Current Students and Alumni

 

 

Students

 

  • CB

    Chelsea Bailey

    Program: Ph.D.
    Co-Advisors: Dr. Callie Babbitt, Dr. Gabrielle Gaustad

    Research Area: Hydrometallurgical recycling of waste lithium-ion batteries using environmentally benign acid alternatives.

  • MG

    Daniel Bruton

    Program: M.S.
    Advisor: Dr. Thomas Trabold

    Research Area: Waste to energy specifically on home heating biofuel, including economic and life cycle assessment on waste to energy production.
  • MB

    Michele L. Bustamante

    Program: Ph.D.
    Advisor: Dr. Gabrielle Gaustad

    Research area:  Critical materials and clean energy supply chains.

     

  • JD

    Josh Dranoff

    Program: M.S.
    Advisor: Dr. Thomas Trabold

    Research Area: Assessing the use of microbial fuel cell systems for food processing wastewater treatment and renewable energy production.

  • JE

    Jacqueline Ebner

    Program: Ph.D.
    Advisor: Dr. Anahita Williamson

    Research Area: Waste to energy, forecasting technological progress; and electrical vehicles implementation and the smart grid.

  • DF

    David Frank

    Program: M.S.
    Advisor: Dr. Thomas Trabold

    Research area:  Waste to Energy Research Group, Sustainable Mobility, and Biodiesel.



  • MG

    Therese Garvey

    Program: Ph.D.
    Advisor: Dr. Gabrielle Gaustad

     

  • MG

    Michele Goe

    Program: Ph.D.
    Advisor: Dr. Gabrielle Gaustad

    Research Area: Environmental impacts of material flows, policy, and economic value for Gen-II solar photovoltaics at end-of-life.

  • camhebda

    Cam Hebda

    Program: M.S.
    Advisor: Dr. Anahita Williamson

    Research Area: Waste to energy systems.

  • MG

    Barbara Kasulaitis

    Program: Ph.D.
    Advisor: Dr. Callie Babbitt
    Research area:  Developing and applying tools to understand and manage the life cycle implications of consumer electronics.

  • MK

    Mona Komeijani

    Program: M.S.
    Advisor: Dr. Callie Babbitt
  • MG

    Matthew Koskinen

    Program: M.S.
    Advisor: Paul Stiebitz

     

  • AY

    Ana Maria Leal Yepes

    Program: M.S.
    Advisor: Dr. Callie Babbitt

    Research Area: Design for the Environment tools and strategies to meet sustainability and design goals.

  • DL

    Dmitry Liapitch

    Program: Ph.D.
    Advisor: Dr. Thomas Trabold

    Research Area: Micro-Grid Renewable Energy Systems in LEED Certified Buildings.

  • XL

    Xuan Liu

    Program: Ph.D.
    Advisor: Dr. Thomas Trabold

    Research Area: Water management in proton exchange membrane (PEM) fuel cells, with particular focus on economic trade-offs among strategies for mitigating water accumulation at the channel-to-manifold interface.

  • SM

    Schuyler Matteson

    Program: Ph.D.
    Advisor: Dr. Eric Williams

    Research area:  Technological Progress and Policy, Electric Vehicles, Energy Storage, Microgrids.

  • MR

    Matthew Rankin

    Program: M.S.
    Advisor: Dr. Thomas Trabold

    Research area:  Anaerobic Codigestion of Dairy and Food Manufacturing Feedstocks

  • KR

    Kirti Richa

    Program: Ph.D.
    Advisor: Dr. Callie Babbitt

    Research Area: Material flow analysis of lithium ion batteries, specifically for emerging EV technologies, including industrial ecology (material flow analysis, life cycle assessment) and technology forecasting, with an emphasis on energy, material and waste management implications.

  • er2

    Erinn Ryen

    Program: Ph.D.
    Advisor: Dr. Callie Babbitt

    Research Area: Developing new sustainability models based on community ecology principles and optimal foraging theory to more effectively characterize and manage lifecycle impacts of a group of rapidly evolving products (i.e., consumer electronics) owned by a household.

  • DS

    Darren M. Smith

    Program: M.S.
    Advisor: Dr. Thomas Trabold

    Research area:  Ionic liquid extraction of algal lipid oil for biodiesel production.

  • SV

    Scott Vadney

    Program: M.S.
    Advisor: Dr. Callie Babbitt

    Research area:  Sustainability as it applies to commercial foodservice.

  • Chandramouli Venkatesan

    Program: Ph.D.
    Advisor: Dr. Michael Thurston

    Research Area: Service Life Cycle Decision Framework, and True savings of Remanufacturing.

     

  • XW

    Xue Wang

    Program: Ph.D.
    Advisor: Dr. Gabrielle Gaustad

    Research Area: Exploring the environmental risk and opportunities associated with end-of-life lithium-ion batteries, by quantifying nano-particle exposure risks during recycling processes and applying life cycle assessment methodology to evaluate the environmental impacts.

  • GIS Alumni

  • AAGrad

    Dr. Annick Anctil

    Graduated: 2011
    Program: Ph.D.
    Thesis: Fabrication and Life Cycle Assessment of Organic Photovoltaics
    Advisor: Dr. Ryne Raffaelle
    Currently Assistant Professor, Rich Lab, College of Engineering and Science, Clemson University, Clemson, SC. Dr. Anctil's major research interest is in sustainable energy, in particular photovoltaics, where she uses life cycle assessment to identify the main issues of current technologies and propose alternative solutions. A primary focus of her work is in the environmental impact of nanomaterials and fine chemicals for energy applications, in particular as it relates to reducing the impact of industrial production.
  • KB

    Kim Bawden

    Graduated: 2013
    Program: M.S.
    Thesis: Hybrid Life Cycle Assessment of Low, Mid and High-Rise Multi-Family Dwellings with Development of Knowledge-Based Uncertainty Bounds.
    Advisor: Dr. Eric Williams

  • ganter

    Matt Ganter

    Graduated: 2013
    Program: Ph.D.
    Thesis: Sustainability Impact of Nanomaterial Enhanced Lithium Ion Batteries.
    Advisor: Dr. Brian Landi
  • R3

    Rosa Mitsumasu Heredia

    Graduated: 2011
    Program: M.S.
    Thesis: Characterizing Adaptive Capacity to Climate Change in Developing Countries: a Case Study on Peru.
    Advisor: Dr. Callie Babbitt
    Currently working for the Nature Conservancy in Seattle assisting the Latin American policy group in making recommendations for sustainability practices in that region
  • MK

    Mark Krystofik

    Graduated: 2013
    Program: Ph.D.
    Thesis: Product System Implications at End-of-Life: an Economic and Environmental Assessment.
    Advisor: Dr. Gabrielle Gaustad
    Currently Adjunct Professor, RIT-GIS
  • JL

    Jiefeng Lin

    Graduated: 2013
    Program: Ph.D.
    Thesis: Assessment of Bio-Fuel Options for Solid Oxide Fuel Cell Applications.
    Advisor: Dr. Thomas Trabold
  • schauerman

    Christopher Schauerman

    Graduated: 2013
    Program: Ph.D.
    Thesis: Functional Carbon Nanotubes for Electrical Conductors.
    Advisor: Dr. Brian Landi
    Currently Research Scientist, RIT-GIS
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