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Gareth Hatch
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Gareth Hatch

Rare Earth Industry Association

Strategic Advisor

Gareth is Managing Director of UK-based Strategic Materials Advisory and was a co-founder of USA-based Technology Metals Research, consulting and advisory firms operating in the critical-materials sector. He was co-founder of Canada-based Innovation Metals Corp. (IMC) and co-inventor of IMC’s proprietary RapidSX™ separation and purification process, for critical, green-energy metals such as rare-earth elements (REEs), lithium, nickel and cobalt. Gareth was previously Director of Technology at USA-based Dexter Magnetic Technologies, where he started his career focused on REE permanent-magnet design and engineering. He is co-inventor of five US patents on magnetic applications.

Gareth is the Royal Academy of Engineering Visiting Professor of Critical Minerals and Materials, at the University of Birmingham. He is a Strategic Advisor to the Rare Earth Industry Association (REIA), and co-chair of the NATO Science and Technology Organization (STO) strategy team on REEs. He is a member of the UK ISO TC/298 Mirror Committee, working to develop international standards for the REE industry.

Gareth is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, Manufacture and Commerce, a Fellow of the Institute of Materials, Minerals & Mining, a Fellow of the Institution of Engineering & Technology, a Senior Member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers and is a Chartered Engineer. He holds a B.Eng. (Honours) degree in materials science & technology and a Ph.D. in metallurgy & materials, both from the University of Birmingham, with research focused on REE permanent-magnet alloys.

In 2019, Gareth was a recipient of the NATO STO Applied Vehicle Technology Panel Team Excellence Award, and in 2020 was the recipient of the IEEE Magnetics Society Distinguished Service Award.

Presentations

Panel Session: Securing Rare Earths for Electric Mobility

This ‘Rare Earths for the electric-mobility panel will bring together key decision makers in the technologies of vehicle electrification, rare earths producers, magnet makers and more to review the current supply situation, identify bottlenecks and propose solutions.

Moderator: Gareth Hatch, REIA

Panelists: 
Mark Chalmers, President & CEO, Energy Fuels 
Badrinath Veluri, Chief Specialist, Materials & technology, Grundfos
Vasileios Tsianos, Dir. of Corp. Development & Assistant Corp. Secretary, Neo Performance Materials

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