The Environmentally Benign Manufacturing
(EBM) research group,
headed by Professor Timothy Gutowski, is part of the Laboratory for Manufacturing and Productivity and the
Engineering Department at the
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
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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.
After attending the Royal Society meeting in Cambridge in September 2016, Prof. Gutowski co-authors a resulting editorial, highlighting the need for industrial systems to transition to lower material production demand, despite no individual short-term benefits.
Paper link. Date: May 2017.
Prof. Gutowski tackles this question in the latest MIT Faculty Newsletter
Paper link. Date: Dec 2016
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.
Professor Tim Gutowski
Professor Gutowski talks at the Trottier Institute for Sustainability in Engineering and Design Take a look
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.
Material efficiency: providing material services with less material production.