Team

Want to learn more about CR3?  Contact any member of our core team.

Diran Apelian
Director CR3
WPI

 “Materials recovery and recycling is as good for business as it is for the planet.  We can reverse much of the damage and set up our industry partners for stronger competitiveness.”


Diran Apelian
Diran Apelian
Alcoa-Howmet Professor of Mechanical Engineering
Director of Metal Processing Institute
Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI)
+1-508-831-5992
dapelian@wpi.edu

Diran joined WPI in July 1990 as the university’s provost; today he leads the faculty and activities of the Metal Processing Institute.

He is credited with pioneering work in various areas of solidification processing and powder metallurgy – specifically in molten metal processing, aluminum alloy development, plasma deposition, spray casting/forming, and semi-solid processing of metals. Apelian is the recipient of many distinguished honors and awards, national and international; he has over 500 publications; and he serves on several technical, corporate, and editorial boards. During 2008/2009, he served as president of The Minerals, Metals and Materials Society (TMS). He is a fellow of TMS, ASM, and APMI; he is a member of the National Academy of Engineering (NAE) and the Armenian Academy of Sciences.

 

Photo 39-mishraBrajendra Mishra
Department of Metallurgy and Materials Engineering
Associate Director
of CR3
Colorado School of Mines (CSM)
+1-303-273-3893
bmishra@mines.edu

Brajendra joined CSM in 1997 as Associate Professor in Corrosion and Physico-Chemical Processing of Materials. He has past industrial experience in iron and steel-making, as well as in micro-electronic thin films. His current research interests and contributions are in two major areas: environmental management by developing chemically benign processes and materials development with enhanced properties.

Photo 40 BlanpainBart Blanpain
Department of Metallurgy and Materials Engineering
Associate Director
of CR3
KU Leuven
+1-32-16-321216
bart.blanpain@mtm.kuleuven.be

Bart is head of Sustainable Metals Processing and Recycling at KU Leuven and is a full time professor in the Department of Metallurgy and Materials Engineering (MTM). His research focus is on thermodynamics in materials engineering. He is a member of the Division of Metallurgy and Materials Engineering.