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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 2020 Annual Meeting @ National Harbor, MD, November 8-11

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 2020!

Environment & Sustainability
Zana  Cranmer, (acranmer@bentley.edu
Destenie Nock,  (dnock@andrew.cmu.edu)

Natural Resources
Jordi Garcia-Gonzalo (j.garcia@ctfc.es)

Energy I – Electricity

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

Energy III - Climate
Benjamin D. Leibowicz (bleibowicz@utexas.edu)

Oil/Gas/Mining
Dimitri Papageorgiou (dimitri.j.papageorgiou@exxonmobil.com
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: Krystel Castillo (Krystel.Castillo@utsa.edu

ENRE Early-Career Best Paper 
Committee Chair: Luce Brotcorne  (Luce.Brotcorne@inria.fr)

ENRE Best Publication – Energy
Committee Co-Chairs:  Golbon Zakeri (g.zakeri@auckland.ac.nz) and Javad Lavaei (lavaei@berkeley.edu)

ENRE Best Publication – Natural Resources
Committee Co-Chairs: Tingju Zhu (tingjuzhu@intl.zju.edu.cn) and Amir Mousavian (smousavi@clarkson.edu)

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

Hayri Önal

President

Miguel F. Anjos

President-elect

Sandra Ekşioğlu

Secretary-Treasurer

Diwas Paudel

Communications & Outreach


Antonio Conejo

Past-President

Sauleh Siddiqui

Past Secretary-Treasurer

Daniel Huppmann

Vignesh Subramanian

Kevin Melendez

Past Communications & Outreach


Read here for more info and contact details...

