Welcome to EBM

The Environmentally Benign Manufacturing (EBM) research group, headed by Professor Timothy Gutowski, is part of the Laboratory for Manufacturing and Productivity and the Mechanical Engineering Department at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology The EBM group is focused on examining the environmental effects associated with manufacturing and products. Research areas include: the thermodynamic, economic, and life cycle assessment of manufacturing processes and systems, products and recycling systems. Additional work looks at the environmental effects from the consumption side of the issue.

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The Environmentally Benign Manufacturing Group with (left to right) Sumant Raykar, Sheng Jiang, Mariapaola Testa, Prof. Tim Gutowski, Kathleen Eaton, Dr. Dan Cooper, and Gero Corman.

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Material Demand Reduction

Prof. Gutowski and Dr. Cooper attend a Royal Society sponsored meeting on material demand reduction at the University of Cambridge

Date: September 26-28, 2016.

Sustainable industries

Professor Tim Gutowski

Professor Gutowski talks at the Trottier Institute for Sustainability in Engineering and Design Take a look

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Dr Cooper goes to Michigan

EBM postdoc Dan Cooper starts as an Assistant Professor in mechanical engineering at the University of Michigan in January 2017. He will continue his work on Resourceful Manufacturing and Design.

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Royal Society Meeting

Material efficiency: providing material services with less material production.

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