The Metal Processing Institute (MPI) at Worcester Polytechnic Institute is a leading industry-university alliance dedicated to advancing the field of materials science. Through research in the areas of metal casting, heat treating, and resource recovery and recycling, MPI has earned awards, recognition, breakthrough patents, and industry accolades.

Working together, industry leaders and university researchers solve business challenges and improve manufacturing processes that save energy, reduce cycle time, increase productivity, and eliminate environmental waste.



Diran Apelian Inducted as NAI Fellow 

Diran Apelian, founding director of the Metal Processing Institute, was recognized by the National Academy of Inventors (NAI) as one of its newest inductees.  The 7th Annual Conference was held in Washington, D.C. He is in amazing company.  The NAI Fellows Program has grown to 912 prolific academic inventors worldwide, who represent more than 250 prestigious institutions.  Learn more.

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