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)


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



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...


  • Newark, Delaware, University of Delaware Equal Employment Opportunity Statement The University of Delaware is an Equal Opportunity Employer which encourages applications from Minority Group Members, Women, Individuals with Disabilities and Veterans. The University's Notice of Non-Discrimination can be found at http://www.udel.edu/aboutus/legalnotices.html Job No: 499274 Work Type: Faculty Location: Newark Categories: Civil & Environmental Engineering, Full Time CONSTRUCTION ENGINEERING AND MANAGEMENT (CE&M) FACULTY POSITION DIRECTOR AND EDGAR P. SMALL PROFESSOR DEPARTMENT OF CIVIL AND ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering invites applications for a tenured faculty position in Construction Engineering and Management (CEM) at the Full Professor level starting in Fall 2023. UD's four-year bachelor's program in CEM was launched in Fall, 2017. The program has since graduated two classes and is in the process of seeking ABET Accreditation. The successful candidate will be a key member of the department leadership and will serve as the lead for the CEM programs at the University of Delaware. The successful applicant will assume the role of the Director of the CEM program at a tenured Full Professor level and will hold the endowed Edgar P. Small Professorship in Construction and Engineering Management. The candidate is expected to develop the short and long-term direction for the CEM programs, lead curricular and accreditation matters (including but not limited to preparing for ABET EAC and ANSAC accreditation reviews), oversee the development of a graduate program in CEM, develop and deliver graduate and undergraduate CEM courses, and recruit graduate and undergraduate students. The candidate will already have an extramural-funded research portfolio and will continue to secure funds to support graduate students and undergraduate researchers. The preferred candidate is expected to have experience participating in collaborative activities across disciplines. The candidate will serve as a liaison with Development and Alumni Relations, industry partners and professionals seeking opportunities for financial support to the CEM program and enhanced educational and networking opportunities for students. It is desired for the successful candidate to have a demonstrated and distinguished record in teaching, service, and research and be a recognized leader in Construction Engineering and Management. Although the position is being advertised at the Tenured Full Professor level, distinguished applicants at a senior Associate Professor level are also encouraged to apply. Applicants seeking an appointment with Tenure are expected to exceed the criteria for the respective rank at the University of Delaware. About UD: The CEM program builds on the established strengths of UD's Civil & Environmental Engineering program and has strong industrial support locally and regionally. Numerous opportunities exist to interact with industry professionals throughout the Northeast corridor and the Mid-Atlantic region. The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering has 30+ faculty members, approximately 400 undergraduate students, and 120 graduate students. The Department has state-of-the-art facilities and instruments for laboratory and field experiments and computing. The University of Delaware provides an outstanding research base for a variety of research opportunities. The College of Engineering supports five intellectual neighborhoods including one focused on the scholarship of engineering education https://engr.udel.edu/research/intellectual-neighborhoods/scholarship-of-engineering-education/ ). Within the Department, research programs exist in structural, environmental, coastal, transportation, civil infrastructure, railway, and construction engineering, with a strong focus on sustainability in the built and natural environments. The Delaware Environmental Institute (udel.edu.denin), the Delaware Center for Transportation (udel.edu.dct), the University of Delaware Energy Institute (udel.edu.dei), the Mangone Climate Change Science and Policy Hub, and the Center for Energy and Environmental Policy (udel.edu.ceep) are catalysts for interdisciplinary research in the areas of infrastructure, environment, and energy on campus. The state-of-the-art 194,000-square-foot Interdisciplinary Science and Engineering Laboratory (udel.edu/iselab) provides a focal point for research and teaching on campus. One of the oldest institutions of higher education in the United States, the University of Delaware (www.udel.edu) today combines tradition and innovation, offering students a rich heritage along with the latest in instructional and research technology. The University of Delaware is a Land Grant, Sea Grant, Urban Grant and Space Grant institution with its main campus in Newark, DE, located halfway between Washington, DC and New York City. As a recipient of a NSF ADVANCE Institutional Transformation award, the University of Delaware has a service to assist dual-career couples and supports work-life balance through family-friendly policies. Qualifications Required: An earned