The Section on Energy, Natural Resources, and the Environment (ENRE) is organized to:
  • promote the development and application of operations research / management science methods, techniques, and tools to the solution of problems relating to energy, natural resources and/or the environment,
  • encourage the exchange of information among practitioners and users in energy, natural resources, and environmental applications areas, and
  • promote the maintenance of high professional standards in the application of operations research/management science to problem areas in energy, natural resources, and/or the environment.

INFORMS 2021 Annual Meeting @ Anaheim, CA, October 24-27, 2021

Cluster Sessions
At every INFORMS Annual Meeting, ENRE organizes and sponsors a number of streams, listed below. Please get in touch with the chairs if you want to contribute a session or talk on a relevant subject at the next INFORMS meeting in 2021!

Environment & Sustainability
        Kristen Schell (kristenschell@cunet.carleton.ca)

Forestry and Natural Resources
Jordi Garcia-Gonzalo (j.garcia@ctfc.es)
Erin Belval (erin.belval@colostate.edu)

Energy I – Electricity
        Jacob Mays (jacobmays@cornell.edu)

Energy II – Energy
 Jalal Kazempoor (seykaz@elektro.dtu.dk)

Energy III - Climate
Yongyang Cai (cai.619@osu.edu)

        Talayeh Razzaghi (talayeh.razzaghi@ou.edu)

We would like to express our gratitude towards these dedicated researchers & professionals for providing this important service to our community!

Best Paper Awards
Every year, ENRE awards a number of prizes to recognise outstanding academic contributions in the field of Operations Research & Management Science with applications in energy, natural resources and the environment. Nomination procedures and further details will be announced via the ENRE newsletter and mailing list.

ENRE Student Best Paper 
Committee Chair: Guzin Bayraksan (bayraksan.1@osu.edu)

ENRE Young Researcher Prize
Committee Chair: Luce Brotcorne  (Luce.Brotcorne@inria.fr)

ENRE Best Publication – Energy
Committee Co-Chairs:  Sonja Wogrin (sonja.wogrin@comillas.edu)

ENRE Best Publication – Natural Resources
Committee Co-Chairs: Sauleh Siddiqui (sauleh@american.edu)

ENRE Best Publication – Environment and Sustainability
Committee Chair:  Gokce Palak (gpalak@su.edu)


Hotelling Medal:
Committee Chair: Alexandra Newman (anewman@mines.edu)


More information and past winners
We would like to congratulate the winners of the Awards in previous years! Read more...

"Society Spotlight" featuring ENRE in OR/MS Tomorrow, the INFORMS Student Magazine
OR-MS-Tomorrow-logo_cardlarge.pngOR/MS Tomorrow, the INFORMS Student Magazine, just published an issue on "Operation Research & Management in Energy and Environment". They feature a "Society Spotlight" article on ENRE laying on the mission and history of our section - and emphasising our commitment to provide an open and welcoming platform for students at the intersection of OR/MS, energy, and the environment!

Our Community

Leadership & Officers

President : Miguel F. Anjos

President-elect : Sandra Ekşioğlu

Secretary-Treasurer : Benjamin D. Leibowicz

Communications & Outreach : Diwas Paudel

Past-Presidents : 

Antonio Conejo

Hayri Önal

Past Secretary-Treasurers:

Sauleh Siddiqui

Sandra Ekşioğlu

Past Communications & Outreach:

Daniel Huppmann

Vignesh Subramanian

Kevin Melendez

Read here for more info and contact details...


