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World Reman Day: Ask the Experts

World Reman Day: Ask the Experts

Featuring the Nation's Leading Remanufacturing Experts from RIT

As part of our World Reman Day celebration, REMADE Institute and RIT will be hosting an Ask the Expert Q&A with 7 remanufacturing specialists on April 8 at 1:30PM ET. Discover more about remanufacturing and end-of-life reuse and their role in the Circular Economy, including related technologies, environmental and economic impacts, and areas for growth. Feel free to submit any questions you may want answered by replying to this email.

Register today for this live event and take advantage of the opportunity for non-REMADE members to hear directly from these experts.

Meet the Experts

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MIKE THURSTON, PHD

Remanufacturing and EOL Reuse Node Lead at REMADE Institute and Director of the NYS Center of Excellence in Advanced and Sustainable Manufacturing (COE-ASM) at the Golisano Institute for Sustainability, Rochester Institute of Technology

Dr. Mike Thurston builds on 15 years of experience in remanufacturing expertise in the areas of design, product use-phase performance and health monitoring, and remanufacturing process technologies. This expertise includes significant experience in technology development for governmental stakeholders, having worked extensively with the U.S. Department of Defense, Office of Naval Research, and Marine Corps. Prior to his work in research, Dr. Thurston worked as a Product Development Supervisor and Noise & Vibration Engineer for Delphi-Harrison Thermal Systems. He holds a BS and MS in Mechanical Engineering from the Rochester Institute of Technology, and a PhD in Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering from the State University of New York at Buffalo.

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KRISTI SISAK

Senior Materials Engineer at the Golisano Institute for Sustainability, Rochester Institute of Technology

Kristi Sisak is Senior Materials Engineer at the Golisano Institute of Sustainability at RIT. Ms. Sisak’s expertise includes materials microstructure analysis, failure mode and effects analysis, and non-destructive product testing. She brings 10 years of industry experience, including eight years at Caterpillar (seven in remanufacturing), where she championed new technology from conception, through validation, to production manufacturing, and into reapplication to different products. She was a major contributor to CAT’s laser cladding programs, becoming an expert within the company, and was twice an invited presenter at the International Laser Additive Manufacturing Conference.

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BRIAN HILTON

Senior Staff Engineer at Golisano Institute for Sustainability, Rochester Institute of Technology

Brian Hilton joined the Rochester Institute of Technology in 2003 as an accomplished product development engineer who brings over 25 years of experience in sustainable design to projects and holds 58 international patents. He uses life-cycle thinking to incorporate sustainability and circularity into new products and has extensive experience assisting cleantech start-ups navigate early-stage product development. He uses engineering tools to improve product performance from cradle-to-grave. Prior projects include organic packaging LCA, medical equipment material selection, alternative fuel fleet efficiency, automotive part remanufacturing, additive repair, and military vehicle maintenance and life extension.

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EUGENE PARK, PHD

Assistant Director of Technical Programs at NYS Pollution Prevention Institute (NYSP2I) at Rochester Institute of Technology

Eugene Park, PhD is the Assistant Director of Technical Programs at the NYS Pollution Prevention Institute (NYSP2I) at RIT, providing direct technical assistance to industry and administering the R&D program. Eugene’s research interests and expertise include membrane filtration, cleaning with less toxic chemicals, and materials recycling. He has conducted membrane research projects focusing on ultrafiltration, nanofiltration and reverse osmosis and has helped numerous companies evaluate and install membrane systems to reuse water and save on purchase and disposal costs. He also assisted a company to develop a less toxic cleaning process called Vacuum Cycle Nucleation.

Eugene received his undergraduate and Master’s degrees in Chemistry and Engineering from Dartmouth College prior to receiving his Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering at the University of RI.

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ALLEN LUCCITTI

Senior Staff Engineer at Golisano Institute for Sustainability, Rochester Institute of Technology

Allen Luccitti, a Senior Staff Engineer at the Golisano Institute for Sustainability at RIT, is a key technical resource for new product and process development projects, and is a member of the GIS Life Cycle Assessment team, assisting with ISO 14040 compliant LCAs. His work at RIT also includes application of health monitoring hardware/software on various military and commercial vehicles, and analyzing data collected from the health monitoring systems.

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MARK WALLUK

Assistant Director of Center of Excellence in Advanced and Sustainable Manufacturing (COE-ASM) at Golisano Institute for Sustainability, Rochester Institute of Technology

Mark Walluk is a mechanical design and analysis engineer at the Golisano Institute for Sustainability at RIT and Assistant Director of COE-ASM. Mark applies his technical expertise in research, development, and engineering projects for commercial and defense programs. Mark has particular focus in mechanical applications and projects including materials analysis, fatigue and life cycle testing, additive manufacturing, coating repair technologies, finite element analysis, instrumentation, and reliability centered maintenance & failure mode analysis. He is an author on publications in ASME, SAE, JCP, and Fuel. Mark has training certifications for ANSYS FEA and CFD, SimaPro LCA, Limitorque for nuclear valve actuator sizing, and ASTM for oxygen system design.

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PETER MARTIN, PHD

Research Faculty at Golisano Institute for Sustainability, Rochester Institute of Technology

Dr. Peter Martin is a Research Faculty member at GIS focusing on materials processing and characterization, NDE, and high-temperature material applications. He has extensive expertise in ceramic processing, and a diverse background that includes direct experience in the selection, characterization, and failure analysis of various ceramic, polymeric, and metallic systems. He holds a PhD in Materials Science and Engineering from Johns Hopkins University, and has 29 journal publications, 20 conference proceedings, and six patents.

*This webinar replay is available exclusively for active Members of the Institute through the Member Portal. If you are interested in learning more about member benefits or becoming part of our consortium, please visit the membership page.

When

April 8
2021
1:30
pm
- 2:30
pm
EST
EST

Type

Virtual
Members Only

To register for this event you must be a REMADE member. If you are already a member,