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
  • INCO 590: Student Research Experience

Selected Publications

Ren, M., Ghasemi, R., Khalkhali, M., & Mo, W. (2024). Dynamics of large-scale solar PV adoption feedback effects: A technical, economic, and environmental assessment. Resources, Conservation and Recycling, 205, 107571. doi:10.1016/j.resconrec.2024.107571

Huang, J., Bixler, T., & Mo, W. (2023). Building resilience for an uncertain drinking water future. AWWA Water Science, 5(6). doi:10.1002/aws2.1362

Ghasemi, R., Wosnik, M., Foster, D. L., & Mo, W. (n.d.). Multi-Objective Decision-Making for an Island Microgrid in the Gulf of Maine. Sustainability, 15(18), 13900. doi:10.3390/su151813900

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

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

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