Sustainable Futures Institute (SFI)

Manufacturing and Materials Sustainability

Motivation

How can systems be developed to maximize the utility of materials while minimizing environmental and social impacts?

Example Projects

Department of Energy Advanced Manufacturing Institutes - through involvement of the SFI, Michigan Tech. is a partner in three DOE Institutes that are focused on reimagining the way manufacturing systems will work in the future. The REMADE Institute is focused on enhancing the use of recycled and remanufactured inputs to our manufacturing operations. The Rapid Advancement in Process Intensification Deployment (RAPID) Institute is developing novel chemical production systems that offer improvements through process intensification. The Clean Energy Smart Manufacturing Innovation Institute (CESMII) is focused on enabling cyber-enabled manufacturing systems and a wide array of new sensor technologies to improve our ability to test, monitor, and optimize new manufacturing systems. Please contact us for more information on developing research projects within these Institutes!