JOBS OF INTEREST TO ENRE

  • Newark, Delaware, Johnson, Mirmiran & Thompson is a dynamic, 100% employee-owned consulting firm of more than 1,600 professionals that provides a full range of multi-disciplined engineering, architecture, information technology, and related services to public agencies and private clients throughout the United States. JMT, currently ranked #52 on Engineering News-Record’s list of the Top 500 Design Firms.   JMT is seeking a Design Engineer to join the Traffic department in the Newark, Delaware office. The Newark office is in a convenient location and easy to access from not just within Delaware but also from the neighboring states of Pennsylvania, Maryland, and New Jersey. The Traffic Design Engineer will be responsible for traffic engineering design using knowledge of general engineering principals and practices to interpret, organize, execute, and coordinate assignments. The Traffic Design Engineer will also be responsible for traffic studies and analysis.   Sponsorship is not available for this position.    Essential Functions and Responsibilities Perform engineering tasks in the traffic engineering field through applications of relevant design criteria, standards, and processes Prepare traffic signals, signing, pavement marking, lighting, and ITS plans Perform various traffic engineering studies such as determining the need for traffic signals Prepare maintenance of traffic (MOT), detour plans, and transportation management plans (TMP) for design projects Perform traffic analyses, and improve signal timing using software such as HCS, Synchro, & VISSIM Analyze high accident locations, and perform safety analysis based on the Highway Safety Manual Perform field reviews of traffic operations Prepare reports Develop construction cost estimates and specifications Assist in the preparation of engineering documents for advertisement and construction Coordinate with internal team members to ensure project completion by the defined deadline and established quality Working Conditions    Work is performed within a general office environment 95% of the time. Work is generally sedentary in nature, but may require occasional standing and walking. Lighting and temperature are adequate and there are no hazardous or unpleasant conditions caused by noise, dust, etc. within the office environment.     Field work is required on occasion where work may be conducted outside in heat/cold, wet/humid, and dry/arid conditions. Some lifting (up to 25 lbs) may be required as needed.    Job Competencies Attention-to-detail Analytical Thinking/Problem solving Creativity and Innovation Team oriented approach Job Proficiency Planning and Organizing/Time Management     Required Skills Ability to work in a dynamic and fast-paced team environment Excellent interpersonal and organizational skills Excellent written and oral communication skills Required Experience Bachelor’s Degree in civil Engineering or related course work in Traffic or Transportation Engineering EIT certificate or ability to obtain within 1 year of hire 1 - 3 years of related experience outside of coursework Basic experience in CAD (i.e. Microstation or AutoCAD)  
  • South San Francisco, California, Location: South San Francisco, CA, United States Job Identification: 291 Job Schedule: Full time SUMMARY: The Quality Senior Associate is an enthusiastic, self-motivated person with great communication skills who can support the Quality Management System through management of the Quality Assurance projects and program infrastructure as well as facilitation of compliance and certification activities. The Quality Senior Associate will demonstrate a high level of individual responsibility and accountability and possess the ability to perform to the requirements listed below. The candidate will be comfortable in a rapidly evolving Biotech start-up environment assisting in the implementation of a value added QMS based on CLIA/CAP/CLEP. ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES : ? Support a subset of these quality systems: ? Non-conformance resolution / CAPA tracking ? Root cause analysis and corrective action ? Document control ? Technology Transfer ? Equipment qualification and maintenance ? Personnel training ? Supplier qualification and audit ? Materials expiration, obsoletion, and quarantine management ? Lead or assist continuous improvement of quality management systems ? Responsible for ensuring all requisite tasks are completed for successful Quality and Operations functions: ? Review and verify documentation to ensure they are completed appropriately and meets Good Documentation Practices. ? Provide guidance on quality system use to laboratory personnel to improve and ensure compliance. ? Prepare for and assist in clinical and other regulatory audits ? Assist in building / revamping quality systems. Create or update corresponding standard operating procedures as per CLIA, CAP, CLEP, and any other adopted regulatory standard ? Collaborate with other department representatives to coordinate project releases and scheduling, provide status notifications, and following up on action items for change implementations. ? Fulfill any notification and requirements for the commercial team ? Management of Independent Review Board (IRB) Samples Management program ? Perform sample issue investigation and resolution to support Sample Operations. ? Prepare and submit laboratory licensure and other related submissions. ? Responsible for Environmental, Health, and Safety (EHS) operations. ? Support weekly waste reporting and documentation review. ? Handle EHS inquiries and EHS CAPA resolution. ? Any and all other undefined tasks, as directed by your supervisor. REQUIREMENTS: ? B.S. / B.A. in Molecular Biology, Chemistry, Life Science or Engineering. ? 3+ years experience as a Quality Associate or equivalent with part or all of it within a medical device or clinical laboratory environment ? Experience and / or general knowledge of / with: ? Creating user friendly technical documentation ? Project Management ? Quality Management Systems Planning and Implementation ? Risk Assessment, CAPA and Root Cause Analysis Tools ? Medical device / Biotech start-up/fast growth company or similar working environment ? cGMP's ? An ability to understand molecular biology and biochemistry as it pertains to DNA sequencing is required at a level to be able to assist with procedural documentation ? An ability to understand engineering concepts as it pertains to laboratory instruments and/or software development ? Customer service oriented ? Strong analytical skills and attentive to detail; ability to perform root cause analysis / troubleshoot ? Strong skills with Mac laptops and Google tools: Gmail, Docs, Sheets, Slides, Drive. ? Comfortable learning and working with modern biotech software platforms and tools ? Experience in a CLIA, CAP, CLEP, ISO 15189 environment is preferred. ? Experience in Medical Device, or other regulated environment is a plus. Physical & Lifting Requirements Lifting Requirements - light work or exerting up to 20 pounds of force frequently. Physical Requirements - stationary positioning, moving, operating, ascending/descending, communicating and observing. Use of equipment and tools necessary to perform essential job functions. About Us Myriad Genetics Inc., is a leading personalized medicine company dedicated to being a trusted advisor transforming patient lives worldwide with pioneering molecular diagnostics. Myriad discovers and commercializes molecular