MPI Newsletter

ACRC and CHTE Spring 2014 Meetings June 3-4

The ACRC/CHTE spring meeting will begin at 2:00 p.m., on Tuesday, June 3, in Odeum A of the WPI Campus Center with registration starting at 1:30 p.m.   There will be a reception and dinner for all members and registered guests starting at 6:00 p.m. on the Higgins House lawn weather permitting.   The General Meeting for […]

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CR3 Spring Meeting April 29-30

Join us for the 2014 Spring Meetings of the Center for Resource Recovery & Recycling (CR3) on April 29 and 30 at Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI), Worcester, MA.  The meeting is open to all members and interested guests.  Guests will be required to sign a non-disclosure agreement prior to attending the meeting. Meeting logistics and […]

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MPI Involved in LM3I – a $148 Million White House Initiative

The Metal Processing Institute (MPI) at Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) is one of four core academic facilities comprising the American Lightweight and Modern Materials Manufacturing Innovation Institute (LM3I), a new $148 million initiative recently announced by the White House that is aimed at helping to revitalize the nation’s manufacturing capabilities and competitiveness. LM3I is part […]

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WPI awarded $7.4 million by Army Research Lab

WPI is the lead institution on a $7.4 million, multi-university award from the U.S. Army.  Richard Sisson, WPI professor and Director of the Center for Heat Treating Excellence, is the PI.  Diran Apelian (WPI professor/Director of the Metal Processing Institute at WPI), Yan Wang (WPI professor/Center for Resource Recovery & Recycling (CR3)), Makhlouf Makhlouf (WPI […]

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CR3 Technology Nominated as Breakthrough

The Center for Resource Recovery & Recycling is pleased to announce that The Continuous Flow Device has been nominated for inclusion in the 2014 Compendium of Industry-Nominated Technology Breakthroughs.  The device is an outcome of the CR3 project: Accurate and Precise Optoelectronic Measurement of Molten Metal Chemistry.  The research was conducted by Professor Diran Apelian, […]

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2014 European Rare Earth Resources Conference

The first ever European Rare Earth Resources (EURARE) Conference will be held September 4-6, 2014 in Milos, Greece.  The objective of the conference is to set the basis for development of a European Rare Earth Element (REE) industry.  It will safeguard the uninterrupted supply of REE raw materials and products crucial for sectors of the […]

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Aluminum Integrated Minimill to Transform Aluminum Processing

Energy Research Company and wTe Corporation (members of the Center for Resource Recovery&Recycling (CR3)) along with Materials Strategies LLC have won an award from the Department of Energy’s ARPA-E program to develop an Aluminum Integrated Minimill (AIM).  AIM will use 100% mixed aluminum scrap as the input to produce a specification cast product in a […]

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Richard Sisson Selected as Outstanding Materials Engineer by Purdue University

Richard Sisson, WPI Professor and Director of the Center for Heat Treating Excellence (CHTE), has been chosen by The Purdue University, School of Materials Engineering as one of three Outstanding Materials Engineer award winners for 2014 for his work in applying fundamental science in transport phenomena, phase transformations, and phase equilibria to a wide range […]

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NADCA Scholarship Awarded to Shaymus Hudson

Shaymus Hudson, a PhD student at WPI and the Advanced Casting Research Center (ACRC), has won the impressive Steven Harmon Scholarship.  The scholarship was established in 2005 by family members of Twin City Die Castings Company as a memorial to the company’s long-time leader and President.  The scholarship is administered by NADCA, the organization committed […]

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