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Alfred University’s Gabrielle Gaustad ’04 among Rochester Business Journal’s 40 Under 40 honorees

Gabrielle Gaustad '04
Gabrielle Gaustad '04

Rochester Business Journal this week announced its 2020 40 Under 40 honorees and Gabrielle Gaustad ’04, dean of the Inamori School of Engineering at Alfred University, is among the award winners.


ROCHESTER, NY — Rochester Business Journal this week announced its 2020 40 Under 40 honorees and Gabrielle Gaustad ’04, dean of the Inamori School of Engineering at Alfred University, is among the award winners.

Forty Under 40 recognizes 40 men and women, under the age of 40, who have achieved professional success and who have made significant civic contributions to the community. A panel of judges consisting of previous winners from various professions selected the Forty Under 40 honorees. In choosing the winners, judges looked for candidates who excel professionally and who are actively involved in and give back to the community.

“The Forty Under 40 honorees are not only achieving success in their careers but giving back in meaningful ways to the Rochester community,” said Suzanne Fischer-Huettner, group publisher of the Rochester Business Journal. “It can be difficult for successful individuals in demanding careers to find time to give back to our community, but our Forty Under 40 honorees are doing just that. The Rochester Business Journal is pleased to recognize their achievements.”

Gaustad began her duties as dean of Inamori School of Engineering in January 2019. Since September 2019 she has also served as vice president of Statutory Affairs at Alfred University. She came to Alfred from Rochester Institute of Technology, where she served 10 years as an associate professor and Master of Science program coordinator for the Golisano Institute for Sustainability.

Gaustad earned a B.S. degree in ceramic engineering from Alfred University. She also holds a master’s degree in computation for design and optimization and a doctorate in materials science and engineering, both from Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

The 2020 40 Under 40 honorees will be recognized Nov. 12 at a virtual celebration beginning at 5:30 p.m. at rbj.net/events/forty-under-40/. Each of the winners will be celebrated for their achievements through video storytelling. Guests will have the opportunity to participate in the program with their congratulations and cheers using social media platforms from their homes or offices. Winners will be also be profiled in a magazine that will be inserted into the Nov. 13 issue of the Rochester Business Journal and will be available online at www.rbj.net.

For tickets to the Nov. 12 celebration, visit rbj.net/events/forty-under-40/. The event hashtag is #RBJEvents. For more information about sponsorships and tickets for the Rochester Business Journal's  Forty Under 40 awards, visit rbj.net or call 585-363-7271.