Carnegie Mellon University

Destenie Nock

Destenie Nock

Presidential Postdoctoral Fellow, Engineering and Public Policy
Assistant Professor (2020), Civil and Environmental Engineering and Engineering & Public Policy

5000 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213


BS in Electrical Engineering & Applied Math from North Carolina A&T State University
MSc in Leadership for Sustainable Development from Queen's University Belfast
PhD in Industrial Engineering and Operations Research from University of Massachusetts Amherst 


Nock's research is focused on using systems modeling, and applying optimization and decision analysis tools to determine paths for increasing a person's quality of life. In one line of research she evaluates the sustainability and reliability of the electricity grids in different energy systems. Another line of work used applied optimization to look at national electrification planning and energy access goals in the developing world.