Be Part of REWAS 2019

Plan now to participate in the 6th installment of this unique, transdisciplinary conference series, co-located with the TMS 2019 Annual Meeting & Exhibition (TMS2019). Don’t miss the opportunity to showcase your research and advance progress at the intersection of materials science, metallurgy and sustainability.

REWAS 2019 is sponsored by the TMS Recycling & Environmental Technologies Committee.

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REWAS 2019 Organizers
  • Camille Fleuriault, Gopher Resource
  • Gabrielle Gaustad, Rochester Institute of Technology
  • Mertol Gökelma, Norwegian University of Science and Technology
  • John Howarter, Purdue University
  • Randolph Kirchain, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Kaka Ma, Colorado State University
  • Christina Meskers, Umicore
  • Neale Neelameggham, IND LLC
  • Elsa Olivetti, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Adam Powell, Infinium Metals
  • Fiseha Tesfaye, Åbo Akademi University
  • Mingming Zhang, Arcelor Mittal Global R&D

Planned REWAS 2019 Symposia

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Disruptive Material Manufacturing: Scaling and Systems Challenges

The landscape of material manufacturing has the potential for dramatic change as new design techniques (e.g. material genome) and new technologies (e.g. additive manufacturing, clean energy technologies) begin to scale to industrial production levels.

TMS Committee Sponsor: Additive Manufacturing Committee

Secondary and Byproduct Sources of Materials, Minerals, and Metals

Attention has turned to ore alternative sources of important materials, metals, and minerals. Circular economy techniques, industrial symbiosis, and urban mining are sustainability strategies for obtaining these materials from industrial byproducts, end of life wastes such as electronics and batteries, and other secondary sources.

TMS Committee Sponsors: Pyrometallurgy Committee; Hydrometallurgy & Electrometallurgy Committee

Rethinking Production

This topic will explore approaches to decreasing emissions and effluents in production, achieving sustainable process design, and manufacturing clean energy technologies. Measuring and quantifying embodied energy and assessment of current methods as well as enabling cost-effective and efficient collection and reprocessing of wastes will also be discussed.

TMS Committee Sponsor: Materials Characterization Committee

Cast Shop Recycling Technologies

A joint session within the Cast Shop Technology session focuses on sustainable operation, life cycle assessment, recycling impact and awareness, charge materials, environmental issues, and industrial ecology.

TMS Committee Sponsor: Aluminum Committee

Education and Workforce Development

Transitioning knowledge from the research and academic sectors into applied work is critical to realizing sustainability. This topic solicits work in novel educational approaches like blended learning, flipped classrooms, and MOOCs, as well as approaches for integrating sustainability into traditional disciplinary curricula. Technology transition, applied learning, workforce development initiatives, innovation, and entrepreneurship will also be highlighted.

TMS Committee Sponsors: Education Committee; Professional Development Committee