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