Nicholas Chow

Water Engineering Project Manager


Phone: (310) 206-0180

Nicholas Chow is the Water Engineering Project Manager for the Luskin Center for Innovation. His current work centers around the interaction between water and energy, building on the OneWater principles of developing healthier and more sustainable water management practices—environmentally, economically, and socially. Nicholas also works on understanding and developing economic and infrastructural practices that generate wider societal benefits.

As a water resource and environmental engineer by training, Nicholas is especially equipped to integrate technical understanding and experience into his research, as well as translate these into applied forms. Nicholas has worked with universities across the country as well as with organizations such as the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). His research in biogeochemistry and oceanography culminated in a recent publication in the peer reviewed journal Geophysical Research Letters.

Prior to working for the Luskin Center for Innovation, Nicholas earned his M.S. degree from UCLA in Civil and Environmental Engineering, with a focus in water. He also holds a B.A. in Geology with a focus in chemistry from Whitman College in Washington state.