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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.

2022 INFORMS Annual Meeting @ Indianapolis, IN, October 16-19, 2022

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 2022!

Environment & Sustainability
     Arzum Akkas (aakkas@bu.edu)

Forestry and Natural Resources
     
Erin Belval (erin.belval@usda.gov)

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

Energy II – Energy
     Luce Brotcorne (luce.brotcorne@inria.fr)

Energy III - Climate
     Kristen Schell (KristenSchell@cunet.carleton.ca)



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: Feng Qiu (fqiu@anl.gov)

ENRE Young Researcher Prize
Committee Chair: Verena Hagspiel (verena.hagspiel@ntnu.no)

ENRE Best Publication – Energy
Committee Chair: Jalal Kazempour (seykaz@dtu.dk

ENRE Best Publication – Natural Resources
Committee Chair: Gökçe Palak (gpalak@su.edu )

ENRE Best Publication – Environment and Sustainability
Committee Chair: Hongyue Ji (hjin@arizona.edu)


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

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DEADLINES FOR 2022 

Cluster chairs to invite sessions chairs         March 14, 2022

Session chairs to invite speakers                  May 2, 2022

Presenters to enter abstracts                        May 16, 2022

Nomination for Harold Hotelling Medal for Lifetime Achievement in ENRE : May 15, 2022



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...

