The Metal Processing Institute (MPI) at Worcester Polytechnic Institute is the largest industry-university alliance in North America dedicated to advancing the field of materials science through innovation in metal casting, heat treating, resource recovery and recycling. MPI is supported by over 90 corporate partners, private foundations and the federal government and has developed into one of the nation’s premiere research centers dedicated to metal processing. MPI, the. The center was founded in 1990 by Diran Apelian and is currently directed by Brajendra Mishra.
MPI's Research Centers
Building a sustainable future by recycling plasma display panel materials, Li-ion batteries, dezincing galvanized steel and lithium. Magnet separation technologies, metal recovery via automated sortation, recovery of zinc and ion.
Dedicated to alloy life improvements, austenitizing, carbonitriding, carburizing, induction tempering, gas quenching, solutionizing, and more.
Exploring aluminum nano-composites, clean metal processing and alternate eutectic systems. Targeting the improvement of casting readiness, high-performance composite materials, energy efficient composites, and metal aluminides.
Generating and managing in-process, transient materials property data used in process modeling and simulation. Access to high-quality, precompetitive data at substantially lower costs.