Weiwei Mo

Associate Professor
Faculty Fellow, Carsey School of Public Policy
Phone: (603) 862-2808
Office: Civil & Environmental Engineering, Gregg Hall Rm 334, Durham, NH 03824

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.

I am looking for highly motivated graduate and undergraduate students to join my group. Interested students are encouraged to contact me by email with their CV and a brief statement of research interests.

Selected awards and honors:
Platinum Sustainability Award in Faculty Research, University of New Hampshire 2022
National Science Foundation 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 799H: Senior Honors Thesis
  • CEE 907: Systems Analysis of the Envir
  • CEE 999: Doctoral Research
  • INCO 590: Student Research Experience

Selected Publications

Mo, W., Hart, D., Ashcraft, C. M., Chester, M., Cucurachi, S., Lu, Z., & Miller, S. A. (2023). Integrating knowledge co-production with life cycle assessment. Resources, Conservation and Recycling, 188, 106650. doi:10.1016/j.resconrec.2022.106650

Jakositz, S., Ghasemi, R., McGreavy, B., Wang, H., Greenwood, S., & Mo, W. (2022). Tap-Water Lead Monitoring through Citizen Science: Influence of Socioeconomics and Participation on Environmental Literacy, Behavior, and Communication. JOURNAL OF ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING, 148(10). doi:10.1061/(ASCE)EE.1943-7870.0002055

Ghasemi, R., Li, Y., Lu, Z., Huang, J. -C., & Mo, W. (2022). Spatial household preferences of decentralized solar photovoltaic and thermal systems. RESOURCES CONSERVATION AND RECYCLING, 185. doi:10.1016/j.resconrec.2022.106487

Li, Y., Mo, W., Derrible, S., & Lu, Z. (2022). Integration of multi-objective spatial optimization and data-driven interpretation to direct the city-wide sustainable promotion of building-based decentralized water technologies. Water Research, 222, 118880. doi:10.1016/j.watres.2022.118880

Khalkhali, M., Dilkina, B., & Mo, W. (2021). The role of climate change and decentralization in urban water services: A dynamic energy-water nexus analysis. WATER RESEARCH, 207. doi:10.1016/j.watres.2021.117830

Mo, W., Soh, L., Werber, J. R., Elimelech, M., & Zimmerman, J. B. (2015). Application of membrane dewatering for algal biofuel. ALGAL RESEARCH-BIOMASS BIOFUELS AND BIOPRODUCTS, 11, 1-12. doi:10.1016/j.algal.2015.05.018

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., 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