diagnostic tests that: determine the risk of developing disease, accurately diagnose disease, assess the risk of disease progression, and guide treatment decisions across six major medical specialties where molecular diagnostics can significantly improve patient care and lower healthcare costs. Myriad is focused on three strategic imperatives: maintaining leadership in an expanding hereditary cancer market, diversifying its product portfolio through the introduction of new products and increasing the revenue contribution from international markets. For more information on how Myriad is making a difference, please visit the Company's website: www.myriad.com . WE ARE AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER. Applicants and employees are considered for positions and are evaluated without regard to mental or physical disability, race, color, religion, gender,national origin, age, genetic information, military or veteran status, sexual orientation, marital status or any other protected Federal, State/Province or Local status unrelated to the performance of the work involved. Please answer all questions completely. Please do not provide any information not specifically requested on this Employment Application form. Apply Here PI122384531
  • Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China, With a century-long legacy, the University of Hong Kong prides itself as one of the leading institutions of higher education in Asia. While academic programmes in business and economics at HKU date back to 1940s, the HKU Business School (Faculty of Business and Economics) was founded in 2001 and strives to become a leading and globally-impactful institution in business and economics education. Now the School offers a full-spectrum of undergraduate programmes and an array of graduate education and Executive Education programmes. We are also building an iconic and state of-the-art academic complex on campus, which will provide a wonderful environment conducive to the pursuit of academic excellence when it is completed. In recent years, the School has been proactively scaling up its professoriate staff strength at all levels across the six academic areas, namely Accounting and Law, Economics, Finance, Innovation and Information Management, Management and Strategy, and Marketing. To realise our vision and achieve new heights, the School commits to further strengthening the efforts in attracting top talents from around the world. Specifically, we aim to recruit Ten Endowed Professors in any field of business and economics in the next few years. Candidates should have an outstanding track record of high quality research and scholarship, and have demonstrated excellent academic leadership. In addition, applications are invited for appointments as Full Professors / Associate Professors / Assistant Professors in any field of business and economics. Criteria for appointment at these levels can be accessed via https://www.fbe.hku.hk/jobad_academic2020 . A highly competitive salary commensurate with qualifications and experience will be offered, along with housing, retirement and health benefits. The University of Hong Kong only accepts online application for the above posts. Applicants should apply online at the University’s careers site ( https://jobs.hku.hk ). Information about the School can be obtained at http://www.fbe.hku.hk . Enquiries about the position (not application materials) should be directed to the Chair of the Recruitment Committee (e-mail: fbesenap@hku.hk).
  • Michigan City, Indiana, JOB SUMMARY Positions Weil-McLain, Williamson-Thermoflo, and Marley Engineered Products (The Company) for future technologies and opportunities through involvement in associations and agencies that affect the Company’s long-term interests.  The Regulatory Compliance Engineer is responsible for the maintenance of performance and construction compliance documentation, and provides guidance to Engineering, Management, R&D, and Operations teams regarding Product Safety and Product Compliance requirements. PRINCIPLE DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES Represent the Company as the official member or alternate for industry trade associations, standards, codes, and agency committees including but not limited to:   AHRI, ASHRAE, ASME, ASME CSD-1, CSA, DOE, EPA, NFGC, and UL.  Monitor changes to regulatory requirements, building codes, performance, and construction standards potentially affecting The Company’s products and establish/recommend strategy to remain compliant.  Track, analyze, and report to management on industry trends and government rulemaking actions. Collaborates within Product Engineering and external agencies to obtain interpretations on codes and standards when required. Responsible for agency correspondence including applications, audits, and renewals for certification and listing programs. Assures accuracy of data in agency listings, certifications, standards, correspondence, contacts, and events. Support company functions such as R&D, NPI, Marketing, Sales, Supply Chain, Quality, and Manufacturing on insuring product compliance and listing to relevant standards. Participate in product design reviews and project team meetings to insure product compliance in all stages of programs. Serve as Leader on New Product Teams and Sustaining Product Teams to maintain applicant safety agencies listing files and follow-up-service files. Collaborates with NPI and Sustaining Engineering teams by developing compliance program requirements, project schedules, and cost estimates for both internal and external resources. Develops compliance plans by researching, analyzing, selecting, and applying product compliance engineering concepts, approaches, techniques, and criteria; adapting and modifying product compliance engineering options; developing and evaluating new compliance methodologies; qualifying vendors, components, and parts. Train employees on proper procedures to comply with company and relevant external standards. Support Product Liability and Technical Services through current and historical compliance requirements and root cause analysis. Supervision of other team members and outside consulting agencies as required.   PHYSICAL DEMANDS Office environment Wear appropriate safety equipment Moderate/frequent travel   WORK ENVIRONMENT Normal office working environment. Travel approximately 25% KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES Excellent reasoning and analytical skills.  Ability to anticipate and define problems, collect data, establish facts, distinguish trends, and draw valid conclusions. A solid track record for performance in operations, business, supply chain & procurement. Demonstrate relentless drive and determination to achieve success. Demonstrated ability to influence senior management, teams and individuals. Experience in collaborating with multiple functions/sites to drive common solutions. Sound business acumen. Strong organization and time management skills. Strong problem solving skills; the ability to ask the right questions, help frame logical conclusions and arrive at effective solutions. Strong verbal and written communication competencies. Knowledge of heating equipment testing and test procedures. Proficient PC skills. Proficient in Microsoft Excel templates and data manipulation using functions and VBA. Experience with database management (Access, SQL, etc..) is a plus. EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE BS degree in Mechanical Engineering or Electrical Engineering or a technical discipline. Master's degree in Engineering is a plus. 5+ years in Product Compliance, Product Engineering, or Quality Engineering 2 years relevant experience as a liaison with trade associations/agencies. Professional certification from ASME, IEEE, SME, NSPE is a plus. Lean Manufacturing and Six Sigma experience is a plus. Demonstrated leadership skills with emphasis on team development. Demonstrated project management skills. Excellent analytical skills are required including use of statistical tools. Bonus, 401k matching, medical/dental/vision insurance, tuition reimbursement, and more
