Engineering’s Rohan Akolkar discusses his work using “rare earth” for clean energy

CWRU researcher working on ‘rare earth’ minerals for clean energy applications

photograph of Rohan Akolkar

Crain’s Cleveland Business (subscription required): Rohan Akolkar, the Milton and Tamar Maltz Professor of Energy Innovation and Ohio Eminent Scholar in Advanced Energy Research in the Case School of Engineering, was highlighted for his work to find a sustainable way to turn “rare earth” minerals into metals. These metals—used in products like wind turbines, electric cars and smartphones—are typically imported from China, but this work could increase production in the U.S.