Current Students and Alumni

 

 

Students

 

  • 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.
    Current Position: Sustainability Coop, Greatbatch
  • 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.

  • MG

    Therese Garvey

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

    Matthew Adrian Koskinen

    Program: M.S.
    Advisor: Paul Stiebitz
  • MG

    Chad T. Krohn

    Program: M.S.
  • 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.
    Current Position: Energy Efficiency Project Manager, Willdan
  • MG

    Brian C. Peachey

    Program: M.S.
  • 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.

  • MG

    Erin Kelsey Semple

    Program: M.S.
  • MG

    Raymond E. Seymour

    Program: M.S.
  • DS

    Darren M. Smith

    Program: M.S.
    Advisor: Dr. Thomas Trabold
    Research area:  Ionic liquid extraction of algal lipid oil for biodiesel production.
    Current Position: Lecturer, School of Chemistry and Materials Sciences, RIT
  • SV

    Scott Vadney

    Program: M.S.
    Advisor: Dr. Callie Babbitt
    Research area:  Sustainability as it applies to commercial food service.
    Current Position: General Manager, Grace Watson Dining Hall, RIT
  • Chandramouli Venkatesan

    Program: Ph.D.
    Advisor: Dr. Michael Thurston
    Research Area: Service Life Cycle Decision Framework, and True savings of Remanufacturing.
    Current Position: Sustainable Materials Intern, Apple
  • MG

    Michael William Welch

    Program: M.S.
    Advisor: Dr. Seth Hubbard
    Current Position: Planning Associate, NYISO

  • GIS Alumni

  • AAGrad

    Dr. Annick Anctil

    Graduated: 2011
    Program: Ph.D.
    Thesis: Fabrication and Life Cycle Assessment of Organic Photovoltaics
    Advisor: Dr. Ryne Raffaelle
    Current Position: Assistant Professsor, Environmental Engineering & Earth Sciences, Clemson University.
  • CB

    Dr. Chelsea Elaine Bailey

    Program: Ph.D.
    Dissertation: Sustainability Implications of Lithium-ion Battery Disposal Pathways and Treatment Options.
    Co-Advisors: Dr. Callie Babbitt, Dr. Gabrielle Gaustad
    Current Position: (to come)
  • 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
    Current Position: Sustainability Consultant
  • MG

    Daniel Bruton

    Graduated: 2014
    Program: M.S.
    Thesis: Waste Cooking Oil-to-Biodiesel Conversion for Space Heating Applications.
    Advisor: Dr. Thomas Trabold
  • DF

    David Frank

    Graduated: 2014
    Program: M.S.
    Thesis: Waste Cooking Oil-to-Biodiesel Conversion for Institutional Vehicular Applications.
    Advisor: Dr. Thomas Trabold
    Current Position: Sustainability Manager, Aramark's Univeristy of Florida operation
    • ganter

      Dr. Matt Ganter

      Graduated: 2013
      Program: Ph.D.
      Thesis: Sustainability Impact of Nanomaterial Enhanced Lithium Ion Batteries.
      Advisor: Dr. Brian Landi
      Current Position: Research Scientist, RIT
    • MG

      Dr. Michele Lauren Goe

      Program: Ph.D.
      Dissertation: Sustainability Informed Management of End-of-Life Photovoltaics: Assessing Environmental and Economic Tradeoffs of Collection and Recycling.
      Advisor: Dr. Gabrielle Gaustad
      Current Position: (to come)
    • camhebda

      J. Cameron Hebda

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

      Research Area: Waste to energy systems.

    • 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

      Mona Komeijani

      Graduated: 2014
      Program: M.S.
      Advisor: Dr. Callie Babbitt
    • MK

      Dr. Mark Krystofik

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

      Allison LaChance

      Graduated: 2014
      Program: M.Arch.
    • 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
      Current Position: Ecodesign Consultant, SGS
    • JL

      Dr. Jiefeng Lin

      Graduated: 2013
      Program: Ph.D.
      Thesis: Assessment of Bio-Fuel Options for Solid Oxide Fuel Cell Applications.
      Advisor: Dr. Thomas Trabold
      Current Position: Development Specialist, Praxair
    • MR

      Matthew Rankin

      Graduated: 2014
      Program: M.S.
      Advisor: Dr. Thomas Trabold
      Research area:  Anaerobic Codigestion of Dairy and Food Manufacturing Feedstocks.
      Current Position: Renewable Energy Project Associate, Larsen Engineers
    • er2

      Dr. Erinn G. Ryen

      Program: Ph.D.
      Dissertation: An Ecological Framework to Assess Sustainability Impacts for an Evolving Consumer Electronic Product System.
      Advisor: Dr. Callie Babbitt
    • schauerman

      Dr. Christopher Schauerman

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

      Dr. Xue Wang

      Program: Ph.D.
      Dissertation: Managing End-of-Life Lithium-ion Batteries: an Environmental and Economic Assessment.
      Advisor: Dr. Gabrielle Gaustad
      Current Position: (to come)

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