CaloriCool earns mention in congressional hearing

June 29, 2017

On Wednesday, June 28, Ames Laboratory Director Adam Schwartz and other scientific leaders spoke at "Materials Science: Building the Future", a hearing of the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology. Schwartz calls out research being done at CaloriCool as an example of the impact and importance of materials science. Check out the video:


CaloriCool scientists participate in Rare Earths Research Conference

June 26, 2017

CaloriCool researchers, together with Ames Laboratory and Iowa State University, helped organize and host the 28th annual Rare Earth Research Conference in Ames, Iowa June 18 -22. Over 200 scientists from around the world joined in the multi-day symposium on the latest in rare-earth research.

“Rare earth science is more exciting than ever,” said Ames Laboratory Director Adam Schwartz to the assembled scientists. “The technological applications of rare earth elements are at an all-time high, and that just makes the work that all of you do all much more important.”

What is Caloric Cooling?

October 21, 2016

Vitalij Pecharsky, lead scientist of CaloriCool, narrates video "CaloriCool, Caloric Materials Consortium" (1:24)

CaloriCool launches refrigeration tech research with first meeting

March 31, 2016

At a launch meeting held last week at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Ames Laboratory, the scientists and engineers of CaloriCoolTM, a materials research consortium, began making the to-do list for an ambitious goal: improving the energy-efficiency of refrigeration technology by 20 to 30 percent within a decade through the use of caloric materials for cooling.

Ames Lab on Iowa State campus chosen to innovate refrigeration technology

March 14, 2016

Story in Cedar Rapids Gazette, by Vanessa Miller

The U.S. Department of Energy recently dedicated $40 million in the current budget year toward a new initiative to move the country ahead in the international race for clean energy. As part of that enterprise, it chose The Ames Laboratory on the Iowa State University campus to conduct groundbreaking refrigeration research.

US Lab to research caloric cooling materials

February 25, 2016

On UK-based USA: Research into the development of caloric materials for more environmentally-friendly refrigeration is to receive a share of $40m of annual US government funding.

The US Department of Energy’s Ames Laboratory in Iowa will be the home of CaloriCool, a new research consortium sponsored by the US DOE’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE).