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The University of Massachusetts Amherst

Luke Detwiler

Past Fellow


After completing an M.S. in Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, Luke took a position as a Hydroelectric Engineer at First Light Power in Northfield, MA, where he currently works. 


M.S.: Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Massachusetts Amherst
B.S.: Environmental Engineering, University of Vermont, 2014

Research Interests

I am an aspiring water resources engineer interested in what insights modeling and data analysis can provide into our water resource problems. Part of this involves investigating the uncertain impacts of climate change on already complex water problems. My current research involves the use of a preexisting systems model of dams in the Connecticut River Basin. We use it to evaluate the trade-offs between operation of major dams for human and ecological goals to find ways to better meet both of these objectives.