CMI at Ames Laboratory

Critical Materials Institute

The Critical Materials Institute is a U.S. DOE Energy Innovation Hub led by Ames National Laboratory that seeks to accelerate innovative scientific and technological solutions to develop resilient and secure supply chains for rare-earth metals and other materials critical to the success of clean energy technologies.

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The Critical Materials Institute focuses on technologies that make better use of materials and eliminate the need for materials that are subject to supply disruptions.

CMI harnesses the scientific and engineering expertise of national laboratories and universities to American know-how in manufacturing. With dozens of partners, we discover the materials, processes, and technologies necessary to address critical material supply chain challenges. 

Thomas Lograsso, CMI Director
Thomas Lograsso
CMI Director