Benign Manufacturing













Thermodynamic Analysis of Manufacturing Processes

Stephanie Dalquist; Jeffrey Dahmus; Alex Thiriez; Alissa Jones; Matthew Branham; Dusan Sekulic, U. Kentucky; Timothy Gutowski

Sponsors: National Science Foundation, SKF



Sahil Sahni, MIT Dept. of Material Science & Eng.; Avid Boustani, MIT Dept. of Mechanical Eng.; Malima Wolf, MIT Dept. of Mechanical Eng.; Elsa Olivetti, MIT Dept. of Material Science & Eng.; Steve Graves, MIT Sloan School; Timothy Gutowski

Sponsor: MIT Energy Initiative



Malima Wolf; Natalia Duque Ciceri; Jeffrey Dahmus; Dominic Albino; Phillip Bohr, TU Berlin; Ante Mrkonjic, U. Stuttgart; Brianne Metzger; Timothy Gutowski

Sponsors: National Science Foundation, Hewlett Packard

Collaborators: Roger Morton, Axion Ltd. U.K.; Mike Mankosa, Eriez


Production and Efficiency 

Jeffrey Dahmus; Suganth Kalakkad; Arnaud Uzabiaga, Ecole Polytechnic, Paris; Olivia Grehler, BU; Timothy Gutowski


Environmental Life Style Analysis 

Amanda Taplett, Anna Allen, Amy Banzaert, Rob Cirinciore, Christopher Cleaver, Stacy Figueredo, Susan Fredholm, Betar Gallant, Alissa Jones, Jonathan Krones, Barry Kudrowitz, Cynthia Lin, Alfredo Morales, David Quinn, Megan Roberts, Robert Scaringe, Tim Studley, Sittha Sukkasi, Mika Tomczak, Jessica Vechakul, Malima Wolf, Timothy Gutowski


Environmental Analysis of Manufacturing Processes 

Jeffrey Dahmus, Stephanie Dalquist, Alex Thiriez, Timothy Gutowski

Sponsor: National Science Foundation

Collaborators; Jung-Hoon Chun, MIT; John Sutherland, Michigan Tech; Marquita Hill, University of Maine, Orono


Production, Use and Efficiency

Jeffrey Dahmus, Timothy Gutowski 

A Permit Market Approach to Foster Sustainable Manufacturing of Electrical and Electronic Equipment

Philipp Bohr, Timothy Gutowski 

In the course of this project, an analysis of plausible regulatory incentive schemes to foster sustainable manufacturing of electrical and electronic equipment is conducted. The main emphasis is on closing material loops via reuse, remanufacturing and recycling. This will be complemented by a balanced accounting for related environmental aspects and considerations of eco-efficiency.


Recycling Index for Inkjet Printers

Brianne Metzger, Timothy Gutowski 

Sponsor: Hewlett Packard 

Collaborators:  Tim Frederick and Erin Gately, HP 


Benign and Efficient Materials

Olivia Grebler, Timothy Gutowski