doctoral degree in civil engineering and related majors with an emphasis on Construction Engineering and/or Management A demonstrated record of leadership in academia at a program, department, college, or university level Leadership in scientific/engineering research demonstrated by peer-reviewed publications Excellent interpersonal skills Excellent written and oral communication skills Commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion within the discipline, Department, and University Qualifications Preferred: OSHA Certified Outreach Trainer ASCE ExCEED Teaching Fellow LEED AP / PE Leadership in curriculum development and teaching graduate and undergraduate courses Assessment and accreditation experience, demonstrated by having led a program through an ABET review. Applicants should submit (1) a cover letter summarizing the candidate's interest in this tenured full professor/director position, and their relevant experiences, (2) a complete resume or curriculum vitae, (3) a statement describing the candidate's teaching and research philosophy, a list of courses that the candidate is qualified to teach, and the candidate's vision for mentoring a diverse student population in alignment with UD's diversity goals ( https://engr.udel.edu/about/diversity-inclusion ), (4) a statement identifying areas of service, professional involvement, and administrative responsibilities, and (5) the names and contact information of four references, at least one of whom can attest to the candidate's numerous qualifications. Application review will commence on January 15, 2023 and applicants are encouraged to submit materials before this date to receive full consideration. Applications will continue to be received until the position is filled. Notice of Non-Discrimination, Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action The University of Delaware does not discriminate against any person on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, marital status, disability, religion, age, veteran status or any other characteristic protected by applicable law in its employment, educational programs and activities, admissions policies, and scholarship and loan programs as required by Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and other applicable statutes and University policies. The University of Delaware also prohibits unlawful harassment including sexual harassment and sexual violence. Applications close: Apply Here PI195267278  
  • Tulsa, Oklahoma, Search for the Dean of the College of Engineering and Computer Science The University of Tulsa Tulsa, Oklahoma The University of Tulsa (TU), Tulsa's premier academic and research institution, seeks an innovative and entrepreneurial leader to serve as the new Dean of the College of Engineering and Computer Science (ECS). The Dean will join TU at a transformative time, working closely with a new President and Provost focused on a bold vision of joining the highest rank of research universities (R1) and creating an innovation ecosystem that attracts talents from around the world to Tulsa. Recently renamed as the College of Engineering and Computer Science, the College is clearly a pillar of TU's ambitious goals, and the new Dean will help propel the future of ECS, TU, and Tulsa. With roots that trace back to 1894, TU has grown into the region's most prestigious university, welcoming 4,000 students from around the world. TU is one of the top 100 private U.S. research institutions and Oklahoma's highest-ranked private university. TU recently completed one of its most successful years. The first-year class of Fall 2022 is nearly 40% larger than two years ago and is the most diverse in TU's history. The endowment has gone up almost 33%, making it one of the largest in the nation at $1.35 billion. The University welcomed 16 new faculty members in fall 2022, including three in Cyber Studies and one in Chemical Engineering, bringing compelling research backgrounds to contribute to TU's dynamic academic community. In 2023, TU will launch a new capital campaign to endow professorships, build additional research spaces, and provide more student scholarships to attract and retain top talents. With a dedicated and innovative philanthropic sector, the city of Tulsa has transformed into an attractive, exciting hub of economic activity in the Heartland. Tulsa is home to some of the nation's largest companies, with key industry sectors that include aerospace, energy, health care, technology, manufacturing, and transportation. As a pillar in the Tulsa community, TU plays a pivotal role in continuing to propel the city forward. In 2021, TU launched its new strategic plan with five priorities, including becoming a world leader in energy and cybersecurity. As an already established global leader in petroleum engineering education, ECS will expand TU's focus toward the future of oil and gas while growing strengths in energy transition and sustainability across disciplines. The new ECS Dean will also build on the College's reputation in public sector cybersecurity to position TU as a renowned leader in government and private sectors, incorporating artificial intelligence, data analytics, ethics, and more. With a remarkable faculty, high-quality undergraduate education, state-of-the-art facilities, novel