The Next Leader of the School of Engineering at Alfred University in New York

Gabrielle GaustadGabrielle Gaustad was appointed dean of the Inamori School of Engineering at Alfred University in New York. For the past 10 years, she has been on the faculty at the Rochester Institute of Technology in New York. Most recently, Dr. Gaustad was an associate professor and program coordinator for the  master’s degree program of the Golisano Institute for Sustainability at the Rochester Institute of Technology. She will begin her new job on January 1, 2019.

Dr. Gaustad is a strong advocate for increasing opportunities for women in engineering. She stated that “I’m going to be looking at the numbers that Alfred has had and really trying to think creatively with the administrative teams and the faculty on ways we can improve that pipeline as well, and I hope to also serve as an inspiration and an example for female engineers.”

Dr. Gaustad teaches courses in multi-criteria decision analysis, sustainable building metrics, and applied programming. She conducts research exploring the environmental and economic trade‐offs of recycling.

A graduate of Alfred University with a degree in ceramics engineering, Dr. Gaustad holds a master’s degree and a Ph.D. in materials science and engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

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