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Gabrielle Gaustad

Research Faculty
Department of Sustainability
Golisano Institute for Sustainability

585-475-6089
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Office Mailing Address
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Gabrielle Gaustad

Research Faculty
Department of Sustainability
Golisano Institute for Sustainability

Education

BS, Alfred University; MS, Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology

585-475-6089

Areas of Expertise

Currently Teaching

ISUS-791
0 Credits
MS or PhD students requiring additional time to complete their thesis
ISUS-877
0 Credits
The Research Internship is designed to enhance the educational experience of PhD students through full-time employment.
ISUS-890
1 - 9 Credits
Research fulfillment of Sustainability Ph.D. dissertation requirements.
ISUS-790
1 - 6 Credits
Independent research in sustainability leading to the completion of the MS thesis. This course requires a formal proposal and a faculty sponsor.
ISUS-780
1 - 6 Credits
An independent project in sustainability serving as a capstone experience for students completing the non-thesis option. This course requires a formal proposal and a faculty sponsor.
ISUS-807
1 - 9 Credits
Research in fulfillment of Sustainability Ph.D. dissertation or M.S. capstone requirements.
CHEM-493
1 - 3 Credits
This course is a faculty-directed student project or research in chemistry that could be considered of an original nature.
CHEM-495
1 - 3 Credits
This course is a faculty-directed student project or research involving laboratory work, computer modeling, or theoretical calculations that could be considered of an original nature. The level of study is appropriate for students in their final two years of study.

