Dr. Thomas A. Lograsso

Interim Director
318 Technical and Administrative Services Facility (TASF)
The Ames Laboratory
Ames, IA 50011-3020
Phone 515-294-2770
Fax 515-294-4556
Email lograsso@ameslab.gov

Research Interests


  • Solid-liquid phase equilibria
  • Solid-solid phase interaction
  • Quasicrystalline alloys
  • Kinetics of phase transitions
  • Synthesis of single crystals of intermetallics, magneto-responsive alloys and compounds

(Chronologically most recent on top)Education


  • Ph.D. Metallurgical Engineering, Michigan Technological University, 1986
  • M.S. Metallurgical Engineering, Michigan Technological University, 1983
  • B.S. Metallurgical Engineering, Michigan Technological University, 1980

(Chronologically most recent on top)Professional Appointments


  • 2013- Interim Director, Director's Office
  • 2012- Interim Deputy Director, Director's Office
  • 2010 - present Division Director, Materials Sciences and Engineering
  • 2009 - 2010 Acting Program Director, Biological and Environmental Research, Ames Laboratory
  • 2008 - 2010 Assistant Director of Division of Materials Sciences and Engineering, Ames Laboratory
  • 2007 - 2008 Program Director, Materials and Engineering Physics. Ames Laboratory
  • 1993 - 2007 Director, Iowa Companies Assistance Program, Iowa State University
  • 1995 - present Senior Scientist, Ames Laboratory
  • 1993 - present Associate Director, Materials Preparation Center, Ames Laboratory
  • 1992 - 1995 Scientist, Ames Laboratory
  • 1992 - 1993 Assistant to the Director, Materials Preparation Center, Ames Laboratory
  • 1988 - 1992 Associate Scientist, Ames Laboratory

(Chronologically most recent on top)Honors & Awards


  • 2006 Adaptive Structures and Material Systems Best Paper Award in Mechanics and Material Systems, ASME Aerospace Division
  • 2005 Adaptive Structures and Material Systems Technical Committee
  • 2003 Best Poster Award, Materials Research Society, Fall Meeting
  • 2000 Service Provider Impact Award, Iowa Manufacturing Extension Partnership
  • 1998 U.S. Department of Energy Award for Outstanding Scientific Accomplishment in Materials Chemistry (with others)
  • 1996 Award for Excellence in Technology Transfer, Federal Laboratory Consortium
  • 1995 U.S. Department of Energy Award for Sustained Outstanding Research - Solid State Physics (with others)

(Chronologically most recent on top)Publications with the Ames Laboratory

Singh S; Rawat R; Muthu S E; D'Souza S W; Suard E; Senyshyn A; Banik S; Rajput P; Bhardwaj S; Awasthi A M; Ranjan R; Arumugam S; Schlagel D L; Lograsso T A; Chakrabarti A; Barman S R . 2012. Spin-Valve-Like Magnetoresistance in Mn2NiGa at Room Temperature. Physical Review Letters. 109:246601. abstract
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Nayak J; Maniraj M; Rai A; Singh S; Rajput P; Gloskovskii A; Zegenhagen J; Schlagel D L; Lograsso T A; Horn K; Barman S R . 2012. Bulk Electronic Structure of Quasicrystals. Physical Review Letters. 109:216403. abstract
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Hadimani R L; Melikhov Y; Schlagel D L; Lograsso T A; Jiles D C . 2012. Study of the Second-Order "Hidden" Phase Transition of the Monoclinic Phase in the Mixed Phase Region of Gd-5(SixGe1-x)(4). IEEE Transactions on Magnetics. 48:4070-4073. abstract
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Liu Y; Xing Q; Dennis K W; McCallum R W; Lograsso T A . 2012. Evolution of precipitate morphology during heat treatment and its implications for the superconductivity in KxFe1.6+ySe2 single crystals. Physical Review B. 86:144507. abstract
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Bao L H; He L; Meyer N; Kou X F; Zhang P; Chen Z G; Fedorov A V; Zou J; Riedemann T M; Lograsso T A; Wang K L; Tuttle G; Xiu F X . 2012. Weak Anti-localization and Quantum Oscillations of Surface States in Topological Insulator Bi2Se2Te. Scientific Reports. 2:726. abstract
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Li G; Grissonnanche G; Yan J Q; McCallum R W; Lograsso T A; Zhou H D; Balicas L . 2012. High superconducting anisotropy and weak vortex pinning in Co-doped LaFeAsO. Physical Review B. 86:054517. abstract
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Jiang R; Wang L L; Huang M L; Dhaka R S; Johnson D D; Lograsso T A; Kaminski A . 2012. Reversible tuning of the surface state in a pseudobinary Bi-2(Te-Se)(3) topological insulator. Physical Review B. 86:085112. abstract
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Du Y; Huang M; Lograsso T A; McQueeney R J . 2012. X-ray diffuse scattering measurements of chemical short-range order and lattice strains in a highly magnetostrictive Fe0.813Ga0.187 alloy in an applied magnetic field. Physical Review B. 85:214437. abstract
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Petculescu G; Lambert P K; Clark A E; Hathaway K B; Xing Q; Lograsso T A; Restorff J B; Wun-Fogle M . 2012. Temperature dependence of magnetoelastic properties of Fe100-xSix (5 < x < 20). Journal of Applied Physics. 111:07a921. abstract
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Mudryk Y; Singh N K; Pecharsky V K; Schlagel D L; Lograsso T A; Gschneidner K A . 2012. Magnetic and structural properties of single-crystalline Er5Si4. Physical Review B. 85:094432. abstract
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