The Center for Resource Recovery and Recycling is a multi-university, member-driven collaborative. Three of the world’s leading universities in materials engineering steer CR3, ensuring that it is making a difference globally.
Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) is one of the nation’s first engineering and technology universities. WPI presented the original proposal to the NSF for the creation of an I/UCRC dedicated to applying advanced research to materials recovery and recycling, and is the lead university for CR3.
Colorado School of Mines (CSM) is a public teaching and research university devoted to engineering and applied science, with special emphasis on the development and stewardship of the earth’s natural resources. CSM is a leading educational institution in process metallurgy and rare earth metal.
KU Leuven is one of the leading European universities where internationally acclaimed research, high-quality education, and societal outreach meet. Resource efficiency is a flagship research area with focus on critical metal recycling, use of secondary resources into building materials, enhanced landfill mining and policy research.