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

2010
Stishov S M; Petrova A E; Shikov A A; Lograsso T A; Isaev E I; Johansson B; Daemen L L . 2010. Lost Heat Capacity and Entropy in the Helical Magnet MnSi. Physical Review Letters. 105:236403. abstract
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Stishov S M; Petrova A E; Shikov A A; Lograsso T A; Isaev E I; Johansson B; Daemen L L . 2010. Lost Heat Capacity and Entropy in the Helical Magnet MnSi. Physical Review Letters. 105:236403. abstract
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Noakes T C Q; Bailey P; McConville C F; Draxler M; Walker M; Brown M G; Hentz A; Woodruff D P; Lograsso T A; Ross A R; Smerdon J A; Leung L; McGrath R . 2010. Two- and three-dimensional growth of Bi on i-Al-Pd-Mn studied using medium-energy ion scattering. Physical Review B. 82:195418. abstract
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Petrova A E; Krasnorussky V N; Shikov A A; Yuhasz W M; Lograsso T A; Lashley J C; Stishov S M . 2010. Elastic, thermodynamic, and electronic properties of MnSi, FeSi, and CoSi. Physical Review B. 82:155124. abstract
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Ricci A; Poccia N; Joseph B; Barba L; Arrighetti G; Ciasca G; Yan J Q; McCallum R W; Lograsso T A; Zhigadlo N D; Karpinski J; Bianconi A . 2010. Structural phase transition and superlattice misfit strain of RFeAsO (R=La, Pr, Nd, Sm). Physical Review B. 82:144507. abstract
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Smerdon J A; Cross N; Dhanak V R; Sharma H R; Young K M; Lograsso T A; Ross A R; McGrath R . 2010. Structure and reactivity of Bi allotropes on the fivefold icosahedral Al-Pd-Mn quasicrystal surface. Journal of Physics-Condensed Matter. 22:345002. abstract
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Wu Y F; Kim G Y; Anderson I E; Lograsso T A . 2010. Fabrication of Al6061 composite with high SiC particle loading by semi-solid powder processing. Acta Materialia. 58:4398-4405. abstract
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Cao G H; Becker A T; Wu D; Chumbley L S; Lograsso T A; Russell A M; Gschneidner K A . 2010. Mechanical properties and determination of slip systems of the B2 YZn intermetallic compound. Acta Materialia. 58:4298-4304. abstract
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Xing Q; Kramer M J; Wu D; Lograsso T A . 2010. Influence of surface oxidation on transmission electron microscopy characterization of Fe-Ga alloys. Materials Characterization. 61:598-602. abstract
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Xing Q; Wu D; Lograsso T A . 2010. Magnetoelasticity of Fe-Si single crystals. Journal of Applied Physics. 107:09a911. abstract
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