Meet CMI Researcher Rod Eggert

Image of Rod Eggert, researcher at Critical Materials InstituteCMI researcher Rod Eggert is a geochemist turned economist.  More formally, he is professor and former director of the Division of Economics and Business at the Colorado School of Mines, where he has taught since 1986.  As deputy director of the Critical Materials Institute, he works with the director and the rest of the leadership team to guide and manage CMI, oversee the supply-chain and economic analysis that provides the context for CMI’s technical research, and chair the data management committee.
Before joining Colorado School of Mines, Rod taught at Penn State University and held research appointments at Resources for the Future (Washington, D.C.) and the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (Austria).  Between 1989 and 2006, he was Editor of Resources Policy, an international journal of mineral economics and policy. He has lectured around the world on the economics of mineral resources, including rare earths and other critical elements.
Rod received the 2010 Mineral Economics Award of the American Institute of Mining, Metallurgical and Petroleum Engineers. He chaired the U.S. National Research Council committee that prepared the 2008 study Minerals, Critical Minerals, and the US Economy (National Academies Press).
He has a B.A. in earth sciences from Dartmouth College, a M.S. in geochemistry and mineralogy from Penn State University, and a Ph.D. in mineral economics also from Penn State.