boot@ameslab.gov

Jean Boot

Program Manager
Information Systems
Address

334 TASF
The Ames Laboratory
Ames, IA 50011-3020

Phone
515-294-8689
Email
boot@ameslab.gov

danieldennis@ameslab.gov

Daniel Dennis

System Analyst
Information Systems
Address

Ames Laboratory Information Systems
United States of America Department of Energy
334 TASF, Iowa State University
Ames, IA 50011-3020

Phone
515-294-8271
Email
danieldennis@ameslab.gov

Material Preparation Center

MPC

The Materials Preparation Center (MPC) at the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Ames Laboratory is a specialized research center managed by Basic Energy Sciences (BES). MPC is recognized throughout the worldwide research community for its unique capabilities in the preparation, purification, and characterization of rare earth, alkaline-earth, and refractory metal materials.

Go to MPC Site

Iver E. Anderson

Adjunct Professor
Address
222 Metals Development
The Ames Laboratory
Ames, IA 50011-3020
Phone 515-294-9791
Fax 515-294-8727
Email andersoni@ameslab.gov

Research Interests

  • Powder metallurgy
  • Rapid solidification
  • High-pressure gas atomization
  • Centrifugal atomization
  • Powder processing of magnetics
  • Electronic and Stuctural Materials
  • Joining Materials Design

        Project Affiliations:

(Chronologically most recent on top)Education

  • Ph.D. Metallurgical Engineering, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1982
  • M.S. Metallurgical Engineering, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1977
  • B.S. Metallurgical Engineering, Michigan Technological University, 1975

(Chronologically most recent on top)Professional Appointments

  • 1994 - present Adjunct Professor, Materials Science and Engineering Department, Iowa State University
  • 1987 - present Principal Investigator, Institute for Physical Research and Technology, Iowa State University
  • 1991 - present Senior Metallurgist, Metal & Ceramic Sciences Program, Ames Laboratory, Institute for Physical Research and Technology, Iowa State University
  • 1997 - 2001 Program Director, Metallurgy and Ceramics Program, Ames Laboratory, Institute for Physical Research and Technology, Iowa State University
  • 1991 - 1994 Adjunct Associate Professor, Materials Science and Engineering Department, Iowa State University
  • 1989 - 1991 Adjunct Assistant Professor, Materials Science and Engineering Department, Iowa State University
  • 1987 - 1991 Metallurgist, Metallurgy & Ceramics Program, Ames Laboratory, Institute for Physical Research and Technology, Iowa State University
  • 1982 - 1987 Staff Metallurgist, Materials Science and Technology Division, U.S. Naval Research Laboratory

(Chronologically most recent on top)Honors & Awards

  • 2008 Distinguished Scientist/Engineer from EMPM Division of TMS
  • 2008 Excellence in Research Award from MSE Department, Iowa State University
  • 2006 Fellow of American Powder Metallurgy Institute
  • 2006 Iowa Inventor of the Year Award
  • 2001 Energy 100 Award
  • 1996 TMS Distinguished Service Award
  • 1994 Fellow of ASM International
  • 1991 R&D-100 Award
  • 1991 Federal Laboratory Consortium, Award for Excellence in Technology Transfer

(Chronologically most recent on top)Publications with the Ames Laboratory

2008
Kalay Y E; Chumbley L S; Anderson I E . 2008. Characterization of a marginal glass former alloy solidified in gas atomized powders. Materials Science and Engineering a-Structural Materials Properties Microstructure and Processing. 490:72-80. abstract
Export: Tagged BibTex

Kalay Y E; Chumbley L S; Anderson I E . 2008. Crystallization behavior in a highly driven marginal glass forming alloy. Journal of Non-Crystalline Solids. 354:3040-3048. abstract
Export: Tagged BibTex

2007
Tang W; Wu Y Q; Dennis K W; Kramer M J; Anderson I E; McCallum R W . 2007. Comparison of microstructure and magnetic properties of gas-atomized and melt-spun MRE-Fe-Co-M-B (MRE = Y+Dy+Nd, M = Zr+TiC). Journal of Applied Physics. 101:09K510. abstract
Export: Tagged BibTex

Anderson I E . 2007. Development of Sn-Ag-Cu and Sn-Ag-Cu-X alloys for Pb-free electronic solder applications. Journal of Materials Science-Materials in Electronics. 18:55-76. abstract
Export: Tagged BibTex

