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  • 04/07/2016


    Contacts:                                                                                          For release: April 7, 2016
    Adam Schwartz, Director, Ames Laboratory, (515) 294-2770
    Matt Kramer, Division of Materials Sciences and Engineering, (515) 294-0276
    Steve Karsjen, Public Affairs, (515) 294-5643


  • 03/31/2016

    At a launch meeting held last week at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Ames Laboratory, the scientists and engineers of CaloriCoolTM, a materials research consortium, began making the to-do list for an ambitious goal: improving the energy-efficiency of refrigeration technology by 20 to 30 percent within a decade through the use of caloric materials for cooling. CaloriCoolTM is led by the Ames Laboratory, Iowa State University, and sponsored by the DOE’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy through its Advanced Manufacturing

  • 03/11/2016

    Scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Ames Laboratory will play a key role in the Lightweight Materials National Lab Consortium, or LightMAT.  The recently announced consortium consists of nine DOE national laboratories and will focus on developing and deploying lightweight materials for industry more quickly and at a fraction of current costs to strengthen U.S. manufacturing competitiveness.

  • 02/24/2016

    The U.S. Department of Energy’s Ames Laboratory will be the home of a new research consortium for the discovery and development of more environmentally friendly and energy-efficient refrigeration technologies, sponsored by DOE’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE). The consortium, named CaloriCoolTM, will pursue the development of alternative forms of refrigeration technologies, called caloric cooling, in partnership with the private sector and universities

  • 02/22/2016

    Ames Middle School repeated as champion here at Saturday’s Ames Laboratory Regional Middle School Science Bowl, but had a real challenge from LeMars.  The championship gives Ames a return trip to the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Science Bowl® April 28-May 2 in Washington D.C.