Patrick A. Ray, PhD

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Research Focus

Anthropogenic water resource systems are designed to sustain human civilization in balance with ecological wellbeing. Those systems are a mix of built infrastructure and natural pathways. They buffer us from flood and drought, and protect us from disease. In this research group we use numerical models to explore the net benefits of water system development alternatives, with an eye to their sustainability, distributional equity, and resilience to change.

Education

Postdoc Water Systems Planning under Uncertainty (2013-2014)
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA
Adviser: Dr. Casey Brown

PhD Water Resources Engineering (2010)
MS Water Resources Engineering (2006)
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Tufts University, Medford, MA
Advisers: Dr. Richard Vogel ; Dr. Paul Kirshen

BS Civil and Environmental Engineering (2001)
University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA

 

Experience

Previous to joining the University of Cincinnati, I spent three and a half years first as a Postdoc and then a Research Assistant Professor at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst (2013-2016). I have served as a professional consultant on water-related projects for the World Bank (2013-present), the World Food Program (Yemen, 2012), the United Nations Development Program (Jordan, 2011), and the Millennium Challenge Corporation (Jordan, 2010). I also spent a year as a civil/environmental engineer at CH2M Hill in Boston, MA (2001-2002).