Permanent Magnet Materials (PMM) Webinar


Apr 26th 2023 - Apr 26th 2023

Updated 29.3.23

Registration now open at bottom of this page


REPM Delegate discount available


Permanent magnets are an important part of everyday life for a whole host of different applications and industries but in particular for energy generation and transportation. As the world increases its use of renewable forms of energy and electric transport, demands for these materials look set to increase rapidly. This webinar will look at the impacts of this through the whole material life cycle, from mining and magnet production to applications in wind turbines and motors and all the way through to recycling materials at end of life.

This event is supporting the 27th International Workshop on Rare Earth and Future Permanent Magnets and their Applications, being held in Birmingham, UK, on 3 – 7 September 2023. Delegates to REPM can take advantage of a reduced fee for this webinar.




This webinar event will be held on Zoom. A link will be sent out in advance of the event.


The event will run from 12:00-19:00 (UK time) and will include talks. A draft of the programme will be shared in due course.


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Permanent Magnet Machines for Electric Vehicles: Recent Advances and Challenges
by Zi-Qiang Zhu of University of Sheffield

Permanent magnet synchronous machines are currently dominant for electric vehicle application due to high efficiency and high torque density. New and novel high performance permanent magnet machines and rare-earth magnet less machines are being developed. This presentation reports recent advances and challenges in electrical machines for electric vehicles.

Keith Klontz of Advanced Motor Tech

Allan Walton of Birmingham University

Magnet Risk and its Impact on Net Zero
by Andrew Hine of GreenSpur Wind

Governments and companies all over the worlds are making 2050 Net Zero commitments to reduce the impact of climate change. The public is generally supportive of these initiatives and the need to move away from fossil fuels to reduce carbon emissions. It is estimated that several $tn are now earmarked to fund the Net Zero transition. Much of this money will come from oil states and companies looking to move away from fossil fuels to develop a sustainable economy powered by renewable energy. Multiple challenges lie ahead, one of which relates to the long-term supply of magnets, which will be needed to power EVs and to generate renewable energy. The presentation will explore Magnet Risk and its potential to derail the Net Zero dream.

Jin Fang Liu of Electron Energy Corporation

Innovate UK - Circular Critical Minerals Supply Chains Programme (CLIMATES)
by Debra Jones of Innovate UK KTN

This £15m, 2 year intervention supports the UK Critical Minerals Strategy with an initial focus on rare earth elements for high performance magnets. The programme aims to improve the UK security of rare earth element supply through 3 routes: developing a primary supply chain via international relationships to source extracted minerals and process them in the UK, recycling permanent magnets as part of a circular economy and carrying out cutting edge research into the next generation of magnet materials.

Gareth Hatch of Strategic Materials Advisory Ltd


TimeSession TitleSession Host
12:00Registration opens
13:30Ian Higgins
14:45Jin Fang Liu
15:15Zi-Qiang Zhu
15:45Andrew Hine, GreenSpur Wind
16:30Keith Klontz, Advanced Motor Tech
17:00Magnet Risk and its Impact on Net ZeroAllan Walton, University of Birmingham
17:30Innovate UK - Circular Critical Minerals Supply Chains Programme (CLIMATES)Debra Jones, Innovate UK KTN


Type Standard Fee Group Discount
(3+ delegates)
UKMS Member Delegate £49.00 N/A
REPM Delegate £49.00 N/A
Delegate £99.00 N/A
UKMS Student / Retired Delegate £29.00 N/A
Student / Retired Delegate £49.00 N/A
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