Engineering Substances and Process Sustainability

This cluster focuseon the production of substances using green engineering processes, materials, and chemistries to avoid toxic byproducts, such as water or air pollution. Two main objectives are envisioned: (i) creating “green conscious” processes in materials research and product development and (ii) incorporating industrial partnerships that facilitate a joint commitment to sustainability. Three thrusts of green engineering were defined (green materials, green chemistry, and green processes), as shown in Figure 1. 


Fig. 1 Thrusts of Green Engineering