Elsa A. Olivetti, Esther and Harold E. Edgerton Associate Professor in Materials Science and Engineering, MIT
Additive Around the U.S. - Virtual Seminar
Penn State’s Women in 3D Printing, in partnership with the Additive Manufacturing & Design Graduate Program Invite you to the following virtual seminars Tuesdays at Noon Eastern during Fall 2021. Seminars will be on Zoom with links to be sent prior to each seminar.
Moving towards sustainable materials production
Strategies toward sustainability aim to extract more value from materials in use while minimizing extraction and waste flows throughout the life cycle. Interventions must be evaluated in context because improvement in one phase may lead to increased burden elsewhere. We must consider
potential trade-offs quantitatively to avoid unintended consequences, in which we improve one aspect to the detriment of another part of the materials system or life cycle. Tradeoffs must be made across life cycle stages, and within environmental metrics, but also across dimensions of sustainability beyond environmental inviting a truly interdisciplinary approach to the solutions development. This presentation will present some of the nuance in achieving sustainable materials solutions in metals and polymers.
Dr. Elsa Olivetti is the Esther and Harold E. Edgerton Career Development Professor in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering and co-director of the MIT Climate and Sustainability Consortium at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Her research focuses on reducing the significant burden of materials production and consumption through increased use of recycled and waste materials; informing the early-stage design of new materials for effective scale up; and understanding the implications of policy, new technology development, and manufacturing processes on materials supply chains. Dr. Olivetti received her bachelor of science in engineering science from the University of Virginia in 2000 and her doctorate in materials science engineering from MIT in 2007.
Fall schedule of speakers:
Mara Hitner | MatterHackers
Andrea Arguelles | The Pennsylvania State University
Joy Gockel | Colorado School of Mines
Sharlotte Kramer | Sandia National Lab
Melanie Lang | FormAlloy
Elsa Olivetti | MIT
Dana Frankel | QuesTek
Sneha Prabha Narra | Carnegie Mellon University
Amy Elliott | Oak Ridge National Lab