JOBS OF INTEREST TO ENRE

  • Mocksville, North Carolina, About Scott Bader Scott Bader is an employee-owned global manufacturer of advanced composites, structural adhesives and functional polymers. Established in 1921, we have a century of expertise in manufacturing high-quality, innovative products for a variety of markets around the world. Scott Bader now employs 750 people across 7 manufacturing sites and 18 offices worldwide. Scott Bader is committed to expanding its global reach, with recent ventures including North America, India, Japan and Australia, while continuing to build on its reputation for innovation, outstanding quality and technical expertise. Scott Bader is different to most other companies. Our business is based on the simple principle of maintaining a balance between our social purpose and business needs. In 1951 we became the first UK company to hold a Common Ownership Certificate when the Bader family handed over their shares to the Scott Bader Commonwealth Ltd – in simple terms, this means that Scott Bader colleagues own and are responsible for the success and overall wellbeing of the company. Diversity & Inclusion Our aim is to create an environment that is welcoming to all people, and ensures we treat each other and customers with respect.  We appreciate different and fresh ways of thinking, encouraging innovation where colleagues feel they can express their views freely, and create a working atmosphere in which everyone is able to deliver a high-quality service. About the role The position will sit within our Operations team and will provide an effective quality advisory service to the Mocksville site through the implementation, application and review of relevant protective and preventative measures, will fully develop and implement the site ISO 9001, including leading the internal audit program. Will provide customer satisfaction interface, build strong relationships with key internal and external partners in support of a continuous improvement environment and to enhance stakeholder perception and involvement. Will be the chemist to support regulatory aspects of facility when needed and train staff for safety practices and procedures. Responsible, as part of the Mocksville site leadership team, for providing functional support in line with business & legislative requirements and aligns to the principles of Scott Bader. Key responsibilities Provide leadership across the site in respect of quality management (including process safety management) by defining standards and leading programs to ensure compliance with the Scott Bader Group, local legislative and ISO standard requirements. Will assist in development of the site’s sustainability plans encompassing: energy and water management, waste management, environmental impact, biodiversity enhancement and community engagement and act as the primary point of contact for the development, management and reporting of the site Quality Improvement Plan and Quality Key Performance Indicators. Will be the defined competent Quality Adviser for the site, providing accurate and current advice to ensure adherence to company requirements and regulatory standards and legislation and provide assurance through monitoring and audit and manage projects and outside contractors. Will lead the internal quality audit program, including carrying out internal audits through to closure, to ensure compliance and continual improvement to our current approvals. Communicate data on quality performance throughout the site and where performance is not at the required level, lead initiatives to improve performance. Ensure that necessary customer interface, inquires and reports are made as required to continue efficient operations at the site. Actively support any Group mandated or led quality programs, ensuring these are robustly embedded at site, including being the primary point of contact for the administration and management of any Group mandated Quality IT systems. Establish and maintain a competency framework for quality, ensuring that arrangements for the delivery of training are in place and that regular reviews are undertaken regarding competence of staff. To prioritize, investigate and report on all accidents/incidents, identifying root causes, ensuring appropriate actions are identified and completed to prevent re-occurrence. Co-ordinate the site risk assessment processes including general risk assessment, fire risk assessment, manual handling of hazardous substances. May work at height, noise/vibration, etc., to ensure appropriate quality controls are identified and communicated effectively. Evaluate product to ensure customer specification are met and take corrective action as needed. Advise on proper protocol on chemical reactions in adverse operations. To perform any other tasks reasonably requested to meet team and business objectives. Any other duties and responsibilities commensurate with the role. Successful Project Management, computer and Microsoft Office, negotiation, persuasion, teamwork and interpersonal skills, possess effective verbal and written communication, across all levels of the organization, strong analytical/data numeracy skills. Will have knowledge of developing and working within defined quality procedures and ability to ensure “best practice” and technical capabilities are introduced into operations and how to effectively work within cross functional teams. Able to effectively influence, and gain the support of, internal and external contacts and stakeholders at all levels and prioritize and organize a demanding workload. Must have knowledge of Process Safety Management, 6 Sigma/5S approach with practical experience implementing, effectively conducting all forms of risk assessment, analyzing accident and incident investigation data to record & provide statistics, correlations and root cause. Ability to establish, maintain and develop effective quality learning programs, and develop and promote a continuous improvement culture. with significant IMS experience implementing / maintaining ISO 9001 and Process Safety Management for a high hazard site, demonstrable experience of effectively developing quality policies/procedures and investigating accidents / incidents, establishing root causes and implementing corrective / preventative actions, use performance metrics to deliver performance improvements, establish and deliver quality audit programs, quality training programs. Will liaison with and influence the approach of regulatory authorities along with external organizations to assist and cooperate with audits and remedial actions. Salary & benefits:  The salary for the position will be dependent upon experience.  In addition to your salary, you will also be included into our company bonus scheme (Group Staff Bonus & Profit Performance Bonus).   Our Group Staff Bonus & Profit Performance Pay bonus scheme reinforces the Scott Bader principle of working together for a common goal and sharing in our successes. Retirement:  We offer a generous contribution to your 401k plan, we will contribute up to a maximum of 10%. Health:   We offer HDHP medical insurance to all full-time employees at no cost. In conjunction, HSA with company contribution provided. PTO/Holiday:  Your annualized PTO leave will be pro-rated 10 days + 10 Holidays. Volunteering & Fundraising:  You will have one full day per year to complete volunteering work of your choice which will be paid.  If you are thinking about fundraising for your favorite charity or local community event, we will happily match the funds that you have raised up to a maximum of $1000 within company guidelines. Mocksville Location New $16M, 110,000 square foot facility in Mocksville. With further investment we plan to develop the site into a state-of-the-art manufacturing facility, fully operation in 2023. Apply on Indeed.com About you You are a highly skilled team player, with a degree in relevant engineering or scientific subject, such as Chemical Engineering, chemistry, etc., or equivalent. Possess successful project management, computer and Microsoft Office, negotiation, persuasion, teamwork and interpersonal skills, effective verbal and written communication, across all levels of the organization, strong analytical/data numeracy skills. Will have knowledge of developing and working within defined quality procedures and ability to ensure “best practice” and technical capabilities are introduced into operations and how to effectively work within cross functional teams. Able to effectively influence, and gain the support of, internal and external contacts and stakeholders at all levels. Able to prioritize and organize a demanding workload. Must have knowledge of Process Safety Management, 6 Sigma/5S approach with practical experience implementing, effectively conducting all forms of risk assessment, analyzing accident and incident investigation data to record & provide statistics, correlations and root cause. Ability to establish, maintain and develop effective quality learning programs, and develop and promote a continuous improvement culture. Significant IMS experience implementing / maintaining ISO 9001 and Process Safety Management for a high hazard site, demonstrable experience of effectively developing quality policies/procedures and investigating accidents / incidents, establishing root causes and implementing corrective / preventative actions, use performance metrics to deliver performance improvements, establish and deliver quality audit programs, quality training programs. Will liaison with and influence the approach of regulatory authorities along with external organizations to assist and cooperate with audits and remedial actions.   Desirable: The successful candidate will ideally have 5 or more years in a site quality role in the chemical manufacturing sector, leading a team of technical experts and conversant with the operation of a QC laboratory. Experienced in customer visit experience, hosting and developing customer improvement plans and benchmarking and best practices exchange. Lean and 6 Sigma at black belt with experience in implementing programs including ISO 9001. Detailed understanding of the chemistry of our production processes, the critical control points, process standards, QC testing regimes, physical and chemical specifications and corrective action. Prefer Process Safety Management Qualification and professional internationally recognized Quality management qualification. Apply on line at www.ScottBader.com  If you need reasonable accommodation or assistance to apply contact Bobbi.Jacobs@ScottBader.com EOE Bonus available
  • USAF Academy, Colorado, The United States Air Force Academy Department of Mathematical Sciences invites applications for a full-time Assistant Professor position with an emphasis in applied statistics and data science, beginning June 2023. We seek an energetic passionate data professional with a desire to educate and develop future decision makers. Come join our team and work with talented students and collaborative colleagues as we expand our nationally recognized analytics programs to incorporate data science. We want an individual who possesses or can develop the skills to assume a significant leadership role in our data science program. Duties will include teaching undergraduate statistics, data science, and mathematics courses, working with students on group and individual research projects, curriculum and program development related to statistics and data science, committee work, and various other administrative tasks associated with being a faculty member. Applicants will be assessed based on their teaching ability and experience, record or potential for scholarship, commitment to service, and the breadth and relevance of their educational background and life experiences. The chosen candidate will join eight other full-time civilian professors in a dynamic department which includes approximately thirty-five military faculty members. Our faculty members work closely with each other in a collegial, collaborative, and mentoring environment. The chosen applicant will be a person who understands the dual academic and military mission of the Academy and who recognizes the remarkable opportunities and sometimes demanding responsibilities inherent in this position. The academic mission of the Air Force Academy focuses on active student learning and personal development; we desire applicants who understand and appreciate the educational challenges and the technological culture of the current generation of college students. All faculty members are expected to contribute to the Academy's primary mission of developing leaders of character through exceptional teaching, scholarship, and service. The successful candidate will be expected to teach a broad array of statistics, data science, and mathematics courses, engage students in undergraduate research, and serve as a mentor to cadets.  The USAF Academy does not offer tenure. Initial faculty appointments are for 3 years. At the end of the second year, the original appointment may be extended for an additional 3 years (6 years total) with the possibility of successive extensions. This appointment system provides long-term employment stability for reappointment-eligible faculty with extensions occurring with at least 3 years remaining on a current appointment. Extensions are based on an assessment of performance, Air Force and departmental needs, and financial constraints. Historically, 95% of eligible faculty are extended, and the average length of time on faculty for those currently serving in this system exceeds 12 years. Faculty members are assigned duties and paid over a full 12-month calendar year and earn about 30 days of paid leave per year. Additional holidays bring the total paid time off per year to five to six weeks. In addition, there are opportunities for summer academic research absences and sabbaticals every 7th year. Career progression proceeds through the traditional academic ranks of assistant, associate, and full professor. The Air Force Academy is committed to building a culturally diverse educational environment. Applicants are requested to include information about how they will further this goal, as well as directly addressing the required and desired qualifications in their cover letter.  USAFA is dedicated to the goal of building a pluralistic faculty committed to a multicultural environment that enriches the educational experience of our students. Hence, we are especially interested in candidates whose teaching, life experience and/or research interests contribute to a climate that values and uses diversity in all its forms. The salary shown, $107,406, is the minimum (Annual) amount to be paid and may be set higher commensurate with individual’s qualifications and experience. U.S. Citizenship is required. To Apply: For more information on the position, or to apply, visit  https://www.usajobs.gov/job/666887300 . Applications must be received by 30 September, 2022. REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:  An earned Doctoral degree (must be completed by employment start date) in statistics, data science, mathematics, applied mathematics, or closely related field. Demonstrated expertise in statistics or data science is required for applicants whose doctoral degree is in another field. Excellent oral and written communication skills are essential. Every faculty member must have the personal attributes of integrity, cooperation, and initiative. DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS: A strong preference will be given to applicants whose education and experiences indicate the ability to engage in our statistics and data science program, with the potential to assume a leadership role in the development and management of the program. Applicants should have experience or have demonstrated commitment to teaching and mentoring underrepresented students. In addition, a strong record or potential for research involving undergraduates is highly valued. minimum (Annual) amount to be paid and may be set higher commensurate with individual’s qualifications and experience.
