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The plenary session is still under development. Two high-caliber speakers from industry will start off the event: Dr. Maurits Van Camp (Umicore) and Prof Don Sadoway (MIT) will be plenary speakers.

Maurits van Camp (director of Recycling & Extraction Platform, Umicore)


Maurits Van Camp is currently Director of the Recycling & Extraction platform at Umicore´s Group Research and Development in Olen, Belgium. Maurits Van Camp graduated form the K.U.Leuven, Belgium, as a material science engineer in 1979 and received his masters in extractive metallurgy from the University of Utah, USA. (1981). Maurits Van Camp has over 30 years of research experience in the field of extractive metallurgy. His prime focus has been in realizing breakthrough developments for closing the loop for non-ferrous metals: Pb-Cu-Zn-Ni-Co-As-Se-Te-Bi-Sb-Sn-Ag-Au-In-Ge-PGM´s and rare earth metals. He has been instrumental in the make-over of Umicore Precious Metals Refining through his involvement in the introduction of breakthrough technologies such as the Cu smelter, the precious metals concentration plant, and the rechargeable battery recycling process. Within his research the minimalist approach of Prof. Jaikumar has been the underlying philosophy for developing, realizing and implementing breakthrough developments

Donald Sadoway (John F. Elliot Professor of Materials Chemistry, MIT).


Donald R. Sadoway is the John F. Elliott Professor of Materials Chemistry in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He obtained the B.A.Sc. in Engineering Science, the M.A.Sc. in Chemical Metallurgy, and the Ph.D. in Chemical Metallurgy, all from the University of Toronto. After a year of postdoctoral study at MIT as a NATO Fellow, Dr. Sadoway joined the faculty in 1978. The author of over 150 scientific papers and holder of 20 U.S. patents, his research is directed towards the development of rechargeable batteries for grid-level storage and environmentally sound technologies for the extraction of metals. The fundamental tenet that drives his choice of problems is how to reduce cost at the discovery stage. To push these ideas from lab bench to marketplace, he is the founder of two companies, Ambri and Boston Electrometallurgical. With recordings of his chemistry lectures broadcast throughout the world on MIT OpenCourseWare, his impact on engineering education extends far beyond the lecture hall at MIT. Viewed over 1,500,000 times, his TED talk is a narrative about inventing inventors as much as it about inventing technology. In 2012 he was named by Time magazine as one of the 100 Most Influential People in the World.

Paul Krajewski, General Motors R&D Centre

Dr. Paul Krajewski is currently the Director of the Vehicle Systems Research Lab at General Motors Global Research and Development. His laboratory is responsible for developing a wide range of vehicle technologies including smart materials and structures, aerodynamics, and safety. He is a global expert in light weighting and was responsible for developing General Motor’s light weighting strategy. He received his Bachelors and Doctorate in Materials Science from the University of Michigan. He has led production implementations with aluminum, magnesium, and carbon fiber composites including body panels on the 2014 Corvette Stingray. Dr. Krajewski has over 75 publications and has been awarded 44 US Patents. He has been recognized by Fortune Magazine (40 under 40) and MIT’s Technology Review (TR100) as a leading innovator, and is a Fellow of ASM International. He has appeared as a subject matter expert on the History Channel's Modern Marvels Aluminum Program and won numerous automotive industry innovation awards.


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Important Dates

Notification of acceptance or regret
February 15 to March 1, 2015

Deadline for papers for editing
April 1, 2015

Final papers due
May 1, 2015

Author registration
May 1, 2015

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