MPI Newsletter

Emmert and Bandara Develop a Novel Method to Separate REEs from Magnets

Marion H. Emmert and H. M. Dhammika Bandara, researchers at Worcester Polytechnic Institute, with support from the Center for Resource Recovery and Recycling (CR3), have developed a novel method to separate rare earth elements, specifically Neodymium and Dysprosium, from the magnets they are used in to enable straightforward and efficient recycling. The technology has the […]

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LIFT Center Opens

The Lightweight Materials Manufacturing Innovation Institute (formerly known as LM3I) opened its Lightweight Innovations for Tomorrow (LIFT) center in Detroit on January 15, 2015. The goal of the organization is to accelerate the transfer of new manufacturing technology from the research lab to the production floor.Diran Apelian, Director of the Metal Processing Institute at WPI […]

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Weiss to Receive AFS 2015 Gold Medal

ACRC member Dave Weiss of Eck Industries has been selected by the AFS Board of Directors to received the prestigious John A. Penton Gold Metal award for pioneering work and his willingness to explore new technologies in aluminum, magnesium and metal matrix composite alloys, as well as his leadership within AFS, USCAR and the aluminum […]

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Boeing and Noranda Aluminum Join ACRC

ACRC is pleased to announce that Noranda Aluminum of North America and Boeing, headquartered in Chicago, IL have joined our organization. Noranda is a leading North American integrated producer of value-added primary aluminum products and high quality rolled aluminum coils. Its focus is on building a sustainable, integrated aluminum company founded on growth and strong […]

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Apelian Recipient of the AAES 2015 Joan Hodges Queneau Palladium Medal

Diran Apelian, CR3 Director, will be the recipient of the 2015 Joan Hodges Queneau Palladium Medal. AAES will present this award at a banquet in DC on April 20, 2015.

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DNV GL and STEINERT Join CR3

CR3 is pleased to announce that DNV GL of Norway and STEINERT of Germany have joined our organization. Both are global leaders in sustainability initiatives. DNV GL provides classification and technical assurance along with software and independent expert advisory services to the maritime, oil, gas and energy industries. It operates in more that 100 countries […]

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CHTE Appoints Steve Ferdon as Chair of Board of Directors

Steve Ferdon, Director of Engineering Services, Fuel Systems Business, at Cummins Inc. has been appointed Chair of CHTE’s Board of Directors. Ferdon’s vision is to get more industry engaged in CHTE, expand its global footprint and advance manufacturing technology, which will help bring jobs back to America. He will serve as Chair for two years. […]

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Sean Kelly Receives Steven Harmon Memorial Scholarship

CR3 and WPI student Sean Kelly received the Steven Harmon Memorial Scholarship. NADCA established the Steven J. Harmon Scholarship Program in 2005 by family members of Twin City Die Castings Company as a memorial to the company’s long-time leader and President, Steve Harmon. The scholarship is in recognition of Steve’s 29 years of service to […]

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Brajendra Mishra Wins WRF Award

CR3 Associate Director, Brajendra Mishra, was awarded Best Presentation at the annual World Resources Forum. His presentation and paper was titled Recycling Industries and Cities.

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