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Sara Behdad

Assistant Professor of Industrial and Systems Engineering, and Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
University at Buffalo School of Engineering and Applied Sciences

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

Electronic waste, sustainable design, right to repair

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Sara Behdad can provide information on managing electronic waste, or e-waste — what the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said is the nation’s fastest growing domestic waste stream.

Her research focuses on sustainable design and manufacturing, remanufacturing, environmentally-conscious design, decision analysis and simulation and design modeling techniques.

Behdad and industry partner, PC Rebuilders and Recyclers, received a National Science Foundation grant to examine issues that contribute to e-waste, such as gadget-hoarding and planned obsolescence. Her long-term career goal is to create sustainable design engineering solutions that reduce e-waste, and to raise awareness regarding e-waste streams among scientists and engineers responsible for product design.

CONTACT:

Sara Behdad, PhD
Assistant Professor of Industrial and Systems Engineering, and Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
University at Buffalo School of Engineering and Applied Sciences

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