Hua Cai

Associate Professor of Environmental and Ecological Engineering and Industrial Engineering
(765) 494-7701

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  • Ph.D., Environmental Engineering & Natural Resources and Environment (jointly conferred), University of Michigan, 2015
  • M.S., Environmental Engineering, The Pennsylvania State University, 2007
  • B.S., Environmental Engineering, Tsinghua University, 2005

Research Summary

Dr. Cai uses agent-based modeling, life cycle assessments, system dynamics, big data analytics, and GIS to study the environmental implications of emerging technologies from the systems perspective. Her research interests include energy-water nexus, emerging transportation systems, energy policy, and urban sustainability.

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