CMI Team Members

CMI is a public/private partnership that brings together the best and brightest research minds from universities, national laboratories and the private sector to find innovative technology solutions that will help avoid a supply shortage that would threaten our clean energy industry as well as our security interests.

CMI Team Members have research subcontracts from CMI or are providing cost sharing funds. Requirements include specific research project deliverables within the entity's areas of expertise, based on a scope of work and a negotiated budget, including cost-share as applicable, as approved by the CMI Advisory Board and Director.  This level of participation is required to sign CMI's Master Non-disclosure Agreement and the Intellectual Property Management Plan (IPMP).  Other levels of participation are available.

CMI Team Members are:

  • Industry: AAE, American Manganese, Arnold Magnetic Technologies, BorgWarner, Eck, EEC, GE, INFINIUM, Marshallton Research Laboratories, OLI, Rio Tinto, Solvay, TdVib and UTRC
  • Universities: Case Western Reserve University, Colorado School of Mines, UC-Davis, FIPR, Iowa State, Purdue, Rutgers, University of Arizona and Wayne State University
  • National Laboratories: Ames Laboratory, Idaho National Laboratory, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory and Oak Ridge National Laboratory

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All American Lithium

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American Manganese Inc. (AMY)

American Manganese Inc. is a critical metal company with a patented technology for the recovery of metals from lithium-ion batteries such as cobalt, lithium, nickel, manganese, and aluminum. Using a novel combination of reagents and unit operations, AMY can provide 100% extraction of cathode metals and battery grade purity. American Manganese Inc. aims to capitalize on its patented technology and proprietary know-how to become the industry leader in recycling spent electric vehicle lithium-ion batteries.

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Arnold Magnetic Technologies

Arnold Magnetic Technologies, headquartered in Rochester, N.Y., is a global manufacturer of high performance magnets, precision magnetic assemblies and thin metals. High performance materials from Arnold support motor systems that are smaller, lighter and more efficient while operating in high speed, high heat environments., 800-593-9127

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BorgWarner Inc.

BorgWarner Inc. (NYSE: BWA) is a global product leader in clean and efficient technology solutions for combustion, hybrid and electric vehicles. With manufacturing and technical facilities in 68 locations in 19 countries, the company employs approximately 30,000 worldwide. For more information, please visit

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Eck Industries, Inc.

Eck Industries, Inc. specializes in premium, structural aluminum castings for the military, aviation, construction and high performance automotive industries. As part of its mission it develops new aluminum alloys that directly meet customer requirements for higher strength, lighter weight and better performance at elevated temperatures.

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Electron Energy Corporation (EEC)

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Industry leader in innovations for many applications that rely on critical materials, such as lighting, jet engines, electric motors for various industrial applications, solar technology, and additive manufacturing.

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INFINIUM is a revolutionary metals production technology company, founded in 2008 and headquartered in the Boston area, commercializing technology developed over a decade at MIT and Boston University.

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Marshallton manufactures specialty extractants for the isolation and purification of rare earth elements. Capabilities include the design and synthesis of novel compounds for targeted applications. From grams to 100’s of kilograms. Concept through commercialization.

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OLI offers rigor and accuracy in simulation for reactive phase equilibrium for both aqueous and non-aqueous electrolytes using Mixed Solvent Electrolyte Model.

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Rio Tinto

Rio Tinto is a leading global mining and metals company whose products, including aluminum, copper, diamonds, gold, industrial minerals, iron ore, thermal and metallurgical coal and uranium, help the world to grow. In the United States our 3,700 people work in more than seven states, and we are strongly represented in in Arizona, California and Utah through our Copper & Coal and Diamonds & Minerals product groups.

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Global specialty chemicals and materials company focused on developing, manufacturing and selling value-added products.

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TdVib produces magnetostrictive smart materials Terfenol-D and Galfenol along with numerous devices based on these materials. This technology was originally developed as an acoustic source for the US Navy’s sonar technology. Today it has reached all areas of the market including such things as spacecraft, aerospace, oil and gas, fertilizer production and even audio speakers. For more information visit us at

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United Technologies Research Center (UTRC)

United Technologies Research Center delivers advanced technologies to the businesses of United Technologies Corporation (UTC) to improve the performance, energy efficiency and cost of the high-technology systems and services UTC provides to the global aerospace and building systems industries.

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Colorado School of Mines

Mines is one of a very few institutions in the world having broad expertise in resource exploration, extraction, production and utilization. Mines has developed a curriculum and research program geared toward responsible stewardship of the earth and its resources.

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Case Western Reserve University

Case Western Reserve University offers both research and educational programs for sustainable manufacturing, remanufacturing and recycling of critical materials from spent lithium ion batteries, through established research expertise and advanced lab facilities for electrochemical testing, characterizations and analysis of lithium ion batteries.

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University of California-Davis

Operates the Peter A. Rock Thermochemistry Laboratory, a unique, world-leading laboratory for the determination and dissemination of thermodynamic properties by calorimetric techniques.

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Florida Industrial and Phosphate Research Institute

Specialized capabilities and facilities in mining and beneficiation of phosphate ores and chemical processing of phosphate rock into fertilizer products and co-products.

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Iowa State University

Provides graduate and undergraduate course work in rare earth and other critical materials. Has world-class expertise in combinatorics and informatics.

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Purdue University

Purdue offers educational programs in manufacturing, design, and analysis of material lifecycles. A leader in advanced manufacturing for critical materials and one of the first national courses in critical elements.

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Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey

Expertise in solution thermochemistry and prediction of phase equilibria selected equilibrium systems and simulation tool using the databases to compute phase diagrams relevant to green processing of rare earths

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University of Arizona

The University of Arizona offers techno-economic analysis, life cycle assessment, system dynamics modeling, and supply chain optimization for improving the economic and environmental performances of CMI technologies.

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Wayne State University

Wayne State University offers educational programs and research expertise in smart manufacturing, remanufacturing, and disassembly. Laboratory facilities and expertise provide capabilities for advanced disassembly planning, analysis, and methods and life cycle design and analysis.

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Ames Laboratory

The recognized leader in rare earth research; has the ability to develop new materials and processing methods. It is one of the most successful federal labs in technology transfer.

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Idaho National Laboratory

INL works on energy security and sustainable energy systems and has a long history working with strategic and critical materials with emphasis on rare metals and rare earth elements.

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

A multi-disciplinary laboratory that integrates best-in-class experimental research with unique capabilities in high-performance computing to enhance national security.

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Oak Ridge National Laboratory

DOE’s largest science and energy laboratory has expertise in separation science, material synthesis, characterization, and process technologies.

For more information:

  • CMI Affiliates Membership, The Ames Laboratory, 306 TASF, 2408 Pammel Drive, Ames, IA, 50011-1015