Sean Kelly, a PhD Candidate at CR3, was recently added to Advanced Manufacturing’s list of 30 Under 30 Future Leaders of Manufacturing for his work increasing recycling yields. An excerpt of Kelly’s profile appears below.
Working for the Center for Resource Recovery and Recycling (CR3), Sean Kelly’s thesis (“Scrap Characterization to Optimize the Recycling Process”) aimed to optimize the recycling process for automotive scrap metal for the secondary aluminum industry. Sean’s master’s work has been such a success that it has been voted on and approved by the members to be expanded to a PhD dissertation, to be titled “Automotive Aluminum Scrap Metal Material Flow Analysis with Compositional Projections.” He will work to determine the effect of aluminum-intensive vehicles (i.e. Ford’s F-150) on the current aluminum scrap market and determine how this influx of aluminum will shape the future flow and composition of the mixed-aluminum scrap steam. Read more here.