Positions

Research Areas research areas

Overview

  • I am an assistant professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at University of New Hampshire (UNH). I got my BS degree from Shanghai Jiao Tong University in China (2008), and my MS (2011) and PhD (2012) degrees from University of South Florida. Before UNH, I was a post-doctoral associate at Yale University. My research seeks to understand and enhance infrastructure sustainability and resiliency using a systems approach. I have led several National Science Foundation-funded projects, working on integrated planning of water and energy systems, spatial optimization of decentralized infrastructure systems considering user preferences, and crowdsourced monitoring for drinking water safety and resiliency.


    Selected awards and honors:
    Roland H. O’Neal Professorship, University of New Hampshire 2019-2022
    Award of Excellence in Research, College of Engineering and Physical Sciences 2019
    Graduate School Summer Faculty Fellowship, University of New Hampshire 2016
  • Publications

    Academic Article

    Year Title
    2021 A temporal perspective to dam management: influence of dam life and threshold fishery conditions on the energy-fish tradeoffStochastic Environmental Research and Risk Assessment.  35:83-94. 2021
    2020 Can science-informed, consensus-based stakeholder negotiations achieve optimal dam decision outcomes?Environmental Development.  100602-100602. 2020
    2020 Balancing fish-energy-cost tradeoffs through strategic basin-wide dam managementResources, Conservation and Recycling.  161:104990-104990. 2020
    2020 The energy implication of climate change on urban wastewater systemsJournal of Cleaner Production.  267:121905-121905. 2020
    2020 A spatial life cycle cost assessment of stormwater management systems.Science of the Total Environment.  728:138787. 2020
    2020 Dynamic life cycle economic and environmental assessment of residential solar photovoltaic systems.Science of the Total Environment.  722:137932. 2020
    2020 Protection through participation: Crowdsourced tap water quality monitoring for enhanced public health.Water Research.  169:115209. 2020
    2019 Decentralized water collection systems for households and communities: Household preferences in Atlanta and Boston.Water Research.  167:115134. 2019
    2019 A dynamic life cycle assessment of green infrastructures.Science of the Total Environment.  692:1146-1154. 2019
    2019 Managing dams for energy and fish tradeoffs: What does a win-win solution take?Science of the Total Environment.  669:833-843. 2019
    2019 Realistic Traffic Condition Informed Life Cycle Assessment: Interstate 495 Maintenance and Rehabilitation Case StudySustainability.  11:3245-3245. 2019
    2018 A multiscale approach to balance trade-offs among dam infrastructure, river restoration, and cost.Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America.  115:12069-12074. 2018
    2018 The water-energy nexus at water supply and its implications on the integrated water and energy management.Science of the Total Environment.  636:1257-1267. 2018
    2018 Influences of water quality and climate on the water-energy nexus: A spatial comparison of two water systems.Advances in Environmental Research Journal of Environmental Management Advances in Environmental Research.  218:613-621. 2018
    2018 Cradle-to-grave greenhouse gas emissions from dams in the United States of AmericaRenewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews.  90:945-956. 2018
    2018 Sustainable and Resilient Design of Interdependent Water and Energy Systems: A Conceptual Modeling Framework for Tackling Complexities at the Infrastructure-Human-Resource NexusSustainability.  10:1845-1845. 2018
    2018 A Regional Analysis of the Life Cycle Environmental and Economic Tradeoffs of Different Economic Growth PathsSustainability.  10:542-542. 2018
    2016 Modeling the influence of various water stressors on regional water supply infrastructures and their embodied energyEnvironmental Research Letters.  11:064018-064018. 2016
    2016 Understanding the influence of climate change on the embodied energy of water supply.Water Research.  95:220-229. 2016
    2015 Application of membrane dewatering for algal biofuelAlgal Research.  11:1-12. 2015
    2014 Energy-water nexus analysis of enhanced water supply scenarios: a regional comparison of Tampa Bay, Florida, and San Diego, California.Environmental Science & Technology.  48:5883-5891. 2014
    2013 Energy-nutrients-water nexus: integrated resource recovery in municipal wastewater treatment plants.Advances in Environmental Research Journal of Environmental Management Advances in Environmental Research.  127:255-267. 2013
    2012 Can municipal wastewater treatment systems be carbon neutral?Advances in Environmental Research Journal of Environmental Management Advances in Environmental Research.  112:360-367. 2012
    2012 Embodied Energy and Carbon Footprint Benefits of Water ReclamationWorld Water: Water Reuse & Desalination.  3:29-29. 2012
    2012 Energy Embodiment of Water Supply: A Comparison between the US and ChinaAdvanced Materials Research.  356-360:2175-+. 2012
    2011 Embodied energy comparison of surface water and groundwater supply options.Water Research.  45:5577-5586. 2011
    2010 Measuring the embodied energy in drinking water supply systems: a case study in the Great Lakes region.Environmental Science & Technology.  44:9516-9521. 2010
    A Dynamic Life Cycle Economic and Environmental Assessment of Green Infrastructures
    Climate change impacts on flexible pavement design and rehabilitation practicesRoad Materials and Pavement Design.  1-15.
    How long should we keep a dam? Influence of dam life and initial fishery conditions on the energy-fish tradeoff
    Life Cycle Environmental and Economic Implications of Small Drinking Water System Upgrades to Reduce Disinfection Byproducts
    Sustainability Metrics for Assessing Water Resource Recovery Facilities of the Future

