Publications

Journal Papers

J24. Raihanian Mashhadi, A., and Behdad, S. 
Environmental Impact Assessment of the Heterogeneity in Consumers’ Usage Behavior: An Agent-Based Modeling Approach
Journal of Industrial Ecology; (2017) doi:10.1111/jiec.12622

 

J23. Sabbaghi, M., and Behdad, S. 
Environmental Evaluation of Product Design Alternatives: The Role of Consumer’s Repair Behavior and Deterioration of Critical Components
ASME Journal of Mechanical Design; (2017) doi:10.1115/1.4036777

 

J22. Raihanian, A., and Behdad, S. 
Optimal Sorting Policies in Remanufacturing Systems: Application of Product Life-Cycle Data in Quality Grading and End-of-Use Recovery
SME Journal of Manufacturing Systems; (2017), 43 (Part 1), 15-24.

 

J21. Oh, Y., and Behdad, S. 
Simultaneous Reassembly and Procurement Planning in Assemble-to-Order Remanufacturing Systems
International Journal of Production Economics; (2017) http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijpe.2016.12.009

 

J20. Sabbaghi, M.,  Cade, W., Behdad, S., and Bisantz, A. 
The Current Status of the Consumer Electronics Repair Industry in the U.S.: A Survey-based Study
Resources, Conservation and Recycling; (2017) http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.resconrec.2016.09.013

 

J19. Sabbaghi, M., Behdad, S., and Zhuang, J.
Managing Consumer Behavior toward On-Time Return of Electrical and Electronic Equipment: A Game Theoretic Approach
International Journal of Production Economics; (2016) http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijpe.2016.10.009

 

J18. Raihanian, A., Esmaeilian, B., Cade, W., Wiens, K.,  and Behdad, S. 
Mining Consumer Experiences of Repairing Electronics: Product Design Insights and Business Lessons Learned
Journal of Cleaner Production; (2016) doi:10.1016/j.jclepro.2016.07.144

 

J17. Raihanian, A., Behdad, S. and Zhuang, J.
Agent Based Simulation of Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment Recovery
ASME Journal of Manufacturing Systems and Engineering; (2016) doi: 10.1115/1.4034159

 

J16. Esmaeilian, B., Behdad, S. and Wang, B.
The Evolution and Future of Manufacturing: A Review
SME Journal of Manufacturing Systems; (2016) doi:10.1016/j.jmsy.2016.03.001

 

J15. Sabbaghi, M., Esmaeilian, B., Cade, W., Wien, K. and Behdad, S.
Business Outcomes of Product Repairability: A Survey-based Study of Consumer Repair Experiences
Resources, Conservation and Recycling; (2016) doi:10.1016/j.resconrec.2016.02.014

 

J14. Raihanian, A., Esmaeilian, B. and Behdad, S.
Simulation Modeling of Consumers' Participation in Product Take-Back Systems
ASME Journal of Mechanical Design, (2016);  doi: 10.1115/1.4032773

 

J13. Deka, A., Hamta, N., Esmaeilian, B. and Behdad, S.
Predictive Modeling Techniques to Forecast Energy Demand in the United States: A Focus on Economic and Demographic Factors
ASME Journal of Energy Resources Technology, doi:10.1115/1.4031632.

 

J12. Sabbaghi, M., Esmaeilian, B., Raihanian, A., Behdad, S., Cade, W.,
An Investigation of Used Electronics Return Flows: A Data-driven Approach to Capture and Predict Consumers Storage and Utilization Behavior
J. of Waste Management, 2014, doi:10.1016/j.wasman.2014.11.024.

 

J11. Sabbaghi, M., Esmaeilian, B., Raihanian, A., Cade, W., and Behdad, S. 
Reusability Assessment of Lithium-ion Laptop Batteries Based on Consumers Actual Usage Behavior [Pdf]
ASME Journal of Mechanical Design, doi:10.1115/1.4031654

 

J10. Raihanian, A., Esmaeilian, B., Behdad, S.
Uncertainty Management in Remanufacturing Decisions: A Consideration of Uncertainties in Market Demand, Quantity and Quality of Returns
ASCE-ASME Journal of Risk and Uncertainty in Engineering Systems, Part B. Mechanical Engineering, (2015), doi:10.1115/1.4029759. 

 

J9. Hamta, N., Akbarpour Shirazi., M., Fatemi Ghomi, S.M.T., Behdad, S.
Supply Chain Network Optimization Considering Assembly Line Balancing and Demand Uncertainty
International Journal of Production Research, (2015), DOI: 10.1080/00207543.2014.978030.

