Dr. Michael McKittrick, U.S. Department of Energy - Advanced Manufacturing Office

Technology Manager

Mike McKittrick, Ph.D., serves as a Technology Manager in the Advanced Manufacturing Office (AMO) within the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) at the U.S. Department of Energy.  Within AMO, he manages the REMADE Institute – a public-private partnership focused on the development of key platform technologies that will dramatically reduce life-cycle energy consumption associated with industrial-scale materials production and processing by creating new technologies for reuse, recycling, and remanufacturing of materials. REMADE will target four material classes: metals, fibers, polymers, and e-waste. Dr. McKittrick also manages the Critical Materials Institute (CMI) – an Energy Innovation Hub led by Ames Laboratory. CMI has a goal to develop technologies to address supply chain challenges for materials critical to clean energy manufacturing. Dr. McKittrick received his Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from Georgia Tech and a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from Virginia Commonwealth University.

Keynote and Plenary

Plenary Keynote: REMADE: A New Vision for Recovery and Manufacturing

Thursday, June 29th
2:30pm to 3:30pm

Earlier this year the Department of Energy announced a manufacturing institute tasked with identifying new and less expensive ways to reuse, recycle, and remanufacture metals, fibers, polymers, and electronic waste. The institute will leverage up to $70 million in federal funding and will be matched by $70 million in cost-share commitments from over 100 partners. Research and expertise will be contributed by a consortium of 26 universities, 44 companies, seven national labs, and 26 industry trade associations and foundations, including the Plastics Industry Association.  Mike McKittrick will share the near and long-term vision for the institute, explore what this might mean for increasing the recovery of plastics products across the U.S. and how the plastics industry can best engage in this exciting process.

2:30pm to 3:30pm

Keynote and Plenary

Plenary Keynote: REMADE: A New Vision for Recovery and Manufacturing

Dr. Michael McKittrick, U.S. Department of Energy - Advanced Manufacturing Office