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 2018 Annual Meeting @ Phoenix, Arizona, November 4-7

Cluster Sessions

At every INFORMS Annual Meeting, ENRE organises 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 2019!

Environment & Sustainability

​Zana  Cranmer, Bentley University (acranmer@bentley.edu) & Arda Yenipazarli, Georgia Southern University (ayenipazarli@georgiasouthern.edu)


Yu Wei, Colorado State University (yu.wei@colostate.edu)

Energy I – Electricity

Javad Lavaei, University of California, Berkeley (lavaei@berkeley.edu) & Luce Brotcorne, INRIA, France (luce.brotcorne@inria.fr)

Energy II – Energy

Amir Mousavian, Clarkson University (smousavi@clarkson.edu) &  Felipe Feijoo, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Valparaíso (felipe.feijoo@pucv.cl)

Natural Resources I – Mining

Alexandra Newman, Colorado School of Mines (anewman@mines.edu)

Natural Resources II – Petrochemicals

Dimitri Papageorgiou, Exxon-Mobil (dimitri.j.papageorgiou@exxonmobil.com)

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.

The award winners were announced during the ENRE Business Meeting at the INFORMS Annual Meeting 2018 in Phoenix and will be listed here shortly.

ENRE Best Student Paper

Committee ChairBoris Defourny, Lehigh University

ENRE Young Researcher Prize

Committee ChairRamteen Sioshansi, Ohio State University

ENRE Best Publication – Energy

Committee ChairShmuel Oren, University of California, Berkeley

ENRE Best Publication – Natural Resources

Committee Co-Chairs: Yu Wei, Colorado State University & Mohamad Hejazi, PNNL

ENRE Best Publication – Environment and Sustainability

Committee Chair: Yihsu Chen, University of California Santa Cruz

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!

Read the full article at https://www.informs.org/Publications/OR-MS-Tomorrow/Society-Spotlight-ENRE...

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