Ames Lab Spinoff Wins Business Award (image) DOE/Ames Laboratory Caption Iowa Powder Atomization Technologies, a company based on technology developed at the US Department of Energy's Ames Laboratory, won grand prize in the 2012 John Pappajohn Iowa Business Plan Competition. Here are IPAT executives and John Pappajohn, entrepreneur, philanthropist and business leader, shortly after the prize was announced: (l to r) Andy Heidloff, IPAT co-founder; Doug Moore, IPAT business development director; John Pappajohn; Joel Rieken, IPAT co-founder. Credit Ames Laboratory -- USDOE Usage Restrictions None Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.