  • Boston, Massachusetts, AAFCPAs is seeking a high-energy Senior Associate, Business Process & IT Consulting team member, fully competent, highly ethical, driven to ensure a positive client experience for the firm’s distinct but integrated Business & IT Consulting Practice. This rapidly growing practice area of the firm strengthens the link between IT and finance for our clients, which reduces risk significantly and eases the technology burden. AAF’s Business & IT Advisors earn the role of trusted business advisor with solutions such as: business process improvement and internal controls, ERP and financial package selection, IT audits, technology risk assessments, IT strategy development, privacy assessment, data analytics, and fraud detection, leveraging Cloud services, and outsourcing strategies. The Senior Associate, Business & IT Consulting is responsible for providing primarily data analytics and robotic process automation solutions and secondarily, audit support and attest and advisory solutions for diverse organizations, for very small companies (5 employees) through sophisticated midmarket organizations (~3,000 employees). The Senior Associate will be responsible for assisting the director of IT security and data analytics in planning and managing engagements, discussing KBQs and KPIs with clients during discovery sessions, creating data models and visualizations using different DA tools, creating RPA solutions using scripting and BOT technologies, conducting fieldwork, discussing findings and observations during client exit meetings, reviewing staff work papers, and preparing written audit reports. The position will also include client service assistance such as advice on internal control approaches, best practices and advising clients in solving critical business issues. The Senior Associate, Business & IT Consulting will also build and maintain new and existing client relationships and should also be capable of conducting internal audit engagements independently and leading an engagement team. RESPONSIBILITIES Run client engagements from start to finish, which includes planning, executing, directing, and completing Data Analytics and RPA solutions,  information systems audits, and business process control reviews, and managing to budget. Audit Support / Data Analytics Data analytics, large volumes of data, data extraction. Robotic Process Automation for internal and external projects. Maintain a good working relationship with clients to enhance customer satisfaction and work with client management and staff at all levels to perform audit services. Gain a comprehensive understanding of client operations, processes, and business objectives and utilize that knowledge on engagements. Minimal travel is required outside of route 495.   This role reports to the Director of IT Security and Data Analytics of AAFCPAs’ Business & IT Consulting Practice. Competitive salary plus annual bonus potential. In addition, we offer a comprehensive benefits package that includes subsidized medical and dental, 401(k) savings plan, life insurance, and short-term and long-term disability, plus more. All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines. Bachelor's degree in Data Analytics, or Information Technology. Two or more years of working experience with Data Analytics tools like Power BI, Tableau. Two or more years of working experience with RPA tools and bot technology. Two or more years of IT experience in a similar practice or function with a reputable firm (big 4 is a plus) is preferred. Excellent analytical, organizational, and project management skills. Strong computer skills including proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite applications. Experience with Exceptional client service and communication skills with a demonstrated ability to develop and maintain outstanding client relationships. Ability to manage multiple engagements and competing priorities in a rapidly growing, fast-paced, interactive, results-based team environment. Excellent verbal, written, and presentation skills. Certification in any of the Data Analytics tools is a plus. ATTRIBUTES Honesty and Integrity – Displays the highest standards of and ethical conduct personally and professionally and contributes to maintaining the ethics and values of the firm Accountability – accepts responsibility for starting, controlling, and concluding job tasks and assignments; accepts responsibility for behavior Business acumen Ability to exercise discretion and good judgment Professional confidence and reliability A “can-do” attitude and willingness to do whatever is necessary to get the job done Highest standards of quality with a sense of urgency Exceptionally well organized and detail-oriented Proven time management and prioritization skills Customer service focus Comfortable working autonomously Naturally team-oriented and a team player Proactive, flexible, and the ability to multi-task. Willing and able to roll up sleeves and pitch in wherever needed Able to handle tight deadlines, multiple priorities, and stressful situations Drive – wants to make a difference and contribute positively to our future success
