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Ruby Nguyen, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Research Associate

Research Areas:
System Dynamics modeling

Biography:
Dr. Ruby Nguyen is a postdoctoral researcher in System Analysis whose research at INL focuses on the development of models to evaluate economic impacts of critical material research, and to support the integrated planning of water-energy nexus. Prior to coming to the laboratory, Dr. Nguyen worked internationally as an environmental consultant in Vietnam in which she developed environmental monitoring programs for the private sector, and a Monitoring and Evaluation framework for eco-tourism in Cat Tien National Park. She also worked for GIZ (also known as German Development Cooperation), a non-profit organization based in Vietnam, during which time she managed various projects within the Sustainable Livelihoods component of the project “Integrating Climate Change Adaption into Planning for Coastal Area Management”. Dr. Nguyen has authored and co-authored five publications and three technical reports.

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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 Min City University of Technology

Publications:

Publications

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. 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.

 

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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