Role of Materials in Addressing Climate Change & Sustainability

 MATERIALS DAY AGENDA

October 20, 2021
MIT, Kresge Theatre (W16)

Red register

8:00am

Registration
Kresge Lobby, MIT Bldg. W16
9:00-9:15am

 




Welcome
Professor Carl V. Thompson
Director, Materials Research Laboratory, MIT

Overview
Associate Professor Elsa Olivetti
Materials Science & Engineering, MIT

Session I:
9:15-9:50am

 

Early assessment of environmental and technical performance to guide sustainable materials design
Associate Professor Desiree Plata
Civil & Environmental Engineering, MIT
9:50-10:25am


Challenges and Opportunities for Materials in the Textile Industry
Professor Gregory Rutledge
Chemical Engineering, MIT
10:25-11:00am
BREAK

11:00-11:35am

 

Towards Structure-Property Relationships for Biodegradable Polymers
Professor Bradley Olsen
Chemical Engineering, MIT
11:35-12:10pm



Materializing Sustainable Architecture: New Methods for Design and Construction of Low-carbon Buildings
Associate Professor Caitlin Mueller
Civil & Environmental Engineering and Department of Architecture, MIT

12:10-1:30pm

Lunch
Stratton Student Center, 3rd Floor

Twenty Chimneys/Mezzanine Lounge (Building W20)
Session II:
1:30-2:05pm
 

Towards Profitable Sustainability via Liquid-Metal/Molten-salt Electrochemistry
Professor Donald R. Sadoway
Department of Materials Science & Engineering, MIT
2:05-2:40pm

 

Thermal Batteries
Associate Professor Asegun S. Henry
Department of Mechanical Engineering, MIT

2:40-3:10pm
BREAK
3:10-3:45pm


New Paradigms for Sustainable Materials Processing
Associate Professor Antoine Allanore
Department of Materials Science & Engineering, MIT

3:45-4:20pm

 

Electrifying and Decarbonizing Cement Production
Professor Yet-Ming Chiang
Department of Materials Science & Engineering, MIT

4:20-4:30pm

 

Closing Remarks
Professor Carl V. Thompson
Director, Materials Research Laboratory, MIT