    Chapter

    Year Title
    2020 Impacts of climate-change and realistic traffic conditions on asphalt pavement and rehabilitation decisions using life cycle assessment.  153-162. 2020
    2017 Sustainable pavement rehabilitation strategy using consequential life cycle assessment.  2193-2200. 2017
    The Sustainability Dimensions of Resource Recovery from “Wastewater”

    Conference Proceeding

    Year Title
    2017 Sustainable pavement rehabilitation strategy using consequential life cycle assessmentBearing Capacity of Roads, Railways and Airfields. 2193-2200. 2017
    2017 Life-cycle assessment of road pavements containing marginal materials: Comparative analysis based on a real case study.  199-208. 2017
    Embodied Energy Model on Water Supply Systems in Great Lakes Region
    Energy Embodiment of Water Supply: A Comparison between the US and China
    The Optimal Design of Water Supply Systems for Energy Efficiency

    Teaching Activities

  • Environmental Sampl & Analysis Taught course 2020
  • Environmental Sampl & Analysis Taught course 2020
  • Environmental Sampl & Analysis Taught course 2020
  • Environmntl Pollutn & Protectn Taught course 2020
  • Systems Analysis of the Envir Taught course 2020
  • Environmental Sampl & Analysis Taught course 2019
  • Environmental Sampl & Analysis Taught course 2019
  • Environmental Sampl & Analysis Taught course 2019
  • Doctoral Research Taught course 2019
  • Environmental Life CycleAssess Taught course 2019
  • Environmntl Pollutn & Protectn Taught course 2019
  • Environmental Sampl & Analysis Taught course 2018
  • Environmental Sampl & Analysis Taught course 2018
  • Environmntl Pollutn & Protectn Taught course 2018
  • Senior Honors Thesis Taught course 2018
  • Spec Top/Environ Life Cycle Taught course 2017
  • Spec Top/Environ Life Cycle Taught course 2017
  • Adv Haz Waste&Envirnmtl Sample Taught course 2016
  • Adv Haz Waste&Envirnmtl Sample Taught course 2016
  • Adv Haz Waste&Envirnmtl Sample Taught course 2016
  • Environmental Sampl & Analysis Taught course 2016
  • Project Planning and Design Taught course 2016
  • Spec Top/Environ Life Cycle Taught course 2016
  • Senior Honors Thesis Taught course 2015
  • Spec Top/Environ Life Cycle Taught course 2015
  • Top/Sys Analysis Environment Taught course 2014
  • Education And Training

  • B.S. Environmental Engineering, Shanghai Jiao Tong University
  • M.S. Environmental Engineering, University of South Florida
  • Ph.D. Environmental Engineering, University of South Florida
  • Full Name

  • Weiwei Mo