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.
Ravi Hadimani, Postdoctoral Researcher in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, was awarded the International Young Scientist Fellowship by the National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC). Hadimani will receive funding to travel to China and conduct research at the State Key Laboratory of Electronic Thin Films and Integrated Devices, and the University of …Continue reading “ECpE Researcher Awarded International Young Scientist Fellowship”
By Manuel Quinones, Environment & Energy Publishing reporter Originally appeared on Greenwire: Monday, February 13, 2012 A jump-start for the U.S. rare earth elements industry starts with a three-credit course at Iowa State University.Professor Vitalij Pecharsky’s class is aimed at developing a workforce to help strengthen U.S. production of rare-earth elements crucial to modern energy, transportation and communication …Continue reading “Rare Earths: Push to rebuild depleted U.S. workforce begins in the classroom”
As renewable energy finally takes off, China, which controls 97% of the global supply of rare earth elements, vital to much renewable technology, has tightened supply. As industry and governments around the world scramble for solutions, the complex process of recycling rare earths has moved into the spotlight. Ben Messenger investigates.Over recent years there has …Continue reading “Gschneidner offers insight to recycling”
The US Department of Energy (DOE) Ames Laboratory has a long history of conducting materials research, particularly in the rare earths. The Lab’s first director, Frank Spedding has been called the father of rare earths and mentored a graduate student named Karl Gschneidner back in 1952. Fast forward to the present, and Ames Lab senior …Continue reading “Ament part of the next generation of rare-earth researchers”
Karl Gschneidner’s passion for research in rare earth metals is as strong now as it was nearly 60 years ago when he began working with these materials. He says it’s exciting science that allows him to make new discoveries often, with each finding enticing him to come back to see what the next day will …Continue reading “Gschneidner named MRS Fellow”
It’s not a ’70s rock band reunion, but a critical message to Congress from Iowa State’s Karl Gschneidner