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Andrew Jin

Ph.D. Student

Hometown: Buffalo Grove, Illinois

Andrew Jin was born and raised in the northern suburbs of Chicago. After graduating high school, he moved out to the SF Bay Area in 2016 to study at the University of California, Berkeley. At Berkeley, Andrew was captain of the Cal Fencing Club, ranked 5th nationally in the United States Association of Collegiate Fencing Clubs. Andrew was also involved with the ASCE Water Treatment Competition team and research with the US Army Corp of Engineers, the Renewable and Appropriate Energy Lab, and Argonne National Lab. Andrew joined S3 in Fall 2019 and is pursuing a PhD in Environmental Engineering. Outside of research, Andrew loves to fence, travel, try foods, and talk anyone’s head off about points and credit cards.

Research Interests

Jin is interested in understanding the implications of climate change and extreme events on environmental justice and infrastructure resiliency.

 Awards and Honors

  • Department of Defense SMART Scholarship Finalist (2020)
  • California-Nevada AWWA Scholarship (2018)
  • USA Collegiate Fencing Club Nationals 5th Place, Team Captain (2019)
  • USA Collegiate Fencing Club Nationals 3rd Place, Epee Captain (2018)
  • Cal Alumni Association Leadership Scholarship (2016)


  • Bachelor of Science in Environmental Engineering Science – University of California, Berkeley (August 2016 – May 2019)

Peer-Reviewed Journal Publications:

  • Marchese, Dayton, Andrew Jin, Cate Fox-Lent, and Igor Linkov. “Resilience for Smart Water Systems.” Journal of Water Resources Planning and Management 146, no. 1 (2020): 02519002.
  • Ganin, A. A., Mersky, A. C., Jin, A. S., Kitsak, M., Keisler, J. M., & Linkov, I. (2019). Resilience in intelligent transportation systems (ITS). Transportation Research Part C: Emerging Technologies, 100, 318-329.