Lexington, KY – The Institute for Sustainable Manufacturing at the University of Kentucky will host the Third International Forum on Sustainable Manufacturing on Friday, Aug. 9.
The forum will bring together nationally and internationally known experts in sustainable manufacturing from industry, academia and federal agencies to examine advances in sustainable manufacturing at the product, process, systems and supply-chain levels.
“Sustainable development is no longer a choice but a necessity that must be followed at all levels,” said Fazleena Badurdeen, forum chair and associate professor in the UK College of Engineering. “Manufacturing being one of the major drivers of development, innovative sustainable manufacturing practices must be developed and implemented to make sure that economic growth is achieved while addressing environmental and social concerns.”
Speakers at the forum on sustainable manufacturing:
• William P. Flanagan, leader of General Electric’s Ecoassessment Center of Excellence in Niskayuna, N.Y.
• Nancy Parmer, sustainability manager for UPS Customer Solutions Group
• Kanji Ueda, emeritus professor at Tokyo University and special advisor at the National Institute of Advanced Technology and Science, Japan, recipient of Society of Manu- facturing Engineers Frederick W. Taylor Research Medal in 2013
• Jack Jesweit, professor of mechanical engineering at Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario, Canada
• I.S. Jawahir, James F. Hardymon Chair in Manufacturing Systems and director of the Institute for Sustainable Manufacturing, recipient of American Society of Mechanical Engineers Milton C. Shaw Manufacturing Research Medal in 2013
• Scott Bolick, vice president for sustainability solutions at SAP.
• Fazleena Badurdeen, forum chair and associate professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering
• Lawrence Holloway, chair of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering and director of the Power and Energy Institute Kentucky
• Keith Rouch, professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering
• Jeffrey Seay, forum co-chair and assistant professor in the Department of Chemical and Materials Engineering
• Dusan Sekulic, Secat J.G. Morris Aluminum Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering.