Sustainable Design & Manufacturing

GETCOT Lab is currently conducting studies on sustainable design and remanufacturing topics including design for product End of Life recovery, uncertainty quantification of e-waste characteristics, data modeling and design under uncertainty.

The research has been sponsored by the ‘National Science Foundation’ and the ‘University at Buffalo.’

  • Heterogeneity in Consumers’ Usage Behavior and Environmental Impact Assessment

    Heterogeneity in Consumers’ Usage Behavi

    In this study, we have developed a framework for understanding the heterogeneity and uncertainties present in the usage phase of…

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  • Environmental Evaluation of Product Design and the Role of Consumer’s Repair Behavior

    Environmental Evaluation of Product Desi

    Consumers might be willing to repair their broken devices as long as the associated repair costs do not exceed an…

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  • Business Outcomes of Repairable Products

    Business Outcomes of Repairable Products

    Product repair is a suggested post-purchase activity toward extending the useful lifespan of a product. However, repairability has not received…

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  • Study of Current Trade-In Programs Available for Used Consumer Electronics

    Study of Current Trade-In Programs Avail

    This study carries out an analysis of various trade-in programs available for cellphones in the United States. Product trade-in is…

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  • Forecasting Energy Demand in the United States

    Forecasting Energy Demand in the United

    Effective energy planning and governmental decision-making policies heavily rely on accurate forecast of energy demand. In this study we have…

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  • The Impact of Design Features on Consumer Decisions on Returning Back End-of-Use Electronics

    The Impact of Design Features on Consume

    As electronic waste (e-waste) becomes one of the fastest growing environmental concerns, remanufacturing is considered as a promising solution. However,…

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