Shahana Althaf

Postdoctoral Associate

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Room 307
380 Edwards Street
New Haven, CT


PhD in Sustainability, MS in Telecommunications Engineering Technology, BTech in Electronics and Communication Engineering.



Dr. Shahana Althaf is a Postdoctoral Associate at the Center for Industrial Ecology, Yale School of the Environment. She is currently a Fellow of the World Economic Forum’s Global Future Council (GFC) on Net Zero Transition. Her expertise is in the field of industrial ecology where she analyses different material systems including metals, fibers (paper, textiles) and electronics, to inform strategies to reduce their environmental, social and economic impacts. Prior to joining Yale, she completed her PhD in Sustainability and Master’s in Telecommunication Engineering Technology at Rochester Institute of Technology, United States. Her PhD research focus was on the sustainability implications of consumer electronics adoption in the United States, which has resulted in award winning journal articles (RCR Journal Best Paper Award 2019) and peer reviewed industry reports, which has received many media mentions (Yale Environment 360, Recycling Today, Resource Recycling, Waste Today Magazine, The Optimist Daily, GreenBiz, Fast Company).