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  • 06/15/2017

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    Javier Vela, Chemical and Biological Sciences, 515-294-5536
    Steve Karsjen, Public Affairs, 515-294-5643

  • 06/08/2017

    The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Argonne National Laboratory has named Cynthia Jenks the next director of the laboratory’s Chemical Sciences and Engineering Division, effective July 10.

    Jenks currently serves as the assistant director for scientific planning and the director of the Chemical and Biological Sciences Division at DOE’s Ames Laboratory.  She has also served as a co-lead for the “Energy Everywhere” initiative, a coalition of twelve national laboratories to develop solutions to convert diverse, distributed waste feedstocks into fuel and chemicals through modular

  • 06/07/2017

    The U.S. Department of Energy’s Critical Materials Institute has developed a computer program, called ParFit, that can vastly reduce the amount of time spent identifying promising chemical compounds used in rare-earth processing methods. Testing and developing more efficient and environmentally friendly ways of extracting rare-earth metals as speedily as possible is a primary goal of CMI. Rare-earth metals are vital to many modern energy technologies, but high commercial demand and mining challenges have made optimizing our country’s production and use of them of vital importance.

  • 06/01/2017

    Scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Ames Laboratory are now able to capture the moment less than one trillionth of a second a particle of light hits a solar cell and becomes energy, and describe the physics of the charge carrier and atom movement for the first time. Using time-resolved low frequency spectroscopy in the terahertz spectral region, the researchers explored the photo-excitations of a new class of photovoltaic materials known as organometal halide perovskites.

  • 05/17/2017

    AMES, Iowa – Iowa State University and the U.S. Department of Energy’s Ames Laboratory go back 70 years.

    It really is a close relationship. The laboratory is located right on the university campus. The doors are open, with people, ideas and expertise moving back and forth. Make a few stops in Spedding, Wilhelm and Gilman halls, plus the Metals Development Building across Pammel Drive, and scientists with a foot in each place can easily count up the benefits.