AMP's - Green Manufacturing and Processing Workshop (June 15, 2021)

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In the broad sense, green manufacturing refers to manufacturing and processing practices that use resources more efficiently (e.g., reduction in energy consumption, reduction in water usage), reduce waste generation (e.g., use of alternative raw materials, recycling, process mass intensity reduction), and/or use renewable resources. The application of green manufacturing technologies is influenced by external factors, such as government policies, corporate consciousness, and stakeholder behavior, and it may have profound economic, social, and environmental effects. In this last pre-Advanced Manufacturing & ProcessingConferenceevent, a group of subject matter experts from industry, academia, and government will discuss vital aspects of green manufacturing such as benefits and challenges of implementation, process intensification, and advances in greener processing technologies, efficient use of energy, etc.

Featured Panelists Include:

Moderated by:

Michael Rinker and Qi Zhang 


Melissa Klembara

Melissa Klembara is a Technology Manager at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Advanced Manufacturing Office, where she is currently managing the National Alliance for Water Innovations (NAWI), a $100 million early stage R&D consortium focused on developing clean water technologies. NAWI is led by Lawrence Berkley National Laboratory with NREL, ORNL and NETL along with over 180 alliance members. Melissa is also co-leading jointly funded efforts in AMO and BETO as part of the Plastics Innovation Challenge, including the Bio-Optimized Technologies to keep Thermoplastics out of Landfills and...Read more

KC Morris

KC Morris is research science and technology leader at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST).  She brings a background in computer science, information modeling, and knowledge representation to solve industrial challenges in the manufacturing sector while ensuring that new practices lead to more competitive and sustainable manufacturing. KC leads an award-winning team that contributes to standards for smart and sustainable manufacturing systems from the shop floor through integration with the enterprise and supply chain. KC serves on the...Read more

Nabil Nasr

Dr. Nabil Nasr is the founding Chief Executive Officer of the REMADE Institute, where he oversees everything from node-level research roadmap development to corporate engagement of the Institute’s largest industrial partnersRead more

Ignasi Palou-Rivera

Ignasi Palou-Rivera is currently the Technology Platform Director of the RAPID Manufacturing Institute. RAPID ( is a collaboration between the US Department of Energy Advanced Manufacturing Office and AIChE on Modular Chemical Process Intensification (MCPI). Ignasi holds an Engineer degree from the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya in Barcelona and a Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Ignasi’s professional career spans the areas of process development, modeling and optimization; techno-economic, life-cycle, and sustainability analysis; and R&D management for a variety of organizations such as BP, LanzaTech and Argonne National Laboratory. Ignasi is a Senior Member of AIChE and the current Past Chair of the Sustainable Engineering Forum, an AIChE Community.Read more

Nick Thomson

Nick graduated from the University of Edinburgh with a BSc (Hons) in Environmental Chemistry before completing a PhD in organic synthesis under Prof. Gerry Pattenden at the University of Nottingham.   Nick worked briefly at Zeneca Fine Chemicals Manufacturing Organization, Grangemouth (UK) and joined Pfizer in 1997 as a synthetic chemist in Process Research & Development.  Nick spent his early Pfizer career in the evolving process chemistry departments in Sandwich (UK), Sittingbourne (UK) and Holland, Michigan (USA).  From 2005 to 2010, Nick led the Sandwich

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