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Phone 617.253.2113
Fax 617.253.1556

Questions and comments can be directed to specific people using the e-mail addresses below.
Requests for papers can be directed to gutowski@mit.edu



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Timothy Gutowski Professor in Mechanical Engineering

Timothy Gutowski is from the Midwest United States. He attended college in Wisconsin (B.S. Mathematics), Illinois (MS Theoretical and Applied Mechanics) and Massachusetts (MIT, PhD Mechanical Engineering). He has worked at Wiss, Janney, and Elstner (structural engineer) and Bolt, Berank and Newman (noise and acoustics consultant) and has taught at the Escuela Politecnica Nacional in Quito, Ecuador where he was in the Peace Corps. In Ecuador, he wrote: Conceptos Basicos de La Teoria de Vibraciones.

He is currently a Professor of Mechanical Engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where he has been on the faculty since 1981. From 1994 to 2004 he was the director of the Laboratory for Manufacturing and Productivity, and from 2001 to 2005 he was the associate head of the Department of Mechanical Engineering. His research interests have ranged from polymer processing, to advanced composites manufacturing, to manufacturing systems, to his current area of study - manufacturing and the environment. He has over 150 technical publications, three books, and seven patents and patent applications. His most recent books are: Advanced Composites Manufacturing, Wiley 1997 and Thermodynamics and the Destruction of Resources, (with Bhavik Bakshi and Dusan Sekulic ) Cambridge University Press 2011.

His current area of study is focused the climate change consequences of engineered systems including; manufacturing, transportation and buildings. His publications can be found at the website http://web.mit.edu/ebm/www/publications.htm

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Dan Cooper Post-doctoral Researcher

My current research is on evaluating the potential energy, carbon and cost savings associated with the successful development of flexible sheet metal forming processes. This research is in collaboration with Ford and Boeing.
I did my undergraduate and masters degrees in mechanical engineering at the University of Cambridge (UK). I worked as a navel architect for one year before returning to Cambridge to complete a PhD investigating sustainability in the steel and aluminium industries.
drcooper@mit.edu
mit.edu/drcooper/www


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Karine Ip Kiun Chong PhD Student

As a PhD student, I am interested in studying the impact of uncertainty on material recovery processes and applying optimization to such processes.
During my Masters of Science in Mechanical Engineering at MIT, I worked on simulation modelling of energy and airflows in buildings. Prior to this, I did my Bachelors in Mechanical Engineering at Brown University.
karineip@mit.edu



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Rui Pan Visiting Student

I am a visiting graduate student now in the EBM laboratory. My research involves thermodynamics and materials science in manufacturing. My current research has been to analyze materials and energy flows through large manufacturing systems such as automobile factories. The objective is to promote an exergy analysis method suited for evaluating losses of quality (in addition to quantity) of energy resources needed for steady-state manufacturing operations. I have completed my master degree, and I have been currently doing my PhD degree, at the Harbin Institute of Technology, majoring in materials joining.
panrui@mit.edu


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Timo SchudeleitVisiting Student

I dedicate my current research at MIT to the quantitative comparison of additive and conventional manufacturing technologies in terms of costs, resources and time. Besides the metric development, I work on determining the theoretical maximum processing speed of selective laser melting in order to forecast its future potentials and limits.
My PhD at the Institute of Machine Tools and Manufacturing (IWF) at Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) Zürich (Switzerland) is on energy efficiency and sustainability of factory-integrated machine tools. I received my bachelor’s and master’s degrees in mechanical engineering from Technical University Braunschweig (Germany) and was exchange student at the Linköping University (Sweden), the Royal Institute of Technology (KTH) Stockholm (Sweden), and the University of New South Wales (UNSW) Sydney (Australia).
schtimo@mit.edu


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Mariapaola Testa MS Graduate in Mechanical Engineering

I am a Masters student in Operations Research and I am interested in applying optimization to the recycling sector. My other passion is entrepreneurship and I have been applying data analytics to predict startups growth. Before coming to MIT, I studied Production and Management Engineering at Politecnico di Milano, Italy (2013). During my undergraduate degree I joined study-aborad programs, attending industrial engineering classes at Universidad Pontificia Comillas in Madrid and Chinese marketing courses at LSE in Beijing. I am an active member of the Graduate Women and the Italian students organizations at MIT.
mptesta@mit.edu


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Sumant Raykar Masters student

I am a Master of Science student in Mechanical Engineering at MIT. I am studying the environmental impact of global automobile manufacturing. Before this, I worked on mathematical and simulation models of manufacturing systems and transportation networks. I have a bachelors in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Pune, India, and a Master of Engineering in Manufacturing from MIT.
sraykar@mit.edu





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Sheng Jiang Masters student

I graduated from University of Michigan (ME) and Shanghai Jiaotong University (EE) in 2013. I am interested in energy use investigation in additive manufacturing and cryogenic machining.
Fun fact: I enjoy a lot of things in life, yet still struggling to find the one course
shengdec@mit.edu





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Kathleen Eaton Rossie MS Graduate in Mechanical Engineering

I'm a Masters student working on sheet metal forming environmental analysis. Previous to joining the lab, I spent 8 years in environmental compliance, including 4 years onsite at a refinery. I received my bachelors in General Engineering from the University of Illinois.
keaton@mit.edu




