Justin Henriques is an assistant professor in the Department of Engineering at James Madison University. His previous posts include being a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Oxford, a National Science Foundation graduate research fellow (2008-2011), and a fellow in the University of Virginia's Interdisciplinary Water Resources and Contaminant Hydrology Program (2007-2008). Justin is the cofounding executive director of LOTI, a nonprofit development organization with work in east Africa, Latin America, and the Caribbean. He holds a Ph.D. and M.S. in systems engineering, a masters in urban and environmental planning (M.U.E.P.), a B.S. in applied science, and a B.A. in philosophy. His areas of specialization include infrastructure systems, and distributed energy and water systems for developing communities.

Last Updated 15-Feb-2014

EDUCATION

University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA

(PhD) Doctor of Philosophy, Systems Engineering, 2011
School of Engineering and Applied Science

(MUEP) Master of Urban & Environmental Planning, 2011
School of Architecture

(MSc) Master of Science, Systems Engineering, 2008
School of Engineering and Applied Science

James Madison University, Harrisonburg, VA

(BSc) Bachelor of Science, Applied Science Energy Concentration, 2005
College of Integrated Science and Technology

(BA) Bachelor of Arts, Philosophy, 2005
School of Liberal Arts

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

James Madison University, Harrisonburg, VA 2012-Present

Assistant Professor, Department of Engineering

Faculty member in the department of engineering, with responsibilities including course instruction, student research advisement, and conducting research in infrastructure systems, distributed and renewable energy and water technology for developing communities, and appropriate technology. Course instruction include Management of Technology (ENGR 221), Systems Analysis (ENGR 413), Engineering Design V (ENGR 431), and Engineering Design VI (ENGR 432).

University of Oxford, United Kingdom (UK) 2011–2012

Postdoctoral Researcher, Infrastructure Systems Analyst

Researcher for the Infrastructure Transitions Research Consortium (ITRC) in the Environmental Change Institute (housed in the School of Geography and the Environment). Main tasks included contributing to the development and implementation of a cross-sectoral assessment of national infrastructure in the UK.

Malaysian Commonwealth Studies Centre, University of Cambridge (UK) 2011–2012

Postdoctoral Researcher

Three month scoping project on opportunities and technologies for rural energy access in developing countries.

University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA 2007–2011

James Madison University Study Abroad, Valletta, Malta 2006

Instructor and Project Advisor, ISAT 480 Sustainable Societies

Member of the instructor team; prepared and presented lecture on sustainability in developing countries. Project Advisor for a feasibility study for solar energy (indoor pool heating, electricity generation, and water heating) for the Arka Foundation Respite Centre in Ghajnsielem on the island of Gozo, Malta.

LOTI, Harrisonburg, VA 2005–Present

Executive Director, Cofounder

Cofounder of LOTI, a 501(c)3 tax exempt nonprofit organization that meets basic needs in developing countries through appropriate and sustainable technology, including projects for communities in Kenya, Tanzania, Guatemala, Dominican Republic, and Haiti. For projects, acted as the lead designer, researcher, and project manager. For the organization, managed all employees and volunteers, wrote and managed annual budgets, processed all federal and state filings, and reported directly to the board of directors. Lead Designer, Researcher, & Project Manager on projects including:

PUBLICATIONS & PRESENTATIONS

Published & accepted papers in peer reviewed journals

Other reviewed publications

  1. Bailey, M., Henriques, J.J., Holmes, J., Jain, Ruchi. 2012. Providing village-level energy services in developing countrie - Scoping study report for the 'smart villages' initiative. European Academies Science Advisory Council (EASAC) and Malaysian Commonwealth Studies Centre, University of Cambridge [Web Link]
  2. Hall, J.W., Henriques, J.J., Hickford, A.J. & Nicholls, R.J. (eds) 2012. A Fast Track Analysis of strategies for infrastructure provision in Great Britain. Environmental Change Institute, University of Oxford [Web Link]
  3. Henriques, Justin. May 2011. Methodology for the Systematic Selection, Design, & Implementation of Sustainable Distributed Household Energy Infrastructure in Developing Countries. Ph.D. Dissertation, University of Virginia. Charlottesville, VA.
  4. Henriques, Justin. 2008. Using Requirements Analysis to Select Sustainable Drinking Water Supply and Grey Water Reuse Systems For Developing Communities: Case Study In Cimahi, Indonesia. M.S. Thesis, University of Virginia. Charlottesville, VA.

