2019 Annual Meeting

CMI annual meeting group picture

The Critical Materials Institute annual meeting was held September 9-11, 2019, hosted by Idaho National Laboratory.

One of the key topics of discussion was the increasing role that technology innovation plays in delivering better options for mitigating critical material risks to U.S. supply chains.

On Tuesday and Wednesday, CMI welcomed two senior U.S. government officials as distinguished speakers

DOE Alex Fitzsimmons

  • Honorable Chief of Staff and Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary for Energy Efficiency Alex Fitzsimmons
  • Senior Policy Advisor at the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy Steven Fortier

The annual meeting featured keynote addresses:

  • CMI Director Chris Haase
  • CMI Deputy Director and Colorado School of Mines Professor Roderick Eggert
  • Managing Director of Adamas Market Intelligence Ryan CastillouxCMI annual meeting panel discussion
  • Managing Director Rio Tinto Borax Richard Cohen
  • Rare Element Resources Chief Executive Officer Randy Scott

CMI featured several intra-hub technical plenary presentations:

  • Thermodynamics (Professor Richard Riman, Rutgers University)
  • Li-Ion Battery Disassembly (Tim McIntyre, ORNL)
  • Gap Magnets (David Parker, ORNL).

The CMI annual meeting included two poster presentation sessions with dozens of technical posters from senior researchers, post-doctorate staff, and graduate students, highlighting CMI research in diversifying supply, developing substitutes, reuse & recycling, and crosscutting research.

CMI researchers describe research posters at annual meeting

CMI researchers describe research posters at annual meeting

2019 CMI annual report


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.