College of Engineering News • Iowa State University

10 Questions for a Materials Scientist: Mr. Rare Earth — Dr. Karl A. Gschneidner, Jr.

Meet Dr. Karl A. Gschneidner, Jr. — a distinguished professor at Iowa State University, a senior metallurgist at the Energy Department’s Ames Laboratory, and chief scientist for the newest Energy Innovation Hub, the Critical Materials Institute. A jack-of-all-trades, Gschneidner’s research spans the fields of physical chemistry, materials science, engineering, and physics.

In an edition of the US Department of Energy’s 10 Questions, Gschneidner shares insights into his research of rare earth materials.