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Nabil Nasr

Associate Provost Acad Affairs and Director of GIS
Center for Integrated Manufacturing Studies - Administration and Support
Golisano Institute for Sustainability

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Nabil Nasr

Associate Provost Acad Affairs and Director of GIS
Center for Integrated Manufacturing Studies - Administration and Support
Golisano Institute for Sustainability

Education

BS, Helwan University (Egypt); M.Eng., Pennsylvania State University; MS, Ph.D., Rutgers University

Bio

Dr. Nabil Nasr has worked in the fields of sustainable manufacturing, remanufacturing, clean production, and sustainable product development for over 25 years and is considered an international leader in research and development efforts in those disciplines.  Dr. Nasr has served as an expert delegate for the U.S. government in several international forums, including the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC), the United Nations, the World Trade Organization, and the OECD, and was recently named as a member of the International Resource Panel of the United Nations Environment Programme. He is also a current member of The National Academies Panel for review of the engineering laboratory at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). Dr. Nasr has a BS in industrial engineering from Helwan University, an MS in industrial and systems engineering from Rutgers University, an ME in manufacturing engineering from Penn State University, and a Ph.D. in industrial and manufacturing engineering from Rutgers University.

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Invited Keynote/Presentation
Ph.D., Nabil Nasr,. "Re-defining Value - The Manufacturing Revolution, Remanufacturing, Refurbishment, Repair and Direct Reuse in the Circular Economy." World Circular Economy Forum. Sitra. Yokohama,, Japan. 23 Oct. 2018. Keynote Speech.
Ph.D., Nabil Nasr,. "Business Models and Initiatives in Support of Circularity." A Roadmap to the Future of Global Sustainable Growth – Closing the Loop with Partnerships and Circular Business Models. Danish Cleantech Hub. New York City, NY. 25 Sep. 2018. Conference Presentation.
Ph.D., Nabil Nasr,. "Assessment of Resource Efficiency and Innovation in Circular Economy through Remanufacturing, Refurbishment, Repair and Direct Reuse." G7 Value Retention Policies Workshop on Advancing Remanufacturing, Refurbishment, Repair and Direct Reuse. European Commission. Montreal, Ontario, Canada. 21 Jun. 2018. Keynote Speech.
Nasr, N. "Sustainability Issues for a New Administration/Congress." 2017 Consumer Electronics Show. Consumer Technology Association. Las Vegas, NV. 7 Jan. 2017. Conference Presentation.
Nasr, N. "Gains from Remanufacturing, Refurbishment, Repair, and Direct Reuse; Insights from the International Resource Panel." The European Commission and the International Resource Panel Workshop on Promoting Remanufacturing, Refurbishment, Repair and Direct Reuse as a Contribution to the G7Alliance on Resource Efficiency. The European Commission and the United Nations Environment Programme. Brussels, Belgium. 7 Feb. 2017. Keynote Speech.
Nasr, N. "Barriers for Advancing Remanufacturing, Refurbishment, Repair and Direct Reuse." The European Commission and the International Resource Panel Workshop on Promoting Remanufacturing, Refurbishment, Repair and Direct Reuse as a Contribution to the G7Alliance on Resource Efficiency. The European Commission and the United Nations Environment Programme. Brussels, Belgium. 7 Feb. 2017. Keynote Speech.
Nasr, N. "Sustainable Production and the Circular Economy." Department of Civil & Urban Engineering Distinguished Faculty Seminar. Tandon School of Engineering, NYU. Brooklyn, NY. 17 Feb. 2017. Guest Lecture.
Nasr, N. "The Big Picture; Opportunities and Challenges." CE100 USA Acceleration Workshop. The Ellen MacArthur Foundation. Seattle, WA. 8 Mar. 2017. Keynote Speech.
Nasr, N. "Future Technologies for the Circular Economy." World Circular Economy Forum. Sitra. Helsinki, Finland. 6 Jun. 2017. Keynote Speech.
Nasr, N. "Introduction to Reman Roadmap." RIC-RIT World Remanufacturing Conference. Remanufacturing Industries Council & RIT. Rochester, NY. 21 Jun. 2017. Keynote Speech.
