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Megan Kreiger[edit]

Megan Kreiger
Megan Kreiger is a recent graduate with a Master's Degree from the Department of Materials Science & Engineering


Megan Kreiger graduated with a Bachelor's degree from the Department of Mathematical Sciences and a Minor in Psychology focusing on Animal Behavior at Michigan Technological University in 2009.

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.


  • 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)


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. - Printing is Greener Oct 7, 2013.

[6] Oct 5, 2013.

[7] Oct 4, 2013.

[8] Oct 3, 2013.

Know the Flow - LCA on 3D Printer Sustainability: Green Manufacturing Revolution or Overrated Gadget? July 2, 2013.

[9] Mar 3, 2013.

MTU Blog - Kreiger Presents in Boston Dec 6, 2012.


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Titled: "The use of life-cycle analysis to reduce the environmen​tal impact of materials in manufactur​ing"

Objective: Look at ways to improve manufacturing from a life cycle analysis perspective.

Sub Topics:

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

Topic 2: Life cycle analysis of distributed manufacturing vs. centralized manufacturing of plastic products

3 Products:

Topic 3: Distributed recycling of post-consumer plastic waste in rural areas

Other Research[edit]

Side Project: Tensile testing of 3-D printed materials

Additional pages to manage:[edit]

XRD protocol

LCA protocol

Tensile tests

RepRap printing protocol

Webcam setup

Groupsource websites for 3D printed specimen