James Madison University
PHOTO:Justin J. Henriques, Ph.D.

Justin J. Henriques, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

  • Office: HHS 2109
  • Phone: 540-568-7622
  • Email: henriqjj@jmu.edu
  • Mailing Address:
    MSC 4113
    801 Carrier Drive
    Harrisonburg, Virginia 22807


  • Ph.D. in Systems Engineering from the University of Virginia in 2011
  • M.U.E.P. Master of Urban & Environmental Planning from the School of Architecture at the University of Virginia in 2011
  • M.S. in Systems Engineering from the University of Virginia in 2008
  • B.S. in Integrated Science and Technology (ISAT) from James Madison University in 2005
  • B.A. in Philosophy from James Madison University in 2005


Dr. Henriques joined the JMU Department of Engineering in 2012.  Prior to joining the faculty of engineering, Dr. Henriques was a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Oxford (UK) at the Environmental Change Institute, where he worked on a project developing methods for the long-term planning and evaluation of infrastructure as complex, interdependent, socio-technical systems.

For his graduate research at the University of Virginia, Dr. Henriques developed tools for the analysis, design, and implementation of sustainable water and energy infrastructure in low-resource communities in developing countries. While a graduate student, he was awarded a National Science Foundation graduate research fellowship and was a fellow in the University of Virginia's Interdisciplinary Water Resources and Contaminant Hydrology Program.

Dr. Henriques is the executive director of LOTI, an international aid organization that develops and implements sustainable technologies in developing countries. He founded the organization with a fellow JMU alum while they were students. Through programs he started at LOTI, he directed student design and research teams to develop and implement appropriate technologies.

Specializations and Research Interests

Infrastructure systems; Distributed and renewable energy and water technology for developing communities; Appropriate technology



  • September 28
    Fall Career & Internship Fair
    Festival Conference and Student Center
  • October 2
    11:00 a.m.
    Cohen Center Talk:
    David Campbell of Boston University presents: Back to the Future: Recovering the Age of Wonder
    Highlands Room
  • November 13
    11:00 a.m.
    Cohen Center Talk: Henry Petroski of Duke University presents on the topics of design, success and failure, and history of engineering and technology.
    Grafton Stovall Theater
  • April 16, 2016
    9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
    Engineering xChange