|Ph.D Student, Civil and Environmental Engineering||Ph.D Student, Engineering and Public Policy||Ph.D Student, Engineering and Public Policy
|Research Area: Tim’s research addresses water management challenges in the energy sector. He is particularly focused on treating and managing high salinity brines (2-10 times saltier than seawater). He uses process and network level optimization models to identify treatment technologies and management strategies that are cost effective and energy efficient.||Research Area: Niles’ research aims to combine expert elicitation with a concurrent engineering approach, to assist experts and decision-makers in designing and understanding complex infrastructure systems in the water-energy nexus. He is currently focusing on evaluating the effectiveness of the approach on a case study focusing on shale gas wastewater management.||Research Area: Yang works on the intersection of water and energy networks. He uses optimization techniques to model and evaluate the demand response capacity in drinking water supply and wastewater treatment systems.