2022 Conference Program 

7:00 AM

8:25 AM

8:30 AM

9:30 AM

10:00 AM

10:30 AM

11:05 AM

11:40 AM

1:30 PM

2:05 PM

2:40 PM

3:10 PM

3:45 PM

4:20 PM

7:30 AM

8:15 AM

8:50 AM

9:25 AM

10:00 AM

10:20 AM

10:55 AM

11:30 AM

12:05 PM

Tuesday, February 8th

Registration/Badge Pickup & Breakfast Open

Welcome & Opening Address

Keynote Presentation - The Global Permanent Magnet Industry: 2020-2030

Dr. Stan Trout, Owner, Spontaneous Materials

Over the last 12 months, our team of world-renowned experts has conducted a rigorous analysis of the permanent magnet industry and corresponding marketplace. The result is a detailed and rigorous...Read More

Featured Presentation - The Restoration of the U.S. Rare Earth Supply Chain
Dr. Alan Lund, Executive Vice President, Magnetics, MP Materials Corp.

MP Materials Corp. is the largest producer of rare earth materials in the Western
Hemisphere. The company owns and operates the Mountain Pass Rare Earth Mine and Processing
...Read More

Networking Break - Exhibits Open - 1x1 Meetings

Challenges for Permanent Magnets in Hybrid Vehicle Market
Dr. Sim Narasimhan, Vice President, P2Ptechnologies

The global demand for electric vehicles is increasing and interior permanent magnet motors (IPM) will play a important role. IPM provides torque from the magnets as well as reluctance torque allowing...Read More

100% Quality Control of Permanent Magnets for Industrial Applications
Benjamin Wenzel, Managing Director, Matesy GmbH

Nowadays, many requirements are placed on functional magnets. Be it in automotive or other industrial applications, knowing the exact magnetic parameters of the magnets used is crucial...Read More


Networking Lunch

Recycling Rare Earth Magnet Materials:  Who, Why, Where & How
Mike Guthrie, Vice President of Engineering, Quadrant International

Recycling of rare earth magnets was publicly discussed even before NdFeB was introduced, but the replacement of Samarium with the more-abundant Neodymium made those efforts seem...Read More

Creating an Efficient Rare Earth Element Circular Life Cycle (Using Ligand Assisted Displacement Chromatography)
Mark Jensen, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, American Resources Corp.

We are at the onset of a massive global demand surge for rare earth elements (REEs) due to technological advancements, clean energy applications and the growth of the electrification...Read More

Networking Break - 1x1 Meetings


Fast Advanced Inspection of PM Rotors Using Magnetic Field Camera Scanners

Luc Van de Perre, Vice President of Marketing and Business Development, Magcam

An advanced and fast solution for the measurement, inspection and quality control of permanent magnet rotors is needed to gain more knowledge of the impact of the magnets and their assembly...Read More


Overview of Magnetic Field Mapping Systems
Antoine Daridon, Business Development & Marketing Manager, Metrolab Technology SA

Mapping the field around a (macroscopic) magnetic system is a common problem, and many different solutions exist. They range from simple do-it-yourself setups, to more sophisticated open-source...Read More

Cocktail Reception


Wednesday, February 9th

Registration/Badge Pickup & Breakfast Opens

Featured Presentation: Building a Reliable and Secure Rare Earth and Critical Materials Supply Chain

Drew Horn, Founder, President & CEO, Greentech Minerals Holdings, Inc.

Greentech Minerals is on the front lines of the effort to preserve American and allied leadership in renewable energy platforms; emerging technologies, such as artificial intelligence; and maintaining...Read More

NdFeB/SmCo Dual Material Design for Cost Reduction and Secure Supply
Thomas Franken, Key-Account-Manager Europe, HPMG

Current NdFeB volatility of raw material causes strong fluctuations of magnet prices, making budget calculations for new projects difficult. In addition the forecasted supply gap of PrNd gives...Read More

Newly Developed Rare-Earth Lean High-Performance Permanent Magnets
Durga Paudyal, Critical Materials Institute, Ames Laboratory

The development and deployment of high-performance permanent magnets depend on the utilization of suitable magnetic and bonding elements in the anisotropic crystal structure...Read More

Networking Break - 1x1 Meetings

The Rule of the Inflection Point that can Improve the Performance of Magnetic Devices
Dr. Min Zou, Director, Lab Magnetics

In this talk, the science behind the mystery of attraction between magnetic like poles and the discovery of the rule of the inflection point will be discussed. Force between magnet pairs shows...Read More

Commercializing Magnetic & Associated Electronic Technologies
Michael Tentnowski, Senior Licensing Manager - Office of Commercialization, Florida State University

The purpose of this session is to describe how Florida State University, through the National High Magnetic Field Laboratory, Applied Superconductivity Center, and Center for Advanced Power...Read More

CSyARES- A Circular System for Assessing Rare Earth Sustainability
Nabeel Mancheri, Secretary General, REIA-The Global Rare Earth Industry Association

Rare earth elements (REE) are essential for the transition towards sustainability and are a critical component of many high tech and green technologies such as energy efficient lights, wind turbines...Read More

Conclusion of Conference