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
Petculescu G; Mandru A O; Yuhasz W M; Lograsso T A; Wun-Fogle M; Restorff J B; Clark A E; Hathaway K B . 2010. The effect of partial substitution of Ge for Ga on the elastic and magnetoelastic properties of Fe-Ga alloys. Journal of Applied Physics. 107:09a926. abstract
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Sato Y; Unal B; Lograsso T A; Thiel P A; Schmid A K; Duden T; Bartelt N C; McCarty K F . 2010. Periodic step arrays on the aperiodic i-Al-Pd-Mn quasicrystal surface at high temperature. Physical Review B. 81:161406. abstract
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Yuhasz W M; Schlagel D L; Xing Q; McCallum R W; Lograsso T A . 2010. Metastability of ferromagnetic Ni-Mn-Sn Heusler alloys. Journal of Alloys and Compounds. 492:681-684. abstract
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Wu Y F; Kim G Y; Anderson I E; Lograsso T A . 2010. Experimental Study on Viscosity and Phase Segregation of Al-Si Powders in Microsemisolid Powder Forming. Journal of Manufacturing Science and Engineering-Transactions of the Asme. 132:-. abstract
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Du Y; Huang M; Chang S; Schlagel D L; Lograsso T A; McQueeney R J . 2010. Relation between Ga ordering and magnetostriction of Fe-Ga alloys studied by x-ray diffuse scattering. Physical Review B. 81:054432. abstract
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2009
Zou M; Pecharsky V K; Gschneidner K A; Schlagel D L; Lograsso T A . 2009. Spontaneous generation of voltage in the magnetocaloric compound Tb5Si2.2Ge1.8 and elemental Gd. Journal of Alloys and Compounds. 488:550-553. abstract
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Yan J Q; Nandi S; Zarestky J L; Tian W; Kreyssig A; Jensen B; Kracher A; Dennis K W; McQueeney R J; Goldman A I; McCallum R W; Lograsso T A . 2009. Flux growth at ambient pressure of millimeter-sized single crystals of LaFeAsO, LaFeAsO1-xFx, and LaFe1-xCoxAsO. Applied Physics Letters. 95:222504. abstract
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Zou M; Pecharsky V K; Gschneidner K A; Mudryk Y; Schlagel D L; Lograsso T A . 2009. Electrical resistivity and magnetoresistance of single-crystal Tb5Si2.2Ge1.8. Physical Review B. 80:174411. abstract
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Chernyshov A S; Mudryk Y; Paudyal D; Pecharsky V K; Gschneidner K A; Schlagel D L; Lograsso T A . 2009. Magnetostructural transition in Gd5Sb0.5Ge3.5. Physical Review B. 80:184416. abstract
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Misra S; Mozharivskyj Y; Tsokol A O; Schlagel D L; Lograsso T A; Miller G J . 2009. Structural, magnetic, and thermal characteristics of the phase transitions in Gd5GaxGe4-x magnetocaloric materials. Journal of Solid State Chemistry. 182:3031-3040. abstract
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