Dr. Ikenna C. Nlebedim is an associate scientist and group leader at Ames Laboratory and the magnet thrust co-lead for the Critical Materials Institute (CMI). He contributes to CMI research efforts on recycling, additive manufacturing, thermomagnetic processing and system levels finite element modeling. He has a Ph.D. from Cardiff University, Cardiff, UK, and an M.Sc. from KTH, Stockholm, Sweden. His research interests include recycling of materials, magnetoelastic and magnetoelastic materials, magnetic non-destructive evaluation, and magnetic systems modeling.
Dr. Iver E. Anderson is a senior metallurgist and has worked at Ames Laboratory for 30 years. He has an extensive background in precision atomization of metal and alloy powders, as well as considerable expertise in design of ferrous and non-ferrous alloys and advanced powder processing development, including gas atomization reaction synthesis. Dr. Anderson is a member of the National Inventors Hall of Fame (2017), Fellow of the National Academy of Inventors (2015 class), Fellow of TMS (2015), Fellow of ASM International (and recent Trustee), Fellow of APMI, and Fellow of Alpha Sigma Mu (2014). He has well over 260 publications in journals and conference proceedings, several book chapters, and over 40 patents.
Dr. Emma White’s research is focused on powder metallurgy for energy applications, including high temperature and extreme environment coatings, Li-ion battery anode materials, high energy density permanent magnets and unique metal alloy powders for additive manufacturing. She primarily uses high pressure gas atomization to produce custom metal alloy powders for these energy relevant technologies. Dr. White is an Associate Scientist at the Ames Laboratory and was previously a Postdoctoral Associate under Dr. Iver Anderson. She was a NSF GK-12 Symbi Fellow, and received her PhD and B.S. in Materials Science and Engineering from Iowa State University.
After graduating from the University of Florida in 2004 with a Bachelor’s degree in chemistry, Dr. Aaron L. Washington, II completed his PhD in Inorganic Chemistry with specialization in material science. As of April 2009, Dr. Washington joined the Advanced Characterization and Processing (ACP) group at SRNL and is currently a principal scientist and former manager in the same group. He is currently involved with material development for multiple applications including radiological sensors, nuclear waste storage, additive manufacturing for nuclear material disposal, nuclear Deactivation & Decommissioning (D&D), organic based nuclear sensors, and nuclear waste treatment strategies. Additionally, he recently led a group with 3 post-doctoral researchers (3 former postdocs are now full time), 7 peer PhD scientists, a bachelor’s scientist, 3 managers, and 2-4 interns in interdisciplinary research and program development. Dr. Washington has more than 20+ peer reviewed manuscripts, 30+ technical reports, and more than 15 presentations at national conferences and meetings. Dr. Washington also has 4 patents issued and 7 additional patents currently in process. Dr. Washington was a 2014 recipient of the Laboratory Director’s Award for Early Career Exceptional Achievement and the 2016 Laboratory Director’s Award for Exceptional Achievement. Dr. Washington has also recently received his Project Management Professional (PMP) certification as of July 2017.
Dr. Washington currently serves on multiple committees both at SRNL and in the Aiken community. These include the Conduct of R&D safety council, Diversity Board of Directors for SRNS, and the former Board of Directors Chairman and current member for Habitat for Humanity. He is an also an Adjunct Professor at USC Aiken in the chemistry department.
Igor I. Slowing received his License degree in Chemistry at San Carlos University, Guatemala in 1995, and his Ph.D. at Iowa State University in 2008. He joined the Ames Laboratory as a staff scientist in 2009, and joined the Department of Chemistry of Iowa State University in 2013 as an Adjunct Professor. His research focuses on the development of multifunctionalized nanostructured materials for catalysis, especially for conversions of biorenewable resources into commodity chemicals, and in the design of additive manufacturing approaches for generating chemically active architectures.
As Founder and CEO of polySpectra, he is a project lead within Cyclotron Road, Berkeley Lab’s startup accelerator. His work leverages light-activated catalysts to 3D print advanced functional materials with tailored properties in a sustainable manner. He has also led research in energy-efficient window coatings. He earned a Ph.D. in Chemistry from Caltech and a B.S. in Chemistry from Princeton University
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