The ceramics and glass industries typically employ energy intensive manufacturing processes. The CACT works with industrial partners to recycle and/or reduce scrap material, thereby reducing both energy consumption and the volume of material disposed in landfills.
Topics in the environmental research cluster include:
Re-insertion of scrap material into manufacturing processes
Advanced manufacturing methods for reducing scrap generation and emission of environmental pollutants
Photcatalytic materials for degradation of organic contaminants
Materials for water purification
Development of lead-free materials for electronics and lighting applications
As a complement, the Center for Advanced Ceramic Technology (CACT) is building a "Team" of Industry Advisors from a broad spectrum of industries experienced in a wide range of industries such as Energy, Healthcare, and Environment.
For those interested in increasing their expertise in the field of ceramics and glasses, or those just being introduced, Short Courses are a good option. Designed for professionals in the ceramics and glass industry, these intensive courses offer a chance to update knowledge of the field in a short period of time. Courses range from detailed, in-depth examinations of very specific topics to broader introductory classes.