Kalay Y E; Chumbley L S; Anderson I E; Napolitano R E . 2007. Characterization of hypereutectic Al-Si powders solidified under far-from equilibrium conditions. Metallurgical and Materials Transactions a-Physical Metallurgy and Materials Science. 38A:1452-1457. abstract
Export: Tagged BibTex

Anderson I E; Walleser J; Harringa J L . 2007. Observations of nucleation catalysis effects during solidification of SnAgCuX solder joints. Jom. 59:38-43. abstract
Export: Tagged BibTex

2006
Anderson I E; Harringa J L . 2006. Beneficial Alloy Effects in Tin-Silver-Copper-X Solder Joints for High Temperature Applications. Brazing and Soldering, Proceedings. :18-25413. abstract
Export: Tagged BibTex

Dr. James W. Evans

Ames Laboratory Associate and Professor, Iowa State University
Address
315 Wilhelm Hall
The Ames Laboratory
Ames, IA 50011-3020
Phone 515-294-1638
Fax 515-294-4709
Email evans@ameslab.gov

Research Interests

  • Spatiotemporal behavior in chemisorption and catalysis on metal surfaces: realistic atomistic-level modeling of reaction kinetics; analysis of chemical diffusion and multi-scale modeling of reaction-diffusion behavior; analysis of fluctuations in nanoscale systems.
  • Fundamental statistical mechanical studies of far-from-equilibrium reaction-diffusion phenomena including kinetic phase transitions.
  • Interplay between anomalous transport and reaction in catalytically-functionalized mesoporous and nanoporous materials.
  • Self-assembly and stability of single- and multi-component epitaxial metal nanostructures formed by deposition on single-crystal surfaces.
  • Growth and relaxation epitaxial thin films: submonolayer nucleation & growth of islands; multilayer kinetic roughening; post-deposition coarsening; step flow during growth and erosion.
  •  

    Selected Projects

  • Realistic multi-site lattice-gas models for CO-oxidation on Pd(100), Rh(100), Pt(100), and other surfaces.
  • Heterogeneous-coupled-lattice-gas modeling of patterns and fronts in catalytic surface reactions (HCLG is our Heterogeneous Multiscale Method).
  • Statistical mechanical analysis of discontinuous poisoning transitions (including generic two-phase coexistence and metastability) in reaction-diffusion models.
  • Modeling of catalytic conversion reactions and polymerization reactions in nanoporous systems with single-file diffusion.
  • Continuous-random-network models structure of amorphous materials (e.g., mesoporous oxide catalysts).
  • Formation of epitaxial nanostructures by deposition on a NiAl(110) binary alloy substrate, including analysis of alloy self-growth.
  • Effect of chalcogen additives (S, O) on stability of noble metal surface nanostructures (including additive-enhanced coarsening and cluster mobility).
  • Predictive atomistic and coarse-grained modeling of homoepitaxial thin film growth (for both submonolayer and multilayer regimes).
  • Development of general multi-site lattice-gas models and KMC simulation algorithms incorporating precise kinetics (surface diffusion barriers) for epitaxial systems.

        Project Affiliations:
        Chemical Physics

        Group Website:
        Evans Research Group

(Chronologically most recent on top)Education

  • Postdoctoral Fellow, 1979-81, Chemical Physics, Iowa State University
  • Ph.D. 1979, Mathematical Physics, University of Adelaide, Australia
  • B.Sc. (Hons) 1975, Mathematics, University of Melbourne, Australia

(Chronologically most recent on top)Professional Appointments

  • Senior Scientist, 1996-present; Chemist, 1993-96; Associate Scientist, 1983-93; Assistant Chemist, 1982-83, Ames Laboratory-USDOE.
  • Professor of Physics & Astronomy, 2010-present, Iowa State University
  • Professor of Mathematics, 1996-present; Associate Professor of Mathematics, 1991-1996, Iowa State University.
  • Visiting Scientist, Institute of Mathematics & its Applications, U. Minnesota, 2009.
  • Visiting Scientist, Institute of Physics - CAS, Beijing, 2009.
  • Visiting Scientist, Ecole des Mines, Nancy, France, 2000.
  • Visiting Scientist, Fritz Haber Institute, Berlin, Germany, 1991.

(Chronologically most recent on top)Honors & Awards

  • Fellow of the American Physical Society, 2002-present.