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Journal Paper
Bustamante, M., G. Gaustad, and E. Alonso. "Comparative Analysis of Supply Risk Mitigation Strategies for Critical Byproduct Minerals- A Case Study of Tellurium." Environmental Science and Technology. (2017): 11-21. Web.
Gaustad, G., M. Krystofik, and M. Bustamante. "Circular Economy Strategies for Mitigating Critical Material Supply Issues." Resources,Conservation and Recycling. (2017): 1-10. Web.
Ryen, EG., et al. "Ecological Foraging Models as Inspiration for Optimized Recycling Systems in the Circular Economy." Resources,Conservation and Recycling. (2017): 1-10. Web.
Richa, K., C. Babbitt, and G. Gaustad. "Eco-efficiency Analysis of a Lithium-ion Battery Waste Hierarchy Inspired by Circular Economy." special issue on Exploring the Circular Economy, Journal of Industrial Ecology 21. 3 (2017): 715-730. Web.
Noshadravan, A., et al. "Operational Strategies for Increasing Secondary Materials in Metals Production under Uncertainty." Journal of Sustainable Metallurgy 3. (2017): 350-361. Web.
Leader, A.M., X. Wang, and G. Gaustad. "Creating the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Medals from Electronic Scrap: Sustainability Analysis." Journal of The Minerals, Metals & Materials Society 69. 3 (2017): 1539-1545. Web.
Olivetti, E.A, et al. "Lithium-Ion Battery Supply Chain Considerations: Analysis of Potential Bottlenecks in Critical Metals." Joule 1. 2 (2017): 229-243. Web.
Krystofik, Mark and Gabrielle Gaustad. "Tying Product Reuse into Tying Arrangements to Achieve Competitive Advantage and Environmental Improvement." Resources, Conservation and Recycling. (2017): 1-11. Web.
Goe, Michele and Gabrielle Gaustad. "Estimating Direct Climate Impacts of End of Life Solar Photovoltaic Recovery." Solar Energy Materials and Solar Cells 156. (2016): 27-36. Print.
Bustamante, Michele, et al. "Life Cycle Assessment of Jointly Produced Solar Energy Materials: Challenges & Best Practices." Solar Energy Materials and Solar Cells 156. (2016): 11-26. Print.
Hebda, Cam, et al. "Modeling economically optimal household organic material management pathways." Resources, Conservation, and Recycling 108. (2016): 88-96. Print.
Wang, Xue, Gabrielle Gaustad, and Callie Babbitt. "Targeting high value metals in lithium-ion battery recycling via shredding and size-based separation." Waste Management. (2015): NA. Print.
Richa, Kirti, et al. "Environmental trade-offs across cascading lithium-ion battery life cycles." International Journal of Life-Cycle Assessment. (2015): 1-16. Print.
Goe, Michele, Brian Tomascewski, and Gabrielle Gaustad. "Tradeoffs in Siting Solar Photovoltaic Material Recovery Infrastructure." Journal of Environmental Management 160. (2015): 154-166. Print.
Krystofik, Mark, Jeff Wagner, and Gabrielle Gaustad. "Intellectual Property Rights and Green Product Design." Resources, Conservation, and Recycling 97. (2015): 44-54. Print.
Bustamante, M. and G. Gaustad. "Challenges in Assessment of Clean Energy Supply-Chains Based on Byproduct Minerals: A Case Study of Tellurium Use in Thin Film Photovoltaics." Applied Energy, special issue on Sustainable Supply chains and Energy Security 123. (2014): 397-414. Print.
Ganter, M., et al. "Cathode Refunctionalization as a Lithium-ion Battery Recycling Alternative." Journal of Power Sources 256. (2014): 274-280. Print.
Krystofik, M., C. Babbitt, and G. Gaustad. "When Consumer Behavior Dictates Life-cycle Performance Beyond the Use Phase: Case Study of Inkjet Cartridge End-of-life Management." International Journal of Life-cycle Assessment 19. 5 (2014): 1129-1145. Print.
Goe, M. and G. Gaustad. "Strengthening the Case for Recycling Photovoltaics: An Energy Payback Analysis." Applied Energy v 120. (2014): 41-48. Print.
Goe, M. and G. Gaustad. "Identifying Critical Materials for Photovoltaics in the US: A Multi-metric Approach." Applied Energy, special issue on Sustainable Supply Chains and Energy Security v 123. (2014): 387-396. Print.
Wang, X., et al. "Economic and Environmental Characterization of an Evolving Li-ion Battery Waste Stream." Journal of Environmental Management v 135. (2014): 126-134. Print.
Wang, X., et al. "Economies of Scale for Recycling Li-ion Batteries." Resources, Conservation, and Recycling v 83. (2014): 53-62. Print.
Richa, K., et al. "A Future Perspective on Lithium-ion Battery Waste Flows from Electric Vehicles." Resources, Conservation, and Recycling v 83. (2014): 63-76. Print.
Wang, X. and G. Gaustad. "Prioritizing Material Recovery for End-of-Life Printed Circuit Boards." Waste Management 32. (2012): 1903-1913. Print.
Schauerman, C., et al. "Recycling Single-Wall Carbon Nanotubes from Lithium Ion Batteries." Journal of Materials Chemistry 22. (2012): 12008-12015. Print.
Gaustad, G., E. Olivetti, and R. Kirchain. "Improving Aluminum Recycling: A Survey of Sorting and Impurity Removal Technologies." Resources, Conservation, and Recycling 58. (2012): 79-87. Print.
Olivetti, Elsa, Gabrielle Gaustad, and Randolph Kirchain. "Characterizing the Source and Drivers of Benefit from Explicit Consideration of Quality Variation in Process Management for Materials Production." Environmental Science and Technology 45. 9 (2011): 4118-4126. Print.
Gaustad, Gabrielle, Elsa Olivetti, and Randolph Kirchain. "Towards Sustainable Material Usage: Evaluating the Importance of Market Motivated Agency in Modeling Material Flows." Environmental Science and Technology 45. 9 (2011): 4110-4117. Print.
Published Conference Proceedings
Mortvedt, Teija, et al. "Understanding Scrap Recycling and the Potential of Hand-held Elemental Analyzers." Proceedings of the Advances in Environmental Technologies:Recycling and Sustainability Joint Session. Ed. John Howarter, et al. San Diego, CA: TMS Annual Meetings, 2017. Web.
Leader, Alexandra, et al. "Novel Metrics for Assessing Criticality of Byproduct Metals." Proceedings of the Pan American Materials Congress:Materials for Green Energy. Ed. Ramlinga Viswanathan Mangalaraja, et al. San Diego, CA: TMS Annual Meetings, 2017. Web.
