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Material Challenges in Developing a Sustainable Metal Processing Infrastructure

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This workshop aims to foster collaboration and innovation in critical areas such as the development and integration of novel processing methods and simulation tools to support sustainable metals processing.   As a part of fostering these collaborations, this workshop hopes to identify critical materials challenges in the following topic areas: Sustainable Extractive Metallurgy, Innovative Metal Manufacturing Technologies, and Lifecycle Assessment and Recycling Innovations. 

The first topic, "Sustainable Extractive Metallurgy," will feature discussions related to the replacements for critical materials and minerals, sustainable hydrometallurgy, pyrometallurgy, and electrometallurgy processes, as well as novel reduction processes for iron and innovative electrolysis processes for aluminum. The second topic area, "Innovative Metal Manufacturing Technologies," will focus on identifying new methods for metals processing to improve sustainability and alloy optimization for impurity tolerance. Lastly, " Lifecycle Assessment and Recycling Innovation " will explore alloy design for improved recyclability, metallurgical solutions to scrap contamination, lifecycle assessment, and methods for manufacturing powder feedstock from scrap materials. 

July 30th
8:00am - 5:00pm ET

July 31st
8:30am - 4:00pm ET

Invited Speakers:

  • Mike Molnar – Director of the Advanced Manufacturing National Program Office
  • Diane Bauer,  Ph.D.  – Deputy Director Advanced Materials and Manufacturing Technologies Office, Department of Energy
  • Association of Iron and Steel Technologies (AIST) – Brian Bliss, Revolutionizing U.S. Global Leadership for a Sustainable Industrial Supply Chain
  • Boston Metal – Adam Rauwerdink, Ph.D., Senior Vice President of Business Development
  • The Aluminum Association – Marshall Jinlong Wang, Manager of Sustainability Programs 
  • Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries (ISRI) –  David L. Wagger, Ph.D., Chief Scientist / Director of Environmental Management
  • Professor Danielle Cote, Ph.D. – WPI, Co-director, MatR: Materials Reimagined,  Sustainability of Metal AM Processes
  • Professor Brajendra Mishra, Ph.D. – WPI, Director, Metal Processing Institute and NSF CR3 Center for Resource Recovery and Recycling 
  • Elisa Alonso,  Ph.D. – U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) 
  • Elise Goldfine, Ph.D. –  Department of Energy / ARPA-e Fellow
  • Ford – George Luckey, Manager, Advanced Metal Technology Research and Advanced Engineering
  • Thermo-Calc Software Inc – Paul Mason, President


Hotel Room Block

We have booked a room block at the following location:

Hotel: DoubleTree by Hilton Washington DC North/Gaithersburg

Address: 620 Perry Parkway, Gaithersburg, MD 20877

Rate: $139/person plus tax. Rate includes transportation to and from NCCoE for both days of the conference.

Last day to book: July 15, 2024

CLICK HERE to book your room.

*Visitor Access Requirement: 

For Non-US Citizens:  Please have your valid passport for photo identification. 

For US Permanent Residents: Please have your green card for photo identification. 

For US Citizens: Please have your state-issued driver's license. Regarding Real-ID requirements, all states are in compliance or have an extension through May 2025. 

NIST also accepts other forms of federally issued identification in lieu of a state-issued driver's license, such as a valid passport, passport card, DOD's Common Access Card (CAC), Veterans ID, Federal Agency HSPD-12 IDs, and Military Dependents ID. 

Created March 18, 2024, Updated May 21, 2024