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...


  • Baltimore, Maryland, Tenure/Tenure-Track Faculty Position in Sustainable Energy Systems & Markets The Johns Hopkins University The Ralph O’Connor Sustainable Energy Institute (ROSEI) at the Johns Hopkins University (JHU) is seeking faculty candidates at the junior or senior level with interests in applying control systems, optimization, network science, market simulation, or statistics and forecasting to renewable energy system operations and investment, energy economics, policy effectiveness, smart cities, or multi-sectoral linkages.  Applications from candidates with expertise in other methodologies or applications relevant to sustainable energy are also welcomed. ROSEI is a university-level endowed institute with over 35 affiliated faculty (energyinstitute.jhu.edu).   This position provides an opportunity to develop a world-class program in energy systems or market modeling as part of this new Institute, whose purpose is to place JHU in the forefront of research and policy to support the coming energy transition. The position is one of several faculty to be hired into ROSEI. Appointments will be made in the appropriate school and department within JHU. The search committee includes representatives from Applied Math and Statistics, Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, Civil and Systems Engineering, Economics, Environmental Health and Engineering, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Material Sciences, Mechanical Engineering, and Political Economy. The search committee seeks candidates who can contribute to equity, diversity, inclusion and excellence of the academic community through service, mentorship, teaching and scholarship, and by offering students richly varied disciplines and perspectives.   Johns Hopkins University is committed to active recruitment of a diverse faculty and student body. The University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer of women, minorities, protected veterans and individuals with disabilities and encourages applications from these and other protected group members. Consistent with the University’s goals of achieving excellence in all areas, we will assess the comprehensive qualifications of each applicant. Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, CV, three recent publications, and research, teaching, and diversity statements through the Interfolio system at   http://apply.interfolio.com/98253 Review of candidates will begin on 15 December 2021.      
  • Brooklyn, New York, The Department of Biomedical Engineering at the NYU Tandon School of Engineering invites applications for a tenured/tenure track faculty position at the Assistant or Associate Professor level, to start on September 1, 2022. This search is part of the health-engineering cluster hire at NYU Tandon, a strategic effort to invest in research and development of health-related technologies. More information about NYU’s broader Faculty Cluster Hiring Initiative here . The faculty and students of the Department of Biomedical Engineering focus on connecting engineering and technology with medicine. Therefore, many groups have a substantial clinical component in their research. Strong connection and collaboration with world-class faculty at the NYU Langone Medical Center, the Grossman School of Medicine, and the College of Dentistry, offer unparalleled opportunities for research across boundaries through interdisciplinary collaborations. The laboratories in the department create new approaches and tools for medical imaging, tissue engineering and repair, bioinstrumentation and biosensors, mechanobiology, robotics and prosthetics for rehabilitation, synthetic and systems engineering, neuroengineering and a wide variety of other applications. A more detailed description of the various laboratories and centers within the department can be found at https://engineering.nyu.edu/academics/departments/biomedical-engineering/labs-and-groups Qualifications We are looking to hire in all areas of cell and tissue engineering including regenerative medicine. The candidate should have a Ph.D. degree in Biomedical Engineering, or a closely related discipline. We seek individuals who have or have the potential to develop a strong record of scholarship, leadership, curricular innovation, entrepreneurship, and an excellent funding record. In addition, the applicant should have demonstrated or have the potential for excellence in teaching and mentoring.   Application Instructions Please submit the following materials electronically: Cover letter Current CV Teaching statement Research Statement For a statement of your experience with or knowledge of inclusion, diversity, equity and belonging efforts and your plans for incorporating them into your teaching, research, mentoring, and service Recent teaching evaluations (if available) Names and contact information for at least three references We will review applications beginning December 1, 2021, and will continue until we fill the position. We encourage you to submit early. About Us New York University (NYU) is one of the top private universities in the United States. NYU Tandon School of Engineering has an illustrious past as Brooklyn Poly and NYU Polytechnic School of Engineering. Our mission is to excel in research, teaching, and entrepreneurship. We aim to inspire and educate engineers for the 21st century.  