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  • 10/10/2012

    Scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Ames Laboratory are learning more about how nano-scale catalytic systems work, and their research could be the key to improved processes for refining biofuels and producing other chemicals.

  • 10/05/2012

    Thomas Lograsso has been named Interim Deputy Director of the U.S. Department of Energy’s Ames Laboratory.  The appointment is for one year. Lograsso replaces Bruce Harmon, who stepped down from the position of Ames Laboratory Deputy Director on September 1 to return to research and teaching at Ames Lab and Iowa State University.

  • 10/02/2012

    Iowa Powder Atomization Technologies, a start-up company based on technology developed at the Department of Energy’s Ames Laboratory, has won the 2012 John Pappajohn Iowa Business Plan Competition. The competition honors top business plans of companies in business for four years or less, with an aim of stimulating business development. The prize includes $25,000 in seed money.

  • 10/02/2012

    Scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Ames Laboratory have discovered the underlying order in metallic glasses, which may hold the key to the ability to create new high-tech alloys with specific properties.

  • 09/27/2012

    Spray paint training and designing next-generation power plants don’t seem, at first glance, to have much to do with one another. But, the U.S. Department of Energy’s Ames Laboratory recently partnered with the Iowa Waste Reduction Center at the University of Northern Iowa to improve spray paint training using a virtual engineering software toolkit. The software enhancements have recently won a regional Federal Laboratory Consortium award for applying federal developed technology to industry needs.