Gareth is a Founding Principal of Technology Metals Research, LLC (TMR), a provider of market intelligence, commentary and analysis on critical and strategic materials such as the rare earths and other technology metals. TMR helps companies, agencies and individuals do their homework on the challenges and opportunities associated with these materials. Dr. Hatch is also President and Director of Innovation Metals Corp, a provider of downstream processing and marketing services to the strategic-metals industry, with a particular focus on rare earths. He is based in the suburbs of Chicago, Illinois, USA.
For several years Dr. Hatch was Director of Technology at Dexter Magnetic Technologies, where he focused on the design & application of innovative magnetic materials, devices and systems, in order to solve real engineering problems. He led a stellar team of engineers who helped customers and clients in the aerospace, defense, medical, data storage, oil & gas, renewables and industrial sectors. He holds five US patents on a variety of magnetic devices.
Throughout his career, Dr. Hatch has been particularly interested in the strategic challenges faced by the permanent-magnet industry and its supply chain, in the face of growing demand for REEs as well as the increased use of permanent magnets in the areas of renewable-energy production and electric vehicles.
A two-time graduate of the University of Birmingham in the UK, Dr. Hatch has a B.Eng. (Hons) in Materials Science & Technology and a Ph.D. in Metallurgy & Materials, focused on rare-earth permanent-magnet materials. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Materials, Minerals & Mining, a Fellow of the Institution of Engineering & Technology, a Chartered Engineer and a Senior Member of the IEEE.
Dr. Hatch is the Founding Editor of Terra Magnetica and is Newsletter Editor of the IEEE Magnetics Society. He is Founder of the Magnetism & Electromagnetics Interest Group and Strategic Materials Network, both at Linkedin.com.