Engineering Solutions for Sustainability: Materials & Resources 4

14-16 October 2019 • The Westin Indianapolis • Indianapolis, IN, USA

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Call for Student Posters

The Organizing Committee for the Engineering Solutions for Sustainability: Materials and Resources (ESS: M&R 4) has released a call for posters for the upcoming “Towards a Circular Economy” symposium/workshop. A circular economy has been defined as “an alternative to a traditional linear economy (make, use, dispose) in which we keep resources in use for as long as possible, extract the maximum value from them whilst in use, and then recover and regenerate products and materials at the end of each service life.”*

Submissions are invited on pertinent topics with a focus on Engineering Solutions to promote a circular economy, including the following:

  • Basics of a circular economy and an integrated materials and energy flow

  • Raw material and energy inputs

  • Efficient raw materials and energy production and delivery

  • Materials and energy efficient design

  • Feasible engineering solutions to address challenges and improve effectiveness

  • “Low-waste” production, remanufacturing, management and resource recovery

  • Enhanced distribution systems for input materials and energy, manufactured goods, and materials recovery and reuse

  • Addressing challenges of use, consumption, reuse, repair and waste

  • Improved waste collection and recycling systems

  • Performance metrics

  • Interdependence of sectors and vision for sustainable development

  • Cross-sectoral flows and linkages

  • Water-land-energy nexus and bridging philosophical gaps

  • Effective public policy measures

  • Education and research

  • Integration of sustainability in an organization's business plan

  • Case studies from energy and mineral fuels, industrial minerals, stone and aggregates, chemicals, metals, food, bio-based materials, and other industries


31 May 2019 – Submission Due
15 July 2019 – Acceptance letters
30 July 2019 – Acceptance Letters Due back to AIST
30 August 2019 – Final Program released


Please make sure to include the following when submitting your poster:

  • Poster title on top

  • Authors' names & contact Information (email, phone, University and department etc.)

  • Maximum text  100-200 words


Please submit your poster, authors' contact information using the online poster submission form. The poster templates are optional to use for the authors and is available online.

For questions regarding poster submission, please contact Shannon Kiley at