Sustainable metallurgy

The history of metals very closely traces the history of mankind.

Construction, transportation, communication, electrification and hence energy transition as a whole rely on metals. They are infinitely recyclable, but even if metal recycling is less impactful than transforming raw materials, it still requires huge amounts of energy and water, and implies emission of pollutants and greenhouse gases.

Our most crucial industries and manufacturing processes will need to evolve drastically: student choosing the Metals, production and materials track of this program will learn how to implement more sustainable production methods, including hydrogen-based primary production, how to design recycling-friendly alloys, how to increase the durability of alloys. New materials for sustainable manufacturing and the energy transition are also part of this track.