Reviewed proceedings

  1. Henriques, Justin J.; Bojarski, Brian; Byrd, Kyle Wayne; Von Wald, Melissa, "Crowd-sourcing urban air-quality in developing countries through open source technologies," 2013 IEEE Global Humanitarian Technology Conference (GHTC), pp.447-451, 20-23 Oct. 2013 [Abstract, doi: 10.1109/GHTC.2013.6713727]
  2. Garrick Louis , Justin Henriques, Jeffrey Rogers, Luna Magpili. "Integrated Municipal Sanitation Systems for Efficient Management of Public Water and Sanitation Services," American Society for Engineering Management (ASEM) 34th International Annual Conference, 2-5 October 2013. Minneapolis, MN.
  3. Pierrakos, Olga; Barrella, Elise; Nagel, Robert; Nagel, Jacquelyn; Henriques, Justin; Imholte, Devon. "An Innovative Two-Year Engineering Design Capstone Experience at James Madison University," 120th American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) Conference, 23-26 June 2013. Atlanta, Georgia.
  4. Hall, J.W., Henriques, J.J., Hickford, A.J. & Nicholls, R.J. "Tunnelling through the complexity of national infrastructure planning," In Dawson, R.J., Walsh, C.L. and Kilsby, C.G. (eds.). Earth Systems Engineering 2012: A technical symposium on systems engineering for sustainable adaptation to global change, Centre for Earth Systems Engineering Research, Newcastle University UK., pp. 65–70, 2012 [Web Link]
  5. Henriques, Justin J.; Foster, Benjamin T.; Schnorr, William G.; Barton, Reed, "Implementation of a Mobile Vaccine Refrigerator with Parallel Photovoltaic Power Systems," 2012 IEEE Global Humanitarian Technology Conference (GHTC), pp.128-131, 21-24 Oct. 2012 [Abstract, doi: 10.1109/GHTC.2012.28]
  6. Henriques, Justin J.; Kock, Beaudry E., "Empowering Smallholders and Local Food Markets with Smartphones and Social Networks," 2012 IEEE Global Humanitarian Technology Conference (GHTC), pp.181-185, 21-24 Oct. 2012 [Abstract, doi: 10.1109/GHTC.2012.37]
  7. Barton, Reed; Henriques, Justin. "After the 2010 Haiti Earthquake – Evaluating critical vulnerabilities and key opportunities in the water supply infrastructure of Port-au-Prince, Haiti," NC AWWA-WEA Annual Conference, 14-17 November 2010. Winston-Salem, NC [Web Link]
  8. Henriques, Justin; Foster, Benjamin; Louis, Garrick. "Learning From Port-Au-Prince, Haiti: Developing Methodologies for Choosing Water Supply Infrastructure," American Society for Engineering Management (ASEM) 31st Annual Conference, "Lean and Green: Building a Sustainable Future Through Engineering Management." 13-16 October 2010. University of Arkansas. Bentonville, AR.
  9. Henriques, Justin; Louis, Garrick. "Comparative Life Cycle Costing of electric grid extension and photovoltaic micro-generation for rural electrification: Case Study in Namawanga, Kenya," American Society for Engineering Management (ASEM) 31st Annual Conference, "Lean and Green: Building a Sustainable Future Through Engineering Management," 13-16 October 2010. University of Arkansas. Bentonville, AR.
  10. Henriques, Justin J. "Sustainability assessment and implementation design of distributed energy micro-generation for lighting in Western Kenya," 2010 IEEE Conference on Innovative Technologies for an Efficient and Reliable Electricity Supply (CITRES), pp.443-447, 27-29 Sept. 2010 [Abstract, doi: 10.1109/CITRES.2010.5619789]
  11. Clellend, D.; Henriques, J.; Knopp, A.; Wilson, Z., "Using distributed energy infrastructure for rural health care services: Design of a mobile health vaccine refrigeration technology in rural kenya," 2010 IEEE Systems and Information Engineering Design Symposium (SIEDS), pp.31-35, 23 April 2010 [Abstract, doi: 10.1109/SIEDS.2010.5469683]
  12. Andrukonis, M.; Foster, B.; Henriques, Justin J.; Wildfire, L., "Choosing sustainable decentralized water supply infrastructure: Selection and design of a rainwater harvesting system for Delmas 30, Port-au-Prince, Haiti," 2010 IEEE Systems and Information Engineering Design Symposium (SIEDS), pp.124-129, 23 April 2010 [Abstract, doi: 10.1109/SIEDS.2010.5469668]
  13. Henriques, Justin J.; Schnorr, W.G., "Sustainability Assessment and Implementation of a Biogas Digester System in Western Kenya," 2010 IEEE Green Technologies Conference, pp.1-5, 15-16 April 2010 [Abstract, doi: 10.1109/GREEN.2010.5453784]
  14. Henriques, Justin. "Selecting Essential Infrastructure for Sustainable Metabolisms in Developing Communities," Graduate Research Conference: Sustainable Cities for the Future 2009. November 29–December 5, 2009. Universities of Melbourne Queensland (Brisbane), Australia [Web Link]
  15. Louis, Garrick E.; A. Castillo, Henriques, Justin, A. Mardikanto, V. Williams, and B. Yamakoshi. Community "Access to Improved Water and Sanitation Systems: A Systems Approach," International Symposium on Sanitary and Environmental Engineering. 24-27 June 2008. Convitto della Calza, Florence, Italy .

