What is Sustainable Manufacturing
Dr. Timothy G. Gutowski is a Professor of Mechanical Engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Cambridge, MA, USA. His research interests focus on the relationship between manufacturing and sustainability at various scales. His recent work looks at global manufacturing and its economic benefits as well as energy/carbon challenges. Gutowski was the Director of MIT’s Laboratory for Manufacturing and Productivity (1994-2004), and the Associate Department Head for Mechanical Engineering (2001-2005). From 1999 to 2001 he was the chairman of the National Science Foundation and Department of Energy panel on Environmentally Benign Manufacturing. He has over 150 technical publications, two books and seven patents and patent applications. His most recent book is: “Thermodynamics and the Destruction of Resources” Cambridge University Press, 2011 (with B. Bakshi and S. Sekulic). Visit Dr. Gutowski’s webpage with MIT.