Critical Minerals

Missouri S&T professor receives $875,000 from Rio Tinto for critical minerals research 

Posted by on April 22, 2024

A Missouri S&T professor has been awarded $875,000 from Rio Tinto, a global mining group, for a two-year project researching new techniques to recover critical minerals in the waste byproducts that come from extracting and refining copper. 

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Alagha, Xu named Quenon Associate Professors at Missouri S&T

Posted by on April 10, 2024

Drs. Lana Alagha and Guang Xu have been appointed Robert H. Quenon Associate Professors of Mining Engineering at Missouri S&T.  

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Missouri S&T professor wins SME’s Mineral Industry Education Award

Posted by on April 9, 2024

Dr. Samuel Frimpong, vice provost for graduate education at Missouri S&T, was honored with the Society for Mining, Metallurgy and Exploration’s (SME) Mineral Industry Education Award during the 2024 SME Annual Conference and Exhibition in Phoenix. 

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Hardcore research: S&T study explores best areas in state to find critical minerals

Posted by on March 27, 2024

Researchers from Missouri S&T are using rock core samples collected in the past to find the best areas for the future mining of critical minerals.

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Missouri S&T receives NSF funding for 4th annual critical minerals workshop

Posted by on March 19, 2024

Missouri S&T has been awarded funding from the National Science Foundation to host the fourth annual Resilient Supply of Critical Minerals workshop, which will be Wednesday, Aug. 7, and Thursday, Aug. 8. 

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Engineers Week: S&T student says mining is vital to propel society forward

Posted by on February 19, 2024

The key to advancing future technologies lies with one of the world’s oldest industries. 
 
That message may sound counterintuitive at first glance, but Kate Johnson, a mining engineering student at Missouri S&T, says it makes perfect sense. 

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Missouri S&T student wins international materials science scholarship

Posted by on February 15, 2024

Matthew Sherman, a student at Missouri S&T, has been announced as a 2024 recipient of the Acta Materialia Undergraduate Scholarship from The Minerals, Metals and Materials Society (TMS) Foundation.  

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S&T-led critical minerals Tech Hub to be considered for over $40 million in federal funding

Posted by on December 19, 2023

As one of the nation’s 31 Tech Hubs, the Critical Minerals and Materials for Advanced Energy Tech Hub, led by Missouri S&T, will soon be considered for a range of $40 million to $70 million in federal funding.

The university is currently hosting workshops to strategize on how to make the strongest case possible.

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Missouri S&T to power new energy technology incubator

Posted by on November 16, 2023

Missouri S&T has long been home to one of the nation’s most diverse energy-focused research portfolios, and leaders are now taking steps to accelerate energy innovation from S&T’s laboratories to the marketplace.

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S&T awarded EPA’s Pollution Prevention grant to train mining professionals

Posted by on November 6, 2023

A Missouri S&T research team has been awarded a Pollution Prevention (P2) grant for over $850,000 from the Environmental Protection Agency to focus on pollution and waste related to the mining of critical minerals in Missouri and Alaska.

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