METALS & MINERALS

FOR THE ENVIRONMENT

Erzberg mine in Eisenerz, Austria | Photo credit: Sebastian Pichler

 SETTING A NEW PARADIGM

FOR RESEARCH ON METALS & MINERALS

Metals and minerals are at the core of mankind’s existence - vital for infrastructure, transportation and myriad consumer goods - and have been identified as key materials for meeting sustainable development and renewable energy goals. Paradoxically, this intense demand for metals and minerals has propagated the Anthropocene age, with exceptional – and growing – local and global environmental impacts.

 

Founded in 2015, Metals and Minerals for the Environment (MME) is a forum for industry and academia to shape a more sustainable future for the metals and minerals industry. Complex life cycles spanning global geographies creates a web of impacts and interactions that requires a multi-disciplinary approach to affect change.

The goal of the MME is to promote in-depth interactions between industry and academia. MME brings together world-renowned leaders to approach the issues relevant to the metal and mineral life cycle from a multi-disciplinary perspective.

 

Collectively, the MME team will leverage their existing research portfolio and work with industry partners to provide real-world applications to drive environmental and social improvements. Close collaborations between MIT researchers and industry will help to shape real-world applications and drive substantive impact.

Developing Versatility and Planning for the Future of the Industry:

An Interview with Professor Antoine Allanore

See more MIT Shorts with Professor Allanore on the MIT Industrial Liaison Program website.

RESEARCH AREAS

COLLABORATORS

MIT has a long history of research on metals and minerals - spanning many topics and departments. Metals & Minerals for the Environment was founded to unite this broad research in order to leverage existing projects to the best results. Partnerships with industry are key for metals and mining, ensuring that MIT research is addressing the most pressing problems and developing solutions that can be readily adopted.

Learn more about MME collaborators:

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WASTE & TAILINGS

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FOUNDERS & PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATORS

MME MANAGER

Professor Antoine Allanore

Thomas B. King Assistant Professor of Metallurgy

Department of Materials Science and Engineering

 

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 Professor T. Alan Hatton

Ralph Landau Professor

Department of Chemical Engineering

 

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Suzanne Greene

Department of Materials Science

and Engineering

 

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