Published conference abstracts

  1. Elise Barrella, Justin Henriques, Samuel Morton, Jacquelyn Nagel, Adebayo Ogundipe, Kurt Paterson, Olga Pierrakos, Bradley Striebig. "Developing systems solutions for climate change in the built and natural environments," National Council for Science and the Environment (NCSE) 14th National Conference, Building Climate Solutions, 28-30 January 2014. Washington D.C.
  2. Kohl, Zachary; Laustsen, Kelly; Moy, Andrew; Ruff, Thomas; Foster, Benjamin; Henriques, Justin. "Preliminary design for low-cost prefabricated housing for developing countries," Engineering Sustainability, Innovation and the Triple Bottom Line, 7-9 April 2013. Hosted by University of Pittsburgh. Pittsburgh, PA
  3. Lorenz, Alexander; Henriques, Justin. "National infrastructure factsheet," Infrastructure Transitions Research Consortium (ITRC) Early Career Researchers Conference, 27 November 2012, Clare College, Cambridge University. Cambridge, UK [Web Link]
  4. Henriques, Justin. "Planning, designing, and implementing sustainable infrastructure systems," James Madison University's Faculty Research Day, 5 October 2012. Harrisonburg, VA
  5. Thacker, Scott; Henriques, Justin; Hall, Jim; Alderson, David; Barr, Stuart. "Accounting for interdependent infrastructure failure from flood risk in the UK," Networks Of Networks: Systemic Risk and Infrastructural Interdependencies, NetSci, 18-22 June 2012. Northwestern University. Chicago, IL.
  6. Henriques, Justin; Foster, Ben. "Integrating Rainwater Catchment Systems Into Residential Buildings," Engineering Sustainability, Innovation and the Triple Bottom Line, 10-12 April 2011. Hosted by University of Pittsburgh & Carnegie Mellon University. Pittsburgh, PA
  7. Henriques, Justin; Louis, Garrick. "Capacity Factor Analysis: A Decision Support Model for Selecting & Designing Basic Needs Infrastructure in Developing Countries," Conference on Health and Humanitarian Logistics, 3-4 March 2011. Georgia Institute of Technology. Atlanta, GA
  8. Henriques, Justin; Louis, Garrick. 2010. "Decision Models for Sustainable Water, Sanitation, & Household Energy for Developing Communities," Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS) Annual Meeting, 7 November 2010. Austin, TX
  9. Henriques, Justin. "Revisions to a decision aid for the selection of sustainable water and wastewater infrastructure in low-income communities in developing countries," Decision Analysis and Its Applications to Systems Engineering, HRA INCOSE, 17-18 November. Hampton, VA
  10. Henriques, Justin. "Development of Capacity Factor Analysis to Select Sustainable Drinking Water Supply and Grey Water Reuse Systems for Developing Communities: Case Study in Cimahi, Indonesia," Engineering Sustainability 2009. 19–21 April 2009. Hosted by University of Pittsburgh & Carnegie Mellon University. Pittsburgh, PA

