PI: Dr. Amin Mirkouei


Welcome to Renewable and Sustainable Manufacturing Lab (RSML) Research Group Website



Our research focuses on the sustainable design and manufacturing, cyber-physical control and optimization, and operations research across food-energy-water systems, particularly renewable fuels, green chemicals, and rare earth elements. The research work at RSML emerges areas crucial to providing industry and society with responsible products, systems, and services necessary for improving the quality of life.


Research Project Videos (YouTube Channel)

The following projects have been conducted in Center for Higher Education (CHE) Building and Analytical Chemical Lab at Center for Advanced Energy Studies (CAES):


Magazines and Media Coverage


  • "Biochar From Cow Manure Could Be Key To Sustainable Agriculture," Forbes, July 2021 (link)
  • "A Renewable Solution For Polluted Waters: Biochar Explained," Forbes, June 2021 (link)
  • "A Sustainable Way To Mine Rare Earth Elements From Old Tech Devices: Agromining Explained," Forbes, May 2021 (link)


  • "Forbes Explains Biochar..." United States Biochar Initiative, July 2021
  • "Textual..." Merriam-Webster Dictionary, July 2021
  • "Porosity..." Merriam-Webster Dictionary, July 2021
  • "Idaho Falls industrial engineering Assistant Professor Amin Mirkouei...” University of Idaho News, May 2021
  • "Agromining..." International Association for Promoting Geoethics (IAPG), May 2021
  • "Ultrasonic-Assisted Catalytic Transfer Hydrogenation..." Idaho National Lab EES&T Monthly Highlight, April 2021


Contact Dr. Mirkouei with your comments, questions, and feedback.


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