February 14-18, 2016 | Nashville, Tennessee
Join Us at REWAS 2016!
Make plans to attend this trans-disciplinary conference, part of the TMS 2016 Annual Meeting & Exhibition. At REWAS 2016, materials professionals will exchange ideas with other research fields and stakeholders to synergistically define the way toward a resource-efficient industry and society.
Materials Matter: Deriving Value from Resource Recovery at Multiple Materials Scales
Date: Tuesday, February 16, 2016
Time: 8:30 a.m. to Noon
Location: Music City Center, Room 104B
This special plenary session will be a highlight of the REWAS2016 technical program. The following invited speakers will deliver presentations and participate in panel discussions with the audience.

Trevor Keel
Presentation Title: "Gold’s Evolving Role in the Circular Economy"
Speaker: Trevor Keel, Consultant to the World Gold Council

Trevor Keel is a founder and director of Agility Health Tech, a consultancy which provides technical and communications expertise to a broad range of clients in the mining and healthcare sectors. Prior to this, he was Head of Technology at the World Gold Council, where he developed and led programs focused on industrial applications of gold. Keel is a chartered chemist, holds a Ph.D. in nanoscience and a degree in chemistry and is an APMP-qualified project manager.

Sil Colalancia
Presentation Title: "Automotive Recycling Innovation in Aluminum"
Speaker: Sil Colalancia, Novelis

Silverio (Sil) Colalancia is Director of Recycling for Novelis North America. He is responsible for leading a team that sources and recycles aluminum scrap for Novelis North America, which comprises 3 main recycling facilities in the United States. Prior to accepting this position in 2011, Colalancia served as plant manager for Novelis in Greensboro Recycling plant, GA for three years. He joined Novelis in 1990 and has held various technical, commercial, and operational roles. Colalancia holds a B.S. in Metallurgical Engineering from the Colorado School of Mines.

Markus Reuter
Presentation Title: "Digitalizing the Circular Economy -System-Integrated-Material-Production"
Speaker: Markus Reuter, Helmholtz Institute Freiberg for Resource Technology, and 2016 TMS Extraction & Processing Division Distinguished Lecturer

Markus Reuter is Director of the Helmholtz Institute Freiberg for Resource Technology at Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf (HZDR) in Freiberg, Germany. In this role, Reuter researches the "Internet of Things," that is, into the recycling of metallic raw materials within a material and energy-efficient Circular Economy 4.0.

Reuter is also an adjunct professor at Aalto University in Finland and a guest professor at Central South University in China. Prior to joining HZDR in 2015, Reuter worked for Outotec (Ausmelt) in Australia and Finland for nine years. He has also previously worked as leader of the furnace control group for Mintek in South Africa and as a process metallurgist for Anglo American Corporation in South Africa.

He holds a doctorate in engineering and a Ph.D. from Stellenbosch University in South Africa and a Dr. habil. degree from RWTH Aachen in Germany. In 2015, he was awarded an honorary doctorate from the Université de Liège in Belgium.

Marian Chertow
Presentation Title: "Industrial Symbiosis and Materials Management: Physical Resource Sharing Among Proximate Firms"
Speaker: Marian Chertow, Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies

Marian Chertow is Associate Professor of Industrial Environmental Management, Director of the Program on Solid Waste Policy, and Director of the Industrial Environmental Management Program at the Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies. She has appointments as visiting professor at the National University of Singapore and Nankai University in Tianjin, China. Her current research addresses industrial ecology, business/environment issues, waste management, and environmental technology innovation. Her primary research interests are 1) The study of industrial symbiosis including geographically-based exchanges of wastes, materials, energy, and water within networks of businesses. 2) The potential of industrial ecology to underpin ideas of the proposed Circular Economy law in China. 3) The application of innovation theory to the development of environmental and energy technology. She holds a B.A. from Barnard College, a M.P.P.M from Yale University, and a Ph.D. from Yale University.

Edwin Piñero
Presentation Title: "Water at the Heart of the Circular Economy"
Speaker: Edwin Piñero, Senior Vice President for Sustainability and Public Affairs, Veolia North America

Edwin Piñero is Senior Vice President for Sustainability for Veolia North America (VNA) and liaison to Veolia’s worldwide Corporate Social Responsibility and Public Affairs departments. Pinero oversees all efforts related to sustainability, in regard to outreach, client issues, and internal practices, including the water, energy, and waste business lines. Over his more than 34-year career, Pinero has worked in the private sector, including as a consultant to many clients on sustainability, environment, and energy. He has also served in the public sector at the state and Federal level addressing sustainability issues; including serving as the White House Federal Environmental Executive, where he focused on developing and implementing sustainability policy and practices within the U.S. federal government. Pinero served in state government in Pennsylvania as both the Director of the Bureau of Environmental Sustainability, Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection; as well as holding the office of Pennsylvania State Energy Director. He has a Bachelors of Science degree in Geology from the State University of New York and Masters of Science degree in Geology from Texas A&M University.

William P. Flanagan
Presentation Title: "Environmental Impacts of Additive Manufacturing"
Speaker: William P. Flanagan, Director, Ecoassessment Center of Excellence for the General Electric Company

William P. Flanagan, leads the Ecoassessment Center of Excellence for the General Electric Company. The Center was founded to assess the environmental impacts of products throughout their entire lifespan, from raw materials extraction through reuse, recycling, or disposal at the end of product life. The team works with the various GE businesses and the GE Ecomagination leadership team to support GE’s product and technology sustainability strategies, applying a variety of tools and approaches including environmental life cycle assessment. Flanagan is Chair, Board of Directors, of the American Center for Life Cycle Assessment (ACLCA), the membership and advocacy organization for LCA professionals in North America, and also serves on the External Advisory Board for the University of Michigan’s Center for Sustainable Systems. Flanagan graduated from Virginia Tech in 1985 and received a Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Connecticut in 1991.

  • Enabling & Understanding Sustainability - Ferrous & Non-ferrous Metals Processing
  • Understanding & Enabling Sustainability - (Rechargeable) Batteries
  • Enabling & Understanding Sustainability - Building Materials & Slag Valorization
  • Enabling & Understanding Sustainability - Rare Earth Element Applications
  • Designing Materials and Systems for Sustainability
  • Understanding & Enabling Sustainability - Light Metals Recycling & Waste Valorization
  • Understanding & Enabling Sustainability - Education Research Innovation
  • Understanding & Enabling Sustainability - Education Research Innovation + Electronic Equipment
  • Poster Session
To learn when and where specific talks will be held, view the TMS2016 Session Sheets.
REWAS 2016 will be held as part of the TMS 2016 Annual Meeting & Exhibition, February 14-18, 2016, in Nashville, Tennessee.
  • Mining and Materials Processing Institute of Japan (MMIJ)
  • Gesellschaft der Metallurgen und Bergleute (GDMB)
  • Federation of European Materials Societies (FEMS)
  • Southern African Institute of Mining & Metallurgy (SAIMM)
  • The Metallurgy and Materials Society of the Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum (MetSoc of CIM)

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