Dr. Nabil Nasr
Dr. Nabil Nasr, Associate Provost and Director of the Golisano Institute for Sustainability, joined RIT in 1989 as an Assistant Professor in the College of Engineering. In 1997 he founded the Center for Remanufacturing and Resource Recovery, which has become a leading source of applied research and solutions in remanufacturing technologies. Since 2002 he served as Assistant Provost then Associate Provost for Academic Affairs and Director of the Center for Integrated Manufacturing Studies, whose mission is to increase the competitiveness of manufacturers through applied technology and training. In 2007 he became the founding director of the newly established Golisano Institute for Sustainability. Sustainable production systems and the built environment are the focus of interdisciplinary academic and research programs within Golisano Institute for Sustainability. For over 25 years, Dr. Nasr has worked in the fields of sustainable manufacturing, remanufacturing, circular economy, clean production, and sustainable product development and is considered an international leader in research and development efforts in these disciplines. He has developed strong ties to industry through efforts to implement and improve the sustainable design and remanufacturing processes at hundreds of companies from diverse sectors. Dr. Nasr serves as a member of the International Resource Panel of the United Nations Environment Programme. He also currently serves on the advisory board of ResCoM Consortium. In addition, he has been an expert delegate to the U.S. Government in several international forums such as the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC), United Nations, World Trade Organization, and the OECD. He recently led the proposal development effort which resulted in the selection of Golisano Institute for Sustainability to lead the national consortium for the REMADE Institute, a national institute under the Manufacturing USA (NNMI) network. This national coalition of 26 universities, 44 companies, seven national labs, 26 industry associations and foundations and three states is working together on new clean energy initiatives, focusing on driving down the cost of technologies essential to reuse, recycle and remanufacture materials such as metals, fibres, polymers and electronic waste.