  • Oxford, Ohio, Information Systems & Analytics: Assistant Professor to teach analytics-related technologies — such as relational and NoSQL databases, cloud platforms, scripting languages (R and Python), and distributed computing and storage (e.g., Spark and Hadoop DFS) — in our undergraduate and Masters of Business Analytics programs; maintain an active research agenda that results in top-tier publications in academic journals; advise students; and provide service to the institution and profession. This position begins in the fall semester of 2023. Submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, evidence of teaching effectiveness through recent teaching evaluations, teaching philosophy, statement of research plans, a 1-page diversity statement detailing past and/or potential future contributions to diversity and equity efforts, and graduate transcripts to https://jobs.miamioh.edu/cw/en-us/job/500699/assistant-professor . Faculty members will be talking to interested candidates at AMCIS. Inquiries about the position, may be directed to Dr. Arthur Carvalho at arthur.carvalho@miamioh.edu. Screening of applications will begin in October 2022 and will continue until the position is filled. Miami University  is committed to creating an inclusive and effective teaching, learning, research, and working environment for all. For more information on Miami University’s diversity initiatives, please visit the  Office of Institutional Diversity & Inclusion  webpage. For more information on Miami University’s mission and core values, please visit the  Mission and Core Values  webpage.   Miami University, an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, encourages applications from minorities, women, protected veterans and individuals with disabilities.  Miami University prohibits harassment, discrimination and retaliation on the basis of sex/gender (including sexual harassment, sexual violence, sexual misconduct, domestic violence, dating violence, or stalking), race, color, religion, national origin (ancestry), disability, age (40 years or older), sexual orientation, gender identity, pregnancy, status as a parent or foster parent, military status, or veteran status in its recruitment, selection, and employment practices. Requests for all reasonable accommodations for disabilities related to employment should be directed to  ADAFacultyStaff@miamioh.edu  or 513-529-3560.   As part of the University’s commitment to maintaining a healthy and safe living, learning, and working environment, we encourage you to read Miami University’s Annual Security & Fire Safety Report at  http://www.miamioh.edu/campus-safety/annual-report/index.html , which contains information about campus safety, crime statistics, and our drug and alcohol abuse and prevention program designed to prevent the unlawful possession, use, and distribution of drugs and alcohol on campus and at university events and activities. This report also contains information on programs and policies designed to prevent and address sexual violence, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking. Each year, email notification of this website is made to all faculty, staff, and enrolled students. Written notification is also provided to prospective students and employees. Hard copies of the Annual Security & Fire Safety Report may be obtained from the Miami University Police Department at (513) 529-2225.  Criminal background check required.  All campuses are smoke- and tobacco free.   Miami University is committed to providing up-to-date information from the Department of Labor to our applicants for employment. Here, you will find links to the current information regarding the  Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) ,  Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) , and the  Employee Polygraph Protection Act (EPPA) .   Required: Doctorate in information systems, computer science, or closely related field by date of appointment. Consideration may be given to candidates with prior experience in teaching analytics-related technologies in a business school environment; previous research success and/or a promising research pipeline in business analytics or information systems.
  • Rocklin, California, Pioneer Community Energy Seeks a Senior Manager, Quantitative Analysis and Modeling The Senior Manager, Quantitative Analysis and Modeling is responsible for organizing, assigning, reviewing and participating in the work of personnel engaged in professional duties related to analysis and modeling, structured product development, portfolio risk management, and integrated resource planning. Duties include: • Planning, prioritizing, reviewing and participating in the performance of professional analysis and modeling of risk and value around complex transactions and portfolio positions, including structured products, rate analysis and development, and hedging strategies. • Developing methods and schedules to accomplish assignments, ensuring work is completed in a timely and accurate manner. • Developing pricing and calibration models for a variety of products. • Solving challenging quantitative problems related to setting rates and valuations for structured products. • Developing Monte-Carlo simulations on a large scale across several variables with relevant coefficients. • Performing fast and accurate market risk measurements. • Conducting complex market and portfolio modeling and analysis of Pioneer’s power supply position to effectively monitor exposure to adverse market changes. • Coordinating and participating in Pioneer’s integrated resource planning process including providing analysis and input related to production cost modeling from the CPUC, CAISO, IOUs, and CalCCA. • Creating and implementing measures to benchmark system implementations, enhancements, or modifications by providing documented system specifications, evaluating vendor proposals, and recommending appropriate course of action. • Developing portfolio dashboard showing key metrics and risk positions. • Using a variety of computer software programs to prepare reports, graphs and other materials related to energy resources, finance models and customer statistics. • Maintaining liaison with regional resource planning or supply agencies; serving on Pioneer committees as required; evaluating proposals in terms of resource costs, availability and consistency with long-term financial projections and resource needs. Experience: Ten years of experience in a position with similar duties. Training: Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in in a quantitative discipline such as Engineering, Computer Science, Financial Engineering, Economics, or related field. COMPENSATION PACKAGE Salary - The salary range is $123,813 - $185,101, with placement dependent on qualifications plus generous benefits.  To be considered, submit an application, cover letter, resume, and three professional references to Shellie Anderson at Bryce Consulting. The position is open until filled with the initial screening August 26th. Shellie Anderson Bryce Consulting, Inc. Email: sanderson@bryceconsulting.com Tel: 916-974-0199  For a detailed recruitment brochure, visit https://pioneercommunityenergy.org/about-us/career-opportunities/ Plus generous benefits
  • Kowloon, 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 #54 (QS 2023), and #4 among top 50 universities under age 50 (QS 2021); #1 in the World’s Most International Universities (THE 2020); #1 in Automation & Control/Electrical & Electronic Engineering/Materials Science & Engineering/Metallurgical Engineering/Nanoscience & Nanotechnology/Telecommunication Engineering in Hong Kong (GRAS 2021); and #41 Business School in the World and #4 in Asia (UT Dallas 2017 to 2021)