Team Members

PI Biosketch: Dr. Haibo Zhai is a Professor of Environmental Engineering and the Roy & Caryl Cline Distinguished Chair in Engineering at the University of Wyoming (UW). Currently, he serves as Special Advisor to Vice President for Research and Economic Development at UW. He is also an Adjunct Professor in the School of Energy Resources and the School of Computing at UW and in the Department of Engineering and Public Policy at Carnegie Mellon University (CMU). Prior to moving to UW, he was a research professor at CMU and also a key developer of the Integrated Environmental Control Model (IECM), a widely used power plant modeling tool developed for the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Energy Technology Laboratory. Now he serves as Director for the IECM development. His work on carbon capture and storage has been referenced in the U.S. national rulemaking for controlling power sector carbon dioxide emissions and in the IPCC sixth assessment report. He has been invited as an ad-hoc reviewer by the U.S. National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine, 40+ academic journals, and numerous research funding agencies, including the National Science Foundation (U.S.), the U.S. Department of Energy, the Dutch Research Council (Netherlands), the Knowledge Foundation (Sweden), and the National Science Centre (Poland). He also serves on the advisory board of iScience, an interdisciplinary journal of Cell Press. He is a member of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. He was an appointed member of the Transportation Research Board’s Standing Committee on Transportation and Air Quality (2011-2020). He holds a Ph.D. in environmental engineering from North Carolina State University.

Principal Programmer: Karen Kietzke 

Postdoctoral Research Staff: Dr. Ayush Singh, Dr. Asad Ullah, Dr. Zitao Wu, Dr. Jeff Anderson, Dr. Huan Yang

PhD Students: Wanying Wu, Dengfeng Qin

MS Student: Md Sharmon Hossain Arnob

Undergraduate Students: Joanna Jarrell, Tyler Camphouse (Western Wyoming)

Group Alumni at UW: Zitao Wu (PhD), Xiaohan Wu, Rayen Guermazi, Jonathan Kostelecky, Dr. Manish Maurya, Dr. Rania Farouq Abdou Salama, Dr. Abdallah Dindi, Landen Fuller, Abby Matthias