2018 Annual Meeting

Group picture of attendees at the 2018 CMI annual meeting.

The Critical Materials Institute annual meeting was held September 5-6, 2018, hosted by Ames Laboratory. 

group image of seven members of CMI leadership academy with CMI Director Chris HaaseDuring the CMI Annual Meeting, CMI Director Chris Haase (center back) met with the CMI Leadership Academy, (front) Donna Baek, INL; Orlando Rios, ORNL; Yongqin Jiao, LLNL; (back) Ikenna Nlebedim, Ames; Marilu Dick-Perez, Ames; Michael McGuire, ORNL; and Scott McCall, LLNL.

The members of the Leadership Academy invited the external plenary speakers for the CMI Annual Meeting. These included:

  • Emily Morris, CEO, Emrgy
  • Boryann Liaw, Idaho National Laboratory

Other speakers included:

  • Valri Lightner, Acting Deputy Director, Advanced Manufacturing Office, U.S. Department of Energy
  • Chris Haase, Director, Critical Materials Institute 
  • Rod Eggert, Deputy Director Critical Materials Institute
  • John Sutherland, Purdue University
  • Julienne Krennrich and Stacy Joiner, Office of Innovation Partnerships, Ames Laboratory

images of several speakers at CMI annual meeting







images of several speakers at CMI annual meeting









CMI research results were shared during two poster sessions, including an Al-Ce casting and examples of phosphors for both fluorescent and LED lighting. CMI researchers share their results during poster sessions at the CMI annual meeting.






The CMI annual report is available as a pdf file. This 20-page publication was available in print at the annual meeting.

Please let us know if there's information you'd like to see from the meeting, either with the online form (button below) or via e-mail to cmidirector@ameslab.gov.