Michael Blackhurst

  • Research Development Manager, Western Pennsylvania Regional Data Center Co-Director, Center for Social and Urban Research

Research Interests

Before joining academia, Dr. Blackhurst was a practicing water resources engineer, where he developed and applied models of drinking water, water supply, and wastewater infrastructure systems. Since joining academia, Dr. Blackhurst's research areas have focused on interdisciplinary aspects of water systems, including managing combined sewer overflows, improving water use in power systems, improving water use efficiency, and developing models of how homeowners make drinking water and wastewater decisions.