  • Redding, California, Apply online at https://www.cityofredding.org/jobs The  City of Redding Electric Utility  is seeking highly qualified candidates to fill one full time Electric Utility Engineer to assist in the mission of powering a strong community. This position performs a variety of electrical or other engineering and design tasks within the electric utility related to power plants, substations, distribution lines, transmission lines; perform analytical duties, such as equipment utilization, load studies, operation efficiencies; assist management in developing, supporting, monitoring, and instituting programs and procedures to ensure environmentally sound and legal operation of the electric system and generation facilities. Example of Duties: Develop, implement, administer, maintain and support technical systems used by the Electric Department personnel. Technical systems could include: energy accounting software, supervisory control and data acquisition systems ("SCADA"), distribution control and protection equipment, contingency analysis software, engineering software, inter-control center protocol communications equipment and software, etc. Incumbents may be engaged in the design, documentation, coding, testing and implementation of new or enhancements to existing application programs. Incumbents may be tasked to prepare user documentation and train personnel in the proper use of programs and equipment; as assigned, lead or participate as a team member in capital and maintenance projects. This includes, but is not limited to: writing bid specifications; writing service contracts; obtaining necessary regulatory approvals; procuring materials; testing and commissioning of project; overseeing financial tracking of project; ensuring documentation is updated; training of personnel on changes as applicable; and ensuring good public relations are maintained; develop, implement, and administer training, safety and environmental procedures and programs. Continuously strive for improvements of division training content and culture; under guidance of a supervisor with responsible charge of the work, perform a variety of professional engineering activities related to the design, construction, maintenance, and operation of the facilities of the Redding Electric Utility; assist in the design of new and/or modifications to existing utility facilities including analysis of power line structures, complex relay and control schemes, development of construction drawings and contract documents for equipment and construction, acquisition of permits, easements and property; coordination of joint projects with outside agencies; provide guidance for assigned draftsmen; coordinate work of consultants, outside agencies and other staff as required; ensure adequate capacity and reliability of the electric system (transmission and distribution lines, substations) through development of load forecasts, expansion plans, load transfer schemes; system analysis; develop new, or improved engineering and electric utility standards where necessary; consult with field personnel, other electric utilities, manufacturers, and literature sources, such as the National Electric Code, ANSI standards, and G.O. 95; inspect and monitor system equipment, including metering, capacitors, regulators, power circuit breakers, transformers and protective devices; and recommend needed system improvements. Ensure that system power factor, equipment loading, voltage, and protective device settings are within specified limits without creating operating problems within the electric system; recommend new equipment purchases when needed; establish a routine maintenance program and testing procedures for substation equipment or demand side management; lead and coordinate the activities of assigned personnel and contractors in the maintenance, operation, and testing of electric utility facilities; operate, or oversee the operation of electrical and related utility test equipment; train assigned personnel in proper use of equipment; prepare engineering and operation studies, reports, presentations and analysis as assigned; evaluate and respond to customer complaints regarding voltage, equipment damage, demand side management programs, transmission and distribution line easements, project construction, and other issues; develop, implement, and administer regulatory procedures such as electric reliability compliance. Continuously strive for improvements to compliance programs and develop a staff culture of regulatory compliance. Knowledge of:   Mechanical, Civil, Chemical, Electrical, or appropriate engineering knowledge; utility engineering, including short circuit, load flow, voltage  drop, metering, substation design standards; load forecasting, loss and economic evaluation; power generation operations or maintenance; regulatory compliance in air emissions, water quality, waste handling, hazardous materials handling, safety and health; DOT pipeline or NERC reliability standards; power system planning or analysis techniques; transmission  and distribution design; electric utility operating, testing, and maintenance practices; SCADA, energy accounting, distribution control systems, cyber security and secure IP routing, data communication systems administration and support; and underground and site design principles and standards.   Ability to:   Interact effectively with various REU work teams, contractors, and with the public; demonstrate good oral and written communication skills and supervisory skills; evaluate and implement government regulations and industry standards; troubleshoot  a variety of technical problems in assigned field, this could include operational, maintenance, electrical systems, control systems, data communication networks, project management issues, etc.   Education and Experience:   Documented completion of a state recognized course of instruction for attaining specialized knowledge and skills providing the required knowledge, skills, and abilities is qualifying; typical education would include a Bachelor's degree in an engineering discipline from an accredited college, university, or equivalent.  Typical experience would include five years relevant experience in distribution, operation, construction, power generation, regulatory compliance, environmental regulatory compliance, control systems administration and support, industrial process engineering, and/or project management.   Special Requirements:   Possession of the appropriate valid California driver's license or the ability to acquire one within ten days of appointment.   AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/FEDERAL AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EMPLOYER Benefits include excellent health, dental, vision, long term disability and life insurance as well as paid vacation, sick, and administrative leave and CalPERS retirement program.