The Colorado School of Mines recently hosted more than 90 researchers from the Critical Materials Institute (CMI) for the institute’s winter meeting, highlighting research by postdoctoral associates and graduate students.
Researchers from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE); the Ames, Idaho, Lawrence Livermore and Oak Ridge national laboratories; and Iowa State University, Purdue University, the University of California–Davis, the University of Tennessee and Yale University also sent representatives.
Mark Johnson, director of DOE’s Advanced Manufacturing Office, and CMI director Alex King delivered opening remarks at the conference.
CMI researchers, including 15 from Mines, gave more than 40 presentations. These Mines associates and students presented research from the Division of Economics and Business, the Kroll Institute for Extractive Metallurgy, and the Department of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering.
CMI, a DOE Innovation hub led by the Ames Laboratory, is an association of national laboratories, universities and industry partners. CMI research seeks to grow innovation, ensuring supply chains for raw materials essential in clean energy technologies.