NIST Co-Hosts Indo/US Sustainable Manufacturing Workshop
The Manufacturing Engineering Laboratory's Sudarsan Rachuri, along with Associate Professor Amaresh Chakrabarti (Indian Institute of Science), organized and hosted an Indo-US Workshop entitled, "Designing Sustainable Products, Services, and Manufacturing Systems" at the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India from August 18-20, 2009. The Workshop was sponsored by the Indo-US Science & Technology Forum. The primary objective of this Workshop was to bring together domain experts from India and the US to discuss the social, economic, environmental, and technological aspects of designing sustainable systems, especially manufacturing systems. The Workshop consisted of technical sessions, breakout discussions, and industrial showcases that addressed important issues necessary for the production of sustainable systems. The Workshop was well attended and the overall objectives were met successfully. MEL and IIS staff also explored possible support from the Indo-U.S. Science and Technology Forum for a researcher exchange program. MEL participants in the event included: Vijay Srinivasan, Sudarsan Rachuri, Prabir Sarkar, Mahesh Mani, and Minna Lanz. Several of the NIST staff presented on the following topics:
Please visit http://www.mel.nist.gov/msid/conferences/indo_us/index.html for additional details.
POC: Sudarsan Rachuri, 301-975-4264
Program: Sustainable and Lifecycle Information-based Manufacturing (SLIM)