research and campus-wide collaboration, the Dean will help enhance the impact of ECS and shape the future of TU, the city of Tulsa, and the state of Oklahoma for years to come. Moving forward, the new Dean will shepherd the College through its next phase of growth and influence, addressing the following set of key opportunities and challenges: Develop a compelling strategic direction for the future of the College that galvanizes the community and fuels TU's momentum to R1 Grow research and enhance TU's impact by supporting a culture of excellence Continue to provide an excellent educational experience for both undergraduate and graduate students Recruit, retain, and develop eminent faculty Strengthen partnerships and leverage the city of Tulsa as a strategic advantage for the College's growth TU has retained Isaacson, Miller, a national executive search firm, to assist in this search. Screening of complete applications will begin immediately and continue until the completion of the search process. Inquiries, nominations, referrals, and CVs with cover letters should be sent via the Isaacson, Miller website for the search: https://www.imsearch.com/search-detail/S8-757 . Electronic submission of materials is strongly encouraged. Julie Filizetti and Phuong Ta Isaacson, Miller 1000 Sansome Street, Suite 300 San Francisco, CA 94111 The University of Tulsa is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer committed to fostering a diverse, equitable, and family-friendly environment in which all faculty and staff can excel and achieve work/life balance irrespective of, race, national origin, age, genetic or family health history, gender, faith, gender identity and expression as well as sexual orientation. The University of Tulsa also encourages applications from individuals with disabilities and veterans. Copyright ©2022 Jobelephant.com Inc. All rights reserved. Posted by the FREE value-added recruitment advertising agency jeid-1f51ad3a7efe6541b547466a56c1a261  
  • Wilmington, Massachusetts, We are seeking an innovative, enthusiastic, and dedicated individual to join our organization as the Senior Test Engineer on a full-time capacity.   Largo Clean Energy (LCE), a subsidiary of Largo Inc., headquartered in Wilmington, MA and working to become a leader in long-duration energy storage. The company’s VCHARGE battery system uses patented battery technology and proprietary vanadium electrolyte processing to provide customers with safe, efficient, low-cost, and long-lasting, long-duration energy storage. The parent company, Largo Inc., is an industry leader in global vanadium supply with operations in Brazil and corporate headquarters in Toronto, Canada.   Position Purpose: The Senior (Battery) Test Engineer will be a critical part of the Product Development Team supporting innovative battery technology development. Specifically, the Senior Test Engineer will be responsible for managing the development of Vanadium Redox Flow Battery technology (and specifically the battery stack) from sub-scale proof of concept to production scale readiness.  Responsibilities will include design and implementation of Design of Experiments, Design for Manufacturing and Assembly exercises, analysis, and presentation of test data, and working and providing feedback on design and assembly drawings. Topics of study will include cell characterization, calendar life, cycle life and abuse tests. The successful candidate will work closely with designers and drafters, R&D engineers, and Manufacturing Engineers and Manufacturing Associates to successfully bring products to manufacturing readiness.   Responsibilities: Develop product validation testing plans Create and execute Design of Experiments Create and execute test environments that exercise and determine limits of the product. Create test procedures and process specifications Work closely with program managers and design engineers to define validation requirements and create testing plans Work with Manufacturing Engineers to define high volume manufacturing requirements Analyze operational battery data Create test reports Work with Electrical & Mechanical engineers to build automated testing systems to test products   Skills/Abilities:  • Strong verbal and written communication skills • Attention to detail • Analytical mindset • Working with chemical solutions is required • Ability to be hands-on with testing equipment is an asset • Strong electromechanical troubleshooting skills • Flexibility to work in a dynamic startup environment    Education and Experience: • Post-Secondary Education in Chemical, Electrical or Mechanical Engineering   • A minimum of 5 years of experience in a similar role • Familiarity with various electrical testing equipment: oscilloscopes, multimeters, impedance meters, DAQs, among others • Strong MS Office Skills especially Word and Excel • Limited field work/travel requirements of up to 10% • Experience with APQP, New Product and Process Introduction (NPI), Design for Six Sigma (DFSS), and/or statistical analysis is a plus • Experience with grid scale energy storage devices is a plus
