CMI Team Members

CMI is a public/private partnership that brings together the best and brightest research minds from universities, national laboratories and the private sector to find innovative technology solutions that will help avoid a supply shortage that would threaten our clean energy industry as well as our security interests.

CMI Team Members have research subcontracts from CMI or are providing cost sharing funds. Requirements include specific research project deliverables within the entity's areas of expertise, based on a scope of work and a negotiated budget, including cost-share as applicable, as approved by the CMI Advisory Board and Director.  This level of participation is required to sign CMI's Master Non-disclosure Agreement and the Intellectual Property Management Plan (IPMP).  Industrial Team Members will have representation on the Industry Council.  Other levels of participation are available.

CMI Team Members are:

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The Ames Laboratory

The recognized leader in rare earth research; has the ability to develop new materials and processing methods. It is one of the most successful federal labs in technology transfer.  The Ames Laboratory

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Idaho National Laboratory

INL works on energy security and sustainable energy systems and has a long history working with strategic and critical materials with emphasis on rare metals and rare earth elements.

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

A multi-disciplinary laboratory that integrates best-in-class experimental research with unique capabilities in high-performance computing to enhance national security.

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Oak Ridge National Laboratory

DOE’s largest science and energy laboratory has expertise in separation science, material synthesis, characterization, and process technologies.

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Brown University

Brown has extensive expertise in synthesis of magnetic nanoparticles.

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University of California-Davis

Operates the Peter A. Rock Thermochemistry Laboratory, a unique, world-leading laboratory for the determination and dissemination of thermodynamic properties by calorimetric techniques.

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Colorado School of Mines

CSM is one of a very few institutions in the world having broad expertise in resource exploration, extraction, production and utilization. CSM has developed a curriculum and research program geared toward responsible stewardship of the earth and its resources.

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Florida Industrial and Phosphate Research Institute

Specialized capabilities and facilities in mining and beneficiation of phosphate ores and chemical processing of phosphate rock into fertilizer products and co-products.

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Iowa State University

Provides graduate and undergraduate course work in rare earth and other critical materials. Has world-class expertise in combinatorics and informatics.

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Purdue University

Purdue offers educational programs in manufacturing, design, and analysis of material lifecycles. A leader in advanced manufacturing for critical materials and one of the first national courses in critical elements.

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Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey

Expertise in solution thermochemistry and prediction of phase equilibria selected equilibrium systems and simulation tool using the databases to compute phase diagrams relevant to green processing of rare earths

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Advanced Recovery

Advanced Recovery Inc. is a recycling company dedicated to meeting the environmental challenges of the future with a world-class organization. We provide recycling services to manufacturers, developers, governments and financial institutions.

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Cytec Solvay

Global specialty chemicals and materials company focused on developing, manufacturing and selling value-added products.

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Eck Industries, Inc.

Eck Industries, Inc. specializes in premium, structural aluminum castings for the military, aviation, construction and high performance automotive industries. As part of its mission it develops new aluminum alloys that directly meet customer requirements for higher strength, lighter weight and better performance at elevated temperatures.

Link to CMI-Eck news release from The Ames Laboratory.

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Industry leader in innovations for many applications that rely on critical materials, such as lighting, jet engines, electric motors for various industrial applications, solar technology, and additive manufacturing.

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INFINIUM is a revolutionary metals production technology company, founded in 2008 and headquartered in the Boston area, commercializing technology developed over a decade at MIT and Boston University. INFINIUM has demonstrated its process across a broad range of metals, including magnesium, titanium, tantalum, dysprosium, neodymium, solar-grade silicon and aluminum, enabling trillions of dollars of finished goods. Its mission is to lead the challenge of deploying the next generation of clean, low-cost metals to address materials needs of the next 100 years. INFINIUM is privately held, and supported by investors with strong global business and technology experience, and by U.S. Government grants and contracts.

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OLI offers rigor and accuracy in simulation for reactive phase equilibrium for both aqueous and non-aqueous electrolytes using Mixed Solvent Electrolyte Model.

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Rio Tinto

Rio Tinto is a leading global mining and metals company whose products, including aluminum, copper, diamonds, gold, industrial minerals, iron ore, thermal and metallurgical coal and uranium, help the world to grow. In the United States our 3,700 people work in more than seven states, and we are strongly represented in in Arizona, California and Utah through our Copper & Coal and Diamonds & Minerals product groups.

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United Technologies Research Center (UTRC)

United Technologies Research Center delivers advanced technologies to the businesses of United Technologies Corporation (UTC) to improve the performance, energy efficiency and cost of the high-technology systems and services UTC provides to the global aerospace and building systems industries. UTRC also engages with external research organizations to expand the boundaries of science and technology through research and innovation, delivering technology options that meet and anticipate the needs of the marketplace.

Link to CMI-UTRC news release from The Ames Laboratory.

For more information:

  • CMI Affiliates Membership, The Ames Laboratory, 306 TASF, 2408 Pammel Drive, Ames, IA, 50011-1015