Reshmina William

Title Ph.D. Student
Department Sustainable Resilient Infrastructure Systems

Advisor(s): Ashlynn Stillwell

Country: Oman

Short Bio

Reshmina K. William is a Ph.D. student in the Environmental Hydrology and Hydraulics area in the department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Her research explores the connections between energy, green stormwater infrastructure, and urban policymaking. In particular, she is interested in characterizing the spatial optimization of green roof implementation in combined sewer networks for large urban areas.

Reshmina completed her M.S. and B.S. degrees at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign with a minor in Political Science. Her M.S. thesis focused on the use of reliability analysis techniques to evaluate green infrastructure risk under different storm scenarios. She spent much of her time on campus as a leader of the Engineers Without Borders student chapter, and traveled in January 2014 as part of a team implementing a water distribution source for a rural community in Cameroon. She has conducted independent research for the EWB chapter on the effects of deep tap root trees on a local unconfined aquifer, and presented her research at the 2014 EWRI World Environmental and Water Resources Congress, winning first place in the student poster competition. Outside of EWB, Reshmina is passionate about environmental advocacy, classical literature, and music.

Research Interests

  • Green stormwater infrastructure
  • Surface water and groundwater modeling
  • Systems analysis
  • Infrastructure policy and planning