CMI-trained researcher transitions from ASU to ORNL

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Dr. Jayanthi Kumar, Postdoc at ORNL 

CMI postdoc transitions to a new position at Oak Ridge National Laboratory.

CMI researchers at Arizona State University and Oak Ridge National Laboratory conducted the activity for this highlight

Innovation
CMI postdoc Jayanthi Kumar at Arizona State University transitions to a postdoc position at Oak Ridge National Laboratory.

Achievement
As a synthetic materials chemist, Jayanthi 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

  • Jayanthi’s expertise in synthesis of layered materials helped in preparation and characterization of sorbents for lithium extraction from brines and clay minerals.
  • Thermodynamic analysis provides insight into the stability of these materials and their use in processing geothermal brines. 
  • 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.