Get schooled in rare-earth metals

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.

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Critical Materials Institute opens to advance research, energy security

This is a recap from an Ames Laboratory news release. The official opening of the Critical Materials Institute marked the newest endeavor in intensive energy research by the U.S. Department of Energy, the Ames Laboratory and Iowa State University. The institute is the DOE’s fifth Energy Innovation Hub, which is a major integrated research center. Researchers … Continue reading Critical Materials Institute opens to advance research, energy security

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Wind Energy Manufacturing Laboratory heads out to sea

Engineering professors at Iowa State University are part of an international, collaborative research team recently awarded $4.1 million from the Department of Energy (DOE). The team, led by Sandia National Laboratories, also includes researchers from the University of Maine (UMaine), TPI Composites, and Delft University of Technology (TU Delft). Iowa State’s researchers, who will receive … Continue reading Wind Energy Manufacturing Laboratory heads out to sea

CBE’s O’Donnell receives $750,000 Early Career Research award

Jennifer O’Donnell, assistant professor of chemical and biological engineering at Iowa State University, has been awarded $750,000 over five years as part of the U.S. Department of Energy’s new Early Career Research Program. O’Donnell’s research project was one of 69 funded through the new program, which is designed to bolster the nation’s scientific workforce by … Continue reading CBE’s O’Donnell receives $750,000 Early Career Research award