 

J8. Hamta, N., Akbarpour Shirazi., M., Behdad, S., Fatemi Ghomi, S.M.T.
A bi-Modeling and Measuring the Structural Complexity in Assembly Supply Chain Networks
Journal of Intelligent Manufacturing (JIMS), (2015), 10.1007/s10845-015-1106-9

 

J7. Berg, L., Behdad, S., Thurston, D., and Vance, J.
Disassembly Sequence Evaluation: A User Study Leveraging Immersive Computing Technologies
Journal of Computing and Information Science in Engineering, 15(1), 011002, (2015), (7 pages). DOI: 10.1115/1.4028857. 

 

J6. Behdad, S., Berg, L., Thurston, D., and Vance, J.
Immersive Computing Technology to Investigate Tradeoffs Under Uncertainty in Disassembly Sequence Planning
J. Mech. Des., 2014; 136(7):071001-071001-9

 

J5. Behdad, S., Berg, L., Vance, J., and Thurston, D.
Leveraging Virtual Reality Experiences With Mixed-Integer Nonlinear Programming Visualization of Disassembly Sequence Planning Under Uncertainty
J. Mech. Des.. 2014; 136(4):041005-041005-8.

 

J4. Behdad, S. and Thurston, D.
Disassembly and reassembly sequence planning tradeoffs under uncertainty for product maintenance
ASME Journal of Mechanical Design, v 134, n 4, 2012.

 

J3. Behdad, S., Williams, S. A. and Thurston, D.
End of life decision making for used products with uncertain quantity of return
Journal of Mechanical Design, Transactions of the ASME, v 134, n 10, 2012.

 

J2. Kwak, M., Behdad, S., Zhao, Y., Kim, H.M. and Thurston, D.
E-waste stream Analysis and Design Implications
ASME Journal of Mechanical Design, Vol.133, No.10, 2011.

 

J1. Behdad, S., Kwak, M., Kim, H. M. and Thurston, D.
Simultaneous Selective Disassembly and End-Of-Life Decision Making For Multiple Products
ASME Journal of Mechanical Design, Vol. 132, No. 4, 2010.

 

Peer Reviewed Conference Papers

C35. Raihanian, A., and Behdad, S. 
Measuring the Complexity of Additive Manufacturing Supply Chains
The ASME 2017 International Manufacturing Science and Engineering Conferences, MSEC 2017, June 4-8 2017, Los Angeles, CA, USA

 

C34. Oh, Y., and Behdad, S. 
Assembly Design Framework for Additive Manufacturing based on Axiomatic Design
the Industrial & Systems Engineering Research Conference (ISERC), 2017 IIE Annual Conference, May 20-23, Pittsburgh, PA, USA. 

 

C33. Sabbaghi, M. and Behdad, S. 
Optimal Positioning of Product Components to Facilitate Ease-of-Repair
the Industrial & Systems Engineering Research Conference (ISERC), 2017 IIE Annual Conference, May 20-23, Pittsburgh, PA, USA. 

 

C32. Huang, J., Esmaeilian, B., and Behdad, S. 
Design for Ease-of-Repair by Consumers: Insights from Consumers' Repair Experiences
the ASME 2016 International Design Engineering Technical Conferences & Computers and Information in Engineering Conference, IDETC/CIE 2016, Aug 21-24, 2016, Charlotte, North Carolina, USA, Paper number: IDETC2016-59685. 

 

C31. Oh, Y., and Behdad, S. 
Assembly based Part Design to Improve the Additive Manufacturing Productivity: Process Time, Cost and Surface Roughness
the ASME 2016 International Design Engineering Technical Conferences & Computers and Information in Engineering Conference, IDETC/CIE 2016, Aug 21-24, 2016, Charlotte, North Carolina, USA, Paper number: IDETC2016- 59652.

 

C30. Raihanian, A., and Behdad, S. 
Scheduling of Electronic Waste Collection Events
the ASME 2016 International Design Engineering Technical Conferences & Computers and Information in Engineering Conference, IDETC/CIE 2016, Aug 21-24, 2016, Charlotte, North Carolina, USA. Paper number: IDETC2016-59325.

 

C29. Sabbaghi, M., and Behdad, S. 
Environmental Impact Assessment of Product Life Cycle: The Role of Components Deterioration and Consumer Behavior
the ASME 2016 International Design Engineering Technical Conferences & Computers and Information in Engineering Conference, IDETC/CIE 2016, Aug 21-24, 2016, Charlotte, North Carolina, USA, Paper number: IDETC2016- 59321.

 

C28. Raihanian, A., Behdad, S. and Zhuang, J.
Agent Based Simulation Optimization of Waste Electrical and Electronics Equipment Recovery: A Cloud-Based Remanufacturing Application
the ASME 2016 International Manufacturing Science and Engineering Conferences, MSEC 2016, June 27 – July 1, 2016, Blacksburg, Virginia, USA.

 

C27. Raihanian, A., and Behdad, S.
Integration of Middle-of-Life Data toward Re-Manufacturing of Consumer Electronics
the Industrial & Systems Engineering Research Conference (ISERC), 2016 IIE Annual Conference, May 21-24, Anaheim, CA, USA. 

