Hightower, Mike

Author Description

Mike Hightower is a Distinguished Member of the Technical Staff in the Energy, Resources, and Systems Analysis Center at Sandia National Laboratories in Albuquerque, New Mexico. He is a civil and environmental engineer with over 30 years experience in research and development. His current efforts include research and evaluation of innovative environmental and energy technologies and the reliability, security, and protection of critical water and energy infrastructures. One of his current activities is as project leader for a Science and Technology Roadmap for DOE for Energy-Water research and development. He recently helped write a Report to Congress on current and emerging energy and water interdependencies and challenges. Another current effort is helping federal facilities improve their ability to meet their critical mission energy needs safely, securely, and reliably through risk-based design and implementation of energy surety microgrids. Mike holds Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in civil engineering from New Mexico State University. He serves on the Board of Directors for Citizens for Responsible Energy, is past-Chair of the Waste management Education and Research Consortium Industrial Advisory Board, and past-Chair of ASME’s Environmental Engineering Division.

Authored Reports

Integrated Water-Energy Planning: Major Nationwide Dialogue Underway