NYU Tandon faculty are world renowned leaders in science and technology, with a strong commitment to research, innovation, and entrepreneurship that make a difference in the world. We lead and have ties to multidisciplinary centers in wireless technology, cybersecurity, urban informatics, data sciences, artificial intelligence, renewable energy, and health, among others. Our faculty and students are part of the high-tech start-up culture in New York City and in downtown Brooklyn, and we support four “future lab” business incubators that connect our students and faculty to today’s innovation economy. With NYU's unrivaled global network of campuses, we promote a truly global engineering education. We are deeply committed to teaching and learning. NYU Tandon is committed to substantially increase the proportion of our faculty from historically underrepresented groups in STEM and we encourage candidates from such groups to apply. We aspire to create a climate where diversity and inclusion are not only appreciated but considered an asset for creativity and innovation, and we seek faculty who have a real passion for a culturally diverse environment.  We take pride in our high numbers of female students and students who are the first in their family to go to college. NYU belongs to the Higher Education Recruitment Consortium (HERC), which assists with dual-career searches, and our faculty are supported by a range of work-life balance programs provided by the  NYU Office of Work Life . Equal Opportunity Statement   For people in the EU, click here for information on your privacy rights under GDPR:  www.nyu.edu/it/gdpr NYU is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to a policy of equal treatment and opportunity in every aspect of its recruitment and hiring process without regard to age, alienage, caregiver status, childbirth, citizenship status, color, creed, disability, domestic violence victim status, ethnicity, familial status, gender and/or gender identity or expression, marital status, military status, national origin, parental status, partnership status, predisposing genetic characteristics, pregnancy, race, religion, reproductive health decision making, sex, sexual orientation, unemployment status, veteran status, or any other legally protected basis. Women, racial and ethnic minorities, persons of minority sexual orientation or gender identity, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply for vacant positions at all levels. Sustainability Statement NYU aims to be among the greenest urban campuses in the country and carbon neutral by 2040.  Learn more at nyu.edu/sustainability  
  • Princeton, New Jersey, The Department of Operations Research and Financial Engineering (ORFE) at Princeton University invites applications for a tenure-track faculty appointment at the Assistant Professor level starting September 1, 2022. The search is in the area of Optimization & Operations Research, connecting with ongoing and planned strategic initiatives in the School of Engineering and Applied Science. In particular: HealthTech (for instance, optimal vaccine rollout strategies); Energy and the Environment (for instance, integrating renewable energy production, and optimizing the electricity grid of the future); Robotics and Cyberphysical Systems (uncertainty quantification, safety verification, and joint learning and control of dynamical systems); Resilient and Smart Cities (how smart cities could use information technologies for efficient deployment and utilization of perishable resources); and Data Science (for instance, optimization of machine learning algorithms). A PhD in a related field is required. To be successful, the candidate must have a strong commitment to excellence in research and in teaching at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. The ORFE department believes that the diversity of our faculty, staff, and students is essential to the distinction and excellence of our research and academic programs. To that end, we are eager to have a colleague who supports our institutional commitment to ensuring Princeton is inclusive, equitable, and diverse. The ORFE department is part of the School of Engineering and Applied Science and involved in activities with the Center for Statistics and Machine Learning, the Bendheim Center for Finance, the Program in Applied and Computational Mathematics, and the Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment. An appointment may be made jointly with another department or program. Applications will be considered on a continuing basis, but candidates are encouraged to apply by December 15, 2021. To apply, please submit an online application at https://www.princeton.edu/acad-positions/position/23641 . All applicants should include a CV, cover letter, research statement, teaching statement, and contact information for at least three references, one of whom should be able to address the candidate's teaching abilities. This position is subject to the University's background check policy.
