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29th March 2018
Tailpipe dreams - what is a sustainable vehicle?

The circular economy of rare earth magnets

‘The use of rare earth materials in the automotive industry is only going to escalate in the future’. – Dr. Allan Walton

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Dr Allan Walton Head of Magnetic Materials Group, University of Birmingham
Dr Walton is the Co-Director of the Birmingham Centre for Strategic Elements and Critical Materials (BCSECM ) and the ex-chair of the UK Magnetics Society. He runs the Magnetic Materials Group (MM G), in the School of Metallurgy and Materials at the University of Birmingham which investigates processing routes for permanent magnetic materials. His research interests include hydrogen processing of materials, coating technologies, casting of rare earth alloys, characterisation of magnetic materials and recycling of critical and strategic elements.