About

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

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

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.

Katholieke Leuven University

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.