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Anne Raymond Masters Student in Technology and Policy

As a student in the Technology and Policy Program at MIT, I am interested in how policy impacts the effective use of advances in engineering, particularly in the areas of material selection and recycling. My research involves modeling material flows, energy use, and operational costs within a recycling facility. I received a BA in Chemistry from Dartmouth College in 2006, and studied Mechanical Engineering at Boston University from 2012-2014. In the years between academic pursuits, I served as a Peace Corps volunteer in Cameroon, worked as a radiochemist for the FDA, and helped manage an electricity distribution startup in Tanzania. When not studying, cooking, or reading, I love being outdoors, usually on a bicycle.
araymond@mit.edu





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Marta Giulia Baldi Visiting PhD student

My current research is on analysis of a building based on Second Law of Thermodynamics. The buildings require mostly low quality energy carriers at low temperatures and their energy demand is mainly satisfied by high quality energy sources. The model quantifies the environmental impact of a building or a city. . This research is in collaboration with University of Florence, Technical University of Braunschweig and University “La Sapienza” of Rome. I did my undergraduate and masters degrees in building engineering at the University of Florence (Italy).
mbaldi@mit.edu


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Mathias Schmieder Visiting student

As a Masters student in Production Engineering from the RWTH Aachen University in Germany I will do my final thesis at the MIT. During my Bachelors studies I gained experience in life cycle assessment and in the research area of electric vehicle production. Since the automotive industry applies many innovative manufacturing processes I am currently interested in modeling the energy consumption and carbon emissions of a car manufacturing factory.
mschmied@mit.edu



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Michael Hausmann Visiting student

I am a Master student in material science at Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne (EPFL). While studying additive manufacturing processes I got interested in doing my master thesis in that field. Therefore I started this project in the EBM lab on additive manufacturing for a total of 6 months. I am studying selective laser sintering processes based on polymeric materials in order to get a better overview of available technologies and a better understanding of the actual needs in this fast evolving field.
mhausman@mit.edu



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Karuna Mohindra Support staff

karuna@mit.edu







Alumni

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Gero Corman Visiting student

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Cassandra Telenko Post-doctoral Researcher

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Kotaro Kawajiri Post-Doctoral Researcher

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Malima Wolf PhD in Mechanical Engineering

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Sahil Sahni PhD in Materials Science and Engineering

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Avid Boustani Masters in Mechanical Engineering

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Natalia Duque Ciceri Visiting PhD Student from Politecnico di Milano

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Marc-Andre Dittrich Visiting Student from Leibniz Universitat Hannover

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Nils Hartnack Visiting Student from Leibniz Universitat Hannover

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Pamela C. Silva Mechanical Engineering Undergraduate 2010

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Gregoire Casoetto Visiting Student from Ecole Polytechnique

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Matthew Branham MS Graduate in Mechanical Engineering

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Suganth Kalakkad MS student in Mechanical Engineering

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Arnaud Uzabiaga Visiting student from Ecole Polytechnique

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Ante Mrkonjic Visiting grad student from University of Stuttgart

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Mitch Westwood BS student in Mechanical Engineering

Philipp Bohr Visiting PhD student from TU Berlin

Esther Hu BS 2009: The Effect of Machine and Material Parameters on Rare Earth Roller SeparationVisiting PhD student from TU Berlin

Dominic Albino Visiting BS student from Yale

Lynette Cheah PhD student in Mechanical Engineering

Thilo Grove Visiting grad student from Hanover, Germany

Jeffrey Dahmus PhD 2007: Applications of Industrial Ecology: Manufacturing, Recycling, and Efficiency

Joe Foley Post-Doctoral Fellow 2006-2007

Young Seok Song Post-Doctoral Fellow 2006-2007

Alissa Jones MS 2007: The Industrial Ecology of the Iron Casting Industry

Alexandre Thiriez MS 2006: An Environmental Analysis of Injection Molding

Luke Haidorfer BS 2005: Thesis: Efficiency Alone as a Solution to Increasing Energy Consumption

Beth Baniszewski BS 2005: Thesis: An Environmental Impact Analysis of Grinding

Michael Kurd BS 2004: The Material and Energy Flow Through the Abrasive Waterjet Machining and Recycling Processes

Margaret Cho BS 2004: Environmental Constituents of Electrical Discharge Machining

Brianne Metzger MS 2003: Design for Recycling: Influencing Product Design Using the Recyclability Index

Lauren Killian BS 2003: Material Selection for Structural Use: Developing Ecological Footprints for Steel and Wood

Teresa Zhang BS 2003: Product Ecofootprint: Environmental Analysis of the Generic American Car

Sascha Haffner PhD 2002: Cost Modeling and Design for Manufacturing Guidelines for Advanced Composite Fabrication

Rhonda Salzman MS 2002: Manufacturing System Design: Flexible Manufacturing Systems and Value Stream Mapping



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The Environmentally Benign Manufacturing Group in 2013, with Sahil Sahni, Professor Timothy G. Gutowski, Dr. Kotaro Kawajiri (back row, left to right) and Dr. Malima Wolf, Chris Bolin, Pamela C. Silva (front row, left to right).