Sara Behdad

Assistant Professor

Research Area: Design and Optimization

Contact Information

243 Bell Hall



Ph.D., Industrial and Systems Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2013

Research Interests

Sustainable Design and Manufacturing, Remanufacturing and End-of-Life Product Recovery, Design under Uncertainty, Bio-inspired Design, Decision Analysis, Simulation and Data Modeling Techniques.

Selected Publications

  • Behdad, S., Berg, L., Vance, J., and Thurston, D., “Immersive Computing Technology to Investigate Tradeoffs under Uncertainty,” ASME Journal of Mechanical Design, Accepted July 2013.
  • Behdad, S., Berg, L., Thurston, D., and Vance, J., “Integrating Mixed-Integer Nonlinear Programming with Immersive Computing Technology Capabilities for Disassembly Sequence Planning under Uncertainty,” ASME Journal of Mechanical Design, Accepted June 2013.
  • 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.
  • Behdad, S., Williams, S. A. and Thurston, D., “End of Life Decision Making for Used Products with Uncertain Quantity of Return,” ASME Journal of Mechanical Design, v 134, n 10, p 100902 (6 pp.), 2012.
  • 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.
  • 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.