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Adam Schwartz has been named director of the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Ames Laboratory operated by Iowa State University. Schwartz currently serves as division leader of the Condensed Matter and Materials Division at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, and also coordinates LLNL’s projects for the Critical Materials Institute, a $120 million DOE Energy Innovation Hub led by the Ames Laboratory. He will begin his duties in Ames on June 2, 2014.

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Ames Laboratory Director Adam Schwartz talks about his vision for Ames Lab during his public forum as a candidate for the position.

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PhysOrg.com ran a feature about Ames Lab senior metallurgist Karl Gschneidner's selection for the 2014 Acta Materialia Materials and Society Award. The award honors scientists who have made a major positive impact on society through materials science.

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