Brajendra Mishra

Kenneth G. Merriam Distinguished Professor, Director, MPI & Donald M. Zwiep Distinguished Fellow
PhD Materials Science, University of Minnesota 1986
MS Materials Science, University of Minnesota 1983
B Tech Metal. Eng., Indian Institute of Technology 1981
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Professor Mishra focuses on the improvement in resource productivity and environmental stewardship through process and product development of materials using recovery and recycling, introducing advanced alloys and life-extension by corrosion and surface engineering. Energy, environment and non-renewable materials sustainability are the grand challenges of this century, where reuse, recovery, remanufacturing and recycling are the only available pathways for societal growth.

RED ALERT: Researchers are working to find new uses for red mud, the caustic byproduct of aluminum production

Brajendra Mishra, the Kenneth G. Merriam Professor of Mechanical & Materials Engineering and the Director of the Metals Processing Institute at WPI, is prominently quoted in this Science article which looks at the growing global problem of what to do with red mud, one of the most abundant industrial wastes on the planet. "The composition of [red mud] varies so much it means one [type of solution] will not work," says Mishra.

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