Nasr, N. "The REMADE Institute." Aircraft Fleet Recycling Association Annual Meeting. AFRA. Reston, VA. 10 Jul. 2017. Keynote Speech.
Nasr, N. "Sustainable Production and Eco-Innovation." US Business Council for Sustainable Development Annual Summer Conference. The Ohio State University. Columbus, OH. 18 Jul. 2017. Keynote Speech.
Nasr, N. "Achieving the Circular Economy and the Role of EPR." U.S. Product Stewardship Forum. Product Stewardship Institute. Boston, MA. 25 Jul. 2017. Conference Presentation.
Nasr, N. "Global Challenges for Remanufacturing." MERA-GIS Remanufacturing and Sustainability Conference. MERA. Troy, MI. 4 Oct. 2017. Keynote Speech.
Nasr, Nabil. "Sustainable Production and the Circular Economy." Sustainability @ Wayne State Seminar Series. Wayne State University. Detroit, MI. 8 Mar. 2016. Guest Lecture.
Nasr, Nabil. "Sustainable Materials Management (SMM) - Why SMM and Why Now?" APEC Dialogue on Sustainable Materials Management (SMM). Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation. Lima, Peru, N/A. 17 Aug. 2016. Keynote Speech.
Nasr, Nabil. "Transforming the Future: The Next Generation of Remanufacturing." GIS-MERA Remanufacturing and Sustainability Conference. MERA. Troy, MI. 28 Sep. 2016. Keynote Speech.
Nasr, Nabil. "Sustainable Production and the Circular Economy." 5th Congress on Resource Efficiency and Circular Economy Baden-Wurtemberg. Baden-Wurtemberg Ministry of Environment, Climate and Energy. Karlsruhe, Germany, N/A. 6 Oct. 2016. Keynote Speech.
Nasr, Nabil. "Global Advanced Remanufacturing Technologies: Application and Innovation." Asia Pacific Remanufacturing Cooperation Summit. APRA Asia-Pacific. Wuhan, China, N/A. 18 Oct. 2016. Keynote Speech.
Nasr, Nabil. "Sustainable Development and the Circular Economy." Conference on Sustainable Development and Collaborative Governance. New York State Governor's Office. Rochester, NY. 2 Nov. 2016. Conference Presentation.
Nasr, N. "Global Perspectives on Materials and Manufacturing." Defense Materials, Manufacturing and Infrastructure (DMMI) Workshop on Globalization on Defense Materials and Manufacturing. National Academy of Sciences. Washington, DC. 25 Mar. 2015. Conference Presentation.
Nasr, N. "Sustainability Through Remanufacturing." 18th Annual Electrical Safety, Reliability and Sustainability Conference. PEARL. Cleveland, OH. 27 Apr. 2015. Conference Presentation.
Nasr, N. "Remanufacturing in the Americas." 2015 World Remanufacturing Summit. ReMaTec. Amsterdam, The Netherlands. 16 Jun. 2015. Conference Presentation.
Nasr, N. "Energy Systems and Remanufacturing." 2015 Circular Economy 100 (CE100) Annual Summit. The Ellen MacArthur Foundation. London, England. 24 Jun. 2015. Conference Presentation.
Nasr, N. "Resource Recovery from Construction and Demolition Waste." 6th Regional 3R Forum in Asia and the Pacific. UN Centre for Regional Development. Male, Maldives. 18 Aug. 2015. Keynote Speech.
Nasr, N. "Remanufacturing in the Context of the Circular Economy; Potential Environmental Benefits, and Current Technologies and Opportunities." UN Environment Programme International Resource Panel Special Session. UNEP. Male, Maldives. 18 Aug. 2015. Conference Presentation.
Nasr, N. "Sustainable Production and the Circular Economy." Trottier Institute for Sustainability in Engineering and Design Seminar. McGill University, TSIED. Montreal, Quebec. 10 Sep. 2015. Guest Lecture.
Nasr, N. "Circular Economy and Resource Efficiency." UN Environment Programme 17th Meeting of the International Resource Panel and its Steering Committee. UNEP. Davos, Switzerland. 14 Oct. 2015. Conference Presentation.
