Dr. Ruby Thuy Nguyen is the lead of System Dynamics and Modeling Group, in the Systems Analysis and Integration Department, at Idaho National Laboratory. She is the principal investigator of several supply chain projects. Funded by the Critical Materials Institute, her project studies new technology impacts on global material supply chains. Her lab-directed R&D project aims to quantify cyber-physical and market disruptions on food and agriculture supply chains. Co-funded by the Office of Electricity and Advanced Manufacturing Office, her project is investigating bottlenecks and challenges in the large power transformers and high voltage direct current transmission supply chains in response to Executive Order 14017 on America’s Supply Chain. She also participates in studying market dynamics of recycling e-waste and flexible plastic packaging.
Dr. Nguyen joined INL in 2015 after working internationally in industry and non-profit sectors. She developed simulation models to evaluate critical material supply chain and economic impacts, dynamic interactions among bioenergy market actors, and integrated planning of the water-energy nexus. She holds a doctorate in environmental & natural resource sciences from Washington State University, where she also earned her master’s in environmental science. She holds a bachelor’s in environmental engineering from Vietnam’s Ho Chi Minh City University of Technology.