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Why Join MPI?

Raymond Donahue of Mercury Marine was proactive in responding to a visitor’s request on why they should join the ACRC. We are including his five reasons on why you should join the ACRC if you are not currently a member. Thank you, Ray, for being such an ardent supporter of the ACRC.   1. In-depth […]

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Ning Sun and Diran Apelian Author Article for JOM

The Journal of Metals or JOM, published monthly since 1949, is the magazine of The Minerals, Metals, and Materials Society or TMS. JOM strives to publish research and industry work in the areas of metals and materials. Diran Apelian, Director of WPI Metal Processing Institute, has co-authored an article with for the November 2011 edition. […]

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Innovation, Entrepreneurship, and Understanding the Human Dimension

It’s the time of the year I write to you via our newsletter, and it happens to coincide with the activities of the university semester, and all the excitement of new students and classes. In this vein, I question whether we have communicated the full extent of our activities here at MPI regarding our work […]

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Recycling Metal to Save Energy

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12th International Summer School on Light Alloys Casting

The 12th International Summer School on Light Alloys Casting – “From Innovative Design to Advanced Applications” The international summer schools devoted to shape casting of light metals have been organized every two years or so by WPI and the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), and have been held alternately in Norway and the […]

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WPI Taking the Lead in Engineering Education

In the past two decades we’ve seen a plethora of studies, reports, and books that articulate the shortcomings of engineering education and what is lacking in the curriculum. They remind us that it hasn’t changed much in the last few decades, though the world has changed dramatically. Many of these studies focus on identifying the […]

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Strategic Alliances

Strategic Alliances? Who needs them?  We all do!  Everything we do is global, and innovation resides where knowledge workers are at work. We at MPI have made a point to form alliances with key and important centers of excellence around the world, and we have done so from day one.  Some of our relationships are […]

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Sisson Completes Six-Year Cycle of Heat Treating Society Offices

Rick Sisson has completed a six-year cycle as the Vice President, President, and Past President of ASM’s the Heat Treating Society. His last meeting will be at the Fall HTS Conference and Exposition in Cincinnati. “I have had a great six years; I learned a lot and worked with many great people including Bob Gaster, […]

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WISE Prize

Diran Apelian accepted an invitation to join the jury of the WISE Prize for Education foundation. The WISE Prize for Education recognizes and reward individuals – or teams of individuals – who have made an outstanding contribution to any field or level of education. The WISE Prize for Education is the world’s first major international […]

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