Nasr, Nabil Z. "Sustainable Production and the Circular Economy." Seminar on Energy and Sustainability. RIT Dubai. Dubai, UAE. 9 Mar. 2014. Conference Presentation.
Nasr, Nabil Z. "Sustainable Manufacturing and Closed Loop Systems." U.S. NSF – China NSF Workshop on Sustainable Manufacturing. NSF. Wuhan, China. 14 Mar. 2014. Conference Presentation.
Nasr, Nabil Z. "The Future of Manufacturing." Council for Chemical Research Annual Meeting. Council for Chemical Research. Alexandria, VA. 20 May 2014. Conference Presentation.
Nasr, Nabil Z. "Introduction to the Circular Economy." 3rd Annual World Remanufacturing Summit. Golisano Institute for Sustainability. Rochester, NY. 25 Sep. 2014. Keynote Speech.
Nasr, Nabil Z. "Defining Remanufacturing and its Potentials for Increased Resource Efficiency." International Experts Workshop: Towards Resource Efficiency: Innovation and Remanufacturing. Federal Ministry for the Environment. Berlin, Germany. 1 Oct. 2014. Keynote Speech.
Nasr, Nabil Z. "Global Overview of Remanufacturing Activities and Opportunities, Remanufacturing in the US." International Experts Workshop: Towards Resource Efficiency: Innovation and Remanufacturing. Federal Ministry for the Environment. Berlin, Germany. 1 Oct. 2014. Conference Presentation.
Nasr, Nabil Z. "Sustainable Production and the Circular Economy." The International Conference on Industry-Academia Collaboration. Industry Academia Collaboration. Cairo, Egypt. 3 Mar. 2014. Keynote Speech.
Nasr, Nabil Z. "Assessment of Remanufacturing Environmental and Energy Benefits An In-Depth Analysis." 2nd World Remanufacturing Summit. National Key Laboratory for Remanufacturing. Shanghai, P.R. China. 3 Dec. 2013. Keynote Speech.
Nasr, Nabil Z. "Remanufacturing Environmental Benefits and Tradeoffs." 20th CIRP Conference on Life Cycle Engineering (LCE 2013). CIRP. Singapore, Republic of Singapore. 18 Apr. 2013. Keynote Speech.
Nasr, Nabil Z. "Panelist - Expert Testimony on Sustainability and Remanufacturing." 13th Session of the International Resource Panel. United Nations Environment Programme. Naivasha, Kenya. 4 Nov. 2013. Conference Presentation.
Nasr, Nabil Z. "Research and Practice of Reuse and Remanufacturing in the U.S." LCE Workshop. Waseda University in connection with members of the LCE Technical Committee of Japanese Society of Precision Engineering. Tokyo, Japan. 13 Apr. 2013. Keynote Speech.
Nasr, Nabil. "The Next Generation of Remanufacturing: Technology and Sustainability Trends." Remanufacturing and the Sustainable Organization Conference. MERA and Golisano Institute for Sustainability. Troy, MI. 2 Oct. 2012. Keynote Speech.
Nasr, Nabil. "Remanufacturing: A Key Enabler to Circular Economy and Closed Loop Production." 2nd United States-China Remanufacturing Dialogue. U.S. Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration. Washington, DC. 27 Sep. 2012. Conference Presentation.
Nasr, Nabil. "Remanufacturing - The View from the US." 2012 World Remanufacturing Summit. University of Bayreuth. Bayreuth, Germany. 3 Sep. 2012. Keynote Speech.
Nasr, Nabil. "Sustainable Manufacturing and Closed-Loop Systems." 1st Distinguished Speaker Lecture Series. Nanyang Technological University. Singapore, SE Asia. 21 Mar. 2012. Keynote Speech.
Nasr, Nabil. "Next Generation Remanufacturing." NTU-SIMTech Industry Seminar. Nanyang Technological University/SIMTech. Singapore, SE Asia. 20 Mar. 2012. Conference Presentation.
Nasr, Nabil. "Remanufactured Goods: An Overview of the U.S. and Global Industries, Markets, and Trade." U.S. International Trade Commission public hearing. U.S. International Trade Commission. Washington, DC. 28 Feb. 2012. Conference Presentation.
