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CR3 Spring Meetings May 15-16

Join us for the 2013 Spring Meetings of CR3 on May 15 and 16 at WPI, Worcester, MA.  The CR3 website has all the details of the meeting, including logistics, agendas, and online registration.  Please note that corporate guests will be required to sign a non-disclosure agreement prior to attending the meeting. Looking forward to […]

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Christof Heisser and Michel Garat Awarded Prestigious ACRC Awards

At the annual ACRC meeting in June, two valued members of ACRC will be honored.  Christof Heisser will be presented the 2013 prestigious Ray H. Witt Award.  The award is given to those who exhibit leadership in the aluminum casting industry, who invest resources in its future, and educate and train new talent.  Christof is the President of MAGMA […]

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JOM Publishes CR3 Communication: Red Mud – A Resource or a Waste?

TMS has forged cooperative agreements with several carefully selected organizations, including the Center for Resource Recovery & Recycling (CR3), which actively work to benefit the materials science community.  Periodically, JOM will provide an update on the activities of these organizations.  The March 2013 issue of JOM focused on Bayer Process residue, a major project part […]

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New Cutting-edge Research at the Center for Resource Recovery & Recycling

CR3 faculty and students from WPI, CSM, and K.U. Leuven are researching and working on a variety of interesting projects (precompetitive and fundamental) funded by industry members and NSF.  The Center performs basic and developmental research relevant to the sustainability industry.  This year, research will begin on the following CR3 projects: Electrowinning Rare Earth in […]

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ACRC Hot Tearing Publication Wins Best Paper Prize

Dr. Shimin Li and co-authors K. Sadayappan and D. Apelian (Director of MPI and ACRC professor) were awarded the best paper prize for their paper ‘Characterisation of hot tearing in Al cast alloys: methodology and procedures’ published in the International Journal of Cast Metals Research (2011, Vol. 24, p. 88) by The Worshipful Company of […]

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ACRC Research on Helium-Assisted Sand Casting Reported in Modern Casting

The December 2012 issue of Modern Casting reports on the ACRC research as published in the article Helium-Assisted Sand Casting which first appeared in the International Journal of Metalcasting.   According to Metal Casting, research conducted by Dr. Muhammad Saleem and WPI and ACRC Prof. Makhlouf Makhlouf  “investigates the possibility of using helium in sand casting […]

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WPI Recognized by National Academy of Engineering

WPI’s Great Problems Seminar (GPS) was among 29 undergraduate engineering programs recognized by The National Academy of Engineering (NAE) in the report “Infusing Real World Experiences into Engineering Education.”  WPI Professors Diran Apelian (NAE member and Director of MPI) and Svetlana Nikitina of Humanities and Arts, along with Kristen Wobbe, Associate Dean of Undergraduate Studies […]

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ACRC and CHTE Fall Meetings December 4-5

Join us for the 2012 Fall Meetings of ACRC and CHTE on December 4 and 5 at WPI.  The meeting is open to all members and interested guests. The ACRC/CHTE Combined Meeting will begin with a reception and dinner for all members on Tuesday, December 4 at 6:30pm in the Great Hall of Higgins House. […]

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PayScale Rates CSM & WPI in Top 12

ABC News recently reported on the 12 Colleges Whose Payoff In Pay Beats Harvard’s.  The research and report were provided by PayScale and includes the Colorado School of Mines (#4) and Worcester Polytechnic Institute (#5).  Engineering schools such as WPI and CSM tend to rank among the highest because “there’s lots of opportunity, and new […]

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