(Chronologically most recent on top)Publications with the Ames Laboratory

2007
Unal B; Qin F; Han Y; Liu D J; Jing D P; Layson A R; Jenks C J; Evans J W; Thiel P A . 2007. Scanning tunneling microscopy and density functional theory study of initial bilayer growth of Ag films on NiAl(110). Physical Review B. 76:195410. abstract
Export: Tagged BibTex

Guo X F; Liu D J; Evans J W . 2007. Generic two-phase coexistence, relaxation kinetics, and interface propagation in the quadratic contact process: Simulation studies. Physical Review E. 75:061129. abstract
Export: Tagged BibTex

Shen M M; Wen J M; Jenks C J; Thiel P A; Liu D J; Evans J W . 2007. Ripening of monolayer vacancy pits on metal surfaces: Pathways, energetics, and size-scaling for Ag(111) versus Ag(100). Physical Review B. 75:245409. abstract
Export: Tagged BibTex

Liu D J; Evans J W . 2007. Fronts and fluctuations in a tailored model for CO oxidation on metal(100) surfaces. Journal of Physics-Condensed Matter. 19:065129. abstract
Export: Tagged BibTex

Liu D J; Evans J W . 2007. Fluctuations and patterns in nanoscale surface reaction systems: Influence of reactant phase separation during CO oxidation. Physical Review B. 75:073401. abstract
Export: Tagged BibTex

Unal B; Fournee V; Schnitzenbaumer K J; Ghosh C; Jenks C J; Ross A R; Lograsso T A; Evans J W; Thiel P A . 2007. Nucleation and growth of Ag islands on fivefold Al-Pd-Mn quasicrystal surfaces: Dependence of island density on temperature and flux. Physical Review B. 75:064205. abstract
Export: Tagged BibTex

Liu D; Guo X F; Evans J W . 2007. Quadratic contact process: Phase separation with interface-orientation-dependent equistability. Physical Review Letters. 98:050601. abstract
Export: Tagged BibTex

Li M; Evans J W; Wang C Z; Hupalo M; Tringides M C; Chan T L; Ho K M . 2007. Strongly-driven coarsening of height-selected Pb islands on Si(111). Surface Science. 601:L140-L144. abstract
Export: Tagged BibTex

Unal B; Evans J W; Lograsso T A; Ross A R; Jenks C J; Thiel P A . 2007. Terrace-dependent nucleation of small Ag clusters on a five-fold icosahedral quasicrystal surface. Philosophical Magazine. 87:2995-3001. abstract
Export: Tagged BibTex

Dr. Emily A. Smith

Ames Laboratory Associate and Assistant Professor, Iowa State University
Address
0706 Gilman Hall
Iowa State University
Ames, IA 50011
Phone 515-294-1424
Email esmith1@iastate.edu

Research Interests

The research focus of the Smith group includes developing new methodology and spectroscopy instrumentation for the analysis of biomaterials with nanometer-sized features. The goals of her research are to produce methods that will enable important information for developing cleaner and cheaper energy to be measured, and to understand the molecular events that lead to cellular function.


        Project Affiliations:

        Group Website:
        Emily Smith's Group Page

(Chronologically most recent on top)Education

  • 2005: Postdoctoral Fellowship: University of Arizona, Tucson
  • 2004: Postdoctoral Fellowship: University of Delaware, Newark
  • 2003: Ph.D. Analytical Chemistry, University of Wisconsin, Madison
  • 2000: M.S. Chemistry, Pennsylvania State University, State College
  • 1998: B.A. Chemistry, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL

(Chronologically most recent on top)Professional Appointments

  • 2007-present: U.S. Department of Energy, Ames Laboratory, Faculty Scientist
  • 2006-present: Iowa State University, Assistant Professor of Chemistry

(Chronologically most recent on top)Honors & Awards

  • NSF CAREER Award, 2009
  • Society of Analytical Chemists of Pittsburgh Starter Award, 2007
  • NIH Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award Individual Fellowship, 2005-2006
  • NIH Cancer Biology Postdoctoral Training Fellowship, University of Arizona, 2004-2005
  • Charles N. Reilley Award, Pharmacia Corporation, University of Wisconsin, 2002
  • Vilas Travel Fellowship, University of Wisconsin, 2002
  • Slifkin Excellence Award for Outstanding Accomplishment, University of Wisconsin, 2001
  • Roberts Graduate Fellowship, Pennsylvania State University, 1998-1999
  • Chemistry Department Scholar Award, Northwestern University, 1998

(Chronologically most recent on top)Publications with the Ames Laboratory

2012
Smith E A; Park S; Klein A T; Lee Y J . 2012. Bio-oil Analysis Using Negative Electrospray Ionization: Comparative Study of High-Resolution Mass Spectrometers and Phenolic versus Sugaric Components. Energy & Fuels. 26:3796-3802. abstract
Export: Tagged BibTex

