Sara Behdad, State University of New York at Buffalo

Assistant Professor Buffalo, New York sarabehd@buffalo.edu Office: (716) 645-5914

Bio/Research

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, ...

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Bio/Research

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.

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