  • Uniondale, New York, Who We Are Do you want to join a team that values Service, Collaboration and Excellence? Do you want to work with an organization that is committed to serving its customers and community by providing clean, reliable, and affordable energy to Long Island and the Rockaways? Is being part of a value-driven organization important to you? If yes, please check us out! We are a team of motivated, engaged and exceptionally talented self-starters, willing to roll up our sleeves and do what is necessary to get the job done.  If you are interested in joining this dynamic team and have a passion to learn, develop and want your experience to make an immediate impact, please apply. What We Offer We offer an environment of continuous development and growth.  LIPA offers a thriving company culture, exceptional colleagues, and great benefits. Our benefit package includes: Hybrid work and flexible hours Medical insurance Dental and vision insurance at no cost to employee Paid holidays and generous leave time Professional development opportunities Educational assistance opportunities Multiple retirement plan options with company contribution Short-term and long-term disability coverage Flexible spending account Life Insurance 529 College Savings Program $300 Wellness Reimbursement What We Need Bachelor’s degree in business, economics, accounting, or related field  Familiarity with electric utility operations a plus Experience analyzing operational and financial data   Effective written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills to handle vendor and employee relationships Ability to work independently with minimal supervision Forensic and inquisitive approach to data analysis Experience with detailed review of contractor invoices for accuracy, completeness, and compliance Working knowledge and understanding of FEMA documentation requirements a plus Ability to monitor and report on multiple projects simultaneously Prior experience with grants management and administration processes a plus Ability to organize thoughts in a clear, concise manner Demonstrated ability to work effectively with external stakeholders, including governmental agencies Experiences uploading documentation to internal and external portals Working knowledge of computer programs including Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, SAS, and data analytics software Proficiency in MS-Excel Effective communication skills, orally and in writing  Excellent judgment and critical thinking  Strong quantitative and analytical ability Self-motivated and detail-oriented: capable of executing complex analyses with little oversight Project management ability and experience managing multiple projects simultaneously Interpersonal skills work collaboratively across departments and organizations Prior experience working within Electric Utility Companies preferred Prior experience with the administration of FEMA PA grants, including mitigation grants preferred Working knowledge of 2 CFR 200 – procurement guidelines and cost reasonableness principles preferred Working knowledge of and familiarity with the FEMA PA Delivery Process and FEMA Grants Portal preferred Ability to analyze data and communicate observations effectively preferred   What You’ll Do At LIPA The Operations Services Analyst supports the Transmission & Distribution (T&D) Operations department by analyzing data and preparing charts and reports summarizing and illustrating the Service Provider’s operational and financial performance. The Operations Services Analyst reports to the Director of Distribution Services and assists in reviewing monthly financials, project schedules, daily T&D system operations performance data, storm/emergency performance data, and other operational data as requested.  Essential Job Functions include: Reviewing, investigating, and critiquing documents, reports, models, and projections provided by Service Provider to support their performance, projects, and budgets. Recommending format changes and/or developing associated reports for LIPA’s use, including tables, graphs, and charts, that can be integrated into presentations. Conducting detailed review of all FEMA reimbursable documentation and/or grants. Reviewing and assessing the Utility 2.0 Annual Plan Update and project implementation and monitoring progress of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy programs against targets. Assisting in the review of Service Provider’s performance relating to storm and other operational data. Analyzing against the Operations Services Agreement with PSEG Long Island and other 3 rd party contracts Assessing invoices and supporting documentation for compliance and reasonableness Recommending whether LIPA approves or disallows payment Validating Service Provider’s performance versus established T&D metrics Assisting the department with other activities, including writing policies and procedures, conducting monthly budget review, preparing briefing materials for the Board of Trustees. Providing input into business/technical documents & to develop solution specific business cases. Creating and overseeing data analytics for work products measuring value add to stakeholders. Conducting research and analysis to determine best practices, forecasts, and benchmarking within and across industries. Performing other related tasks and assignments as required. LIPA is an equal opportunity employer. Applying: Interested parties should submit their resume to Barbara Ann Dillon, Director of Human Resources and Administration, at     
  • Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, The Department of Engineering and Public Policy (EPP) at Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) invites applications for tenure-track faculty positions, at any level, with a preference for junior candidates.  EPP is a unique, interdisciplinary academic department, located in CMU’s College of Engineering, addressing public policy questions where science and engineering knowledge matters. Its members are widely known for their innovative, collaborative approaches to societal problems. We will consider candidates with policy interests and expertise in (i) social, behavioral and decision science; (ii) artificial intelligence, machine learning, and data science; and (iii) privacy, security, information technology and telecommunications. We are looking for colleagues who can both advance and apply basic research, working on major public policy problems.  Current EPP research topics include climate change, energy, technological innovation, cybersecurity, telecommunications, transportation, air quality, risk analysis and communication, human factors, public health, and medicine.  Our faculty have broad disciplinary training, strong analytical skills, and a passion for changing the world.  Successful candidates will be expected to develop an internationally recognized, externally funded, and collaborative research program; provide excellent classroom instruction and supportive student mentoring; and help nurture an inclusive and culturally diverse environment in our department and university. Joint appointments with other departments are common for EPP faculty and strongly supported. EPP is deeply committed to creating a community that values both professional advancement and quality of life for its faculty, staff and students.  It has strong academic ties with other Carnegie Mellon departments.  It has strong policy ties, locally, nationally, and internationally, and a commitment to public service. Carnegie Mellon University is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to increasing the diversity of its community on a range of intellectual and cultural dimensions. Carnegie Mellon welcomes faculty applicants who will contribute to this diversity through their research, teaching and service, including women, members of minority groups, protected veterans, individuals with disabilities, and others who would contribute in different ways. Carnegie Mellon seeks to meet the needs of dual-career couples and is a member of the Higher Education Recruitment Consortium (HERC), which assists dual-career searches. Carnegie Mellon offers highly competitive salaries and start-up packages, in an attractive urban environment. It also offers a unique social and intellectual environment that encourages collaboration among diverse faculty on projects that advance science and society.  We proudly believe that there is nowhere quite like it. Qualifications: Applicants should have a PhD in a relevant discipline, and should demonstrate competence in research and teaching, as well as a commitment to collaborative work, public service, and inclusive and equitable practices. The tenure-track appointment will be made at a level commensurate with the experience of the successful applicant. Application Instructions: Applicants should submit all materials electronically at https://apply.interfolio.com/115819  including: a cover letter describing your fit to this call (up to two pages); curriculum vitae; three writing samples; a research statement : outlining a compelling vision for a research program that goes beyond your prior (typically PhD or post-doc) experience. Your statement should include initial research projects that can be immediately pursued with graduate students, given your current expertise, and for which external funding can realistically be sought. Statements also should include a longer-term vision with more far-reaching plans, and may reference potential collaborators in the department or elsewhere at CMU (up to two pages); a teaching statement : outlining both your experience and philosophy as well as a list of courses you are interested in teaching (up to two pages); a diversity statement : outlining how you have contributed to as well as plan to contribute to diversity, inclusion, and equity (up to two pages); name and contact information for three individuals that we might contact for letters of recommendation. We will review all applications received before December 15, 2022, and continue accepting applications after that date until the position is filled. Equal Employment Opportunity Statement: Carnegie Mellon University  shall abide by the requirements of 41 CFR §§ 60-1.4(a), 60-300.5(a) and 60-741.5(a). These regulations prohibit discrimination against qualified individuals based on their status as protected veterans or individuals with disabilities, and prohibit discrimination against all individuals based on their race, color, religion, sex, or national origin. Moreover, these regulations require that covered prime contractors and subcontractors take affirmative action to employ and advance in employment individuals without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, protected veteran status or disability.