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The U.S. Department of Energyâ€™s (DOE) Ames Laboratory has announced that it will acquire a Dynamic Nuclear Polarization-NMR spectrometer, a giant step forward in the laboratoryâ€™s world-class solid state NMR capabilities. The Ames Laboratoryâ€™s instrument will be the first of its kind to be focused on materials and materials chemistry in the United States.
|Calling all crafters to join in a lunchtime Ames Lab craft social! Join your fellow Ames Lab colleagues every second Wednesday of the month in G51 TASF (vending area) to knit, crochet, cross stitch, make jewelry or work on whatever craft project you have going.|
|Work is progressing on the Critical Materials Institute office space on the first floor of Wilhelm Hall. Drywall has been installed and workmen have been painting this week. Installation of the suspended ceiling is scheduled to begin soon with cabinetry and fixtures to follow.|
|Ames Laboratory employees should always be on guard against possible cyber-attacks and practice good computer security measures but on Aug. 12-15 a little extra vigilance would be advisable. A team of DOE cyber security experts will be on site checking network security as part of the Safeguards and Security review.|
|Donald O. Thompson, former Ames Lab Nondestructive Evaluation program director and founding director of Iowa State Universityâ€™s Center for Nondestructive Evaluation (CNDE)died peacefully on July 29 after a two year battle with cancer. Thompson was 86 years old.|
|Ames Lab Interim Director Tom Lograsso has announced the appointment of David Baldwin to serve as interim Deputy Director. Baldwin will serve for one year, beginning on Aug. 1.|
|Human Resources' Mallory Schon offers a recap of the Change Management Lunch and Learn session that was offered on July 24. The key talking points are highlighted and copies of the handouts from the session are still available.|
What is happening with critical materials in the long, medium and short terms, and what is CMI doing about it? Find out at a Lunch & Learn talk by CMI director Alex King. Bring your lunch and your questions on Aug. 20 at noon in 301 Spedding.
|The latest issue of Inquiry magazine is now available in both print form and electronically. You can find print copies on the display racks on first floor TASF and in the Director's Office, or on the front counter in Public Affairs, 111 TASF. The issue is devoted to the Critical Materials Institute.|