Sean Kelly, a PhD Candidate at the Center for Resource Recovery and Recycling, was recently recognized by Advanced Manufacturing as a 30 Under 30 Future Leader of Manufacturing for his work increasing recycling yields. An excerpt of Kelly’s profile appears below.
While an undergraduate student at Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Sean Kelly worked at Saint-Gobain’s refractory manufacturing plant. Realizing the company’s material handling practices needed improvement, he took the initiative to develop strict protocols to prevent unnecessary handling and part damage due to improper transport. The process implementations led to increased product yield ratings through lower rejection rates, and are still in use today. After earning his bachelor’s degree in biomedical engineering, he was recruited by the Metal Processing Institute, where he started his thesis research in June 2014. Read more here.