Sustainability Seminar Series: Sustainable Electronics

The Sustainability Seminar Series continues with “Sustainable Electronics: Lessons Learned from the RoHS and the Pb-free Transition” by Dr. Carol Handwerker (Reinhardt Schuhmann Jr. Professor of Materials Engineering, Purdue University) on November 5, 2012, from noon-1pm in the SJW Convergence Room at ISTC


Dr. Handwerker will be discussing how the lead-free solder alloy movement in the late 1990’s provided benchmarks for sustainability-driven manufacturing we see today.  She will also theorize about how future changes in materials and processes might occur as we learn more about the effects of electronics use.


Other future seminars:


Wed., Nov. 28

David Walters – Manager, Waste Reduction and Compliance Section, Bureau of Land, IL EPA
“Implementing the Illinois Electronic Products Recycling and Reuse Act.”


Tues., Dec. 4

Joy Scrogum and Nancy Holm – Sustainable Electronics Initiative Co-Coordinators, ISTC
“2012 International E-waste Design Competition Video Presentations and Awards”


Tues., Dec. 11

Navid Jafari, M.S. – Doctoral Candidate, NSF Fellow, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

“Sustainable Aluminum Production and Recycling”


Seminars can be viewed live and are archived on the ISTC Seminars page.