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Nine PNNL researchers elected Fellows by AAAS

October 25, 2007 Share This!

  • Nine scientists from the Department of Energy’s Pacific Northwest National Laboratory have been elected Fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science for “meritorious efforts to advance science.” This is the largest number of PNNL staff selected in a single year and is more than twice as many as any other national laboratory this year.

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RICHLAND, Wash. – Nine scientists from the Department of Energy’s Pacific Northwest National Laboratory have been elected Fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science for “meritorious efforts to advance science.” This is the largest number of PNNL staff selected in a single year and is more than twice as many as any other national laboratory this year.

The nine honorees were elected into five AAAS sections:

Biological Sciences
Anthony Janetos is the director of the Joint Global Change Research Institute, a collaboration between PNNL and the University of Maryland. He is being recognized for “distinguished contributions in ecology and biology of particular relevance to environmental policy.” He earned a bachelor’s degree in biology from Harvard, and a master’s degree and doctorate in biology from Princeton University. He joined PNNL in 2006.

Guritno Roesijadi is a Laboratory Fellow being recognized for “distinguished research contributions on metal detoxification in marine species and in education for developing a doctoral program in integrative biology at Florida Atlantic University.” He earned a bachelor’s degree in zoology from the University of Washington, a master’s degree in fisheries from Humboldt State University, and a doctorate in biology from Texas A&M University. He joined PNNL in 2005.

Chemistry
David Koppenaal is a Laboratory Fellow and Chief Technology Officer at the William R. Wiley Environmental Molecular Sciences Laboratory, a DOE national scientific user facility at PNNL. He is being recognized for “pioneering development of advanced techniques for analytical atomic/isotopic mass spectrometry and for distinguished scientific leadership.” He earned a bachelor’s degree in environmental chemistry and mathematics from Southwest Missouri State University and a doctorate in analytical chemistry from the University of Missouri at Columbia. He joined PNNL in 1988.

Jun Liu is a Laboratory Fellow being recognized for “distinguished contributions to the development, understanding and commercialization of self-assembled functional nanoporous materials, and to the development of environmentally friendly solution approaches for oriented nanostructures.” He earned a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from Hunan University in China, and a master’s degree in ceramic engineering and a doctorate in materials science and engineering from the University of Washington. He joined PNNL in 2005.

Lai-Sheng Wang is a professor of physics at Washington State University-Tri-Cities and is an affiliate chief senior scientist at the William R. Wiley Environmental Molecular Sciences Laboratory, a DOE national scientific user facility at PNNL. He is being recognized for “distinguished and innovative contributions to the field of atomic clusters and for pioneering work on gaseous multiply-charged anions.” He earned a bachelor’s degree from Wuhan University in Wuhan City, China, and a doctorate from the University of California at Berkeley.

Information, Computing and Communications
Jim J. Thomas is a Laboratory Fellow and the director of the Department of Homeland Security’s National Visualization and Analytics Center. He is being recognized for “distinguished scientific and professional leadership in the field of visualization, including the recent foundation of the field of visual analysis.” He earned a bachelor’s degree in mathematics from Eastern Washington University and a master’s degree in computer science from Washington State University. He joined PNNL in 1976.

Physics
Richard Kouzes is a Laboratory Fellow being recognized “for distinguished contributions to defining the technical basis and implementation of nuclear radiation detection systems for applications to homeland security, nuclear structure and neutrino physics.” He earned a bachelor’s degree in physics from Michigan State University, and a master’s degree and doctorate in physics from Princeton University. He joined PNNL in 1991.

Social, Economic and Political Sciences
James A. Edmonds is a Laboratory Fellow and a chief scientist at the Joint Global Change Research Institute. He is being recognized for “distinguished contributions to the field of climate change economics, particularly modeling and analyzing interactions of energy, the economy, technology, carbon cycle, and climate.” He earned a bachelor’s degree in economics from Kalamazoo College, and a master’s degree and doctorate in economics from Duke University. He joined PNNL in 1986.

Richard Moss is a senior staff scientist being recognized for “leadership in national and international assessments of climate change and development of the nation's long-term plan for integrated research to address this problem.” He earned a bachelor’s degree English literature from Carleton College, and a master’s and a doctorate in public and international affairs from Princeton. Moss is currently on assignment with the United Nations Foundation.

The honorees will be recognized at the Fellows Forum during the AAAS national meeting in Boston in February. They join 20 PNNL staff members previously elected as AAAS Fellows. Founded in 1848, AAAS (www.aaas.org) has worked to advance science for human well-being through its projects, programs and publications in the areas of science policy, science education and international scientific cooperation.

Tags: Energy, Environment, Fundamental Science, National Security, Climate Change, Chemistry, Biology, Mass Spectrometry, Radiation Detection

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