The 8th Workshop on Reactive Metal Processing( RMW8)

The 8th Workshop on Reactive Metal Processing (RMW8) was held from March 8 to 9, 2013, at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Cambridge, USA. The RMW, an annual workshop on material processing, is held in collaboration with industries and universities worldwide and has been jointly organized by Prof. Toru H. Okabe of IRSCM and Prof. Donald R. Sadoway of MIT since 2006. For RMW8, Prof. Toshiyuki Nohira of Kyoto University was also among the joint organizers, and there were seventy-five attendees from various countries such as the USA, Canada, Norway, China, and Japan.
During the two-day workshop, eminent professionals delivered presentations on hot topics such as production/recycle processing of rare metals and advanced materials for batteries, which are essential for a sustainable society. Participants actively engaged in discussions as well. The RMW is a leading workshop in facilitating international research activities in the field of rare metal processing.