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