  • Lubbock, Texas, Edward E. Whitacre Jr. College of Engineering Industrial, Manufacturing and Systems Engineering Department Assistant/Associate/Full Professor of Industrial, Manufacturing and Systems Engineering Applications are invited for a tenured/tenure-track faculty position at all ranks in the Department of Industrial, Manufacturing and Systems Engineering (IMSE) within the Whitacre College of Engineering (WCOE) at Texas Tech University located in Lubbock, Texas, USA. Exceptional senior candidates may also be considered for the E. L. Derr Endowed Professorship. Founded in 1934, the department is one of the first IMSE departments in the nation and the first in the state of Texas. Texas Tech University is a comprehensive Tier I research university that includes law and medical schools with an enrollment of more than 40,000 students total. Texas Tech University is a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI). There is a vibrant and energetic research atmosphere both within the IMSE department and across departments in the WCOE, University, and the Texas Tech Health Sciences Center. The IMSE department also actively supports the WCOE research thrust areas of Energy, Water, Engineers in Medicine, Infrastructure, Nanotechnology and Big Data/Data Visualization.  The IMSE department has numerous laboratory facilities (manufacturing, bioprinting and biofabrication, tissue assembly and nanofabrication, complex systems modeling, control, and optimization, and ergonomics), and is home to a multidisciplinary center related to safety ( http://www.depts.ttu.edu/cehrop/ ). Additional information about the department is available at http://www.depts.ttu.edu/imse/. The IMSE department is seeking applicants working in all areas, with an emphasis given to those working in Supply Chain Management, Simulation, or Human Factors. Qualified candidates must possess a Ph.D. in Industrial Engineering or a closely related field, be eligible to work in the United States, and have excellent communication skills. Candidates who demonstrate the ability to conduct high quality, methodologically innovative research, and have very strong records of scholarship supported by extramural funding and who have the proven capacity or clear potential to bring externally sponsored research to Texas Tech University are encouraged to apply. Candidates will teach undergraduate and graduate courses (including distance education) and advise PhD students and experience working with diverse student populations and first-generation students is highly desirable. Service duties include program-building, as well as commitment to extra-curricular activities. Service to the department, college, and university is expected. Interested applicants should submit their application online at http://www.depts.ttu.edu/hr/workattexastech/ for requisition number 25321BR .  A complete application consists of a cover letter, curriculum vitae (CV), one-page statement of research interests, one-page statement of teaching interests, and up to three professional references . Ap plications will be accepted until October 28, 2021 . As an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, Texas Tech University is dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse faculty committed to teaching and working in a multicultural environment. We actively encourage applications from all those who can contribute, through their research, teaching, and/or service, to the diversity and excellence of the academic community at Texas Tech University. The university welcomes applications from minoritized candidates, women, veterans, persons with disabilities, and dual-career couples. Questions regarding this posting should be directed to: IMSE Faculty Search Committee Phone: 806-742-3543, E-mail: IMSE@ttu.edu
  • Hong Kong, China, City University of Hong Kong (CityU) is one of the world’s leading universities, known for innovation, creativity and research.  We are now seeking exceptional scholars to join us as Assistant Professors/Associate Professors/Professors/Chair Professors (on substantiation-track) in all academic fields with special focuses on One Health, Digital Society, Smart City, Matter, Brain, and related interdisciplinary areas.  Research fields of particular interest include, but not limited to: biomedical science and engineering veterinary science computer science and data science neuroscience and neural engineering bio-statistics and AI-healthcare smart/semi-conductor manufacturing AI/robotics/autonomous systems aerospace and microelectronics engineering energy generation and storage digital business and innovation management fintech and business analytics computational social sciences digital humanities digital and new media law and technology private law healthy, smart and sustainable cities Successful candidates should have a demonstrated ability to build a world-class research programme related to CityU’s strategic research areas, plus a commitment to education and student mentorship.  Candidates must possess a doctorate in their respective field by the time of appointment. Applications and nominations are invited for: Chair Professor/Professor/Associate Professor/Assistant Professor in the Department of Advanced Design and Systems Engineering [Ref. A/508/09] The Department of Advanced Design and Systems Engineering (ADSE) aspires to be a centre of excellence in research and education in intelligent manufacturing and systems engineering.  According to a recent study by Stanford University, six of our faculty members were among the top 2% of most highly-cited scientists of the world, reflecting the high academic standard of our faculty and our excellent research performance. ADSE is looking for talents in all areas related to smart manufacturing and systems engineering, including semiconductor manufacturing, digital manufacturing, 3D/4D additive manufacturing, industrial internet of things, cyber-physical systems, automation/robotics, operations research, stochastic optimization, reliability and quality, and related disciplines.  