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Measrainsey Meng

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Ph.D. Candidate

Hometown: Phnom Penh, Cambodia

Measrainsey (Meas) Meng was born in Phnom Penh, Cambodia and moved to the U.S. when she was 5 years old. After emigrating here, she has stayed in Southern California ever since. She attended college at California State University, Los Angeles. During her time at CSULA, Meas was involved in student government and served as a representative for the College of Engineering, Computer Science, and Technology. She was also involved in student-led clubs, such as the Society of Automotive Engineers. Meas graduated with her bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering in June 2015. She joined the S3 group in fall of 2015 and is pursuing a PhD in environmental engineering.

Research Interests

Meas is working to assess the impacts of climate variability and climate change on the electricity grid. Her research investigates the vulnerability of electricity generators to hydro-climatological conditions using both data-drive analysis and integrated modeling.

Awards and Honors

  • NSF Graduate Research Fellowship– 2016-2019

  • Raul Henderson Spirit Scholarship – 2015

  • Xerox Technical Minority Scholarship – 2015

  • Boeing Scholarship – 2014

  • Victoria Alegria Tracy Memorial Scholarship – 2014

  • Joyce Bourke Memorial Scholarship – 2014

  • Honors College Scholarship – 2014

  • Pratt & Whitney Golden Eagle Award/Scholarship – 2014

  • Inducted into Phi Kappa Phi – 2013

  • Inducted into Pi Tau Sigma – 2012

  • Inducted into Tau Beta Pi – 2012


  • Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering – University of Southern California (August 2015 – May 2018)
  • Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering – California State University, Los Angeles (June 2010 – June 2015)

Peer-reviewed Journal Publications

  • Meng, M., Grubert, E., Peer, R. A., & Sanders, K. T. (2020). Spatially allocating life cycle water use for US coal‐fired electricity across producers, generators, and consumers. Energy Technology.
  • Meng, Measrainsey, and Kelly T. Sanders. “A data-driven approach to investigate the impact of air temperature on the efficiencies of coal and natural gas generators.” Applied Energy 253 (2019): 113486.
  • Meng, Measrainsey, Mo Chen, and Kelly T. Sanders. “Evaluating the feasibility of using produced water from oil and natural gas production to address water scarcity in California’s Central Valley.” Sustainability 8.12 (2016): 1318.

Peer-reviewed Conference Publications

  • M. Meng, M. Chen* and K.T. Sanders. (2016). “A Geospatial Feasibility Assessment of Utilizing Produced Water from Oil and Natural Gas Production in California for Beneficial Uses.” Proceedings of the World Environmental & Water Resources Congress 2016, May 22-26, 2016, West Palm Beach, FL, USA.