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|Twenty-three volunteers were honored at this year's High School Science Bowl for their years of service as moderators, judges, timers and scorekeepers. Ames Lab's Chief research officer Duane Johnson presented 5-year, 10-year, 15-year and 20-year pins to the group.|
|Ames Lab is known for creating and characterizing materials. So, what's the material shown in this photo? Carbon nanotubes? A rare-earth alloy? Read on to find out.|
Ames High School defeated Des Moines Central Academy 50-36 in the championship match here Saturday to win the 2014 Ames Laboratory/Iowa State University Regional High School Science Bowl. Ames will advance to the U.S. Department of Energyâ€™s National Science Bowl, April 24-27 in Washington D.C.
Iver Anderson, senior metallurgist at the U.S. Department of Energyâ€™s Ames Laboratory and adjunct professor in the Materials Science and Engineering Department at Iowa State University, has been chosen as a recipient of the 2014 Application to Practice Award by TMS, the Minerals, Metals and Materials Society.
We are developing new f element compounds as catalysts for a number of homogeneous and heterogeneous reactions as part of the Critical Materials Institute Energy HUB. Our ultimate goal is to discover new catalysts for important processes, such as hydrocarbon functionalization, carbon-nitrogen bond formation, oxygen-transfer, and hydrogenation. Students working on this project will learn about synthetic organolanthanide chemistry, homogeneous catalysis, heterogenous catalysis, and high throughput methods in chemistry.
We are developing organometallic compounds to act as catalysts for conversion of biomass and biorenewable materials. Generally, the compounds, materials, and catalysts used for conversion of reduced petroleum feedstocks are not appropriate for the highly oxygenated biologically-derived materials. Instead, water soluble, moderately reduced metal centers are needed for alcohol, ester, ether and carboxylate activation.