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Friday, January 24 2020
11:00am - 12:00pm
Brook Byers Institute for Sustainable Systems, 828 West Peachtree Street 3rd Floor, Conference Room C
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Lecture - John W. Sutherland, Ph.D.

Society is increasingly aware of the environmental challenges we face. Every part of society must assume some responsibility for responding to this sustainability challenge – including the manufacturing sector. Professor Sutherland will discuss his research initiatives focused on reducing the environmental footprint of manufacturing including reducing cutting fluid use in machining, improving workplace air quality, and promoting remanufacturing. Promising directions for future research will also be discussed such as circular economy, smart/sustainable manufacturing, environmentally guided decision-making, and greener processes and products.

Dr. John W. Sutherland is one of the world’s leading authorities on the application of sustainability principles to industrial issues. He has contributed pioneering research and education contributions, and provided leadership in establishing/advancing the field of environmentally responsible design and manufacturing. As an investigator on numerous funded projects, valued at approximately $50M, he has mentored close to 100 students to the completion of their graduate degrees. With his students and colleagues, he has published nearly 400 papers in various journals and conference proceedings. Sutherland is Head of Environmental and Ecological Engineering (EEE) at Purdue University.

January 24, 2020, 11 AM
Brook Byers Institute for Sustainable Systems
828 West Peachtree Street
3rd Floor, Conference Room C

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