition...Congratulations! (May 2014)
  • Exchange student, Camila Anchieta, from University of Sao Paulo, Brazil arrived for a six month visit to conduct collaborative investigation on performance modeling and assessment to improve low-cost housing design (April 2014)
  • Janelle (Hygh) starts a new job in an emerging energy solutions division at Dewberry (March 2014)
  • SWOLF (Solid Waste Optimization Live-cycle Framework) site launched go.ncsu.edu/SWOLF (February 2014)
  • Brian (Piper) joined Forio Business Simulation in San Francisco as a Data Scientist (Jan 2014)

  • Brian (Piper) successfully defended his doctoral thesis in Operations Research, entitled "Optimization Methods for Improving the Resilience of Civil Infrastructure Systems Subject to Natural Hazards" (Dec 2013)
  • Megan (Jaunich) becomes the proud mother of their first child...congratulations! (Nov 2013)
  • Hana (Chmielewski) and Brian (Piper) present papers at INFORMS in Minneapolis, MN (Oct 2013)
  • Megan (Jaunich) is awarded the Poole Fellowship by the Environmental Research and Education Foundation...congratulations! (Sep 2013)
  • This systems research group is part of an interdisciplinary research team that received a new NSF EFRI award entitled "EFRI-PSBR: Closing the loop - towards a PSBR design framework for self-sustained marine microalgal-based fuel production" (Aug 2013)
  • Hana (Chmielewski), Jason (Patskoski) and Ranji participate in a research workshop on water management and security, organized by University of Sao Paulo in Brazil (July 2013)
  • Hana (Chmielewski) presents a paper at the 22nd International Conference on Multiple Criteria Decision Making in Malaga, Spain (June 2013)
  • Megan (Jaunich) is selected to receive a GAANN Computational Sciences Fellowship award (June 2013)
  • Former MS graduate Danielle (Touma) will be joining Stanford U to pursue her doctoral degree (June 2013)
  • Hana (Chmielewski) receives an NSF Graduate Fellowship for her doctoral program; she will continue her graduate program at NCSU and pursue a doctoral degree in Operations Research (May 2013)
  • Maged (Al-Gharably) successfully defends his masters thesis and earns his MS degree (May 2013)
  • Jim (Levis) successfully defends his dissertation and earns his PhD degree (May 2013)
  • Rohan (Manavi) completes his masters degree in Operations Research, and will be joining the doctoral program in Chemical Engineering at Rutgers (Apr 2013)
  • Former doctoral graduate Hui (Wang) becomes a new father (Apr 2013)
  • Megan (Jaunich) is selected to participate in the NCSU Preparing the Professoriate (PTP) program (Apr 2013)
  • Maged (Al-Gharably) wins second place in the Poster Competition in the 2013 WREE Research Symposium (Mar 2013)
  • Rohan (Manavi) was invited to Rutgers to consider pursuing a doctoral degree in Chemical Engineering (Mar 2013)
  • Hana (Chmielewski) was invited to CMU to consider pursuing a doctoral degree in Civl & Environmental Engineering (Mar 2013)

  • Brian (Piper) has interviewed with several companies interested in his expertise in operations research and systems analysis
  • Jim (Levis) receives the best paper award (Oct 2012)
  • Kishan (Chetan) joins Microsoft in Seattle (September 2012)
  • Megan (Jaunich) was awarded a Dean's Doctoral Fellowship (Aug 2012)
  • Linda (Vasil) has taken on an instructor position at UNC Charlotte
  • Shahrzad (Azizzadeh) is working full time at SAS; after completing her internship at SAS successfully, she was offered the job, pre-graduation.