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