Nabil Z. Nasr is the Associate Provost for Academic Affairs and Director of Golisano Institute for Sustainability at Rochester Institute of Technology and founder of RIT’s Center for Remanufacturing and Resource Recovery. His research interests focus on sustainable production, remanufacturing, cleaner production, sustainable product development, and he is considered an international leader in research and development efforts in these disciplines. He served as chair of the OECD Advisory Expert Group on Sustainable Production and Eco-Innovation from 2008-2011.He currently serves on the advisory board of the ResCoM consortium, and Singapore’s Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*Star) Science and Engineering Research Council (SERC) Cluster Advisory Board. In addition, he has been an expert delegate for the U.S. government with several international forums, including the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC), the United Nations, and the World Trade Organization.
Dr. Nasr served as a member of The National Academies, National Research Council, National Materials and Manufacturing Board (NMMB) and the National Board on Manufacturing and Engineering Design (BMED). He served as the president of the Center for Environmental Initiatives (CEI) and is a member of the Editorial Board of the International Journal of Engineering Management and Economics, the Editorial Board of the International Journal of Sustainable Manufacturing, a member of ASME’s Research Committee on Sustainable Products and Processes, and a member of the Review Committee for the Energy, Engineering and Systems Analysis Directorate (EESA) at Argonne National Laboratory. Dr. Nasr is a member of the executive committee of the Remanufacturing Industries Council (RIC), and the Imaging Technology Council (remanufacturing council for the imaging industry). He is also a member of the Advisory Board for the Product Stewardship Institute (PSI). Dr. Nasr served as the Founding President and currently a member of the board of directors of a start-up company (based on his patented technology) focused on advanced prognostics and system health management for transportation applications. The company currently employs over 70 people.
He earned a Ph.D. in Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering from Rutgers University. Memberships include Alpha Pi Mu – Industrial Engineering Honor Society, Institute of Industrial Engineers, Society of Manufacturing Engineers, and American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), among others.