Current PhD Students

Current Students

Operations Research with Engineering

Samuel Billingham

Operations Research with Engineering
sbillingham@mines.edu

Advisor: Professor Tulay Flamand (Economics and Business)
Co-advisor: Professor Alexandra Newman (Mechanical Engineering)

Education

  • PhD student in Operations Research with Engineering, Colorado School of Mines (present).
  • M.S., Operations Research, The University of Alabama in Huntsville, 2012.
  • B.S., Mathematics, The University of North Alabama, 2004

Research

  • Continuous steel casting

Interests

  • Family
  • Hiking
  • Golf
  • Good food

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John Cox

Operations Research with Engineering
jlcox@mines.edu

Advisor: Professor Alexandra Newman (Mechanical Engineering)

Education

  • PhD student in Operations Research with Engineering, Colorado School of Mines (present).
  • M.S., Aeronautical Engineering, Air Force Institute of Technology, 2012.
  • B.S., Aeronautical Engineering, United States Air Force Academy, 2010.

Research

  • Energy system optimization and dispatch

Interests

  • Family
  • Outdoors
  • Travel

Resume

Jennifer DiCarlo

Jennifer DiCarloOperations Research with Engineering
jdicarlo@mymail.mines.edu

Advisor: Professor Bill Eustes (Petroleum Engineering)

Education

  • PhD student in Operations Research with Engineering, Colorado School of Mines (present)
  • M.S. in Aerospace Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (June 2003)
  • B.S. in Aeronautical Engineering and Astronautical Engineering, Math Minor, US Air Force Academy (May 2001)

Research

  • Concentrated solar power systems optimization

Interests

  • Triathlon
  • Latin
  • Animal rescue
  • Hiking

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Gus Greivel

Gus GrievelOperations Research with Engineering
ggreivel@mines.edu
Advisor: Professor Dinesh Mehta (Computer Science)

Education

  • M.S. Mathematical and Computer Sciences (Operations Research), Colorado School of Mines, 1994.
  • B.S. Mathematical and Computer Sciences, Colorado School of Mines, 1992.

Research

  • STEM Education
  • Scheduling and Assignment

Interests

  • Cycling
  • Skiing
  • Hockey

Resume

Megan Muniz

Operations Research with Engineering
meganmuniz@mines.edu

Advisor: Professor Tulay Flamand (Economics and Business)

Education

  • PhD student in Operations Research with Engineering, Colorado School of Mines (present).
  • M.S., Operations Research, Air Force Institute of Technology, 2017.
  • M.S., Industrial Engineering, New Mexico State University, 2014.
  • B.S., Operations Research, United States Air Force Academy, 2013.

Research

  • Sports Analytics – Data Analytics and Optimization

Interests

  • Working out (Crossfit and hiking)
  • Listening to podcasts and books
  • Hanging out with family and puppies
  • Exploring local breweries

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Lois Kamga-Ngameni

Operations Research with Engineering
lkamgang@mymail.mines.edu
Advisor: Professor Alexandra Newman (Mechanical Engineering)
Co-advisor: Professor Jennifer Miskimins (Petroleum Engineering)

Education

  • PhD student in Operations Research with Engineering, Colorado School of Mines (present)
  • M.S. in Petroleum Engineering, Colorado School of Mines, 2016

Research

  • Optimization of fracture conductivity using the Barre Conway model

Publications

  • Kamga-Ngameni, L., “Proppant Transport in Horizontal Wellbore Using Slickwater”.

