The Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering’s Dr. Surya Mallapragada and Dr. Ian Schneider have received promotions that became effective August 15, 2016. Dr. Mallapragada has been awarded the title of Distinguished Professor. The title honors exemplary performance in research and/or creative activities as reflected by a national or international reputation in the nominee’s discipline. … Continue reading Mallapragada awarded distinguished professor status; Schneider to associate professor
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The internationally-recognized Iowa State alum, professor and researcher Karl A. Gschneidner Jr. passed away on the morning of April 27 at the age of 85. Gschneidner’s work with rare-earth materials led to the creation of the Critical Materials Institute at Ames Laboratory as well as the publishing of over 544 of his scientific journal articles and … Continue reading Mr. Rare Earth, Karl Gschneidner passes away on April 27
Martin Thuo likes to look for new, affordable and clean ways to put science and technology to work in the world. His lab is dedicated to an idea called frugal innovation: “How do you do very high-level science or engineering with very little?” said Thuo, an assistant professor of materials science and engineering at Iowa State University and an associate of the U.S. Department of Energy’s Ames Laboratory.
The U.S. Department of Energy’s Ames Laboratory will be the home of a new research consortium for the discovery and development of more environmentally friendly and energy-efficient refrigeration technologies, sponsored by DOE’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE). The consortium, named CaloriCoolTM, will pursue the development of alternative forms of refrigeration technologies, called caloric cooling, in partnership with the private sector and universities.
Written by Kerry Gibson, U.S. Department of Energy’s Ames Laboratory, Public Affairs When Karl A. Gschneidner Jr. began work on his Ph.D. at Iowa State University and hired on as an Ames Laboratory graduate researcher in metallurgy, Dwight Eisenhower was serving his first term in the White House. Now, more than six decades later, Gschneidner … Continue reading Mr. Rare Earth easing into retirement
The U.S. Department of Energy’s Critical Materials Institute and Iowa State University are offering a unique educational opportunity to get an in-depth overview of the rare-earth metals in a senior and graduate level course offered online spring semester 2016.
This was written in partnership with the Ames Laboratory. Long-time MSE professor and Ames Laboratory scientist John (Jack) F. Smith died Sept. 26, 2015. Smith began a 40-year career at Iowa State University and Ames Laboratory in 1948, where he was a professor of metallurgy and a senior scientist. He served as chairman of ISU’s … Continue reading Professor emeritus and Ames Lab associate scientist Jack F. Smith passes away
The tiny tube circled an ant’s thorax, gently trapping the insect and demonstrating the utility of a microrobotic tentacle developed by Iowa State University engineers. “Most robots use two fingers and to pick things up they have to squeeze,” said Jaeyoun (Jay) Kim, an Iowa State University associate professor of electrical and computer engineering and an associate of the U.S. Department of Energy’s Ames Laboratory. “But these tentacles wrap around very gently.”
Thirty-two faculty and staff have been chosen to participate in the next cohort of Iowa State’s Emerging Leaders Academy (ELA). ELA is an academic-year initiative to develop faculty and P&S staff currently serving in leadership roles at Iowa State, or who aspire to hold leadership positions. Beginning in August, participants attend monthly sessions on leadership … Continue reading Emerging Leaders class announced
Karl A. Gschneidner Jr., senior metallurgist at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Ames Laboratory, was presented the 2014 Acta Materialia Materials and Society Award on February 18. The award honors scientists who have made a major positive impact on society through materials science. Gschneidner, known as “Mr. Rare Earth,” is considered the world’s foremost authority … Continue reading Ames Laboratory’s Karl Gschneidner won Acta Materialia Materials and Society Award
It would be misleading to say that Anja Mudring, the Glenn Murphy Professor of Engineering in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering, is new to Iowa State. In fact, the Bonn, Germany, native is enjoying a homecoming to one of her favorite research institutions when she begins her appointment this fall. “The research community … Continue reading Anja Mudring returns to Iowa State University
Thomas Lograsso has been named interim director of the U.S. Department of Energy’s Ames Laboratory. Lograsso will succeed Alex King, who is stepping down to the lead the laboratory’s Critical Materials Institute, a $120 million DOE Energy Innovation Hub announced in January. Lograsso will assume the Ames Lab directorship as soon as funding for the … Continue reading Ames Laboratory interim director named
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 … Continue reading 10 Questions for a Materials Scientist: Mr. Rare Earth — Dr. Karl A. Gschneidner, Jr.
Life has been a whirlwind for Danny Shechtman since he was selected for the Noble Prize in Chemistry in October of 2011. He’s traveled around the world – several times – and made countless appearances at conferences, state dinners, and special events. His busy itinerary included a return to Ames in late February, and he … Continue reading Shechtman finds life hectic, rewarding after Nobel Prize
Pleasant Valley High School of Bettendorf defeated Dubuque Wahlert High School (Dubuque, IA) 74-44 to capture the 2013 Ames Laboratory/Iowa State University Regional High School Science Bowl on Jan. 26. Pleasant Valley, which lost only one match all day — the very first match of the morning qualifying round, advances to the Department of Energy’s … Continue reading Pleasant Valley wins 2013 High School Science Bowl