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Prof. Elsa A. Olivetti


Prof. Elsa A. Olivetti is the Thomas Lord Assistant Professor in Materials Science & Engineering at MIT. She holds a BS in engineering science from the University of Virginia and PhD in materials science from MIT. Her research focuses on characterizing and understanding sustainable materials systems from an engineering and operations research perspective through the investigation of the economic and environmental implications of materials selection, manufacturing, and end-of-life decisions. She has built models of materials systems for aluminum and copper accounting for material flows, economic feedback and technical constraints.