Mark Strauss, Ph.D.
Biography: Mark Strauss is passionate about creating extractive metallurgical innovations to advance sustainability, clean energy technology, and materials independence. He is currently developing innovative recycling strategies to separate and purity lithium batteries into saleable lithium, cobalt and nickel.
His research experience involves the primary and secondary production critical materials using hydrometallurgical techniques. His undergraduate research involved by-product recovery of rare earths from copper leach solutions at University of Arizona. His master’s research entailed recycling fluorescent lights at Colorado School of Mines. In addition, his PhD graduate research continued to study the separation and purification rare earths from waste fluorescent lights. Strauss graduated in 2018 with a PhD from the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at Worcester Polytechnic Institute.
PhD, Materials Science and Engineering, Worcester Polytechnic Institute
MS, Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, Colorado School of Mines
BS, Mining and Geological Engineering, University of Arizona