Conference Proceedings & Presentations

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Papers

E Alonso and R Roth, "An Assessment of the Rare Earth Element Content of Conventional and Electric Vehicles", SAE 2012 World Congress, Detroit MI, April 24-26, 2012.

E Alonso, FR Field, R Roth and RE Kirchain, "Motivating Sustainable Material Use through Industry-Level Simulation Modeling of Platinum Stocks and Flows" TMS Annual Meeting and Exhibition - EPD Congress, Seattle, WA, February 14-18, 2010, pp. 827-834. (pdf)

RE Kirchain, FR Field, R Roth and E Alonso, "Strategies to Address Risks of Platinum Scarcity for Supply Chain Downstream Firms" IEEE International Symposium on Sustainable Systems and Technology, Washington, DC, May 18-20, 2009, 6 pages. (pdf)
doi: 10.1109/ISEE.2008.4562902

E Alonso, F Field and R Kirchain, "A Case Study of the Availability of Platinum Group Metals for Electronics Manufacturers". Proceedings of the IEEE International Symposium on Electronics and the Environment, San Francisco, CA, May 19-22, 2008, 6 pages. (pdf)
doi: 10.1109/ISSST.2009.5156762

S Fredholm, J Gregory, and R Kirchain, "Characterizing Architectural Options for Electronic Waste Recycling Systems", Proceedings of the IEEE International Symposium on Electronics and the Environment, San Francisco, CA, May 19-22, 2008, 6 pages. (pdf

J Dahmus, S Fredholm, E Olivetti, J Gregory, and R Kirchain, "Modeling the Economic and Environmental Performance of Recycling Systems", Proceedings of the IEEE International Symposium on Electronics and the Environment, San Francisco, CA, May 19-22, 2008, 6 pages. (pdf)
doi: 10.1109/ISEE.2008.4562896

E Olivetti, J Gregory, and R Kirchain, "Original Equipment Manufacturer End-of-Life Equipment Collection Metrics", Proceedings of the IEEE International Symposium on Electronics and the Environment, San Francisco, CA, May 19-22, 2008, 6 pages. (pdf)
doi: 10.1109/ISEE.2008.4562904

T Montalbo, T Lee, R Roth, and R Kirchain, "Modeling Costs and Fuel Economy Benefits of Lightweighting Vehicle Closure Panels", SAE 2008 World Congress, Detroit MI, April 14-17, 2008, 12 pages. (pdf)

G Gaustad, R Peterson, and R Kirchain, "Modeling Methods to Guide Recycling Friendly Alloy Design: The Impact of Compositional Data Structure", Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of TMS: 9th Global Innovations Symposium - Trends in Integrated Computational Materials Engineering for Materials Processing and Manufacturing, New Orleans, LA, March 9-13, 2008, pp. 263-270. (pdf)

AN Allen, S Das, F Field, and R Kirchain, "Robustness of Materials Selection Decisions Using Various Life-Cycle Assessment Methods", Proceedings of the TMS Conference on Materials Science and Technology (MS&T07), Detroit, Michigan, September 16-20, 2007, pp. 55-66. (pdf)

G Gaustad, S Das, and R Kirchain, "Identifying Scrap Friendly Alloys Using Chance Constrained Modeling", Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of TMS: Light Metals Division, Orlando, FL, February 25-March 1, 2007, pp. 1153-1160. (pdf)

J Gregory, E Alonso, F Field and R Kirchain, "Characterizing Sustainable Material Recovery Systems: A Case Study of E-Waste Materials." TMS 2007 (pdf)

J Gregory and R Kirchain, "Eco-Efficient Recycling Alternatives for End-of-Life Cathode Ray Tubes", Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of TMS: Light Metals Division, San Antonio, 2006, pp. 909-918. (pdf)

J Gregory, J Atlee, and R Kirchain, "Driving Eco-Efficiency-Informed Decisions: A Process-Based Model of End-of-Life Electronics Recycling", Proceedings of IEEE International Symposium on Electronics and the Environment, San Francisco, 2006, pp.138-143. (pdf)

R Kirchain, "Overview of the MIT-CTR: Conclusions and Next Steps", invited paper in proceedings of Compounding Semiconductor Week 2005, Palm Springs, CA, October 31, 2005.

P Li, S Guldberg, HO Riddervold and R Kirchain, "Identifying Economic and Scrap Reuse Benefits of Light Metals Sorting Technologies", Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of TMS: EPD Congress 2005, San Francisco, 2005, pp 37-51. (pdf)

P Li and R Kirchain, "Modeling Scrap Sourcing Decisions Given Uncertain Demand", Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of TMS: Light Metals Division, San Francisco, 2005, pp 849-854. (pdf)

Presentations and Posters

E. Gulsen, E. Olivetti, R. Kirchain, F. Freire, "Impact of Blending on Estimated Uncertainty of Biodiesel Emissions", presented at ISIE 2011 6th International Conference on Industrial Ecology, Berkeley, CA, June 7-10, 2011. (pdf)

E. Alonso, F. Field, R. Roth, R. Kirchain, A. Sherman, M. Everson, and T. Wallington, "Evaluating Dynamic Factors That Affect Rare Earths Scarcity", ISIE 2011 6th International Conference on Industrial Ecology, University of California, Berkeley, CA, June 7-10, 2011. (pdf)

N. Fleming, E. Alonso, F. Field, R. Kirchain, and R. Roth, "Nonā€Price Material Scarcity Metrics: How Well, and Under What Conditions Is the Risk They Indicate Reflected by Material Price?" ISIE 2011 6th International Conference on Industrial Ecology, University of California, Berkeley, CA, June 7-10, 2011. (pdf)

J. Gregory, P. Jeong, E. Olivetti, R. Kirchain, and E. Blanco, "Impact of Uncertainty in Activity Data and Emissions Factors on Firm Scope 3 Greenhouse Gas Emissions Estimates", ISSST International Symposium on Sustainable Systems and Technology, Chicago, IL, May 16-18, 2011. (pdf)

S. Patanavanich, E.A. Olivetti, J.R. Gregory, and R.E. Kirchain, "Exploring the Viability of Probabilistic Underspecification to Streamlined Life Cycle Assessment", ISSST International Symposium on Sustainable Systems and Technology, Chicago, IL, May 16-18, 2011. (pdf)

T.R. Miller, J. Gregory, and R. Kirchain, "Methods for Estimating End of Life Electronics Exports from North America", ISSST International Symposium on Sustainable Systems and Technology, Chicago, IL, May 16-18, 2011. (pdf)

M.L. Zgola, E.A. Olivetti, C. Weber, S. Boyd, J. Mangold, R. Abedrabbo, E. Williams, J. Gregory, and R.E. Kirchain, "Environmental Assessment of IT Products Using a Triage Approach", ISSST International Symposium on Sustainable Systems and Technology, Chicago, IL, May 16-18, 2011. (pdf)

N. Fleming, E. Alonso, F. Field, R. Kirchain, and R. Roth, "Recycling and Material Price: An Exploration of the Effects of Secondary Substitutability on Price Stability" TMS 2011, San Diego, CA, February 27 - March 3, 2011. (pdf)