Sara Behdad, Ph.D.,  Dr. Behdad received her PhD in Industrial and Systems Engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She is currently an Assistant Professor at UB where she is on a joint appointment between Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department and Industrial and Systems Engineering Department. Her research interests include Sustainable Design and Manufacturing, Remanufacturing and End-of-Use Product Recovery, Design under Uncertainty, Bio-inspired Design, Decision Analysis, Simulation and Data Modeling Techniques.