About CMI

Europium bars

CMI and Iowa State University are offering a unique educational opportunity to get an in-depth overview of the rare-earth metals in a senior and graduate level course offered online spring semester 2016. The three-credit engineering course, MSE 457-557, covers nearly every topic related to rare-earth metals. Link to the Ames Laboratory news release on the course.

CMI Highlights

Michael Chance is a Eugene P. Wigner Fellow, the most prestigious fellowship at ORNL, which was created in honor of Nobel Laureate and the first ORNL Director of Research and Development. Chance’s CMI research requires him to pull from his training as a solid-state chemist to reimagine and improve an important, everyday technology: fluorescent lighting.