|Ames lab Human Resources has announced a series of summer "lunch and Learn" sessions. The noontime topics include understanding conflict, succeeding at wellness, and assertiveness training.|
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|A delegation from Ames Laboratory and the Critical Materials Institute traveled to Japan May 19-20 for the first meeting on rare metals under a bilateral agreement with New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization (NEDO), a Japanese energy and industrial technology R&D organization.|
|With the summer sun starting to beat down, Jean Johnson offers some great information on sunscreen and tips for how to keep from getting fried!|
Paige Cook, a Financial Consultant with TIAA-CREF, will be visiting Ames Lab Wednesday, July 16 and Thursday, July 17 from 8:45am â€“ 3:00pm for individual counseling sessions. You will be able to discuss your personal financial situation on a confidential basis and discuss options in pursuing your financial goals.
|Ames Laboratory's 2014 National Bike Challenge events are underway with a kick-off breakfast on May 1, Bike to Work Day on May 16 and the first of a series of group rides, complete with live music, on May 30.|
|Ames Lab COO Mark Murphy attended Iowa State University's Memorial Day services and shares some thoughts and some remembrances of those Ames Lab employees who have passed away this past year.|
Interim Director Tom Lograsso reviewed a year full of big changes at the annual State of Ames Laboratory address Thursday, May 15.
If you happen to walk through Spedding Hall, you might have to dodge construction work and pallets of new lab fixtures and equipment. A number of laboratory spaces have been or are being remodeled to house entirely new research groups or new, specialized equipment.
Platinum is an archetypical catalyst used for a variety of applications, including fuel cells, electrolyzers, and processes involved in the production of renewable chemicals. Unfortunately, the use of platinum as a catalyst is cost prohibitive. A variety of options is available to mitigate the cost, one of which includes synthesizing high surface area platinum catalyst. Most often, the catalysts synthesized for fuel cells and electrolyzers consist of platinum deposited on a high surface area carbon support.
Australian Mining, the leading news source for the mining industry in Australia, carried a story on research Ames Lab researcher Paul Canfield into an iron compound which shows evidence of developing magnetic permanence similar to that typically shown in rare-earth compounds.