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Two EEE graduate students present at the 2018 Critical Materials Institute (CMI) Winter Meeting

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(left to right) EEE Professor Fu Zhao, Ph. D. candidate Hongyue Jin, and Ph. D. candidate Ehsan Vahidi pose for a photo during the 2018 Critical Materials Institute (CMI) winter meeting at Colorado School of Mines in Golden, CO.
Two graduate students with Environmental and Ecological Engineering (EEE) recently attended the 2018 Critical Materials Institute (CMI) winter meeting at Colorado School of Mines in Golden, CO. EEE Ph.D. candidate Ehsan Vahidi, and Ph.D. candidate Hongyue Jin both presented their research at the event which focuses on improving technologies that make better use of materials that are essential for American competitiveness in clean energy.

Vahidi’s talk was entitled ‘Network analysis of rare earth production for environmental assessment’, and Jin presented a poster on “Development of a software tool for techno-economic analysis on critical materials.” She also did an oral presentation on ‘A biobjective network design for value recovery of neodymiumironboron magnets’.

Reflecting on her experience, Jin said, “It was a great opportunity to learn the most recent research performed by different universities and national laboratories on critical materials.”