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The theoretical Chemical Physics program at Ames Laboratory supports integrated efforts in electronic structure theory and non-equilibrium statistical mechanical & multiscale modeling. The primary focus is on the development and application of methods that enable the study of surface phenomena, heterogeneous catalysis, cluster science and nucleation theory, and mechanisms in organometallic chemistry.
|Glimpes Photo Challenge launches Monday, April 6 and is seeking artistically-inspired images that will be displayed in the new Sensitive Instrument Facility.|
|The 40th Annual Ames Laboratory Early Bird Golf Tournament will be held Friday, April 10 at the Honey Creek Golf Course in Boone.|
|Former Ames Laboratory Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internship (SULI) program student Catherine Meis, was one of 21 Iowa State University undergraduates presenting their research to legislators and others during the annual "Research in the Capitol" Tuesday, March 24, in the Rotunda of the State Capitol building in Des Moines.|
|Iver Anderson, Ames Laboratory senior metallurgist, has been named a 2015 Fellow of The Minerals, Metals & Materials Society (TMS). Anderson is one of six new Society members who have earned the highest award bestowed by TMS, which recognizes members for their outstanding contributions to the practice of metallurgy, materials science, and technology.|
|The Critical Materials Institutehas created a new chemical process that makes use of the widely available rare-earth metal cerium to improve the manufacture of nylon. The process uses a cerium-based material made into nanometer-sized particles with a palladium catalyst to produce cyclohexanone, a key ingredient in the production of nylon.|
Retired Ames Laboratory scientist Andreja Bakac was recognized for her years of service to the Department of Energy with The Secretary's Distinguished Service Award. Bakac received the award certificate and medallion at an informal presentation here at the Lab on March 6.
The certificate, signed by Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz, recognizes Bakac for her 38 years of "service and stewardship to the Department of Energy" and the Ames Laboratory.
|Mark your calendar! The annual Ames Laboratory Red Cross Blood Drive will be held Wednesday, April 22.|
|Come hear Dan Morris, TIAA-CREF’s Global Investment Strategist, share his views on the opportunities, and potential pitfalls, he sees in 2015. Morris will speak Monday, April 6 at 5:30 p.m. in Benton Auditorium of the Scheman Building on the ISU campus.|