Weiwei Mo

Associate Professor
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:
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

  • 520: Environmntl Pollutn & Protectn
  • 590: Student Research Experience
  • 721/821: Environmental Sampl & Analysis
  • 799H: Senior Honors Thesis
  • 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

Selected Publications

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

Guglielmi, G., Mitchell, B., Song, C., Kinsey, B. L., & Mo, W. (2021). Life Cycle Environmental and Economic Comparison of Water Droplet Machining and Traditional Abrasive Waterjet Cutting. SUSTAINABILITY, 13(21). doi:10.3390/su132112275

Bixler, T. S., Song, C., & Mo, W. (2021). Comparing centralized and point‐of‐use treatments of per‐ and polyfluoroalkyl substances. AWWA Water Science, 3(6). doi:10.1002/aws2.1265

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. doi:10.1016/j.jclepro.2021.128169

Haslett, K. E., Knott, J. F., Stoner, A. M. K., Sias, J. E., Dave, E. V., Jacobs, J. M., . . . Hayhoe, K. (2021). Climate change impacts on flexible pavement design and rehabilitation practices. ROAD MATERIALS AND PAVEMENT DESIGN, 22(9), 2098-2112. doi:10.1080/14680629.2021.1880468

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