CMI researchers Ikenna Nlebedim and Denis Prodius discuss acid-free recycling of hard disk drives for rare earth elements and cobalt

Meet CMI Researcher Ikenna Nlebedim

CMI researcher Ikenna NlebedimAmes Laboratory Researcher and SULI Mentor Ikenna Nlebedim (left) and Summer 2015 SULI Intern Gavin Hester (right)

CMI researcher Ikenna Nlebedim researches magnets. His research led to a new method for recycling rare earth magnetic material from manufacturing waste. Also, in this Ames Lab 101 video file, Nlebedim describes recycling rare earths from magnet scraps on the factory floor.

Nlebedim led a student researcher for one of the U.S. Department of Energy's Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internships (SULI). Nlebedim and Gavin Hester describe the SULI experience in this Ames Laboratory video.