Interests

  • Tennis
  • Running
  • Soccer
  • Rugby
  • Learning how to code

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Oluwaseun Ogunmodede

Operations Research with Engineering
oogunmod@mines.edu
Advisor: Professor Alexandra Newman (Mechanical Engineering)
Co-advisor: Professor Gregory Bogin (Mechanical Engineering)

Education

  • M.S: Engineering & Technology Management, Colorado School of Mines, 2016
  • B.S: Mechanical Engineering, Colorado School of Mines, 2015

Research

  • Underground Mining Analysis
  • Energy Optimization

Interests

  • Soccer
  • Track and Field
  • Outdoors
  • Traveling

Resume

Joshua Pearson

Operations Research with Engineering
jpearson@mymail.mines.edu
Advisor: Professor Tulay Flamand (Economics and Business)
Co-advisor: Professor Alexandra Newman (Mechanical Engineering)

Education

  • M.S., Environmental Science and Engineering, Colorado School of Mines, 2000.
  • B.S., Chemical Engineering and Petroleum Refining, Colorado School of Mines, 1999.

Research

  • Technology Development
  • Project Management
  • Alternative & Renewable Energy

Patents

  • Integrated biorefinery for production of liquid fuels. January 2012: US 8093306
  • Integrated biorefinery for production of liquid fuels. May 2012: US 8168686
  • Biomass high efficiency hydrothermal reformer. February 2013: US 8367741
  • Biomass high efficiency hydrothermal reformer. January 2015: US 8936769
  • Biomass high efficiency hydrothermal reformer. September 8, 2015: US 9127220
  • Biomass high efficiency hydrothermal reformer. February 21, 2017: US 9574147

Interests

  • Mountaineering / Outdoors
  • Snowboarding
  • Fermentation Science
Jesse Wales

Jesse WalesOperations Research with Engineering
jwales@mines.edu
Advisor: Professor Alexandra Newman (Mechanical Engineering)

Education

  • MS in Operations Research, Air Force Institute of Technology (2014)
  • BS in Physics, University of Texas at Austin (2002)

Research

  • Energy System Modeling and Optimization

Interests

  • Family
  • Hiking
  • Camping
  • Ultimate Frisbee
  • Golf

Resume

Mechanical Engineering Students

Phillip Buelow

PhD Mechanical Engineering
pbuelow@mymail.mines.edu
Advisor: Professor Alexandra Newman (Mechanical Engineering)
Co-advisor: Professor Robert Braun (Mechanical Engineering)

Education

  • PhD Candidate, Mechanical Engineering, Colorado School of Mines, Current
  • M.S., Mechanical Engineering, Thermofluids, Colorado School of Mines, Golden, CO, expected December 2018
  • B.S., Physics, Minor: Math, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI, 2016

Research

  • Design optimization of concentrated solar power tower systems with thermal storage.

Interests

  • White water rafting
  • Skiing
  • Trail running
  • Climbing
  • Camel spotting

Resume

Advanced Energy Systems Students

Kate Anderson

Kate AndersonPhD Advanced Energy Systems
khanderson@mines.edu
Advisor: Professor Alexandra Newman (Mechanical Engineering)
Co-advisor: Professor Adam Warren (Advanced Energy Systems)

Education

  • Ph.D. student in Advanced Energy Systems, Colorado School of Mines (current)
  • M.S. in Renewable Energy Systems Technology, Loughborough University (2010)
  • B.S. in Aerospace Engineering, MIT (2000)

Research

  • Clean energy decision analysis
  • Energy systems optimization

Interests

  • Hiking
  • Climbing
  • Family
  • Travel

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Mineral and Energy Economics Students

Jusse Hirwa

Jusse HirwaPhD Mineral and Energy Economics, with a minor in Operations Research with Engineering
jhirwa@mines.edu
Advisor: Professor Benjamin Gilbert (Mineral and Energy Economics)
Co-advisor: Professor Alexandra Newman (Mechanical Engineering)

Education

  • Ph.D. candidate, Mineral and Energy Economics, Colorado School of Mines, current
  • M.S., Mineral and Energy Economics, Colorado School of Mines, Golden, CO
  • B.S., Mathematics, Luther College, Decorah, IA

Research

  • Energy Optimization
  • Electricity Reliability in Sub-Saharan Africa
  • Critical Materials

Interests

  • Family
  • Working out
  • Learning

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