Sean Kelly

Chief Operations Officer


PhD & M.S. Worcester Polytechnic University 2014 & 2016

B.S. Lafayette College 2012

Dr. Kelly received his Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering from Lafayette College (2012) and his Master's degree in Materials Science and Engineering from WPI (2014). He earned his Doctorate from WPI in Materials Science and Engineering in 2016. After graduating from WPI, he founded the lithium-ion battery start-up Kinetic Batteries. In 2017, Aaron founded Solvus Global to engineer the commercialization of critical technologies in materials & manufacturing.


Scrap Sortation

Machine Learning

Data Science

Fluid Dynamics

Titanium Alloys

Kinetic Manufacturing

Additive Manufacturing

Commercialization of Technology


Kelly, Sean & DeSaro, Robert & Apelian, Diran. (2017). Recovery, Reuse and Recycling of Aluminum. 



Kelly, Sean & Apelian, Diran. (2016). Scrap Characterization to Optimize the Recycling Process: TMS/Rewas. 227-229. 10.1002/9781119275039.ch33. 

Kelly, Sean & Apelian, Diran. (2017). Grave-to-Gate: Automotive Aluminum Recycling at End-of-Life. Light Metal Age. 75. 


July 21, 2017


Wall & Main: Solvus Global’s making it in Worcester

Spotlight interview with Sean Kelly on Solvus Global, a potential success factor within the City of Worcester. In comparison with other entrepreneurial successes out of the City of Worcester, Kelly says "We believe in Worcester’s strong industrial roots and that the city is on the cusp of blossoming once again, and we want to drive this renewal."

February 17, 2019

September 10, 2019

Light Metal Age

Grave-to-Gate: Automotive Aluminum Recycling at End-of-Life

February 14, 2017