MPI Newsletter

Apelian Receives Joan Hodges Queneau Palladium Medal

On April 20, the 2015 Joan Hodges Queneau Palladium Medal, the Audubon Society’s award, will be 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 […]

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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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CR3 Annual Spring Meeting May 19-20

The upcoming CR3 Spring Meeting will be held at WPI, Worcester, MA, beginning at 9:00 a.m. on Tuesday, May 19th and will adjourn Wednesday, May 20th at 2:00 p.m. For meeting details, please visit the CR3 homepage. If you are not a member and want to learn more, please contact Carol Garofoli at 508-831-5592.

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Journal of Sustainable Metallurgy

In March 2015, the premiere issue of the Journal of Sustainable Metallurgy was published. The new journal is dedicated to presenting metallurgical processes and related research aimed at improving the sustainability of metal-producing industries, with an emphasis on materials recovery, reuse and recycling. Editors-in-chief: Diran Apelian, WPI, Worcester Bart Blanpain, KU Leuven, Belgium Shin-ya Kitamura, […]

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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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