Luke Detwiler

Past NE CSC Fellow
M.S. Candidate

Consortium Institution: 

University of Massachusetts

Affiliations: 

Department of Civil Engineering

Education: 

B.S.: Environmental Engineering, University of Vermont, 2014

Experience: 

Undergraduate Honors Thesis Research, University of Vermont, 2014
Richard Barrett Research Scholar, University of Vermont, 2013

Research Interests: 

I am an aspiring water resources engineer interested in what insights modeling and data analysis can provide into our water resource problems. Part of this involves investigating the uncertain impacts of climate change on already complex water problems. My current research involves the use of a preexisting systems model of dams in the Connecticut River Basin. We use it to evaluate the trade-offs between operation of major dams for human and ecological goals to find ways to better meet both of these objectives.

Projects

·       Evaluating the impacts of climate change in the Connecticut River Basin