Latest News Releases

  • 10/10/2008

    AMES, Iowa –Researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Ames Laboratory are part of collaborative team that’s used a brand new instrument at the DOE’s Spallation Neutron Source to probe iron-arsenic compounds, the “hottest” new find in the race to explain and develop superconducting materials. Rob McQueeney, an Ames Laboratory physicist, was part of that team whose findings, published in the Oct. 8 issue of Physical Review Letters, mark the first research produced with the aid of the new tool.




     
  • 09/23/2008

    AMES, Iowa – Thomas Lograsso has been appointed assistant director for the Division of Materials Science and Engineering, or DMSE, at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Ames Laboratory.  The appointment, which became effective immediately, was announced by Alex King, Ames Laboratory director.




     
  • 09/15/2008

    AMES, Iowa – Alex Travesset, a scientist at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Ames Laboratory, has received a National Science Foundation CAREER award, the organization’s most prestigious award for junior researchers. 




     
  • 09/05/2008

    AMES, Iowa –The Pella Rolscreen Foundation of Pella, Iowa, has presented a check for $1,000 to the 2009 Science Bowl program, sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy’s Ames Laboratory and Iowa State University.




     
  • 08/15/2008

    AMES, Iowa – John R. Clem, a physicist at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Ames Laboratory, has developed a theory that will help build future superconducting alternating-current fault-current limiters for electricity transmission and distribution systems.  Clem’s work identifies design strategies that can reduce costs and improve efficiency in a bifilar fault-current limiter, a new and promising type of superconducting fault-current limiter.




     
  • 08/15/2008

    AMES, Iowa – Mufit Akinc, an associate scientist at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Ames Laboratory, has been elected a Fellow of ASM International, a society for materials scientists and engineers.




     
  • 08/12/2008

    AMES, Iowa –Say the word “biofuels” and most people think of grain ethanol and biodiesel.  But there’s another, older technology called gasification that’s getting a new look from researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Ames Laboratory and Iowa State University.  By combining gasification with high-tech nanoscale porous catalysts, they hope to create ethanol from a wide range of biomass, including distiller’s grain left over from ethanol production, corn stover from the field, grass, wood pulp, animal waste, and garbage.




     
  • 07/17/2008

    AMES, Iowa –The U.S. Department of Energy’s Ames Laboratory is making science exciting this summer for eight science teachers from middle schools across the Midwest.  These dedicated and motivated teachers are participating in their second year of the Laboratory’s Academies Creating Teacher Scientists, or ACTS, program.  ACTS began on June 23 and runs through July 25, 2008.  This year the teachers had the added bonus of visiting both the DOE’s Argonne and Fermi national laboratories, where they toured facilities and met with scientists and teachers participating in the ACTS program in Illinois.




     
  • 07/03/2008

    AMES, Iowa – Mei Hong, a chemist at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Ames Laboratory was honored as a recipient of the Agnes Fay Morgan Award by Iota Sigma Pi Honor Society for Women in Chemistry during the Society’s 29th Triennial Convention June 26-29 in Cincinnati, Ohio.




     
  • 07/02/2008

    AMES, Iowa –Pat Thiel, Ames Laboratory Division Director for Science and Technology, received the 2008 Iota Sigma Pi Honorary Member Award from the National Honor Society for Women in Chemistry on June 27 at the organization’s 29th Triennial Convention in Cincinnati, Ohio.  Thiel is the 33rd recipient of the award which was established in 1921 and has gone to three Nobel Laureates, including Marie Curie.