- Associate Professor Golisano Institute for Sustainability at Rochester Institute of Technology
Dr. Callie Babbitt teaches courses in industrial ecology, sustainable product design, life cycle assessment, and sustainable food-energy-water systems for both the MS and Ph.D. programs. She conducts research on the environmental implications of emerging technologies, including consumer electronics, nanomaterials, and lithium-ion batteries. Her research and teaching have been recognized by the National Science Foundation Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Program Award in 2013 and the AT&T Technology and Environment Award in 2011. Her students describe her as a passionate and energetic teacher committed to helping students succeed. When Dr. Babbitt is not busy working with her students or on research, she enjoys yoga, gardening, and working with K-12 classes to bring sustainability into their schools.
Prior to coming to RIT, Dr. Babbitt was a Postdoctoral Research Associate at Arizona State University. She received her Ph.D. and MS in Environmental Engineering from the University of Florida, and her BS in Chemical Engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology.
Richa, K., C.W. Babbitt, and G. Gaustad. “Environmental Trade-offs Across Cascading Lithium-Ion Battery Life Cycles.” International Journal of Life Cycle Assessment 22. 1 (2017): 68-81. Print.
Richa, K., et al. “A Future Perspective on Lithium-ion Battery Waste Flows from Electric Vehicles.” Resources, Conservation, and Recycling 83. (2014): 63-76. Print.
Xue Wang, Gabrielle Gaustad, Callie W. Babbitt, Chelsea Bailey, Matthew J. Ganter, Brian J. Landi, “Economic and environmental characterization of an evolving Li-ion battery waste stream.” Journal of Environmental Management. (2014): Volume 135, Pages 126-134.