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 Facility in California, the only rare earth mining and processing site of scale in the Western Hemisphere. MP Materials produces more than 15 percent of the world’s rare earth supply and is developing a vertically integrated business to deliver separated rare earth products, metals and magnets from its domestic operations. At MAGNETICS 2022, the company will deliver a complete update on its efforts to restore the full rare earth supply chain to the United States.
Dr. Alan Lund is the EVP, Magnetics at MP Materials (Las Vegas, NV). He is responsible for leading the Magnetics team in its mission to build a domestic supply chain for rare earth metals and magnets that is the most sustainable, secure, and innovative in the world. Alan is a seasoned entrepreneur with extensive experience developing, scaling and implementing new technologies in the materials and manufacturing spaces. Prior to MP Materials Alan founded and led Veloxint Corporation (CEO) and Xtalic Corporation (CTO). In these roles Alan raised venture, strategic, and non-dilutive financing, built durable customer partnerships across the product cycle, and provided commercial and technical leadership across R&D, scale-up, and successful roll out of new technologies. Alan’s academic training was in the area of metallurgy. He has degrees in Materials Science from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (B.S.) and Northwestern University (Ph.D.), and spent three years as a post-doctoral researcher at MIT.