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Costas Soukoulis, senior scientist at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Ames Laboratory, Distinguished Professor of Physics and Astronomy at Iowa State University and associated member of IESL-FORTH in Greece, has won the 2014 Max Born Award from the Optical Society of America. The award honors a scientist who has made outstanding contributions to the scientific field of physical optics.

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The Critical Materials Institute at the U.S. Department of Energy's Ames Laboratory is using a 3D printer to help find alternatives to rare-earth elements and other critical materials.

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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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Ames Laboratory's Materials Preparation Center is THE source for the highest purity rare earth samples on the face of the Earth. Check out this graphic to find out which rare earths are the most popular menu items at the MPC.