Rik Riman at Rutgers leads the CMI project "Crosscutting thermodynamic properties of critical materials"
This project addresses processing problems involving a wide spectrum of unit operations and propose solutions whose utility is enhanced by thermodynamic modeling. Any data missing from the thermodynamic model is addressed by examining literature and conducting experiments to measure or estimate this data. Simulation and experimental results are provided to collaborators, the rest of CMI, and the greater scientific community, via publications and external presentations. All generated thermochemical data is then collated into an inclusive databank readily accessible to all CMI participants.