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Devin Imholte

Mechanical Engineer

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Devin Imholte is an Experiment Design Engineer at Idaho National Laboratory. His INL engineering experience has included mechanical engineering and systems engineering. Experiment Design Engineer (2018-Present): His mechanical engineering experience has included leading mechanical design and integration of the Advanced Test Reactor Non-Destructive Examination System (ANDES) and supporting the Minimal-Activation Retrievable Capsule Holder (MARCH) experiments for the Transient Reactor Test Facility (TREAT). Systems Engineer (2014-2018): His system engineering experience has included roadmapping and system dynamics supply chain analysis. He has developed technology roadmaps and timelines for numerous (20+) projects for the Critical Materials Institute (CMI). From 2014-2018, he managed >$1M in DOE funding as principal investigator of a project that analyzed CMI research and critical material supply chains to characterize CMI R&D impact. He holds a bachelor’s in engineering from James Madison University and is pursuing a Masters of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Idaho.

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B.S., Engineering - James Madison University

Masters of Science, Mechanical Engineering - University of Idaho (currently pursuing)


American Society of Mechanical Engineers

Idaho Falls Adult Soccer Association - President


​Imholte, D. D., et al. (2018). "An assessment of U.S. rare earth availability for supporting U.S. wind energy growth targets." Energy Policy 113: 294-305.


Nguyen, R. T., et al. (2018). "Analyzing critical material demand: A revised approach." Science of The Total Environment 630: 1143-1148.


Nguyen, R. T.; Diaz, L. A.; Imholte, D. D.; Lister, T. E., Economic Assessment for Recycling Critical Metals From Hard Disk Drives Using a Comprehensive Recovery Process. JOM 2017.


Behdad, S.; Cade, W.; Fitzpatrick, C.; Imholte, D.; Jin, H.; Lovell, I.; McIntyre, T.; Nguyen, R.; Sabbaghi, M.; Spencer, G.; Sutherland, J. Project Report: Value Recovery from Used Electronics; International Electronics Manufacturing Initiative (iNEMI): 2017.


Imholte, D. D.; Aydogan, F., Comparison of nuclear pulse reactor facilities with reactivity-initiated-accident testing capability. Progress in Nuclear Energy 2016, 91 (Supplement C), 310-324.


Nguyen, R. T.; Imholte, D., China’s Rare Earth Supply Chain: Illegal Production, and Response to new Cerium Demand. JOM 2016, 68 (7), 1948-1956.


Pierrakos, O.; L Nagel, R.; Barrella, E.; Nagel, J.; Henriques, J.; Imholte, D., An Innovative Two-Year Engineering Design Capstone Experience at James Madison University. 2013.

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