Exploring innovative uses of economical and environmentally-friendly materials. Considering life-cycle product costs for near zero environmental impact, including green design and manufacturing, design for no assembly and green building construction methods. Partnering with industry leaders looking for long-term environmentally and economically sustainable options.
Industry and Community Partnerships
In addition to research, SMART seeks to create and strengthen partnerships with industry and community organizations to identify and address authentic, impactful sustainable manufacturing issues.
Achieving the vision of sustainable manufacturing will impact both current and future workers. As a result, SMART is also interested in novel, interdisciplinary and problem-focused learning approaches for all types of learners (e.g., K-12, undergraduate, graduate, and workforce development).