Konar Research Group

Civil and Environmental Engineering Department
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

People

Megan Konar

Associate Professor
Research Interests: water-food-trade, water resources sustainability, food trade networks, infrastructure, water and food policy
mkonar@illinois.edu
Google Scholar
@MeganKonar
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Current students

Paul Ruess

PhD Student
Research Interests: food-energy-water nexus, water and food policy, econometrics, integrated water resources management, sociohydrology
ruess2@illinois.edu
Akshay Pandit

MS Student
Research Interests: food-energy-water nexus, food-water-trade, sociohydrology, sustainable development
apandit2@illinois.edu
Deniz Berfin Karakoc

PhD Student
Research Interests: interdependent infrastructure networks, food supply chains, network and community resilience
karakoc2@illinois.edu
Junren Wang

MS Student
Research Interests: food-energy-water nexus, food-water-trade
junrenw2@illinois.edu


Alumni

NAME, DEGREE (YEAR) -- PLACEMENT

Nicole Jackson, PhD (2020) -- Postdoctoral Appointee, Sandia National Laboratories

Rachel von Gnechten, MS (2019) -- Research Analyst, International Water Management Institute

Xiaowen Lin, PhD (2019) -- Software Engineer, Google

Sajani Gumidyala, MS (2018) -- Consultant, KIT Professionals, Inc.

Qian Dang, PhD (2018) -- Data Scientist, Facebook

Landon Marston, PhD (2017) -- Assistant Professor, Kansas State University