Rare Earth Magnets and Natural Resources
Jinfang Liu, President and COO, Electron Energy Corp.
Rare earth magnets have been playing a critical role in many industries, including national defense, satellite communications, medical instrumentation, oil and gas exploration, renewable energy, electric vehicles, and electronic devices. This presentation will provide an overview of the current status of the rare earth magnet industry; rare earth magnet applications and materials selection; recycling and sustainability concepts; worldwide rare earth natural resources and supply chain risk mitigation strategies.
Dr. Jinfang Liu is currently the President and COO at Electron Energy Corporation (EEC). He received his PhD in physics in 1990 from Institute of Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences. Dr. Liu also worked at Swift Levick Magnets Limited (UK) and NEOREM Magnets Limited (Finland) before joining Electron Energy Corporation in 1998. He is the co-author of over 250 papers and co-inventor of 12 US issued patents on permanent magnets and magnetic systems.