The importance of certain critical materials, Rare Metals, for industrial uses and economic prosperity has been recognized for many decades. The first International Workshop on Rare Metals took place in Incheon, South Korea, in April of 2011, and it was undertaken as a collaboration with the Korea Institute and Industrial Technology (KITECH) and other scientific societies: notably, the Korea Resources Corporation (KORES) and the Korea Ministry of Knowledge Economy (MKE) provided input to the Workshop.

The 2nd International Workshop on Rare Metals will be held November 25, 2012 in Boston, Massachusetts. Organized by The Ames Laboratory and the Korea Institute for Rare Metals (KIRAM), the Workshop aims to provide a forum for researchers and practitioners working on the diverse issues of rare metals, among countries worldwide, for the discussion of high-level issues and strategies to ensure secure supplies of these essential materials.

Event Schedule


  • 8:15 AM - Welcome
    Alex King, The Ames Laboratory

  • 8:30 - 8:50 AM - GE Approaches to Assessing and Mitigating Rare Metal Risks
    Steve Duclos, GE Global Research

  • 9:00 - 9:20 AM - Industrial and Scientific R&D Trends in Rare Metal in Korea
    Taek-Soo Kim, KITECH

  • 9:30 - 10:00 AM -  New Stage of Resource Issues and Strategic Elements Initiative in Japan
    Kohmei Halada, National Institute of Materials Science

  • 10:00 AM -  BREAK

  • 10:30 - 10:50 AM - What's Ahead for the Rare Earths? Chaos? Calm? or Both?
    Karl Gschneidner, The Ames Laboratory

  • 11:00 - 11:20 AM - Rare Metal Issues and Strategies in Canada
    William Mercer, Avalon Rare Metals, Inc.

  • 11:30 - 11:50 AM - Rare Metals: New Resources, Opportunities and Challenges in Brazil
    Kirstin Elaine Myers, Sparx3

  • Noon -  LUNCH

  • 1:30 - 1:50 PM - Critical and Conflict Materials Important to Global Security
    Alan Hurd, Franklin Fellow, U.S. Department of State

  • 2:00 - 2:20 PM - PHYTOCAT: Catalysing the Growth in Metal Recovery
    Andrew Hunt, The University of York

  • 2:30 - 2:50 PM - Durability Assessment and Recycling Strategies for Rare Earth Magnets
    Annett Gebert, IFW Dresden

  • 3 PM - BREAK

  • 3:30 - 3:50 PM - Current Research and Development Rare Earth Elements in Canada
    In-Ho Jung, McGill University

  • 4:00 - 4:20 PM - Material Efficient Design for Sustainable Energy Applications
    Jürgen Eckert, IFW Dresden

  • 4:30 - 4:50 PM - Atom-Probe Tomography and the Science of New Classes of High-Temperature Al-Sc-RE Based Alloys
    David Seidman, Northwestern University

Advanced registration for this event is now closed.  On-site registration will be available.

On-Site Rates (valid after 5 pm ET on November 9, 2012)

 

  • Regular - $95
  • Student - $85

Cancellation Policy

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Refund request received up to 10 days prior to the start of the meeting
Refund amount requested less a $35 processing fee. This fee will be waived for registrants who apply a portion of their refund to member dues or any additional MRS product or service if made at the time of the refund request.

Refund request received less than 10 days prior to or until the conclusion of the meeting
Regular registrants will receive refund amount requested less $215 ($180 for costs already incurred by MRS to date plus $35 processing fee.) The $35 processing fee will be waived for Regular registrants who apply a portion of the refund to member dues or any additional MRS product or service if made at the time of the refund request. Students or other reduced-rate registrants are not eligible for registration fee refunds. Students or other reduced-rate registrants who request refunds on the publication portion of their order will be subject to the $35 processing fee. 

Refund request received 1 to 29 days following the conclusion of the meeting
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