Thomas A. Lograsso

Division Director of Materials Sciences and Engineering
Address
126 Metals Development
The Ames Laboratory
Ames, IA 50011-3020
Phone 515-294-8425
Fax 515-294-8727
Email lograsso@ameslab.gov

Research Interests

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

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(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

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

(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

2007
Pasquale M; Sasso C P; Giudici L; Lograsso T; Schlagel D . 2007. Field-driven structural phase transition and sign-switching magnetocaloric effect in Ni-Mn-Sn. Applied Physics Letters. 91:131904. abstract
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Ouyang Z W; Pecharsky V K; Gschneidner K A; Schlagel D L; Lograsso T A . 2007. Angular dependence of the spin-flop transition and a possible structure of the spin-flop phase of Gd5Ge4. Physical Review B. 76:134415. abstract
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Ouyang Z W; Pecharsky V K; Gschneidner K A; Schlagel D L; Lograsso T A . 2007. Field step size and temperature effects on the character of the magnetostructural transformation in a Gd5Ge4 single crystal. Physical Review B. 76:134406. abstract
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Bondino F; Brinkman A; Zangrando M; Carbone F; van der Marel D; Schlagel D L; Lograsso T A; Gschneidner K A; Pecharsky V K; Parmigiani F . 2007. Experimental investigation of the electronic structure of Gd5Ge2Si2 by photoemission and x-ray absorption spectroscopy. Journal of Physics-Condensed Matter. 19:186219. abstract
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Ring A P; Lograsso T; Schlagel D; Snyder J E; Jiles D C . 2007. Irreversible field induced magnetostriction at temperatures above and below the order-disorder transition in single crystal Tb5Si2.2Ge1.8. Journal of Applied Physics. 101:09C527. abstract
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Wu D; Lograsso T A; Anderegg J W . 2007. Migration, formation, and growth of pure Cd whiskers in Cd-based compounds. Journal of Electronic Materials. 36:555-561. abstract
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Cao G H; Shechtman D; Wu D M; Becker A T; Chumbley L S; Lograsso T A; Russell A M; Gschneidner K A . 2007. Determination of slip systems and their relation to the high ductility and fracture toughness of the B2DyCu intermetallic compound. Acta Materialia. 55:3765-3770. abstract
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Zou M; Mudryk Y; Pecharsky V K; Gschneidner K A; Schlagel D L; Lograsso T A . 2007. Crystallography, anisotropic metamagnetism, and magnetocaloric effect in Tb5Si2.2Ge1.8. Physical Review B. 75:024418. abstract
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Unal B; Fournee V; Schnitzenbaumer K J; Ghosh C; Jenks C J; Ross A R; Lograsso T A; Evans J W; Thiel P A . 2007. Nucleation and growth of Ag islands on fivefold Al-Pd-Mn quasicrystal surfaces: Dependence of island density on temperature and flux. Physical Review B. 75:064205. abstract
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Zarestky J L; Moze O; Lynn J W; Chen Y; Lograsso T A; Schlagel D L . 2007. Spin-wave dispersion in magnetostrictive Fe-Ga alloys: Inelastic neutron scattering measurements. Physical Review B. 75:052406. abstract
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