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

Moya X; Manosa L; Planes A; Krenke T; Acet A; Wassermann E F; Morin M; Garlea V O; Lograsso T A; Zarestky J L . 2008. Lattice dynamics of Ni-Mn-Al Heusler alloys. Materials Science and Engineering a-Structural Materials Properties Microstructure and Processing. 481:227-230. abstract
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Samavat F; Gladys M J; Jenks C J; Lograsso T A; King B V; O'Connor D J . 2008. Study of preferential sputtering and segregation effects on the surface composition of Al-Pd-Mn quasi-crystals. Surface and Interface Analysis. 40:433-435. abstract
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Stishov S M; Petrova A E; Khasanov S; Panova G K; Shikov A A; Lashley J C; Wu D; Lograsso T A . 2008. Heat capacity and thermal expansion of the itinerant helimagnet MnSi. Journal of Physics-Condensed Matter. 20:235222. abstract
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Zou M; Pecharsky V K; Gschneidner K A; Schlagel D L; Lograsso T A . 2008. Magnetic phase transitions and ferromagnetic short-range correlations in single-crystal Tb5Si2.2Ge1.8. Physical Review B. 78:014435. abstract
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Yan J Q; Kreyssig A; Nandi S; Ni N; Bud'ko S L; Kracher A; McQueeney R J; McCallum R W; Lograsso T A; Goldman A I; Canfield P C . 2008. Structural transition and anisotropic properties of single-crystalline SrFe2As2. Physical Review B. 78:024516. abstract
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Hill J M; McQueeney R J; Wu R; Dennis K; McCallum R W; Huang M; Lograsso T A . 2008. Low temperature heat capacity of Fe1-xGax alloys with large magnetostriction. Physical Review B. 77:014430. abstract
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Zong X; Suh B J; Niazi A; Yan J Q; Schlagel D L; Lograsso T A; Johnston D C . 2008. O-17 and V-51 NMR for the zigzag spin-1 chain compound CaV2O4. Physical Review B. 77:014412. abstract
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Tan L; Kreyssig A; Nandi S; Jia S; Lee Y B; Lang J C; Islam Z; Lograsso T A; Schlagel D L; Pecharsky V K; Gschneidner K A; Canfield P C; Harmon B N; McQueeney R J; Goldman A I . 2008. Spin-flop transition in Gd5Ge4 observed by x-ray resonant magnetic scattering and first-principles calculations of magnetic anisotropy. Physical Review B. 77:064425. abstract
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Ledieu J; Leung L; Wearing L H; McGrath R; Lograsso T A; Wu D; Fournee V . 2008. Self-assembly, structure, and electronic properties of a quasiperiodic lead monolayer. Physical Review B. 77:073409. abstract
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Nandi S; Kreyssig A; Yan J Q; Vannette M D; Lang J C; Tan L; Kim J W; Prozorov R; Lograsso T A; McQueeney R J; Goldman A I . 2008. Magnetic structure of Dy3+ in hexagonal multiferroic DyMnO3. Physical Review B. 78:075118. abstract
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