Ames Laboratory

Ames Laboratory is a government-owned, contractor-operated national laboratory of the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), operated by and located on the campus of Iowa State University in Ames, Iowa. With its roots in the Manhattan Project, Ames Laboratory today seeks solutions to energy-related problems of national importance through the exploration of physics, chemistry, engineering, applied mathematics, and materials sciences. Key areas of expertise are materials design, synthesis and processing; analytical instrumentation design and development; materials characterization; catalysis; computational chemistry; condensed matter theory; and computational materials science and materials theory.

Ames Laboratory accelerates the discovery of new materials and adds value by sharing these materials and its expertise with the scientific community and partners throughout the U.S. and the world. Through Strategic Partnership Projects, Ames Laboratory enhances our national and economic competitiveness while reducing technical barriers for U.S. industry.

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Contact Information

Julienne Krennrich
Innovation Partnerships Program

Core Capabilities

  • Applied Materials Science and Engineering
  • Chemical and Molecular Science
  • Condensed Matter Physics and Materials Science

Mission Unique Facilities

  • Materials Preparation Center
  • CaloriCool - Energy Materials Network
  • Critical Materials Institute
  • Dynamic Nuclear Polarization NMR Facility
  • Sensitive Instrument Facility
  • Powder Synthesis Facility for Additive Manufacturing