Materials in a
Circular Economy

TEXTBOOKS

Materials Matter (2001) Kenneth Geiser
Sustainable Materials without the Hot Air (2015) Julian M Allwood & Jonathan M Cullen

READINGS

Week 1

  1. Berry, Wendell (1977) “Chapter 1: The Unsettling of America,” The Unsettling of America. p.5-16
  2. Meadows, Donella (1997) “Leverage Points: Places to Intervene in a System,” Whole Earth
  3. Geiser, Kenneth (2001) “Forward, Preface, and Chapter 1: Material Incompatibilities,” Materials Matter. p.ix-18
  4. Allwood, Julian M. and Jonathan M. Cullen (2015) "Prologue: Our Material Children" and "Chapter 1: Material wealth and health," Sustainable Materials without the Hot Air. p.1-10

  5. 4 to 1 booklets for printing readings double-sided and half-scale:
    Berry (1977) Meadows (1997) Geiser (2001) Allwood & Cullen (2015)

Week 2

  1. Fuller, Buckminster (1963) “Chapter 9: Comprehensive Design,” Ideas and Integrities. p.173-82.
  2. Geiser, Kenneth (2001) “Chapter 2: Developing Industrial Materials,” Materials Matter. p.21-54
  3. Allwood, Julian M. and Jonathan M. Cullen (2015) "Chapter 2: Scale, Uncertainty, and Estimation," Sustainable Materials without the Hot Air. p.11-28
  4. Friedman, Thomas (2016) Excerpt from “Chapter 6: Mother Nature,” Thank You for Being Late. p.164-84

  5. 4 to 1 booklets for printing readings double-sided and half-scale:
    Fuller (1963) Geiser (2001) Allwood & Cullen (2015) Friedman (2016)

    Week 3

    1. READINGS: Read, annotate, and be prepared to discuss:
      • Please obtain your own copy of Materials Matter and Sustainable Materials without the Hot Air. Readings from these two texts will no longer be provided digitally.
      • Geiser, Kenneth (2001) “Chapter 3: The Economy of Industrial Materials,” Materials Matter. p.55-87
      • Allwood, Julian M. and Jonathan M. Cullen (2015) "Chapter 3: Our Uses of Steel and Aluminum," Sustainable Materials without the Hot Air. p.29-50
      • Allwood, Julian M. and Jonathan M. Cullen (2015) "Chapter 4: Metal Journeys," Sustainable Materials without the Hot Air. p.51-68
      • Siegal, R.P. (2019) “What's the Deal with Graphene?,” Mechanical Engineering. September, 2019. Vol 141, No 9 p.42-47
      • 4 to 1 booklet for printing readings double-sided and half-scale: Siegal (2019)