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Manufacturing Engineering recognizing Aaron Birt

  Manufacturing Engineering recognizes 30 individuals under the age of 30 who are making a difference in manufacturing and STEM fields. Our own CR3 research assistant Aaron Birt is profiled.  

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Mishra Receives Kenneth Andrew Roe Award

Brajendra Mishra, Associate Director of the Metal Processing Institute at WPI, received the prestigious Kenneth Andrew Roe Award from the American Institute of Engineering Societies on April 18, 2016 at the National Academy of Sciences in Washington, DC. The award recognizes Mishra’s effective role in promoting unity among the engineering societies.

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WPI Awarded 2016 Bernard M. Gordon Prize

The National Academy of Engineering (NAE) announced that WPI is being recognized with one of the most prestigious awards in engineering education – the 2016 Bernard M. Gordon Prize for Innovation in Engineering and Technology Education. NAE bestowed this $500,000 prize to WPI for its project-based engineering curriculum developing leadership, innovative problem solving, interdisciplinary collaboration […]

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USABC Awards WPI $1 Million

The United States Advanced Battery Consortium LLC (USABC), a collaborative organization of FCA US LLC, Ford Motor Company, and General Motors, has awarded a $1 million contract to a research team, directed by Yan Wang, at Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) to support further development and scale-up of a novel process for recycling lithium-ion (Li-ion) batteries […]

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Emmert and Bandara Recover Rare Earth Elements

With support from the Center for Resource Recovery and Recycling (CR3), Marion Emmert, assistant professor of chemistry, chemical engineering, and mechanical engineering at WPI, and postdoctoral fellow H.M. Dhammika Bandara have developed a method of chemically extracting rare earths from the drive units and motors of discarded electric and hybrid cars. The goal is to […]

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MPI Celebrates 50 Years of Research

The Spring 2015 meeting of ACRC and CHTE included a gala event to celebrate the 50 combined years of research at the Metal Processing Institute (MPI): 30 years of ACRC research, 15 years of CHTE research, and 5 years of CR3 research. Watch this video to view the highlights of the many accomplishments of MPI. […]

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CR3 Adds Four New Research Projects

During the CR3 Annual Spring Meeting, four new research projects were introduced: Online Slag and Bullion Analysis by LIBS Objective: to explore the accuracy and robustness of LIBS for Cu, Pb slag or fayalitic slag and bullion analysis Recovery of Valuable Metals from Flue Dust and Other Fines from Mechanical Treatment of e‐Scrap Objective: to recover […]

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Apelian Receives Joan Hodges Queneau Palladium Medal

On April 20, the 2015 Joan Hodges Queneau Palladium Medal, the Audubon Society’s award, was presented by the American Association of Engineering Societies (AAES) to Diran Apelian, Director of the Metal Processing Institute at Worcester Polytechnic Institute. Apelian was “selected for articulating an inspiring vision of sustainable stewardship of our earth’s resources and then rallying […]

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Brajendra Mishra Appointed Associate Director of MPI

Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) today announced that Brajendra Mishra, PhD, has been appointed associate director of the university’s Metal Processing Institute (MPI). Mishra, who will also serve as Kenneth G. Merriam Professor of Mechanical Engineering, will join the WPI faculty in August. As associate director of the MPI, Mishra will help oversee the largest industry-university […]

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