A Multi-disciplinary Approach to Rebuild the Domestic Supply Chain for Critical Minerals

Rare earth elements are used in the manufacture of lighter and stronger materials for energy applications such as gas turbines, wind and power systems, defense applications, electronics, and the medical industry. Currently China dominates the global supply of these minerals and obtaining these minerals from primary domestic mineral deposits is crucial for national security.  Secondary sources, including byproducts of coal mining and other energy-based waste products, are equally vital to developing a reliable supply chain.

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Jonathan Mathews

Jonathan Mathews

Professor of Energy and Geo-Environmental Engineering

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