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Dr. Nabil Nasr

Rochester Institute of Technology
Assistant Provost, Director, Golisano Institute for Sustainability & CIMS
Rochester, NY, USA

Dr. Nabil Nasr
Assistant Provost
Director, Golisano Institute for Sustainability and
Director, Center for Integrated Manufacturing Studies
Rochester Institute of Technology

Dr. Nabil Nasr is responsible for the strategic and operational leadership of the Golisano Institute for Sustainability (GIS), whose mission is to deliver innovative educational programs in sustainability and to conduct related world-class research. He is also responsible for the Center for Integrated Manufacturing Studies (CIMS) a technology development and transfer arm of GIS.  He founded the National Center for Remanufacturing and Resource Recovery (NC3R) at RIT, a leading source of applied research and solutions in remanufacturing technologies. NC3R and CIMS at Rochester Institute of Technology serve as resources for remanufacturers, original equipment manufacturers, and government agencies.  Dr. Nasr’s background is in sustainable production, remanufacturing, clean production, and sustainable product development. 

For over 23 years Dr. Nasr has been a leader in the research and development efforts in his field.  He has developed strong ties to industry through efforts to implement and improve sustainable design processes at hundreds of companies from diverse sectors.  He has served on several national task forces in this field; he also serves on the National Academies’ National Research Council Board on Manufacturing and Engineering Design. Dr. Nasr is the chair of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development’s (OECD) Advisory Expert Group on Sustainable Production. He also served as an expert delegate with the U.S. Government in several international forums such as the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC), United Nations, and the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD).  He is a member of the Editorial Board of the International Journal of Sustainable Manufacturing, the chairman of the Remanufacturing Industries Council (RIC) and several industry boards. 

Law School / Graduate School:  PhD, Industrial and Systems Engineering, Rutgers University

Work History: 

  • Rochester Institute of Technology, 1989 to present
  • 1989-1995; Assistant Professor, College of Engineering, RIT
  • 1995-1996; Associate Professor, College of Engineering
  • 1997-present; Director, National Center for Remanufacturing and Resource Recovery
  • 2002-present; Assistant Provost for Academic Affairs and Director, Center for Integrated Manufacturing Studies
  • 2007-present; also became Director, Golisano Institute for Sustainability

Professional Memberships: 

  • Alpha Pi Mu – Industrial Engineering Honor Society
  • Institute of Industrial Engineers
  • Society of Manufacturing Engineers
  • Society of Automotive Engineers
  • American Society of Mechanical Engineers (recently applied for membership)
  • Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education
  • Board on Manufacturing and Engineering Design (The National Academies)
  • Vice President of the Board, Center for Environmental Information
  • Chairman,Remanufacturing Industries Council

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