Solvus Global is a spin-out of Worcester Polytechnic Institute dedicated to the advancement and commercialization of critical materials & manufacturing processes. With expertise in robotics, machine learning, materials, mechanical, chemical, manufacturing, and biomedical, the team at Solvus Global is able to apply unique approaches to modern materials & manufacturing solutions. With full powder-to-part transparency and support including material production, processing, deposition, and analysis Solvus Global offers insights into the future of quality control and advanced coatings for a wide range of industries including aerospace, oil & gas, and defense.
Aaron is a leading expert in various fields of machine learning, materials, and manufacturing with a passion for using technology to develop solutions to critical problems faced around the globe. Today his energies are focused on building the Solvus team to tackle key challenges in the field of additive manufacturing. Aaron’s passion and commitment to driving technical solutions into real-world commercial applications is the underlying mantra within Solvus Global itself: to Be The Interface of Change. With a heart for people and a mind for problem solving, Aaron is devoted to making Solvus Global a place where top engineers, thinkers, and creatives can come together to fulfill these ambitious goals. While completing is PhD at Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Aaron formed two other companies (Kinetic Batteries & EventTree) from which he learned a great deal about team building, business development, sales, and communication. When he’s not in the office or laboratory, Aaron can be found exploring our great globe with his beautiful wife, Sarah.
Dessert Speaker: Emily Molstad
Artificial Intelligence for Nonferrous Scrap Recycling
In the scrap metal recycling industry, business-as-usual is quickly becoming unsustainable. As new materials come down stream and China increases its restrictions on US imports, there is a need to bring high-tech solutions to currently low tech processing facilities. Solvus Global is providing these high-tech solutions with the development of AI sortation systems and opportunities for increased commodity value. Sean Kelly and Emily Molstad currently lead the development and commercialization of the sortation technology. To further assist their efforts, Solvus Global’s sustainability team recently completed the National Science Foundation Innovation-Corps (NSF I-Corps) program. A rigorous seven weeks were spent learning about the effective ways to develop a high value product and identifying a first entry customer. The team traveled across the country talking to over 100 experts and gaining key insight to the complicated world of scrap metal processing.
Emily Molstad is a Masters Student in the Material Science and Engineering program at WPI and completed her BS in Mechanical Engineering May of this year. Her passion for sustainability drives her career and is incorporated in all projects she takes on. She has previous experience in electronic waste recycling and solar cell nano-material processing. Her junior year she traveled to Bangkok, Thailand to investigate methods for reducing consumption of single-use plastics. Emily started working for Solvus Global in May of 2018 as a material’s engineer and joined the sustainability team as entrepreneurial lead to tackle the I-Corps program.
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6:30 PM - 7:15 PM Dinner
7:15 PM - 7:30 PM Dessert Speaker
7:30 PM - 8:30 PM Featured Speaker
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