Research and Professional Interests
Dr. Francis's research and professional interests are at the interface between environmental engineering and policy, including risk and occurrence assessment of emerging contaminants; infrastructure development, resilience, and sustainability; infrastructure systems analysis; regulatory risk assessment; and evidence synthesis in environmental risk research.
Dr. Francis is an editor for the Water Magazine.
- Francis, R.A., Guikema, S.D. (2010) “Approaches to sustainability measurement in urban water and wastewater infrastructure systems.” Water Resources Research. Under Review.
- Francis, R.A., Small, M.J., VanBriesen, J.M. (2009). “Multivariate Distributions of Disinfection Byproducts in Drinking Water.” Water Research. 43:3453-3468.
- Francis, R.A., VanBriesen, J.M., Small, M.J. “Bayesian statistical modeling of disinfection byproduct (DBP) bromine incorporation in the Information Collection Rule (ICR) database.” Environmental Science and Technology. 44:1232-1239.
- Francis, R.A., Falconi, S., Nateghi, R., Guikema, S.D. (2010) “Probabilistic life cycle analysis model for evaluating electric power infrastructure risk mitigation investments.” Journal of Climatic Change.
- Francis, R.A., Geedipally, S.R., Guikema, S.D., Lord, D., Dhavala, S.S., LaRocca, S. (2010). “Characterizing the performance of the Conway-Maxwell Generalized Linear Model.” Submitted to Communications in Statistics—Simulation and Computation.
Water in the Environment
Former Magazine Editor
emerging contaminants, sustainability, infrastructure analysis, risk assessment