Dr. Gabrielle Gaustad teaches courses in multi-criteria decision analysis, sustainable building metrics, and applied programming for the MS, Ph.D., and M.Arch. programs. She conducts research exploring the environmental and economic trade‐offs of recycling and resource recovery at end‐of‐life. In 2015, she was inducted into the RIT Principal Investigator Millionaire Club and was nominated for the Eisenhart Outstanding Teaching Award. In 2012, she received the GIS College Research Award for Excellence in Research. While her courses are challenging, the success of her students is a direct result of her passion and knowledge for the materials. She is well organized and encourages discussion from the students. During her free time, Dr. Gaustad can be found in the great outdoors snowboarding, windsurfing, wakeboarding, running, or biking.
Dr. Gaustad received her Ph.D. in Material Science and Engineering and her MS in Computation for Design Optimization at MIT, as well as her BS degree in Ceramic Engineering from Alfred University.