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Workshop on Sustainable Approaches to Materials Research, Including Life Cycle Assessment


Friday, June 3 and Saturday, June 4, 2016

Dalhousie University

Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

This Workshop will introduce materials researchers at all levels to concepts associated with sustainable approaches to materials research. Such concepts will include: elemental sustainability (resources and economic factors) and the possibility of elemental substitution; materials life cycle assessment and analysis; exergy; the role of legislation and standards; eco-informed materials selection.

The presentation format will include invited speakers in a workshop format, and carrying out life cycle assessments in small groups. The groups will present to the full audience on the second day, and the results will be discussed.

The Workshop is being held in the two days prior to the 99th Canadian Society for Chemistry (CSC) annual conference, also held in Halifax, Nova Scotia. See http://www.csc2016.ca/ for conference details and deadlines.

FULL schedule, abstracts and speaker bios   [PDF - 617 KB]


For more information, please contact Janet MacDonald at janetmacdonald@dal.ca.


Sponsored by the Institute for Research in Materials at Dalhousie University, the Departmentof Chemistry at Dalhousie University, the Faculty of Graduate Studies at Dalhousie University, and RFEC AME.