February 28, 2022

Schedule

Thursday, August 4, 2022

11:00 AM to 16:30 PM US Central Time, via Zoom

Session 1: The Critical Mineral Potential of the USA: Evaluation of existing, and exploration for new, resources

  • 11:00 AM – 11:05 AM: Opening Remarks (Marek Locmelis, Missouri S&T)
  • 11:05 AM – 11:15 AM: Welcome to Missouri S&T! (Chancellor Mohammad Dehghani, Missouri S&T)
  • 11:15 AM – 12:00 AM: Keynote lecture: Critical Mineral Potential of the U.S.: Evaluation of Known Resources of Aluminum, Arsenic, Beryllium, Chromium, Cobalt, Fluorspar, Gallium, Germanium, Graphite, Indium, Lithium, Manganese, Niobium, Platinum-Group Elements, Rare-Earth Elements, Tantalum, Tellurium, Tin, Titanium, Tungsten, Uranium, and Vanadium (Jeffrey Mauk, USGS)
  • 12:00 AM – 12:30 PM: Invited talk: Title to be confirmed (Lee Ann Munk, University of Alaska Anchorage)
  • 12:30 PM – 13:00 PM: Invited talk: Manganese: The Other Critical Material (Brett Carlson, South Dakota School of Mines and Technology)
  • 13:00 PM – 13:30 PM: Invited talk: Bringing Students Into the Minerals Workforce: A University of Arizona Study (Isabel Barton, University of Arizona)
  • 13:30 PM – 13:45 PM: Q/A and discussion with all speakers
  • 13:45 PM – 14:00 PM: Break

Session 2: Mineral Processing & Recycling: Maximizing critical mineral recovery from existing production streams

  • 14:00 PM – 14:45 PM: Keynote lecture: New Directions for the Mineral Resources Industry: Geomet, Adaptivity, and a Bigger Tent (Karin Olson Hoal, Cornell University & Consultant)
  • 14:45 PM – 15:15 PM: Invited talk: Electrochemical Properties of Nd and Gd in Molten Salts: Challenges & Opportunities for Sustainable Rare-Earth Recovery Processes (Hojong Kim, Penn State University)
  • 15:15 PM – 15:45 PM: Invited talk: Development of Rare Earth Element Separation Methods Utilizing a Tripodal CMPO Ligand System (Eric J. Werner, The University of Tampa)
  • 15:45 PM – 16:15 PM: Invited talk: REE Workforce Development in the Undergraduate Research Lab: Recruiting and Training the Next Generation of Scientists (Shannon M. Biros, Grand Valley State University)
  • 16:15 PM – 16:30 PM: Q/A and discussion with all speakers

Friday, August 5, 2022

11:00 AM to 16:15 PM US Central Time, via Zoom

Session 3: Critical Mineral Policies: Toward effective and responsible governance

  • 11:00 AM – 11:05 AM: Opening Remarks (Marek Locmelis, Missouri S&T)
  • 11:05 AM – 11:50 AM: Keynote lecture: New Sheriffs in Town? Governing the Minerals Wild West (Michelle Michot Foss, Rice University’s Baker Institute for Public Policy)
  • 11:50 AM – 12:20 PM: Invited talk: Critical Minerals and Energy Geopolitics (Morgan Bazilian, Colorado School of Mines)
  • 12:20 PM – 12:50 PM: Invited talk: An Economic Framework for Producing Critical Minerals as Joint Products and Lessons for Policy (Mahelet Fikru, Missouri University of Science and Technology)
  • 12:50 PM – 13:20 PM: Invited talk: Supply Chain Resiliency for Critical Minerals in the Indo-Pacific (Kristin Vekasi, University of Main)
  • 13:20 PM – 13:35 PM: Q/A and discussion with all speakers
  • 13:35 PM – 13:45 PM: Break

Session 4: Resource Sustainability: Ethical and environmentally sustainable supply of critical minerals

  • 13:45 AM – 14:30 PM: Keynote lecture: How Policies, Legislation, and Litigation Could Reduce Domestic Mining of Critical Minerals (Debra Struhsacker, Professional Geologist—Environmental Permitting & Government Relations Consultant)
  • 14:30 PM – 15:00 PM: Invited talk: Critical Minerals and the EU Green Deal: Demand, Circularity, Footprint (Giovanni Andrea Blengini, Politecnico di Torino)
  • 15:00 PM – 15:30 PM: Invited talk: Quantitative Approaches to Evaluation of Mineral Supply Chain Transparency and Resiliency (Sebnem Düzgün, Colorado School of Mines)
  • 15:30 PM – 16:00 PM: Invited talk: Coltan Track and Trace Technologies (Samuel Kessinger, South Dakota School of Mines and Technology)
  • 16:00 PM – 16:15 PM: Q/A and discussion with all speakers