Complete Project List

Researchers at the Critical Materials Institute work to find ways to diversify supplies of critical materials, develop substitutes, improve reuse and recycling, enable research, sustain the environment, study the supply chain and analyze economics. The institute started with more than 30 projects. Over time, some have merged or ended and others have been added. This page provides a list of the current CMI projects, which can be sorted by clicking on a column header.

Project Leadersort descending Leader Location Title Project Number
Antropov, Vladimir Ames Ab initio Theory of Temperature Dependent and Multi-Scale Phenomena in Magnets 4.1.1
Bhave, Ramesh ORNL Membrane Solvent Extraction for Rare Earth Separations 3.2.2
Bruce Moyer ORNL Recovery of Copper Smelter By-Products 1.1.4
Canfield, Paul Ames Reduced Rare Earth Content High Performance Magnets 2.1.1
Collins, John INL National Technology Roadmap for Critical Materials 4.3.3
DePaoli, David ORNL Recovery of REEs and Uranium from Phosphate Ore Processing 1.1.2
Donna Baek INL Inexpensive Room Temperature Ionic Liquid (RTIL) for Electrochemical Production of High Purity Rare Earth Metals 3.2.8
Eggert, Rod Mines Criticality and Sustainability Assessment 4.3.1
Eric Peterson INL Recycling Research Partnership - Critical Metals Recovery from Electronic Scrap 3.2.9
Fox, Bob INL Laser Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy 3.1.7
Fox, Bob INL Supercritical Fluid Beneficiation of Waste Streams 3.2.1
Fujita, Yoshiko INL Rare Earth Effects on Biologial Wastewater Treatment Systems 4.2.2
Harrison, Stephen Simbol Improved Methods for Lithium Extraction 1.1.3
Herbst, R. Scott INL Enhanced Separation of Adjacent Rare Earth Elements 1.2.1
Ikenna Nlebedim Ames Simulating Performance of Permanent Magnet Machines 2.1.8
Imholte, Devin INL Economic Analysis of CMI Research and Global Material Supply Chains 4.3.2
John Sutherland Purdue Assessment of Value Recovery from EOL Products via Techno-Economic Analysis 4.3.4
Johnson, Frank GE Optimization of Grain Boundaries and Interfaces in Fine Particle Magnets 2.1.3
Jun Cui Ames Improving Fracture Toughness of the Sm-Co Magnets with High Energy Product 2.1.7
Klaehn, John INL Beta-Diketonoate Complexes 3.2.7
Klaehn, John INL Treatment of Mineral Processing Waste Streams and Recovery of Clean Water Using Sorption, Passive, and Active Microfiltration Systems 4.2.1
Lister, Tedd INL Recovery of Critical Materials from Consumer Devices 3.2.6
McCall, Scott LLNL Additive Manufacturing of Permanent Magnets 2.1.2
McGuire, Michael ORNL Thermo-Magnetic Processing of Rare Earth Magnets 2.1.4
McIntyre, Tim ORNL Transforming Reuse and Recycling of Rare Earth Magnets 3.1.5
Mudring, Anja Ames Energy Efficient Lighting 2.2.6
Ott, Ryan Ames Rapid Assessment Methodologies 4.1.4
Paudyal, Durga Ames Predicting, Controlling and Tailoring Crystal Electric Field Splitting for Magnetic Anisotropy in REE Systems and d-impurities in Phosphors 4.1.2
Payne, Steve LLNL New Efficient Phosphors Without Critical Material Content for Lighting 2.2.4
Reed, David INL Bioleaching for Recovery of Recycled REE 3.2.5
Riman, Richard Rutgers Fundamental Properties and Phase Diagrams 4.1.3
Rios, Orlando ORNL Development of High Cerium Content Aluminum Alloys 1.3.2
Stack, Andrew ORNL Advanced Beneficiation Techniques 1.1.1
Taylor, Patrick Mines Beneficiation of Photovoltaic (and Other) Functional Coatings 3.1.4
Taylor, Patrick Mines Conversion to Metal, Alloys, and Materials 1.2.2
TBD Ames Domestic Magnet Supply Chain Demonstration 1.2.5
Turchi, Patrice LLNL Materials Design Simulator 2.1.6
Windus, Theresa Ames Computational Prescreening of Ligands 1.2.4