 

C26. Raihanian, A., Esmaeilian, B. and Behdad, S.
Modeling Consumer Decisions on Returning End-of-Use Products Considering Design Features and Consumer Interactions
the ASME 2015 International Design Engineering Technical Conferences & Computers and Information in Engineering Conference, IDETC/CIE 2015, Aug 2-5, Boston, MA, USA.

 

C25. Sabbaghi, M., Esmaeilian, B., Raihanian, A., Cade, W., and Behdad, S.
Assessment of Products Future Reusability Based on Consumers Usage Behavior: Implications for Lithium-ion Laptop Batteries
the ASME 2015 International Design Engineering Technical Conferences & Computers and Information in Engineering Conference, IDETC/CIE 2015, Aug 2-5, Boston, MA, USA.

 

C24. Huang, J, Esmaeilian, B. and Behdad, S.
Multi-Purpose Disassembly Sequence Planning
the ASME 2015 International Design Engineering Technical Conferences & Computers and Information in Engineering Conference, IDETC/CIE 2015, Aug 2-5, Boston, MA, USA.

 

C23. Deka, A., Hamta, N., Esmaeilian, B. and Behdad, S.
Predictive Modeling Techniques to Forecast Energy Demand in the United States: A Focus on Economic and Demographic Factors
the ASME 2015 International Design Engineering Technical Conferences & Computers and Information in Engineering Conference, IDETC/CIE 2015, Aug 2-5, Boston, MA, USA.

 

C22. Jayaram, S., Goyal, H., and Behdad, S. 
Study of Current Trade-In Programs Available for Used Consumer Electronics: Investigation of Cellphones Design Features
the ASME 2015 International Design Engineering Technical Conferences & Computers and Information in Engineering Conference, IDETC/CIE 2015, Aug 2-5, Boston, MA, USA.

 

C21. Ferguson, T., Greene, M., Repetti, F., Lewis, K., Behdad, S.
Combining Anthropometric Data and Consumer Review Content to Inform Design for Human Variability
 the ASME 2015 International Design Engineering Technical Conferences & Computers and Information in Engineering Conference, IDETC/CIE 2015, Aug 2-5, Boston, MA, USA.

 

C20. Raihanian, A., Esmaeilian, B., and Behdad, S.
Impact of Additive Manufacturing Adoption on Future of Supply Chains
The 43rd SME North American Manufacturing Research Conference and the ASME Manufacturing Science and Engineering Conference,  NAMRC/MSEC 2015, June 8-12, 2015, Charlotte, North Carolina, USA. [PDF]

 

C19. Raihanian, A. and Behdad, S.
Improvement of Remanufacturing Profitability through Controlling the Return Rate: Consumer Behavior Aspect
Proceedings of the 26th Production and Operations Management Society (POMS) Annual Conference, May 8-11 2015, Washington, DC, USA. 

 

C18. Raihanian, A. and Behdad, S.
Upgrade Planning of Used Products Considering Uncertainty in Quantity and Variability in Quality of Returns
Proceedings of the ASME 2014 International Design Engineering Technical Conferences & Computers and Information in Engineering Conference, IDETC/CIE 2014, Aug 17-20, Buffalo, New York, USA.

 

C17. Stratton, D., Behdad, S., Lewis, K., and Krishnamurthy, S.
A multi-Level Approach to Concept Selection in Sustainable Design
Proceedings of the ASME 2014 International Design Engineering Technical Conferences & Computers and Information in Engineering Conference, IDETC/CIE 2014, Aug 17-20, Buffalo, New York, USA.

 

C16. Pareek, M., Srivastava, R.V. and Behdad, S.
Energy Conservation Using Cost Minimization for Household Space Heating
Proceedings of the ASME 2014 International Design Engineering Technical Conferences & Computers and Information in Engineering Conference, IDETC/CIE 2014, Aug 17-20, Buffalo, New York, USA.

 

C15. Behdad, S., Berg, L., Thurston, D., and Vance, J.
Synergy between Normative and Descriptive Design Theory and Methodology
ASME 2013 International Design Engineering Technical Conferences & Computers and Information in Engineering Conference, IDETC/CIE 2013, Aug 4-7, Portland, Oregon, USA.

 

C14. Behdad, S., Joseph, A.T., and Thurston, D.
Systems Simulation of Design for End-of-Life Recovery under Uncertainty
ASME 2013 International Design Engineering Technical Conferences & Computers and Information in Engineering Conference, IDETC/CIE 2013, Aug 4-7, Portland, Oregon, USA.

