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