Gaustad, Gabrielle, et al. "Scoping the Potential of Coal Ash as a Source of Rare Earth Elements." Proceedings of the Energy Materials 2017:Recycling of Waste Materials from Manufacturing Processes:Recycling and Sustainability Joint Session. Ed. Elsa Olivetti. San Diego, CA: TMS Annual Meetings, 2017. Web.
Goe, Michele and Gabrielle Gaustad. "Estimating direct human health impacts of end of life solar recovery and recycling." Proceedings of the Photovoltaic Specialist Conference. Ed. NA. Portland, Oregon: n.p., Print.
Bustamante, Michele and Gabrielle Gaustad. "Materials Research to Enable Clean Energy: Leverage Points for Risk Reduction in Critical Byproduct Material Supply chains." Proceedings of the Minerals, Metals, and Materials Conference. Ed. NA. Nashbille, TN: n.p., Print.
Gaustad, Gabrielle. "Sustainability: Opportunities for teaching old concepts via new problems." Proceedings of the Minerals, Materials, and Metals Conference. Ed. NA. Nashville, TN: n.p., Print.
Xhaxhollari, Vasken, Michele Bustamante, and Gabrielle Gaustad. "Mitigating supply risk of critical and strategic materials: the role of trade policies." Proceedings of the Minerals, Metals, and Materials Conference. Ed. NA. Nashville, TN: n.p., 2016. Web.
Wang, Xue, W Hoffman, and Gabrielle Gaustad. "Challenges in Validation of Sustainable Products and Services in the Green Marketplace." Proceedings of the ISSST 2015. Ed. Thomas Seager. Dearborn, Michigan: n.p., Web.
Bustamante, Michele and Gabrielle Gaustad. "Price Volatility in PV-Critical Material Markets: Perspectives for Solar Firms, Consumers, and Policy Makers." Proceedings of the Proceedings of the 42nd IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference (PVSC). Ed. Tim Anderson. New Orleans, LA: n.p., Print.
Bustamante, Michele and Gabrielle Gaustad. "The Evolving Copper-Tellurium Byproduct System: A Review of Extraction and Processing Technologies." Proceedings of the Rare Metal Extraction and Processing Symposium Proceedings, TMS Annual Meeting and Exhibition. Ed. Neale Neelameggham, et al. San Diego, CA: n.p., 2014. Print.
Ganter, M., et al. "Electrochemical Performance and Safety of Lithium Ion Battery Anodes Incorporating Single Wall Carbon Nanotubes." Proceedings of the Material Research Society. Boston, MA: n.p., 2012. Print.
Gaustad, Gabrielle, et al. "Economic and Environmental Trade-Offs for Li-Based Battery Recycling." Proceedings of the Minerals, Metals, and Materials Society (TMS) Annual Conference. Ed. Maria Salazar-Villalpando, et al. New York, NY: John Wiley and Sons, Print.
Invited Keynote/Presentation
Gaustad, Gabrielle. "Sustainable Selection of Materials." Materials Research Society Conference. Materials Research Society. Boston, MA. 26 Nov. 2017. Guest Lecture.
Gaustad, Gabrielle. "Secondary and Byproduct Sources of Rare Earth Metals." Materials Research Society Conference. Materials Research Society. Boston, MA. 26 Nov. 2017. Lecture.
Gaustad, Gabrielle. "Lifecycles of Lithium Ion Batteries." National Academy of Engineering Frontiers of Engineering Conference. Chinese Academy of Engineering. Shanghai, China. 22 Jun. 2017. Conference Presentation.
Gaustad, Gabrielle. "Scarcity and Criticality of PV Relevant Materials: Mitigation Strategies." Distinguished Lecture Series. I/U CRC Center for Next Generation Photovolatics. Austin, TX. 15 Nov. 2016. Keynote Speech.
Krystofik, M., J. Wagner, and G. Gaustad. "Tying Product Reuse into Tying Arrangements: Competitive Advantage by Closing the Loop." 3rd Annual World Remanufacturing Summit. RIT. Rochester, New York. 26 Sep. 2014. Conference Presentation.
Stoker, A., et al. "Implementing Practical Micro-Hydropower." Honorable Mention EPA P3 Award, Sustainable Design Expo. US EPA. Washington, DC. 11, 12 Apr. 2014. Conference Presentation.
Garvey, T., C. Babbitt, and G. Gaustad. "Evaluating the Potential Eco-toxity Impacts of Nanomaterial Manufacture." Pollution Prevention Institute Earth Day Poster Session. RIT. Rochester, NY. 22 Apr. 2014. Conference Presentation.
Wang, X., C. Babbitt, and G. Gaustad. "Nanoparticle Exposure Potential During the Mechanical Treatment of End-of-life Lithium-ion Batteries." Toxicology and Risk Assessment Conference. CDC. Cincinnati, OH. 8-9 Apr. 2014. Conference Presentation.
Garvey, T., C. Babbitt, and G. Gaustad. "Evaluating the Potential Eco-toxity Impacts of Nanomaterial Manufacture." Toxicology and Risk Assessment Conference. CDC. Cincinnati, OH. 8-9 Apr. 2014. Conference Presentation.
Book Chapter
Gaustad, Gabrielle. "Recycling." Natural Resources: Encyclopedia of Sustainability. Ed. Sarah Fredericks, Lei Shen, and Daniel Vasey. New York, NY: Berkshire, 2011. 200-210. Print.
Published Article
Gaustad, G., E. Olivetti, and R. Kirchain. “Design for Recycling: Evaluation and Efficient Alloy Modification.” Journal of Industrial Ecology, 14.2 (2010): 286-308. Web. *
Gaustad, G,. E. Olivetti, and R. Kirchain. “Towards Sustainable MaterialUsage: Investigating Limits to SecondaryAluminum Sinks.” Proceedings of theSustainable Technologies Symposium, TheMinerals, Metals, & Materials Society (TMS)Annual Meeting, Extraction and Processing Division Congress. 14-18 Feb. 2010. Print. *
Formal Presentation
Stiebitz, P., T. Seager,C. Babbitt, G. Gaustad, and N. Nasr. “Curriculum Development for theSustainability PhD Program at RIT.” International Symposium on SustainableSystems and Technology. Arlington, VA. 17-19 May 2010. Presentation. * É 
Krystofik, M., Jeffrey Wagner, and G. Gaustad. “Sustainability Concerns Related to Product Design in TyingArrangements.” New York State EconomicsAssociation Conference. Rochester, NY. 24-25 Sept. 2010. Presentation. " 
Krystofik, M., C.W. Babbitt, and G. Gaustad. “Economic and Environmental Impacts of End-of-Life Decisions for Inkjet Cartridges in the US.” International Symposium on Sustainable Systems and Technology. Arlington, VA. 17-19 May 2010. Presentation. "