Afamia Elnakat, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Research
Afamia is an associate professor of research at the UTSA Texas Sustainable Energy Research Institute. She is also teaching faculty of Environmental Science and Engineering at UTSA.
Afamia’s research is dedicated to emphasizing living sustainably while alleviating environmental impacts. Utilizing her multidisciplinary knowledge and background in engineering, biology, geology, chemical fate and transport, and water resources, Afamia specializes in multidisciplinary approaches in assessing environmental policies and institutional barriers to facilitate cooperation between different entities.
Dr. Elnakat’s current research focuses on big data analysis in the energy and water sector while coupling behavioral influence. Her ultimate goal is bridging the gap between scientific knowledge and its application to environmentally sound public policy. With her private industry background in engineering consulting firms, and commitment to community initiatives, Afamia has gained experience in technical, political and socioeconomical aspects of resource management. Afamia currently serves as one of the tri-chairs on the SATomorrow planning effort.
Ph.D., Environmental Science & Engineering - 2002 University of Texas at El Paso "The Use of Symmetric Triangular Linear Fuzzy Regression in Investigating Transectoral and Transboundary Water Allocation” -NSF Scholar in Math and Engineering
Elnakat, A. The C3 of conservation: The influence of cool, convenience and cash on residential household energy conservation, The Electricity Journal, Volume 29, Issue 2, March 2016, Pages 22-25, ISSN 1040-6190, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.tej.2016.01.010.
Elnakat, A., Gomez, J.D., and Booth, N. (2016) A zip code study of socioeconomic, demographic, and household gendered influence on the residential energy sector, Energy Reports, Accepted Jan 22, 2016, 10.1016/j.egyr.2016.01.003
Elnakat, A. and Gomez, J.D. (2016) The flame dilemma: A data analytics study of fireplace influence on winter energy consumption at the residential household level, Energy Reports, Volume 2, November 2016, Pages 14-20, ISSN 2352-4847, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.egyr.2016.01.002.
Elnakat, A. (2015) The Three Rs of Remediation: A Comparative Analysis of the Risk, Real Estate, and Regulatory Drivers Affecting Remediation Technology Applications. International Journal of Environmental Pollution and Remediation Volume 3, Year 2015 Journal ISSN: 1929-2732 DOI:10.11159/ijepr.2015.006.
Elnakat, A. Gomez, J.D. (2015). Energy Engenderment: An industrialized perspective assessing the importance of engaging women in residential energy consumption management. Energy Policy. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.enpol.2015.03.014.
Elnakat, A., Gomez, J.D., Roberts, J. and Wright, M. ‘Big data analysis of swimming pools’ impact on household electric intensity in San Antonio, Texas’, Int. J. Big Data Intelligence, Vol. 2, No. 4, pp.250–261, 2015.
Gomez, J., Elnakat, A., Wright, M. and Keener, J. Analysis of the Energy Index as a Benchmarking Indicator of Potential Energy Savings in the San Antonio, Texas Single Family Residential Sector. Energy Efficiency. DOI 10.1007/s12053-014-9310-6. October 2014.