CMI researchers at Ames Laboratory conducted the activity for this highlight
A CMI postdoc, Kinjal Gandha, transitions to a permanent position at MP Materials.
As a Magnetics Engineer at MP Materials, Kinjal is part of a network of CMI trained researchers that are building upon their expertise in critical materials research within U.S. industries, academia and national laboratories.
Significance and Impact
Kinjal’s training will enable her to contribute to MP Materials’ rare earth magnet development for U.S. companies.
MP Materials is a strategic player in the U.S. domestic magnets supply chain and recently announced a partnership with GM on permanent magnets for EVs.
Addressing critical materials challenges requires building a large community of highly-trained researchers and CMI is an important source of the expertise that is needed for practical solutions.
Hub Goal Addressed
Providing the leaders, technical experts and skilled professionals needed by U.S. industry to assure its supply chains.