Weiwei Mo

Phone: (603) 862-2808
Office: Civil & Environmental Engineering, Gregg Hall Rm 334, Durham, NH 03824

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:
NSF CAREER Award 2021
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


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

Research Interests

  • Infrastructure - Water
  • Sustainability
  • Sustainable Development

Courses Taught

  • CEE 520: Environmntl Pollutn & Protectn
  • CEE 706/806: Environmental Life CycleAssess
  • CEE 721/821: Environmental Sampl & Analysis
  • CEE 721/896: Environmental Sampl & Analysis
  • CEE 799H: Senior Honors Thesis
  • CEE 907: Systems Analysis of the Envir
  • CEE 999: Doctoral Research
  • CIE 896: Spec Top/Environ Life Cycle
  • ENE 797: Spec Top/Environ Life Cycle

Selected Publications

Li, Y., Khalkhali, M., Mo, W., & Lu, Z. (2021). Modeling spatial diffusion of decentralized water technologies and impacts on the urban water systems. Journal of Cleaner Production, 315, 128169. doi:10.1016/j.jclepro.2021.128169

Stang, S., Khalkhali, M., Petrik, M., Palace, M., Lu, Z., & Mo, W. (2021). Spatially optimized distribution of household rainwater harvesting and greywater recycling systems. Journal of Cleaner Production, 312, 127736. doi:10.1016/j.jclepro.2021.127736

Feng, D., Song, C., & Mo, W. (2021). Environmental, human health, and economic implications of landfill leachate treatment for per- and polyfluoroalkyl substance removal.. J Environ Manage, 289, 112558. doi:10.1016/j.jenvman.2021.112558

Maskwa, R., Gardner, K., & Mo, W. (n.d.). A Spatial Life Cycle Cost Comparison of Residential Greywater and Rainwater Harvesting Systems. Environmental Engineering Science. doi:10.1089/ees.2020.0426

Song, C., Diessner, N. L., Ashcraft, C. M., & Mo, W. (2021). Can science-informed, consensus-based stakeholder negotiations achieve optimal dam decision outcomes?. ENVIRONMENTAL DEVELOPMENT, 37. doi:10.1016/j.envdev.2020.100602

Mo, W., Wang, R., & Zimmerman, J. B. (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(10), 5883-5891. doi:10.1021/es405648x

Mo, W., & Zhang, Q. (2013). Energy-nutrients-water nexus: Integrated resource recovery in municipal wastewater treatment plants. JOURNAL OF ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT, 127, 255-267. doi:10.1016/j.jenvman.2013.05.007

Mo, W., & Zhang, Q. (2012). Can municipal wastewater treatment systems be carbon neutral?. JOURNAL OF ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT, 112, 360-367. doi:10.1016/j.jenvman.2012.08.014

Mo, W., Zhang, Q., Mihelcic, J. R., & Hokanson, D. R. (2011). Embodied energy comparison of surface water and groundwater supply options. WATER RESEARCH, 45(17), 5577-5586. doi:10.1016/j.watres.2011.08.016

Mo, W., Nasiri, F., Eckelman, M. J., Zhang, Q., & Zimmerman, J. B. (2010). Measuring the Embodied Energy in Drinking Water Supply Systems: A Case Study in The Great Lakes Region. ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY, 44(24), 9516-9521. doi:10.1021/es1015845

Most Cited Publications