Nasr, Nabil. "Assembly System Design and Operations for Product Variety." 61st CIRP General Assembly, Session on Assembly. CIRP; The International Academy for Production Engineering. InterContinental Budapest Hotel, Budapest, Hungary. 22 Aug. 2011. Keynote Speech.
Nasr, Nabil. "Metrics for Sustainable Production." 61st Annual IIE Conference and Expo. Institute of Industrial Engineers. Grand Sierra Resort Hotel, Reno, NV. 25 May 2011. Conference Presentation.
Nasr, Nabil. "Global Sustainability Challenges." Raytheon 2011 Environment Health and Safety Leadership Forum. Raytheon Company. Grand Hyatt Tampa Bay, Tampa Bay, FL. 19 Apr. 2011. Keynote Speech.
Nasr, Nabil. "Sustainability in Manufacturing - A Business Opportunity." Business Opportunities in Sustainable Manufacturing. Singapore Institute of Manufacturing Technology (SIMTech). Sustainable Manufacturing Centre, Singapore, Singapore. 21 Jan. 2011. Keynote Speech.
Nasr, Nabil. "An Approach to Comprehensive Evaluation of Sustainable Manufacturing Tradeoffs." ICOSSE 2011. International Congress on Sustainability Science and Engineering. J.W. Marriott Starr Pass Hotel, Tucson, AZ. 10 Jan. 2011. Keynote Speech.
Invited Article/Publication
Nasr, Nabil. "Manufacturing Needs More than Tax Reform." ISE Magazine. (2018). Print.
Nasr, Nabil. "Manufacturing a Sustainable Material Strategy." ISE Magazine. (2018). Print.
Nasr, Nabil. "The Tools for a Circular Economy are Almost Here." ISE Magazine. (2018). Print.
Nasr, Nabil, et al. "Re-defining Value – The Manufacturing Revolution. Remanufacturing, Refurbishment, Repair and Direct Reuse in the Circular Economy." A Report of the International Resource Panel. United Nations Environment Programme. (2018). Print.
Nasr, Nabil. "Path to Circular Economy Needs Full Buy-in." ISE Magazine. (2018). Print.
Nasr, N. "Redefining Manufacturing for a Modern Economy." ISE Magazine. (2017). Print.
Nasr, N. "Disruptive Innovation Can Revive Manufacturing." ISE Magazine. (2017). Print.
Nasr, N. "How the Circular Economy Can Become a Reality." ISE Magazine. (2017). Print.
Nasr, N. "Clean Tech Helps Drive Denmark's Economy." ISE Magazine. (2017). Print.
Nasr, Nabil. "UN Sets Sights on Sustainable Industry and Energy." ISE Magazine. (2016). Print.
Nasr, Nabil. "Taking IoT on the Road." ISE Magazine. (2016). Print.
Nasr, Nabil. "Resource Efficiency and the Circular Economy." ISE Magazine. (2016). Print.
Nasr, Nabil. "NNMI and the Changing Research Landscape." ISE Magazine. (2016). Print.
Nasr, Nabil, et al. "Resource Efficiency: Potential and Economic Implications." Resource Efficiency: Potential and Economic Implications. (2016). Print.
Nasr, N. "Learning Lessons from a Sustainable Building." Industrial Engineer, March. (2015). Print.
Nasr, N. "Servitization Offers a New Path." Industrial Engineer, June. (2015). Print.
Nasr, N. "Vietnam in Transition." Industrial Engineer, September. (2015). Print.
Nasr, N. "DMDII Tackles Digital Industrial Innovation." Industrial Engineer, December. (2015). Print.
Nasr, Nabil Z. "Energy Innovation Will Drive Production." Industrial Engineer. (2014). Print.
Nasr, Nabil Z. "Industrial Development vs. Sustainability." Industrial Engineer. (2014). Print.
Nasr, Nabil Z. "The Why of 'Decoupling'." Industrial Engineer. (2014). Print.
Nasr, Nabil Z. "Designing Construction for Sustainability." Industrial Engineer. (2014). Print.
Journal Paper
Nasr, Nabil, et al. "The Effect of Remanufacturing and Direct Reuse on Resource Productivity of China’s Automotive Production." Journal of Cleaner Production 194. September (2018): 309-317. Print.
