Recent News

Julia Zaikina who is one of ten faculty at Iowa State to receive the NSF Career Award. Congratulations to Zaikina and all ISU faculty on this achievement.

Ames Laboratory was chosen to lead a new Energy Frontier Research Center (EFRC) and they have named our own Aaron Sadow as center director. The new EFRC will be called Institute for Cooperative Upcycling of Plastics (iCOUP), this is a significant achievement for both Ames Lab and Sadow - congrats!

Wenyu Huang was named recipient of this year’s Trapp Innovation award from the LAS college, which will provide him with some funding to pursue a new or unusual initiative. This internal investment by the college speaks to Huang's research initiatives and we congratulate him on this award.

In addition to having the title of University Professor, Javier Vela will serve as the next John Corbett Professor of Chemistry.  He succeeds Kirill Kovnir as of July 1, 2020 and will be a very worthy holder of the title.

Plans for a celebration which includes the Dean are on hold for now, but we hope circumstances will allow us to celebrate in person in the Fall.

Congratulations to Vela and thank you to Kovnir for his fine service to the tradition of the Chair.

The research is further discussed in the paper, "Unprecedented generation of 3-D-heterostructures by mechanochemical disassembly and re-ordering of incommensurate metal chalcogenides," authored by Oleksandr Dolotko, Ihor Z. Hlova, Arjun K. Pathak, Yaroslav Mudryk, Vitalij K. Pecharsky, Prashant Singh, Duane D. Johnson, Brett W. Boote, Jingzhe Li, Emily A. Smith, Scott L. Carnahan, Aaron J. Rossini, Lin Zhou, Ely M. Eastman, and Viktor P. Balema; and published in Nature Communications.

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