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01.06.2020

Researchers create nanoscale sensors to better see how high pressure affects materials

Second Science Paper Within a Month for Levitas

By Mike Krapfl, Iowa State University News Service

Researchers have developed new nanoscale technology to image and measure more of the stresses and strains on materials under high pressures. As the researchers reported in the journal Science, that matters because, “Pressure alters the physical, chemical and electronic properties of matter.” Understanding those changes could lead to new materials or new phases of matter for…

07.15.2019

Iowa State sets new record for external research funding in FY2019

By Dan Kirkpatrick, Office of the Vice President for Research

$260.9 million tops previous record of $252.5 million in FY2016 Iowa State University closed the 2019 fiscal year achieving a new record for external research funding – $260.9 million. This surpasses the previous milestone of $252.5 million established in FY2016, reaffirming the university’s long-standing position as a leading land-grant research institution. Iowa State set new…

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…