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
Harrison, Stephen AAE Lithium Extraction and Conversion from Brines 1.1.11
Bryantsev, Vyacheslav ORNL Critical Material Recovery from Ores and Lean Sources 1.1.12
Anderson, Corby Mines Recovery of Critical Materials as By-Products 1.1.13
Windus, Theresa Ames New In-Silico Molecular Design Methods for Improved Separations 1.2.11
Dai, Sheng ORNL Low-Temperature Electrochemical Synthesis of Graphite 1.2.12
Taylor, Patrick Mines Molten Fluorides for Rare Earth Electroreduction 1.2.13
Lyon, Kevin INL Enhanced Separation of Critical Materials 1.2.14
Rios, Orlando ORNL Structure and Properties of Cerium-Strengthened Aluminum Alloys 1.3.11
Paranthaman, M. Parans ORNL Additive Manufacturing of Polymer Based Bonded Magnets 2.1.11
Pecharsky, Vitalij Ames High-performance, Critical-element-free Permanent Magnets 2.1.12
Nlebedim, Ikenna Ames Finite Element Modeling of Magnetic Systems 2.1.13
Canfield, Paul Ames Reduced Rare Earth Content High Performance Magnets 2.1.14
Cui, Baozhi Ames Heterogeneous Sm-Co and Nd-Fe-B Magnets 2.1.15
McCall, Scott LLNL Practical Reliable Exchange Spring Magnets (PRES-M) 2.1.16
McGuire, Michael ORNL High Magnetic Field Processing of Permanent Magnet Materials 2.1.17
Payne, Steve LLNL Ceramic Phosphors for LED Lighting 2.2.11
Lister, Tedd INL Li, Co & PGM Recovery from Li-ion Batteries & E-waste 3.1.11
McIntyre, T.J. ORNL Li-ion Battery Disassembly, Remanufacturing, and Li & Co Recovery 3.1.12
Ott, Ryan Ames Ce Gettering of Cu and Fe in Aluminum Alloy Recycling 3.2.11
Taylor, Patrick Mines Co-Product Optimization for Indium Recycling from LCDs 3.2.12
Reed, David INL Biomaterials for Critical Material Dissolution, Recovery and Separation 3.2.13
McIntyre, T.J. ORNL Rare Earth Permanent Magnet Motors from Salvaged Automobiles 3.3.11
Baek, Donn INL Low Temperature Electrochemical Processing of Rare Earth Elements 3.3.12
Nlebedim, Ikenna Ames Recovery of Critical Materials from Dilute Electronic Waste Streams 3.3.13
Bhave, Ramesh ORNL Separation and Recovery of Dysprosium and Cobalt from E-Waste 3.3.14
Perron, Aurelien ORNL Advanced Search for High-Performance Materials (AS4HPM) 4.1.11
Zhou, Fei LLNL Machine Learning Materials Design 4.1.12
Ott, Ryan Ames Accelerated Alloy Development and Rapid Assessment 4.1.13
Paudyal, Durga Ames Predicting Magnetic Anisotropy 4.1.14
Antropov, Vladimir Ames Modeling of Intrinsic and Extrinsic Properties of Magnets 4.1.15
Riman, Richard Rutgers Cross-Cutting Thermodynamic Properties of Critical Materials 4.1.16
Fujita, Yoshiko INL Biogeochemical Impacts of Wastes from Critical Materials Recovery 4.2.11
Collins, John INL Roadmaps for Technology Development 4.3.11
Nguyen, Ruby Thuy INL Impact of Research on Global Material Supply Chain 4.3.12
Sutherland, John Purdue Optimizing the Economic Performance of CMI Technologies 4.3.13
Eggert, Roderick Mines Criticality, Life Cycles, Material Flows and Scenarios 4.3.14