  • Blacksburg, Virginia, Assistant/Associate Professor, Systems Engineering and Analysis Faculty Position in the Grado Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering Virginia Tech   The Grado Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering (ISE) at Virginia Tech invites applications for a tenured/tenure-track faculty position at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor, effective August 2022. We seek outstanding candidates for a focus on Systems Engineering and Analysis , with areas of interest including, but not limited to, model-based systems engineering, systems engineering theory, complexity sciences, socio-technical systems, digital engineering, and systems modeling. Application domain areas of interest may include defense and aerospace systems, health systems, cyber security, transportation, public policy, energy and environment. We are seeking candidates motivated to contribute to a collegial, interdisciplinary community with a strong tradition of both fundamental and applied research, high- quality teaching, and mentoring.   The ISE Department has 34 tenured/tenure-track faculty, with an additional seven non-tenure-track instructional and research faculty. Four faculty are recent early investigator recipients, and numerous other faculty have received international or national recognition. Academic programs and research in the department encompass Human Factors and Ergonomics, Manufacturing, Management and Systems Engineering, and Operations Research. Candidates will thus have the opportunity to work with a broad range of departmental faculty, as well as with faculty in many other colleges, centers, and institutes at Virginia Tech. The department is home to approximately 620 undergraduate students, 80 master’s students, and 110 doctoral students. The undergraduate and graduate ISE programs are currently ranked third and eighth, respectively, by U.S. News & World Report. Additional information is available at: www.ise.vt.edu.   Virginia Tech is a public land-grant university, committed to teaching and learning, research, and outreach to the Commonwealth of Virginia, the nation, and the world. Building on its motto of Ut Prosim (that I may serve), Virginia Tech is dedicated to InclusiveVT—serving in the spirit of community, diversity, and excellence. Virginia Tech actively seeks a broad spectrum of candidates to join our community in preparing leaders for the world. The College of Engineering undergraduate program ranks 13 th and graduate program ranks 31 st among all U.S. engineering schools (USN&WR). The mission of the College of Engineering is to educate and inspire our students to be critical thinkers, innovators and leaders. Our core values are inclusiveness, excellence, integrity, perseverance and stewardship. Virginia Tech’s main campus is located in Blacksburg, VA, in an area consistently ranked among the country’s best places to live. In addition, our facilities in the Washington, D.C., area offer unique proximity to government and industry partners and is also expanding rapidly, with Virginia Tech's exciting new Innovation Campus in Alexandria, VA, slated to open in 2024.   Candidates are expected to lead innovative scholarship and research, develop and sustain an externally-funded research program, teach and mentor undergraduate and graduate students, and serve the university and the profession. The position requires a Ph.D. in industrial and systems engineering, systems engineering, operations research, or a closely related field. Successful candidates will have a record of academic accomplishments and a demonstrated ability to work collaboratively, commitment to interdisciplinary research, and a willingness to expand disciplinary boundaries to address complex technical and societal challenges. The successful candidate will be required to have a criminal conviction check as well as documentation of COVID-19 vaccination or receive approval from the university for a vaccination exemption due to a medical condition or sincerely held religious belief.   Applicants must apply online at jobs.vt.edu (posting number 517993 ). Application materials include a cover letter, CV, three separate statements limited to three pages each (teaching interests and philosophy, research interests, and contributions to advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion), up to three relevant research publications, and contact information for at least three professional references. Review of applications will commence December 6, 2021 and continue until the position is filled. Questions regarding the positions should be directed to Dr. Navid Ghaffarzadegan ( navidg@vt.edu, 540-538-8434). For assistance submitting the application, please contact ise-search@vt.edu.   The department fully embraces Virginia Tech’s commitment to increase faculty, staff, and student diversity; to ensure a welcoming, affirming, safe, and accessible campus climate; to advance our research, teaching, and service mission through inclusive excellence; and to promote sustainable transformation through institutionalized structures. Virginia Tech does not discriminate against employees, students, or applicants on the basis of age, color, disability, sex (including pregnancy), gender, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, or veteran status, or otherwise discriminate against employees or applicants who inquire about, discuss, or disclose their compensation or the compensation of other employees or applicants, or on any other basis protected by law. If you are an individual with a disability and need an accommodation, please contact Ms. Heather Parrish ( parrish1@vt.edu , 540-231-9079).