Invited & Contributed Presentations

  1. "Crowd-sourcing urban air-quality in developing countries through open source technologies," 2013 IEEE Global Humanitarian Technology Conference (GHTC), 23 October 2013. San Jose, CA.
  2. "Implementation of a mobile vaccine refrigerator with parallel photovoltaic power systems," 2012 IEEE Global Humanitarian Technology Conference (GHTC), 24 October 2012. Seattle, WA.
  3. "Empowering smallholders and local food markets with smartphones and social networks," 2012 IEEE Global Humanitarian Technology Conference (GHTC), 23 October 2012. Seattle, WA.
  4. "A Systems Perspective on Sustainable Energy Access,"Oxford Energy Society: Energy in Developing Countries, 8 May 2012, Lindemann Lecture Theatre (Physics Department), Oxford University, Oxford, United Kingdom
  5. "Complex Systems Concepts and Methodologies," Infrastructure Transitions Research Consortium Fast Track Analysis Dissemination Conference, 24 January 2012. Institution of Mechanical Engineers, London, United Kingdom
  6. "Decision Models for Sustainable Water, Sanitation, & Household Energy for Developing Communities," Institute for Operations Research & Management Sciences (INFORMS) Annual Meeting, 7 November 2010. Austin, TX
  7. Comparative Life Cycle Costing of electric grid extension and photovoltaic micro-generation for rural electrification: Case Study in Namawanga, Kenya. American Society for Engineering Management (ASEM) 31st Annual Conference, "Lean and Green: Building a Sustainable Future Through Engineering Management". University of Arkansas, 16 October 2010. Bentonville, AR.
  8. "Learning From Port-Au-Prince, Haiti: Developing Methodologies for Choosing Water Supply Infrastructure," American Society for Engineering Management (ASEM) 31st Annual Conference, "Lean and Green: Building a Sustainable Future Through Engineering Management," University of Arkansas, 15 October 2010. Bentonville, AR.
  9. "Sustainability assessment and implementation design of distributed energy micro-generation for lighting in western Kenya, " 2010 IEEE Conference on Innovative Technologies for an Efficient and Reliable Electricity Supply (CITRES). 28 September 2010. Boston, MA.
  10. "Sustainability assessment and implementation of a biogas digester system in western Kenya," 2010 IEEE Green Technology Conference, 15 April 2010. Dallas/Fort Worth, TX.
  11. "Choosing technology for essential infrastructure that facilitates sustainable metabolic flows for communities in the Global South," Universitas 21 International Graduate Research Conference: Sustainable Cities for the Future, 1 December 2009. University of Melbourne, Australia.
  12. "Community Access to Improved Water and Sanitation Systems: A Systems Approach," International Symposium on Sanitary and Environmental Engineering, 25 June 2008, Convitto della Calza, Florence, Italy
  13. "Lessons learned in fieldwork in international development," University of Virginia's Global Development Organization (GDO), 3 April 2007. University of Virginia, Charlottesville Virginia
  14. "Development and creation of a non-profit organization, LOTI, and the completion of LOTI’s first project: Solar Powered Water Purification System For Developing Communities. ISAT Symposium," April 15, 2005. James Madison University, Harrisonburg, VA

STUDENT RESEARCH DIRECTED

James Madison University, Harrisonburg, VA 2006-Present

  1. 2013 Making Biochar Using Principles in Ecological Sanitation for Rural Schools in Mozambique (Advisor to Brandon Coyne, Greg Kitchin, Brenton Lester, and Alex Schmitz).
  2. 2012 Sensors for Sustainable Transportation in Urban Centers in Developing Countries (Advisor to Ethan Thompson, Matthew Boyer, Joshua Yeager).
  3. 2011 Prototyping a Producer Gas System for Electric Generaion* (1 Student Team)
  4. 2010 Development of a Mobile Application for Rapid Community Assessment* (1 Student)
  5. 2010 Streamlining Rapid Community Assessment For Developing Countries* (2 Student Team)
  6. 2010 Producer Gas for Developing Countries* (2 Student Team)
  7. 2009 Small Biochar Production System for Developing Countries* (1 Student)
  8. 2008 Feasibility Study and Implementation Plan for Wind Power in a Developing Country, Case in Dominican Republic* (1 Student)
  9. 2008 Surface Water Purification Technology and Water Hygiene Education for Namawanga, Kenya* (2 Student Team)
  10. 2008 Web-Based Automation for LOTI Capacity Factor Analysis Model* (1 Student)
  11. 2008 Feasibility Analysis of Anaerobic Digestion for Refrigeration in Namawanga, Kenya* (3 Student Team)
  12. 2007 Solar cooking technology options for central Tanzania* (1 Student)
  13. 2006 Small-scale drip irrigation system for Namawanga, Kenya* (2 Student Team)
  14. 2006 Renewable energy for refrigeration applications for health clinic in Mbeere, Kenya* (2 Student Team)

University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA 2009–2010

  1. 2010 Design of Prefab House with Renewable Technology Integration for poor communities in Guatemala* (4 Student Team)
  2. 2009 Rainwater Catchment, Purification, and Distribution for Port-au-Prince, Haiti* (3 Student Team)

Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA 2009

McMaster University, Ontario, Canada 2010

* Directed via the program at the nonprofit organization LOTI that partneres with universities and enables student research teams to work on international development projects for their capstone/thesis. Developed project parameters and deliverables, and advised students in their research and prototypes

FELLOWSHIPS, AWARDS, & CERTIFICATES

Fellowships

  1. Madison Research Fellow, James Madison University; 2012–2013
  2. National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellow; 2008–2011
  3. Fellow in the Interdisciplinary Water Resources & Contaminant Hydrology Program, University of Virginia; 2007–2008

Awards

  1. Doing Good with Good OR Finalist & Honorable Mention, Institute for Operations Research & Management Sciences (INFORMS); 2010
  2. Co-Principal Investigator for EPA P3 Design Competition for Sustainability, US Environmental Protection Agency; 2010
  3. John E. Gibson Technology Entrepreneurship Award, University of Virginia Systems Engineering; 2009
  4. Warren Hobbie & CISAT Endowment Scholarship, James Madison University Integrated Science & Technology; 2004–2005

Certificates & Memberships

PRESS

  1. IEEE TV, Conference Highlights, Empowering local food markets via smartphones - GHTC 2012 Session. October 2012. [Video]
  2. Oxford Energy Society: Energy in Developing Countries, A Systems Perspective on Sustainable Energy Access May 8, 2012. Lindemann Lecture Theatre (Physics Department), Oxford University, Oxford, United Kingdom [Audio]
  3. Video Interview for Virginia Council of Graduate Schools on graduate education at the University of Virginia. Jan-2011. [Video]
  4. Bogdanowicz, Anna. A Cleaner Cooking System for Developing Countries. IEEE The Institute. Aug-2010. [, Web Link]
  5. Saavedra, Carla. Building a Sustainable Biogas System in Kenya. Environmental Protection. 25-May-2010. [ , Web Link]
  6. Biogas technology with potential to save thousands of lives to be featured at Texas event. IEEE-USA. 31-Mar-2010. [, Web Link]
  7. Radio Interview for The Promise of Tomorrow Episode #99. by Colonol Mason. 21-March-2010. [Audio]
  8. Massive Deaths in Developing Countries from Air Pollution now Being Addressed with Sustainable Biogas Technology. Press Release for Green Technology Conference. IEEE-USA. 23-March-2010.
  9. CEE Led Doctoral Training Program Addresses Areas of Critical National Need. Infrastructure Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Virginia. Edition Spring 2008.
  10. Griffin, Steve. Graduate Research Program Targets Water Resources in Areas of Critical National Need. Engineering Magazine - UVA Today. 1-July-2008 [, Web Link]
  11. Maki, Melissa. U.Va. Graduate Students Secure Esteemed NSF Fellowships. U.Va. Research News. 6-May-2008. [, Web Link]
  12. Destination Africa! - ISAT Prepares Students to Make a Difference in the World. February 2006. [ , Web Link]