Dr. Lu Liu joined HARC as a Research Associate in August 2020, where she leads research in water-energy-climate nexus.
Dr. Liu received her Doctorate in Civil Engineering from the University of Maryland in 2017. Her primary research interests include water-energy-climate nexus, integrated human-natural system modeling, and urban water sustainability. Dr. Liu is passionate about science-policy integration and technology transfer. Much of her previous work focused on developing integrated modeling of the interconnected water-energy-climate systems and informing decision-making regarding strategic planning of water and energy systems.
Prior to joining HARC, Dr. Liu worked as a postdoctoral research associate at Rice University, where she developed a modeling framework to assess the environmental and economic implications of a hybrid water supply system that supplements a centralized surface water supply with municipal wastewater reuse, as a strategy to address challenges in urban water system.