We are particularly interested in individuals who develop new and creative approaches based on operations research, artificial intelligence, machine/deep learning or similar methodologies, to improve the design and performance of future manufacturing systems. Duties:  Teach undergraduate and postgraduate courses, supervise students and undertake scholarly activities (including course development/revamping).  The appointees will also be assigned to take up administrative duties to facilitate the development of the Department, the College and the University. Requirements:  A PhD in smart manufacturing, systems engineering or related areas with an excellent research record and strong teaching ability.  Good academic credentials and excellent communication skills are required. Salary and Conditions of Service  Remuneration package will be driven by market competitiveness and individual performance.  Excellent fringe benefits include gratuity, leave, medical and dental schemes, and relocation assistance (where applicable).  Initial appointment will be made on a fixed-term contract. Information and Application Further information on the posts and the University is available at http://www.cityu.edu.hk, or from the Department of Advanced Design and Systems Engineering, City University of Hong Kong, Tat Chee Avenue, Kowloon Tong, Hong Kong (email : sesearch@cityu.edu.hk). To apply, please submit your curriculum vitae through the website: https://www.cityu.edu.hk/provost/global-recruiting/.  Nominations can be sent directly to the Department (email: sesearch@cityu.edu.hk).  Applications and nominations will be considered until the positions are filled.  Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted; and those shortlisted for the post of Assistant Professor will be requested to arrange for at least 3 reference reports sent directly by the referees to the Department, specifying the position applied for.  The University's privacy policy is available on the homepage. City University of Hong Kong is an equal opportunity employer.  We are committed to the principle of diversity. Personal data provided by applicants will be used for recruitment and other employment-related purposes. Worldwide recognition ranking #48, and #4 among top 50 universities under age 50 (QS survey 2021); #1 in the World’s Most International Universities (THE survey 2020); #1 in Engineering/Technology/Computer Sciences in Hong Kong (ARWU survey 2016); and #1 Business School in Asia-Pacific region (UT Dallas survey 2019).
  • Singapore, Singapore, The Nanyang Business School (NBS), Nanyang Technological University, Singapore invites applications for faculty positions in Operations Management at the Senior Lecturer and Assistant/Associate/Full Professor levels. About NTU: A research-intensive public university, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU Singapore) has 33,000 undergraduate and postgraduate students in the Engineering, Business, Science, Humanities, Arts, & Social Sciences, and Graduate colleges. It also has a medical school, the Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine, established jointly with Imperial College London. NTU is also home to world-class autonomous institutes – the National Institute of Education, S Rajaratnam School of International Studies, Earth Observatory of Singapore, and Singapore Centre for Environmental Life Sciences Engineering – and various leading research centres such as the Nanyang Environment & Water Research Institute (NEWRI) and Energy Research Institute @NTU (ERI@N). Ranked amongst the world’s top universities by QS, NTU has also been named the world’s top young university for the past seven years. The University’s main campus is frequently listed among the Top 15 most beautiful university campuses in the world and has 57 Green Mark-certified (equivalent to LEED-certified) buildings, of which 95% are certified Green Mark Platinum. Apart from its main campus, NTU also has a campus in Novena, Singapore’s healthcare district. Under the NTU Smart Campus vision, the University harnesses the power of digital technology and tech-enabled solutions to support better learning and living experiences, the discovery of new knowledge, and the sustainability of resources. For more information, visit www.ntu.edu.sg   About the School: As a premier business school in a leading technological university, Nanyang Business School (NBS) is the nexus of world-class innovation, research, and business education. Situated within NTU’s technology and innovation ecosystem, we are uniquely positioned to create and share knowledge on how cutting-edge technologies can be leveraged for enterprise transformation and a smart economy. Located in Singapore, the heart of East-West culture and business, NBS aims to develop leaders who can innovate for the future, lead and transform organizations with cultural dexterity, and build sustainable enterprises in Asia and globally.  NBS is AACSB- and EQUIS-accredited and is currently ranked No. 35 in the 2020 Financial Times (FT) Global MBA ranking and No. 8 in Asia Pacific. We have been consistently ranked among the top 40 in the FT Global rankings. NTU Singapore, of which NBS is a part of, has achieved the rank of the first amongst the world’s best young universities and the global rank of No. 13 in the most recent QS World University Rankings. About the Division: The Operations Management (OM) Faculty at Nanyang Business School is a growing and close-knit group of faculty members with faculty members publishing in top journals such as Management Science, Operations Research, M&SOM, Journal of Operations Management, Production & Operations Management, among others .   