Other Publications

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TR Miller, J Gregory, H Duan, and R Kirchain, Quantitative Characterization of Domestic and Transboundary Flows of Used Electronic Products, Commission for Environmental Cooperation, 2016.

R Kirchain, E Olivetti, TR Miller and S Greene, ""Sustainable Apparel Materials". MIT Materials Systems Laboratory, Cambridge, MA. September 22, 2015. (Last revision: October 8, 2015)

S Fredholm Murphy, J Gregory and R Kirchain, “Evaluating the Performance of Recycling Systems: Examples from North American and European Electronics Recycling Systems”, in: E-Waste Management: From Waste to Resource, edited by Klaus Hieronymi, Eric Williams, and Ramzy Kahhat. Oxford, UK: Routledge. Publication date: May 21, 2012.

R Kirchain and E Alonso, “Material Availability And Recycling: Identifying Risks And Evaluating Responses”, in Materials for Energy and Environmental Sustainability, edited by David S. Ginley and David Cahen, pp. 549-564, MRS/Cambridge University Press, 2011.

TR Miller, J Gregory, H Duan, R Kirchain and J Linnell, "Characterizing Transboundary Flows of Used Electronics: Summary Report", January 2012.

T Montalbo, J Gregory and R Kirchain, "Life Cycle Assessment of Hand Drying Systems", commissioned by Dyson, Inc. September 2011. Associated documents:

E Alonso, D Cameron, S Connors, F Field, J Gregory and R Kirchain, "Material Availability and the Supply Chain: Risks, Effects, and Responses", whitepaper for the MIT SupplyChain 2020 consortium, June 2006. (pdf)

J Gregory, E Alonso, D Cameron, S Connors, F Field and R Kirchain, "A Survey of Environmental and Social Pressures on Supply Chains and Responses", whitepaper for the MIT SupplyChain 2020 consortium, June 2006.

LC Kimerling and R Kirchain editors, "Microphotonics: Hardware for the Information Age", MIT Communications Technology Roadmap, MIT Microphotonics Center, May 2005.

E Fuchs and R Kirchain, "Consolidate? Integrate? Go East? Or Get Out? Taking the Driver’s Seat in Optoelectronics Production Costs," Dec 2004. Whitepaper for Communications Technology Roadmapping project.

F Field, R Kirchain, R Roth and J Clark, "Projecting automotive materials consumption and its impact on future resource scarcity," in Mobility 2030: Meeting the challenges to sustainability World Business Council on Sustainable Development. July 2004.

E Fuchs and R Kirchain, "Understanding the Economics of Integration: Process-based Cost Modeling of Optoelectronics Production", Nov 2003. Whitepaper for Communications Technology Roadmapping project.

R Kirchain, The Role of Titanium in the Automobile: Understanding the Economic Implication of Three Emerging Technologies, prepared for United States Advanced Materials Partnership and the US Department of Energy. July 2002.

R Kirchain, R Roth, F Field and J Clark, "Assessing the Strategic Value of Manufacturing Technology through Process Based Cost Modeling", Business Briefing Publications - Global Automotive Manufacturing Technology, World Markets Research Centre, London, pp. 76-83, May 2001.

R Kirchain and F Field, "Process Based Cost Modeling: Understanding the Economics of Technical Decisions", in Encyclopedia of Materials Science & Engineering, v2, pp 1718-27, Elsevier Science, 2000. (pdf)