  • Springdale, Arkansas, **This role can be done from any of our Prepared Foods locations. Please see list of locations below the Job Description.   SUMMARY: The primary responsibility of this position is to support the scope and budget generation, design, construction, and project management of large-scale capital projects within the Prepared Foods manufacturing and the Warehousing & Transportation networks. This position will report directly to the Director, Engineering with Discipline Engineering responsibilities and will focus primarily on Refrigeration Engineering functions. ESSENTIAL CORE DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES Refrigeration subject matter expert for Prepared Foods group. Areas of coverage include: Industrial ammonia and Freon screw and centrifugal compressors and associated components, vessels, surge drums, engine rooms, spiral freezers, holding freezers, blast freezers, refrigerated warehouses, coolers, evaporators, condensers, heat exchangers, piping, PSM safety programs, direct expansion systems, pumped recirculated systems, controls, roof top units (RTUs), Critical Process Air systems with or without dehumidification. Analyze system performance and develops improvement and energy conservation opportunities. Ensure projects, initiatives, and processes are in conformance with the organization’s established policies and objectives while meeting all code and regulatory requirements. Establish and maintain Refrigeration specifications, standards, and other technical information including innovative technologies to improve sustainability and energy efficiency. As needed, provide Refrigeration designs for new projects, evaluate existing Refrigeration systems, and recommend changes or additions as deemed necessary, prepare cost estimates and implementation plans. Interface daily with Prepared Foods Engineers, Plant, and Warehouse/Transportation network team members. Monitor, report, and distribute reporting metrics to cross-functional teams regarding the status and progress of team projects. Review project CIRs for validity, scope, design QA, and network impact. Review refrigeration P&ID, drawing and bid submittals and assist in performing technical bid analyses. Provide technical advice to plants and assists with advanced refrigeration troubleshooting. Assist plants and warehouses with PSM action item resolution and PSM documentation updates. Review project metrics for reasonableness, improve project control through process improvement and user training. Guide and assist operations and engineering teams to adhere to Tyson Prepared Foods Engineering design specifications. Create ad-hoc reports, analyses, and presentations as requested/needed. Other duties as assigned. Prepared Foods Locations: Original Philly PA Vineland NJ Sanford NC Fayetteville AR Portland IN Rome GA Warren MI Enid OK Council Bluffs IA Waterloo IA Hutchinson KS Dallas TX North Richland Hills TX Houston TX Vernon TX Omaha NE Kansas City KS New London WI St Joseph MO Zeeland MI Concordia MO Claryville KY Amherst OH Cincinnati OH Caseyville IL Claremont NC Portland ME Haltom City TX Storm Lake IA Newbern TN MINIMUM JOB REQUIREMENTS EDUCATION: Accredited Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical or Chemical Engineering, PE license preferred EXPERIENCE: Minimum 5 years of applicable engineering experience with food industry experience preferred. COMPUTER SKILLS: Advanced knowledge and working use of computer programs, including spreadsheets, databases. COMMUNICATION SKILLS: Ability to communicate and report out to Managers, VPs, SVPs, and the Prepared Foods Leadership Team on an as needed basis. PREFERRED COMPUTER SKILLS: CAD, Revit, and/or other design software systems SPECIAL SKILLS: Must be capable of working on multi-faceted Refrigeration projects of any magnitude. Demonstrated repeated ability to complete projects on time and on budget. Detail oriented individual with strong analytical skills. Ability to work independently with minimal direction. Strong organizational and time management skills. Influential leadership skills a must. TRAVEL: Up to 50%, multi-day stays required; overnight stays required; ability to egress uneven surfaces in construction and plant environments safely and easily. Annual Incentive: target 15% of base salary