See these sites for more information: https://www.ntu.edu.sg/business/research/academic-divisions/itom https://www.ntu.edu.sg/business/research/academic-divisions/itom/our-research Requirements: Applicants for the Assistant Professor position should have completed or be close to completing a PhD in Operations Management, Operations Research, Business Analytics, Industrial Engineering or a related field. Candidates for the Associate/Full Professor position are expected to have an established record for research excellence and academic leadership. The primary responsibility of the job holder is to conduct high-quality research and to teach undergraduate and graduate-level courses in the area of operations management and business analytics. Preference will be given to candidates who demonstrate strong research potential in the area of Corporate Sustainability, broadly defined. Candidates with an interdisciplinary research focus are encouraged to apply. Teaching experiences in business analytics, econometrics, and operations management will be considered a plus. Candidates for the Senior Lecturer position should demonstrate teaching excellence and versatility and engage in curriculum development and course administration for undergraduate and graduate courses. Candidates should also have a passion for teaching and working closely with students and other teaching faculty. Candidates should possess at least a Master’s degree in relevant disciplines. Candidates for the Assistant Professor position should demonstrate a strong publication potential in top-tier journals. Candidates for the Associate Professor position should have an established record of excellence in research and teaching. Candidates for the Full Professor position must demonstrate significant achievements in research and teaching and, in particular, the leadership impact of these scholastic achievements. They must have made substantial contributions to their profession and have international visibility. Key Benefits : NBS offers competitive salaries commensurate with the candidate’s qualifications and experience. A reduced teaching load will be provided to research-active faculty. Generous funding support for research and conference travel is also available. The University will also provide subsidized on-campus housing, whereby residents have easy access to modern sports, F&B, childcare, and healthcare facilities in a campus frequently listed among the Top 15 Most Beautiful in the World. Faculty members also enjoy a low-tax environment (tax rate for the first US$100,000 income averages about 10%). Application: Review of applications and shortlisting will start immediately until the position is filled. Applicants should submit their applications (a cover letter, detailed CV, research and teaching statements, and other supporting documents) through the NTU Workday career portal: https://ntu.wd3.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/Careers/job/NTU-Main-Campus-Singapore/Open-Rank-Faculty-Positions-in-Operations-Management_R00007616-1 For enquiries, please write to Ms Kwek Cheng Sin (chengsin.kwek@ntu.edu.sg).
  • New York, New York, Columbia Engineering invites applications for two open-rank faculty positions in the Department of Industrial Engineering and Operations Research. One position is for candidates with research interests in financial engineering and related areas, including blockchain economics, information design, financial technology, financial econometrics, machine learning in finance, and energy finance. The second position is open to candidates with research interests in all areas of operations research, broadly defined, including optimization, applied probability, data/business analytics, high-dimensional statistics, and their applications. Candidates with research interests in data-driven decision-making, computational aspects of operations research, and FinTech are especially encouraged to apply. Appointments will be made at the rank of Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, or Professor, depending on the qualifications of the applicant. Candidates must have a Ph.D. or equivalent degree by the time of appointment.  Successful candidates are expected to build a strong methodological research record and to contribute to the department’s educational programs. Columbia encourages multi-disciplinary research and collaborations across academic units on the campus. The Department is particularly interested in qualified candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the university community. The candidate will benefit from interactions with various faculty from the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, the Data Science Institute, the Columbia Business School, and the School of Arts and Science. For additional information and to apply, please see: http://engineering.columbia.edu/faculty-job-opportunities or apply.interfolio.com/94663. Applications should be submitted electronically and include the following: curriculum-vitae including a list of publications, a description of research accomplishments, a statement of research and teaching interests and plans, contact information for three experts who can provide letters of recommendation, and up to three pre/reprints of scholarly work. Applicants are encouraged to submit a statement that discusses their contributions to diversity initiatives. All applications received by November 19, 2021 will receive full consideration. We will meet candidates who apply early during the INFORMS 2021 Annual Meeting. Inquiries should be directed to facultysearch@ieor.columbia.edu. Applicants can consult ieor.columbia.edu for more information about the department. Columbia University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer -- Disability/ Veteran