CMI Webinars

CMI offers webinars about critical materials at no charge. Registration is required to obtain a link to view webinars at the time they are given. The next CMI webinar is scheduled for September 29, titled "Stibnite, Idaho: An Example of a Historic Critical Materials Brownfield Site; Its Renewal; and Its Potential to Help Fuel the Green Energy Revolution," presented by Perpetua Resources McKinsey Lyon, VP of External Affairs, and Christopher Dail, CPG-10596, Exploration Manager, link to register

Perpetua Resources McKinsey Lyon, VP of External Affairs, and Christopher Dail, CPG-10596, Exploration Manager

Stibnite, Idaho: An Example of a Historic Critical Materials Brownfield Site; Its Renewal; and Its Potential to Help Fuel the Green Energy Revolution

CMI has offered more than 60 webinars. Most were open to the public and recordings are available. 

Recent webinars:

  • John Sutherland, CMI at Purdue University, discussed "Design of Experiments: Fractional Factorial Designs," link to webinar
  • Julienne Krennrich, Innovation Partnerships Program Director for CMI lead Team member Ames Laboratory, and guest speaker Ellen Coopersmith, President of Decision Frameworks, on "Strategic Opportunity Framing for Technology Commercialization," link to webinar
  • George Guthrie, guest speaker from Los Alamos National Laboratory, "The Intersection between a CO2 Economy and Critical Materials: Los Alamos's R&D Portfolio in Critical Materials," link to webinar

Machine learning:

  • Fei Zhou, CMI at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, and Ming Tang, Rice University, "Machine learning for microstructure modeling: a data driven pathway," link to webinar
  • Marilu Perez Garcia, CMI at Ames Laboratory, "A new path forward: Using machine learning to design ligands with predetermined selectivity." link to webinar
  • Fei Zhou, CMI at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, "Machine Learning Techniques for Alloy Modeling," link to webinar

Technology Transfer/Partnering

  • Bruce A. Moyer, CMI at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, "The Role of Research in Technology Maturation: Perspectives from a Researcher, Technology Developer, and Research Portfolio Manager," link to webinar
  • Julienne Krennrich, CMI Team member Ames Laboratory, and Stacy Joiner, CMI at Ames Laboratory, "Working Models for Participation with CMI," link to webinar 
  • Craig Forney from CMI Team member Iowa State University and Stacy Joiner and Ikenna Nlebedim CMI at Ames Laboratory, "Resource Sustainability for Rare Earth Materials via Efficient Recycling Technology," link to webinar
  • Hans Smit of Ocean Minerals, a CMI Affiliate, "Ocean Minerals Overview" link to webinar
  • Zarko Meseldzija of American Managanese, a CMI Team member, "Advanced Lithium-ion Battery Material Recycling" link to webinar
  • Aaron Feaver, director of the Joint Center for Deployment and Research in Earth Abundant Materials (JCDREAM), a CMI Affiliate, discussed the progress and outlook for this new, first of its kind organization in Washington state. link to webinar
  • Miki Oljaca, guest speaker with Koura, discussed fluorine and lithium, which are critical elements in the production of battery electrolytes. link to webinar
  • James Litinsky and Michael Rosenthal, founders of MP Materials, a CMI Affiliate, update on the company link to webinar
  • Marty Weems, guest speaker from Western Rare Earths, discussed "Emerging Rare Earths Projects with Western Rare Earths" link to webinar

