Ames LaboratoryAmes LaboratoryU.S. Department of Energy
Ames Laboratory is a Department of Energy research facility run by Iowa State University. It was established in the 1940s with work centered on atomic energy. While the primary focus today is seeking solutions to energy-related problems, the lab also pursues a broad range of research topics and applications.
The facility has approximately 310 full time employees and 149 students.
Scientific programs include:
- Critical Materials Institute
- Division of Chemical and Biological Sciences
- Division of Materials Sciences and Engineering
- Environmental & Protection Sciences
- Simulation, Modeling & Decision Science
The Division of Chemical and Biological Sciences is developing new techniques to obtain an unprecedented look at living cells and to enhance chemical imaging with high spatial and temporal resolution. The focus is on developing methods for the study of surface reaction phenomena, cluster science and nucleation, biological processes and catalysis.
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- Discussion of Ames Laboratory TBD Findings on External Dose (Jun 2016)
- DOE Announces 16M for 54 Projects to Commercialize Promising Energy Technologies (Jun 2016)
- Critical Materials Institute Gains Ten Industrial and Research Affiliates (Apr 2016)
- Ames Laboratory 3D Printing Technology Research Taking Shape (Sep 2014)
- Schwartz Named Director of U.S. Department of Energy’s Ames Laboratory (Apr 2014)
- Medical Screenings Encouraged For Former Ames Lab Employees (Sep 2014)
- Ames Laboratory Opens Critical Materials Institute (Sep 2013)