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Ruby Nguyen, Ph.D.

Senior Systems Engineer with Department of Systems Analyses & Engineering

Research Areas:
System Dynamics modeling

Biography:
Dr. Ruby Thuy Nguyen is a senior systems engineer at Idaho National Laboratory, managing supply chain projects within the Critical Materials Institute program. She is involved with lead system dynamics modeling for supply chains and feedstock mobilization at the lab. Previously, she was a post-doctoral researcher at INL, developing simulation models to evaluate critical material supply chain and economic impacts, dynamic interactions among bioenergy market actors and integrated planning of the water-energy nexus. She holds a doctorate in environmental & natural resource sciences from Washington State University, where she also earned her master’s in environmental science. She holds a bachelor’s in environmental engineering from Vietnam’s Ho Chi Minh City University of Technology.

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Education:

​Ph.D., Environmental and Natural Resource Sciences - Washington State University

M.S., Environmental Science - Washington State University

B.E., Environmental Engineering - Ho Chi Minh City University of Technology

Publications:

Publications

Nguyen, R. T., D. D. Imholte, O. R. Rios, D. Weiss, Z. Sims, E. Stromme and S. K. McCall (2019) "Anticipating impacts of introducing aluminum-cerium alloys into the United States automotive market." Resources, Conservation and Recycling 144, 340-349 DOI: 10.1016/j.resconrec.2019.02.009.

 

Nguyen, R. T., D. D. Imholte, A. C. Matthews, and W. D. Swank. 2018. NdFeB content in ancillary motors of U.S. conventional passenger cars and light trucks: Results from the field. Waste Management. DOI: 10.1016/j.wasman.2018.11.017.

 

Lamers, P., R. T. Nguyen, D. S. Hartley, J. K. Hansen, and E. M. Searcy. 2018. Biomass market dynamics supporting the large-scale deployment of high-octane fuel production in the United States. GCB Bioenergy 10(7): 460-472.

 

Nguyen, R.T., Fishman, T., Fu, Z., Imholte, D. and Graedel, T. (2018). Analyzing Critical Material Demand: A Revised Approach. Science of the Total Environment. DOI: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2018.02.283.

 

Imholte, D., Nguyen, R.T., Brown, M., Iyer, A., Vedantam, V., Smith B., Collins, J., Anderson, C. and O’Kelley, B. (2018), An Assessment of U.S. Rare Earth Availability for Supporting U.S. Wind Energy Growth. Energy Policy. DOI: 10.1016/j.enpol.2017.11.001.

 

Nguyen, R.T., Diaz, L.A., Imholte, D.D. and Lister,T.E. (2017). Economic Assessment for Recycling Critical Metals from Hard Disk Drives Using a Comprehensive Recovery Process. JOM. DOI: 10.1007/s11837-017-2399-2.

 

Nguyen, R.T. and Imholte, D.D. (2016). China’s Rare Earth Supply Chain: Illegal Production, and Response to New Cerium Demand. JOM. DOI: 10.1007/s11837-016-1894-1.

 

Nguyen, T.H.T. (2012). System Dynamics Simulation for Park Management: A Case Study of Glacier National Park, Montana (Doctoral dissertation). Washington State University, Pullman, USA.

 

Nguyen, T.H.T. (2009). Modeling socio-economic and environmental impacts of shrimp farming in the Mekong Delta of Vietnam (Master's thesis). Washington State University, Pullman, USA.

 

"China's rare earth supply chain: illegal production, and response to new cerium demand" Nguyen, R.T. and Imholte, D.D. JOM (2016). DOI: 10.1007/s11837-016-1894-1.

 

Ford, A., Nguyen, T. and Beall, A. (2012). Modeling Support for National Park Planning: Initial Results from Glacier National Park. Proceedings from the 30th International Conference of the System Dynamics Society: Model-based Management. St. Gallen, Switzerland.

 

Nguyen, T.H.T. (2012). System Dynamics Simulation for Park Management: A Case Study of Glacier National Park, Montana (Doctoral dissertation). Washington State University, Pullman, USA.

 

Nguyen, T. and Ford, A. (2010). Learning from the Neighbors: Economic and Environmental Impacts from Intensive Shrimp Farming in the Mekong Delta of Vietnam. Sustainability, 2 (7): 2144 – 62.


Technical reports

World Wide Fund for Nature. (2014). Evaluation Report of Community-based Tourism in Ta Lai Commune and Eco-tourism in Cat Tien National Park. Hanoi, Vietnam: Nguyen, T.

 

World Wide Fund for Nature.(2010). Report of Existing Interpretive System of Cat Tien National Park and Recommendations for Improving. Dong Nai, Vietnam: Nguyen, T.

 

World Wide Fund for Nature.(2010). Resource Management and Visitor Impact Monitoring Program of Cat Tien National Park, Vietnam. Dong Nai, Vietnam: Nguyen, T.

Presentations:

​Nguyen, R. (2017). The light rare earth supply chain: what it means to be a late-comer. CMI Winter Meeting. Colorado School of Mines, Golden, CO.

 

Nguyen, R. (2016). China’s rare earth supply chain: domestic struggle and international implications. CMI Winter Meeting. Colorado School of Mines, Golden, CO.

 

Imholte, D., Nguyen, T., Iyer, A., Avedanta, A., Smith B., Brown, M., Eggert, R., Jeffers, B. (2015). Focus Area 4: Economic Analysis of CMI Research and Global Material Supply Chains. Annual Meeting of CMI program, Idaho Falls, ID.

 

Ford, A., Nguyen, T. and Beall, A. (2012). Modeling Support for National Park Planning: Initial Results from Glacier National Park. Proceedings from the 30th International Conference of the System Dynamics Society: Model-based Management. St. Gallen, Switzerland.

 

"Modeling Support for National Park Planning: Initial Results from Glacier National Park" Ford, A., Nguyen, T. and Beall, A, Proceedings from the 30th International Conference of the System Dynamics Society: Model-based Management (2012), St. Gallen, Switzerland.

Research Interests:

​Exploring impacts of energy production and economic development on the environment using  System Dynamics modeling with a focus on providing scenario analysis for decision making in natural resource management.

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