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.
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”
U.S. Department of Energy’s Ames Laboratory and Critical Materials Institute materials chemist Anja Mudring is harnessing the promising qualities of ionic liquids, salts in a liquid state, to optimize processes for critical materials. Read the full story at the U.S. Department of Energy Ames Laboratory.
David C. Jiles, Palmer Endowed Chair in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Iowa State, has been elected to the Royal Academy of Engineering, the United Kingdom’s national academy for engineering. Jiles is the ECpE department’s first RAE Fellow. He was cited for his seminal contributions to the scientific understanding and engineering applications …Continue reading “Jiles elected to Royal Academy of Engineering”
Written by Breehan Gerleman Lucchesi, U.S. Department of Energy’s Ames Laboratory, Public Affairs Pat Thiel has been named the 2014 winner of the AVS Medard W. Welch Award, which recognizes outstanding research in the fields of materials, interfaces and processing. Thiel, who is a faculty scientist at the U.S. Department of Ames Laboratory and a Distinguished …Continue reading “Ames Laboratory’s Thiel winner of 2014 Welch 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”
With four current projects supported by the National Science Foundation, Rodney Fox—Anson Marston Distinguished Professor of Engineering and professor of chemical and biological engineering—has spent many years developing his work with multiphase flow computer simulations. Fox, an associate scientist at Ames Laboratory, and his research team create models and numerical methods for simulations. Since they …Continue reading “Rodney Fox uses NSF funding to create cost-effective computer simulations”
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”
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”
Professor Dan Shechtman is an Israeli-American scientist who works at the US Department of Energy’s Ames Lab and as a professor of Materials Science at Iowa State University. He also won the Nobel Prize for chemistry in 2011 for his work on quasicrystals. On WHO-TV’s Three Minutes in the Chair, learn how Shechtman “aspires to …Continue reading “THREE MINUTES: Professor Dan Shechtman”