Associate Professor, School of Environment, Enterprise and Development

Research interests: sustainability assessment of product systems, particularly emerging technologies, and biobased systems


Professor Goretty Dias is part of the School of Environment, Enterprise and Development within the Faculty of Environment at the University of Waterloo, Canada. She holds a PhD in Atmospheric Science from the University of Guelph, and has 30 years of experience in greenhouse gas measurement and analysis, environmental modeling, and product life cycle modeling.

Goretty’s research bridges the natural and social sciences in order to provide holistic evidence-based solutions for sustainability issues occurring throughout the supply chain for various products and services. Using an interdisciplinary lens, she combines environmental sciences, industrial ecology, and sustainability science, to study food and agricultural systems and emerging technologies. Her current research includes sustainability assessment of emerging technologies, including: Controlled Environment Agriculture Technologies (e.g. aquaponics, hydroponics, vertical farms, etc.); bioproducts; and alternative sources of protein. She also does extensive research in understanding the environmental impacts of food systems and dietary patterns.


  • PhD, Atmospheric Science, University of Guelph
  • BSc, Physical Geography, University of Guelph
Goretty Dias 
University of Waterloo