ASU professor receives federal funding for technology to grow domestic critical minerals supply chain
ASU’s Navrotsky Eyring Center for Materials of the Universe, directed by Fulton Schools professor Alexandra Navrotsky, will be expanding its pursuits as part of a new research program funded by the federal Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy program. The project aims to develop market-ready technologies to increase domestic supplies of critical elements required for transition to clean energy. The selection of the Eyring Center for a central role in the endeavor is a result of the center’s wide-ranging work combining expertise in cosmology, astrophysics, astronomy, planetary science and exploration, mineralogy and petrology with materials science and engineering, chemistry, physics and biology. The center’s goal for the new federal project will focus on contributing to materials solutions for decarbonization and sustainable and clean energy.