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Press

Exploring the use of mobile-enabled sensors to optimise sanitation waste collection in Kenya, Sanergy, SweetSense Inc, GSMA, November 2017

Portland company lands $750,000 federal grant to expand water monitoring in Africa, The Oregonian, September, 2017

Satellite Monitoring: An Innovative Solution for Water Management, Medium, September 2017

DevEx: The ‘internet of things’ is narrowing the gap between data and action, June 2016

Feedback Labs: Broken Pumps and Promises, June 2016

The Internet of Broken Things, Engineering for Change, April 2016

Portland State University: GSM-Enabled sensors for monitoring handpumps to improve water services in Rwanda, GSMA, March 2016

Fixing M&E with Sensors and the Internet of Things, ICTWorks, March 2016

Harnessing the Internet of Things for Global Development, United Nations Broadband Commission, January 2016

Sensing Impacts: Remote Monitoring Using Sensors, Center for Effective Global Action, Innovations for Poverty Action, February, 2016

The Water Project: The Water Promise, November 2015

Smart Sensors in Rwanda Warn Engineers in Oregon When Water Pumps Fail, Forbes, June 22, 2014

Portland State Fearless Inventor, March 2015

Research

Thomas, E., (Editor), Broken Pumps and Promises: Incentivizing Impact in Environmental Health, Springer, 2016.

Thomas, E., Tellez-Sanchez, S., Wick, C., Kirby, M., Zambrano, L., Rosa, G., Clasen, T., Nagel, C., “Behavioral Reactivity Associated with Electronic Monitoring of Environmental Health Interventions – A Cluster Randomized Trial with Water Filters and Cookstoves,” Environmental Science and Technology, DOI: 10.1021/acs.est.6b00161, 2016

Nagel, C., Beach, J., Iribagiza, C., Thomas, E., “Evaluating the Cost Effectiveness of Cellular Instrumentation on Rural Handpumps to Improve Service Delivery – A Longitudinal Cohort Study in Rural Rwanda,” Environmental Science and Technology, DOI: 10.1021/acs.est.5b040772015.

Kipf, A., Brunette, W., Kellerstrass, J., Podolsky, M., Rosa, J., Sundt, M., Wilson, D., Borriello, G., Brewer, E.,Thomas, E., “A Proposed Integrated Data Collection, Analysis and Sharing Platform for Global Development,”Journal of Development Engineering, 2015.

O’Reilly, K., Louis, E., Thomas, E., Sinha, A., “Combining Remote Monitoring and Ethnography to Estimate Household Latrine Usage in Rural India,” Journal of Water, Sanitation and Hygiene for Development, 2015.

Rosa, G., Majorin, F., Boisson, S., Barstow, C., Johnson, M., Kirby, M., Ngabo, F., Binagwaho, A., Thomas, E., Clasen, T. “Assessing the Impact of Water Filters and Improved Cookstoves on Drinking Water Quality and Household Air Pollution: A Randomised Controlled Trial in Rwanda,” PLoS One, 2014.

Barstow, C., Ngabo, F., Rosa, G., Majorin, F., Boisson, S., Clasen, T., Thomas, E., “Designing and Piloting a Large-Scale Project to Provide Water Filters and Improved Cookstoves in Rwanda,” PLOS One, 2014.

Rosa, G., Majorin, F., Boisson, S., Barstow, C., Johnson, M., Kirby, M., Ngabo, F., Binagwaho, A., Thomas, E., Clasen, T. “Assessing the Impact of Water Filters and Improved Cookstoves on Drinking Water Quality and Household Air Pollution: A Randomised Controlled Trial in Rwanda,” PLoS One, 2014.

Thomas, E., “(Im)Proving Global Impact: How the Integration of remotely reporting sensors in water projects may demonstrate and enhance positive change,” UNESCO Global Water Forum, December 1, 2013.

Thomas, E., Mattson, K., “Counting Heads,” DEMAND: ASME Global Development Review, 2013. Link: ASME_GDR_CaseStudy1_P4.pdf

Thomas, E., Barstow, C., Rosa, G., Majorin, F., Clasen, T., “Use of Remotely Reporting Electronic Sensors for Assessing Use of Water Filters and Cookstoves in Rwanda,” Environmental Science and Technology, 2013, DOI: 10.1021/es403412x.

Thomas, E., Zumr, Z., Barstow, C., Fleming, M., Spiller, K., Remotely accessible and reconfigurable in-situ instrumentation to improve monitoring of global development interventions, Sustainability, August 2, 2013.

Thomas, E., Mattson, K., Using Innovative Technologies to Measure Behavior Change in Public Health Programs, Mercy Corps, July 9, 2013.

Patents

Fleming, M., Spiller, K., Thomas, E., System and Methods for Operating a Microcomputer in Sleep-Mode and Awake-Mode with Low Power Event Processing, United States and International Patent Pending – US 62/101,048, 2016.

Thomas, E, Fleming, M., Distributed low-power monitoring system, United States Patent US 9,077,783 B2, Issued July 7, 2015.