Mckee K J; Meyer M W; Smith E A . 2012. Near IR Scanning Angle Total Internal Reflection Raman Spectroscopy at Smooth Gold Films. Analytical Chemistry. 84:4300-4306. abstract
Export: Tagged BibTex

2011
Lupoi J S; Smith E A . 2011. Evaluation of Nanoparticle-Immobilized Cellulase for Improved Ethanol Yield in Simultaneous Saccharification and Fermentation Reactions. Biotechnology and Bioengineering. 108:2835-2843. abstract
Export: Tagged BibTex

Meyer M W; Lupoi J S; Smith E A . 2011. 1064 nm dispersive multichannel Raman spectroscopy for the analysis of plant lignin. Analytica Chimica Acta. 706:164-170. abstract
Export: Tagged BibTex

Meyer M W; Smith E A . 2011. Optimization of silver nanoparticles for surface enhanced Raman spectroscopy of structurally diverse analytes using visible and near-infrared excitation. Analyst. 136:3542-3549. abstract
Export: Tagged BibTex

Shih C J; Lupoi J S; Smith E A . 2011. Raman spectroscopy measurements of glucose and xylose in hydrolysate: Role of corn stover pretreatment and enzyme composition. Bioresource Technology. 102:5169-5176. abstract
Export: Tagged BibTex

2010
Smith E A; Lee Y J . 2010. Petroleomic Analysis of Bio-oils from the Fast Pyrolysis of Biomass: Laser Desorption Ionization-Linear Ion Trap-Orbitrap Mass Spectrometry Approach. Energy & Fuels. 24:5190-5198. abstract
Export: Tagged BibTex

Mckee K J; Smith E A . 2010. Development of a scanning angle total internal reflection Raman spectrometer. Review of Scientific Instruments. 81:043106. abstract
Export: Tagged BibTex

Dr. Aaron D. Sadow

Scientist, Ames Laboratory and Associate Professor, Iowa State University
Address
2760 Gilman Hall
Iowa State University
Ames, IA 50011
Phone 515-294-8069
Email sadow@iastate.edu

Research Interests

  • Stereoselective organometallic chemistry, involving synthesis of achiral and chiral oxazolinylborate ligands, a range of reactive organometallic compounds, mechanistic investigations of their reactions, and development of catalytic transformations.
  • Alkyl ligands containing b-SiH groups, which impart interesting structural and spectroscopic features (e.g., b-agostic SiH moieties) as well as new reaction pathways (such as intermolecular b-hydride abstractions).
  • Surface supported organometallic chemistry, where the goal is to prepare 'single-site' catalysts and 'site-isolated well defined organometallic compounds on surfaces. Here, the ligand synthesis (oxazolinylborane, oxazolinylborate and silylmethyl ligands) and solution reactivity defined above will be applied to surface species.

        Project Affiliations:

        Group Website:
        Sadow's Group Page

(Chronologically most recent on top)Education

  • 2003-2005: Postdoctoral Associate, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH)
  • 2003: PhD., University of California, Berkeley
  • 1997: B.S., The Pennsylvania State University

(Chronologically most recent on top)Professional Appointments

  • 2011-Present: Associate Professor of Chemistry, Iowa State University
  • 2011-Present: Interim Director, Center for Catalysis, Iowa State University
  • 2005-Present: Faculty Scientist, Ames Laboratory
  • 2005-2010: Assistant Professor of Chemistry, Iowa State University  

(Chronologically most recent on top)Honors & Awards

  • 2010: Sloan Research Fellow 2010
  • 2010: NSF Career
  • 2009: Poster Prize, Inorganic Reaction Mechanisms Gordon Conference
  • 2008: Poster Prize, Organometallic Gordon Conference
  • 2006: Wilkinson Teaching Award, Department of Chemistry, Iowa State University

(Chronologically most recent on top)Publications with the Ames Laboratory

2008
Baird B; Pawlikowski A V; Su J; Wiench J W; Pruski M; Sadow A D . 2008. Easily Prepared Chiral Scorpionates: Tris(2-oxazolinyl)boratoiridium(I) Compounds and Their Interactions with MeOTf. Inorganic Chemistry. 47:10208-10210. abstract
Export: Tagged BibTex

Dunne J F; Su J C; Ellern A; Sadow A D . 2008. A new scorpionate ligand: Tris(4,4-dimethyl-2-oxazolinyl)borate and its zirconium(IV) complexes. Organometallics. 27:2399-2401. abstract
Export: Tagged BibTex