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Honors and Awards

 
Ames Lab researchers show Outstanding PowderMet poster

A group of Ames Laboratory researchers were selected for the Outstanding Poster at the PowderMet 2012, the International Conference on Powder Metallurgy & Particulate Materials, held June 10–13 in Nashville, TN. Iver Anderson, Joel Rieken, Dave Byrd, John Meyer and Alexander Spicher were honored for their poster on "Internal Oxidation of Al-containing Fe-based Oxide Disersion Strengthened Alloys to Analyze Diffusion Effects in Powder Processing."

 

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Education: Engineering Services mentors CCI technical interns
For the first time, Ames Laboratory's Community College Internship program paired students in technical/vocational programs with the Lab's Engineering Services department. The result was a great experience for both the students and their mentor, Engineering Services engineer Terry Herrman.Image

 Research: Ames Laboratory scientists crack long-standing chemistry mystery
ImageA team of Ames Lab researchers has answered a key question concerning the widely-used Fenton reaction – important in wastewater treatment to destroy hazardous organic chemicals and decontaminate bacterial pathogens and in industrial chemical production.   The naturally occurring reaction was first discovered in 1894 by H.J.H. Fenton, a British chemist at Cambridge, and involves hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) and iron.

 Research: New furnace boosts MPC crystal growth capabilities

 

 

The Materials Preparation Center has long had the reputation for producing some of the highest quality and largest single crystal materials available. But with the addition of a new piece of equipment, those capabilities just increased dramatically.

 

 

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 Facilities: Sensitive Instrument Facility plans moving forward
ImagePlans for the new Sensitive Instrument Facility are moving forward with the selection of an architect/engineering design team for the proposed project. The project, which would house sensitive instruments like the transmission electron microscope shown, would be built near the Applied Sciences Complex.

 Research: Ames Laboratory, Etrema Products Inc., and Navy researchers discover new uses for high tech alloy
Materials scientists at the Ames Laboratory, Etrema Products, Inc. (EPI), and the Naval Surface Warfare Center Carderock Division have developed new ways to form a high tech metal alloy which promise new advances in sensing and energy harvesting technologies.Image

 HR: Pilot program using eAppraisal to evaluate new hires
ImageAmes Laboratory Human Resources department is expanding the eAppraisal process, through Halogen, to include a three-month performance evaluation for P&S and merit employees new to Ames Lab.  A pilot group consisting of three new hires and their supervisors is currently underway and will wrap up in the middle of September.

 Opportunities: TIAA-CREF counseling returns Sept. 11
Ames Laboratory employees will have a chance to discuss a variety of retirement and investment questions when TIAA-CREF representative Paige Cook returns to the Lab on Tuesday, Sept. 11. Cook will offer free, confidential, one-on-one appointments in the Public Affairs conference room 115 TASF.Image

Ames Laboratory employees will have a chance to discuss a variety of retirement and investment questions when TIAA-CREF representative Paige Cook returns to the Lab on Tuesday, Sept. 11. Cook will offer free, confidential, one-on-one appointments in the Public Affairs conference room 115 TASF.


 People: Harmon steps down as Deputy Director
ImageAfter 17 years of service as the Lab's Deputy Director, Bruce Harmon is stepping down from that post effective  September 1. He will begin phased retirement but will continue on at the Lab as FWP leader and as a professor of Physics at ISU. So the clock has not yet stopped on his total service to the Lab: 39 years, and counting.