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, and Iowa State University graduate students John Meyer and Alexander Spicher were honored for their poster on "Internal Oxidation of Al-containing Fe-based Oxide Dispersion Strengthened Alloys to Analyze Diffusion Effects in Powder Processing."
The award is given to the top poster in recognition of "a superior poster reflecting technical, scientific and professional integrity." According to Anderson the judging of the posters is an involved process.
"There's a panel of 12 judges who are (AMPI) society professionals and a lengthy list of judging criteria," Anderson said, "so it's a pretty well refereed event."