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  • 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.

  • 05/15/2017

    Mark Gordon, senior scientist at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Ames Laboratory, marked his 75th birthday in January, 2017, and in honor of his many scientific accomplishments and personal interactions throughout his career, the Journal of Physical Chemistry dedicated the April 13, 2017, issue of its publication to him.

  • 05/09/2017

    Scientists at Ames Laboratory have discovered a method for making smaller, more efficient intermetallic nanoparticles for fuel cell applications, and which also use less of the expensive precious metal platinum. The researchers succeeded by overcoming some of the technical challenges presented in the fabrication of the platinum-zinc nanoparticles with an ordered lattice structure, which function best at the small sizes in which the chemically reactive surface area is highest in proportion to the particle volume.

  • 05/03/2017

    Iver Anderson, senior metallurgist at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Ames Laboratory will be inducted into the National Inventors Hall of Fame (NIHF) on May 4, 2017.

    Anderson joins 14 other inductees (including 6 historical inductees) who will be honored in an illumination ceremony at the NIHF Museum in Alexandria, Va., on May 3 and then presented awards in the 45th Annual Inventors Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony on May 4.  The induction ceremony will be held at the National Building Museum in Washington, D.C. 

  • 04/28/2017

    Ames Laboratory scientist Javier Vela will spend part of July 2017 in São Paulo, Brazil, as a member of the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry’s (IUPAC) Young Observer Program.