 

C13. Behdad, S., Berg, L., Thurston, D., and Vance, J.
Integrating Immersive Computing Technology with Mixed-Integer Nonlinear Programming for Disassembly Sequence Planning under Uncertainty
Proceedings of the ASME 2012 International Design Engineering Technical Conferences & Computers and Information in Engineering Conference, IDETC/CIE 2012, Aug 12-15, Chicago, Illinois, USA.

 

C12. Berg, L., Behdad, S., Vance, J., and Thurston, D.
Disassembly Evaluation and Training using Graph Visualization and Immersive Computing Technologies
Proceedings of the ASME 2012 International Design Engineering Technical Conferences & Computers and Information in Engineering Conference, IDETC/CIE 2012, Aug 12-15, Chicago, Illinois, USA.

 

C11. Behdad, S. and Thurston, D.
A Markov Chain Model to Maximize Revenue by Varying Refurbished Product Upgrade Levels
Proceedings of the ASME 2011 International Design Engineering Technical Conferences & Computers and Information in Engineering Conference, IDETC/CIE 2011, Aug 29-31, Washington, DC, USA.

 

C10. Behdad, S., Williams, S. A. and Thurston, D.
End of Life Decision Making for Used Products with Uncertain Quantity of Return
Proceedings of the ASME 2011 International Design Engineering Technical Conferences & Computers and Information in Engineering Conference, IDETC/CIE 2011, Aug 29-31, Washington, DC, USA.

 

C9. Behdad, S. and Thurston, D.
Disassembly Process Planning Tradeoffs for Product Maintenance
Proceedings of the ASME 2010 International Design Engineering Technical Conferences & Computers and Information in Engineering Conference, IDETC/CIE 2010, Aug 15-18, Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

 

C8. Behdad, S., Kwak, M., Zhao, Y., Kim, H.M. and Thurston, D.
E-waste Stream Analysis and Design Implications
Proceedings of the ASME 2010 International Design Engineering Technical Conferences & Computers and Information in Engineering Conference, IDETC/CIE 2010, Aug 15-18, Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

 

C7. Behdad, S., Kwak, M., Kim, H.M. and Thurston, D.
A Mixed-Integer Programming Model for Disassembly Planning and End-of-Life Decision Making for Multiple Products
Proceedings of the ASME 2009 International Design Engineering Technical Conferences & Computers and Information in Engineering Conference, IDETC/CIE 2009, Aug 30-Sep 02, San Diego, California, USA.

 

C6. Behdad, S., Mansour, S. and Mohammadian, F., ‘‘Six Sigma and Balanced Scorecard: Complementary Approaches,” The 8th Asia Pacific Industrial Engineering and Management Systems Conference, December 9-12, 2007, Kaohsiung, Taiwan.

C5. Jamshidi, P., Mansour, S. and Behdad, S. “To Develop an Intelligent Product Design Support System,” Proceeding of the Sixth International Conference on Intelligent Processing and Manufacturing of Materials, June 24-29, 2007, Salerno, Italy.

C4. Behdad, S. and Mansour S., “The Role of Information Technology in Business Process Re- engineering,” Proceedings of the Business Informatics Challenge, September 18, 2006, Dublin City University; Ireland. ISBN: 3-8325-1395-7.

C3. Behdad, S. and Mansour, S., “The Use of Process Modeling Tools in Business Process Change,” Proceedings of the 7th Asia Pacific Industrial Engineering and Management Systems Conference, December 17-20, 2006, Bangkok, Thailand.

C2. Behdad, S. and Sakhavi, M., “Six Sigma and IDEF Process Modeling Technique,” Proceedings of the 11th Annual International Conference on Industrial Engineering Theory, Applications & Practice, October 24-27, 2006, Nagoya, Japan.

C1. Behdad, S. and Mansour, S., “Main features of Six Sigma: The New Goal in the New Millennium,” Proceedings of Six Sigma first International Conference in Iran, August 16-17, 2006, Tehran, Iran.


Recent publications


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    Uncertainty Management in Remanufacturing Decisions
    Uncertainty Management in Remanufacturing Decisions: A Consideration of Uncertainties in Market Demand, Quantity, and Quality of Returns Read More: http://ascelibrary.org/doi/abs/10.1115/1.4029759 As market demand for remanufactured products increases and environmental legislation puts further enforcement on original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), remanufacturing is becoming an important business. However, profitability of salvaging operations is still a challenge in remanufacturing industry. Several factors influence the...
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    Reusability Assessment of Lithium-ion Laptop Batteries Based on Consumers Actual Usage Behavior
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  • Mar
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    An investigation of used electronics return flows
    Consumers often have a tendency to store their used, old or un-functional electronics for a period of time before they discard them and return them back to the waste stream. This behavior increases the obsolescence rate of used still-functional products leading to lower profitability that could be resulted out of End-of-Use (EOU) treatments such as reuse, upgrade, and refurbishment. These types of...
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    IMPACT OF ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING ADOPTION ON FUTURE OF SUPPLY CHAINS
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