Recycling 

  • Yongqin Jiao, CMI at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, "Development of a Biosorption Process for Recovery of Rare Earth Metals," link to webinar 
  • David Reed, CMI at Idaho National Laboratory, "Biorecovery of Critical Materials: Sustainable Solutions for the 21st Century," link to webinar
  • Alessandra Hool, guest speaker with ESM Foundation, "Critical Raw Materials: Current Challenges in Europe and Beyond," link to webinar
  • Linda Gaines, guest speaker with Argonne National Laboratory, "Lithium Ion Battery Recycling Research at the ReCell Center," link to webinar
  • Gwendolyn Bailey, guest speaker with KU Leuven, "Toward a Rare Earth Industry Environmental Footprint," link to webinar
  • Luis Diaz, CMI at Idaho National Laboratory, "Recycling of Critical Elements from Lithium Ion Batteries," link to webinar
  • Bill Olson guest speaker at ASM, Carol Handwerker CMI at Purdue University and Joanne Larson at Seagate, a CMI Affiliate, "Creating a Circular Economy for Hard Disk Drives," link to webinar 
  • Tedd Lister, CMI at Idaho National Laboratory, "Electrochemical Recovery Constituents of Value (E-RECOV), Development and Future," link to webinar
  • Tim McIntyre, CMI at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, "Rare Earth Magnet Recovery and Reuse from Computer Hard Disk Drives (HDDs)," link to webinar
  • Jeremy Rickli, CMI at Wayne State University, "Advanced Automated Electric Machine Dismantling with Collaborative Robotics." link to webinar
  • Yongquin Jiao and Dan Park, CMI at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, "The Use of Bioengineered Microbes for Rare Earth Extraction," link to webinar
  • David Reed, CMI at Idaho National Laboratory, "Recycling of Rare Earth Elements: A Microbiological Approach," link to webinar
  • Carol Handwerker, CMI at Purdue University, and William Olson, Seagate Technologies, a CMI Affiliate, "Creating a Circular Economy for Hard Disk Drives: A Shared Vision," link to webinar

Magnets

  • Peter Afiuny, guest speaker from Urban Mining Company, neodymium magnets at the heart of electrification link to webinar
  • Vladimir Antropov, CMI at Ames Laboratory, "Multiscale Modeling and Prediction of New Magnets, or How a Combination of Classical and Quantum Physics Can Help Us," link to webinar
  • Scott McCall, CMI at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, "Exchange Spring Magnets: An Approach to Higher Energy Density Magnets," link to webinar
  • John Ormerod, Magnet Applications, Inc., "Rare Earth Magnets: Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow," link to webinar
  • Durga Paudyal, CMI at Ames Laboratory, "Prediction of Reduced Rare Earth Permanent Magnets from Theory and Computation," link to webinar
  • David S. Parker, CMI at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, "New High-Performance Magnets: What Can Theory Tell Us?" link to webinar

Supply/Separations

  • Zachary Sims, CMI at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, "Recent Advances in Aluminum-Cerium Alloys," link to webinar
  • Sheng Dai, CMI at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, "Rare Earth Electrodeposition: Novel Room-Temperature Ionic Liquid Systems," link to webinar 
  • M. Parans Paranthaman, CMI at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, “Lithium Extraction from Geothermal Brine Solution,” link to webinar 
  • Theresa Windus, CMI at Ames Laboratory, and guest speaker Benjamin Hay, "Computational Tools for Molecular Design," link to webinar
  • Bruce Moyer, CMI at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, "Challenges in Diversifying Supply of Critical Materials," link to webinar
  • Patrick Zhang, CMI at Florida Industrial and Phosphate Research Institute, "Critical Elements in Phosphate Ore: Recovery of Rare Earths and Uranium from Florida Phosphate Ore Processing," link to webinar

Crosscutting Research

  • CMI webinar series focused on optimizing the economic performance of CMI technologies.
    • Fu Zhao, CMI at Purdue University, “Introduction to Life Cycle Analysis (LCA)," link to webinar
    • Hongyue Jin, CMI at University of Arizona, and Sidi Deng, CMI at Purdue university, "A Tutorial for Techno-Economic Assessment (TEA)," link to webinar
    • John Sutherland, CMI at Purdue University, "Introduction to Design of Experiments (DOE)," link to webinar
  • John Collins, CMI at Idaho National Laboratory, "Roadmapping the Path to Technical and Commercial Success," link to webinar
  • Yoshiko Fujita, CMI at Idaho National Laboratory, and Paul Kim, CMI at Rutgers, "Capabilities of Thermodynamic Analysis and Evaluation of Environmental Impacts," link to webinar
  • Jason Pries, guest speaker at CMI Team member Oak Ridge National Laboratory, "Electric Motor Research at ORNL: A Material Perspective," link to webinar
  • John Sutherland, CMI at Purdue University, "Techno-Economic Analysis of Value Recovery Opportunities from End-of-Life Products," link to webinar
  • Ryan Ott, CMI at Ames Laboratory, "High-Throughput Material Science for Critical Materials Research," link to webinar
  • Parans Paranthaman, CMI at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, "Additive Manufacturing of NdFeB Magnets," link to webinar