Nasr, Nabil, et al. "A Holistic Decision Support Tool for Remanufacturing: End-of-life (EOL) Strategy Planning." Advances in Manufacturing 4. 3 (2016): 189-201. Print.
Nasr, Nabil, Richard Kashmanian, and Cory Kreiss. "Making the Business Case for Sustainabillity: How to Account for Intangible Benefits - A Case Study Approach." Environmental Quality Management 26. 1 (2016): 5-24. Print.
Nasr, N., et al. "Designing Automotive Products for Remanufacturing from Material Selection Perspective." Journal of Clenaer Production. (2015): 1-10. Web.
Nasr, Nabil. "Sustaining the Food Chain." Industrial Engineer. December (2012): 26. Print.
Nasr, Nabil. "The Sustainable Mobility Connection." Industrial Engineer. September (2012): 24. Print.
Nasr, Nabil. "Incubators Propel Clean Energy Forward." Industrial Engineer. June (2012): 28. Print.
Nasr, Nabil. "The Future of U.S. Manufacturing." Industrial Engineer. March (2012): 26. Print.
Nasr, Nabil. "Export Sustainable Manufacturing Ideas." Industrial Engineer. December (2011): 24. Print.
Nasr, Nabil. "Manufacturing for a Crowded Planet." Industrial Engineer. September (2011): 24. Print.
Nasr, Nabil. "Real-World Remanufacturing." Industrial Engineer. June (2011): 24. Print.
Nasr, Nabil. "Sustainability and Singapore." Industrial Engineer. March (2011): 24. Print.
Hu, S.J., et al. "Assembly System Design and Operations for Product Variety." CIRP Annals 60. 2 (2011): 715-733. Print.
Journal Editor
Realff, Matthew, Jan Lerou, and Michael Rinker, ed. Journal of Advanced Manufacturing and Processing. Atlanta: American Institute of Chemical Engineers, 2018. Web.
National/International Competition Award Winner
Nasr, N. Remanufacturing Industries Council. 2017 ACE Award. Rochester, NY, 2017.
Nasr, N. Rochester Engineering Society. 2017 Engineer of Distinction. Rochester, NY, 2017.
Nasr, N. Rochester Business Journal and Rochester Technology and Manufacturing Association. Chairperson's Award, Technology and Manufacturing Award. Rochester, NY, 2017.
Nasr, Nabil. APRA Asia-Pacific. The Most Influential Expert on Remanufacturing Award. Wuhan, China, N/A, 2016.
Full Patent
Nasr, Nabil and Mark Walluk. "Three Dimensional Non-Shadowing Sterilizer." U.S. Patent 62/360,697. 11 Jul. 2016.
Book Chapter
Nasr, Nabil. "Remanufacturing and the Circular Economy." A New Dynamic 2 Effective Systems In A Circular Economy. Ed. Ken Webster, et al. London, N/A: Ellen MacArthur Foundation Publishing, 2016. 107-127. Print.
Nasr, Nabil and Mitsutaka Matsumoto. "Remanufacturing as an Enabler for Green Service Models." Services and the Green Economy. Ed. Andrew Jones, et al. London, N/A: Palgrave Macmillan, 2016. 75-98. Print.
Invited Paper
Nasr, Nabil Z. "Lessons About Water." Industrial Engineer. (2013). Print.
Nasr, Nabil Z. "The Circular Economy is Going Global." Industrial Engineer. (2013). Print.
Nasr, Nabil Z. "The Energy Mix." Industrial Engineer. (2013). Print.
Nasr, Nabil Z. "Sustainability Education Comes of Age." Industrial Engineer. (2013). Print.
Published Conference Proceedings
Nasr, Nabil, Brian Hilton, and Robert German. "A Framework for Sustainable Production and a Strategic Approach to a Key Enabler: Remanufacturing." Proceedings of the 8th Global Conference on Sustainable Manufacturing: Advances in Sustainable Manufacturing, November 22-24, 2010, Abu Dhabi. Ed. Gunther Seliger, Marwan M. K. Khraisheh, and I. S. Jawahir. Berlin, Germany: Springer, 2011. Print.