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04.29.2019

Iowa State receives $450,000 for crucial role in $3.6 million solar research project

By Sarah Hays, College of Engineering

Iowa State University’s Mehl Professor Manimaran Govindarasu, department of electrical and computer engineering (ECpE), is playing a critical part in a research project that has awarded Arizona State University (ASU) with $3.6 million. The U.S. Department of Energy Solar Energy Tech Office (SETO) awarded ASU the project to boost advancements to solar energy. Iowa State’s role is…

08.28.2018

Rare-earth magnet recycling tech wins innovation award

By Laura Millsaps, Ames Laboratory Communications

An acid-free dissolution rare-earth magnet recycling process has earned a 2018 Notable Technology Development Award from the Federal Laboratories Consortium (FLC). Researchers at the Critical Materials Institute (CMI) and Ames Laboratory invented a magnet recycling process in which magnets are dissolved in water-based solutions, recovering more than 99 percent purity rare earth elements. Cobalt is…