She graduated in 2012 with a Master's degree in Materials Science and Engineering and a Graduate Certificate in Sustainability at Michigan Tech. She started the program in the Department of Materials Science & Engineering and the Sustainable Futures Institute at Michigan Tech in January 2011. Megan conducted research for her thesis under Dr. Joshua Pearce starting in January 2012 and completed her thesis in one year, while earning her degree and certificate in December 2012.
Publications[edit | edit source]
- B.M. Tymrak, M. Kreiger, J.M. Pearce. Mechanical Properties of Components Fabricated with Open-Source 3-D Printers Under Realistic Environmental Conditions. Materials and Design (2014) (in press)
- M.A. Kreiger, M.L. Mulder, A.G. Glover and J.M. Pearce. Life cycle analysis of distributed recycling of post-consumer high density polyethylene for 3-D printing filament. Journal of Cleaner Production. (2014)
DOI: 10.1016/j.jclepro.2014.02.009 
- M. Kreiger, J.M. Pearce. Life-cycle Analysis of Distributed Three-Dimensional Printing and Conventional Manufacturing of Polymer Products. ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering. (2013)
DOI: 10.1021/sc400093k 
- M.A. Kreiger, D.R. Shonnard, J.M. Pearce. Life cycle analysis of silane recycling in amorphous silicon-based solar photovoltaic manufacturing. Resources, Conservation & Recycling, 70, pp.44-49. (2013)
DOI: 10.1016/j.resconrec.2012.10.002 
- Megan Kreiger and Joshua M. Pearce (2013). Environmental impacts of distributed manufacturing from 3-D printing of polymer components and products. MRS Online Proceedings Library .
DOI: 10.1557/opl.2013.319 
- M. Kreiger, G.C. Anzalone, M.L. Mulder, A. Glover and J.M. Pearce (2013). Distributed recycling of post-consumer plastic waste in rural areas. MRS Online Proceedings Library.
DOI: 10.1557/opl.2013.258 
Press[edit | edit source]
MTU Blog - Printing: The Greener Choice Oct 14, 2013.
Tech the Future - Printing Beats Mass Production in Energy Efficiency Oct 11, 2013.
Environmental Research Web - Printing: The Greener Choice Oct 8, 2013.
Engineering.com - Printing is Greener Oct 7, 2013.
 Oct 5, 2013.
 Oct 4, 2013.
 Oct 3, 2013.
Know the Flow - LCA on 3D Printer Sustainability: Green Manufacturing Revolution or Overrated Gadget? July 2, 2013.
 Mar 3, 2013.
MTU Blog - Kreiger Presents in Boston Dec 6, 2012.
Research[edit | edit source]
Thesis[edit | edit source]
Titled: "The use of life-cycle analysis to reduce the environmental impact of materials in manufacturing"
Objective: Look at ways to improve manufacturing from a life cycle analysis perspective.
Topic 1: Life cycle analysis of semiconductor recycling in thin film photovoltaic manufacturing
- Specifically Silane recycling in the a-Si:H process
- Paper submitted for review
- Previous Students' Work
- Project & Thesis Literature Review
- Project & Thesis Methods
Topic 2: Life cycle analysis of distributed manufacturing vs. centralized manufacturing of plastic products
Topic 3: Distributed recycling of post-consumer plastic waste in rural areas
Other Research[edit | edit source]
Side Project: Tensile testing of 3-D printed materials