Materials for sustainable development

Martin L. Green*, Laura Espinal, Enrico Traversa, Eric J. Amis

*Corresponding author for this work

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Many technologies in the materials, manufacturing, energy, and water sectors that currently provide important benefits to humanity cannot continue indefinitely and must be directed toward a more sustainable path. In this article, we introduce the concept of sustainable development, discuss the critical roles that materials science plays in this field, and summarize the contents of the articles in this special issue of MRS Bulletin.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)303-308
Number of pages6
JournalMRS Bulletin
Issue number4
StatePublished - Apr 2012
Externally publishedYes


  • Economics
  • Energetic material
  • Environmentally protective
  • Sustainability/sustainable development
  • Waste management

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Materials Science
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry


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