Shahana Althaf
Yale University
West Henrietta, United States
Member ID 2314
Member since Jan 08, 2021
Status Active


Shahana Althaf is a Postdoctoral Associate at the Center for Industrial Ecology, Yale University, and 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 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 E360, Recyclingtoday,, Wastetodaymagazine, TheOptimistdaily).


PhD in Sustainability; Masters in Telecommunications Engineering Technology.

Research Interests

Industrial Ecology
Circular Economy
Material Flow Analysis