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PNNL Director Len Peters receives outstanding leadership award

March 08, 2004 Share This!

RICHLAND, Wash. – Dr. Leonard K. Peters, Director of the Department of Energy's Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, has been selected to receive the Oak Ridge Associated Universities (ORAU) Outstanding Leadership Award.

The award was established to recognize individuals who have demonstrated sustained leadership and support of ORAU activities involving member universities and/or national laboratories. The award also includes a grant to support a conference or symposium which will be used to hold a conference on atmospheric chemistry.

Peters came to PNNL in 2003 with a distinguished career in research, most recently serving as Vice Provost for Research at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University where he managed Virginia Tech's diverse $230 million research program.

He earned his bachelors, masters and doctorate degrees in chemical engineering from the University of Pittsburgh where he was recognized as a Distinguished Alumnus in 1997.

Peters will be recognized for this honor at the 59th Annual Meeting of the Council of Sponsoring Institutions which will be held on Mar. 9 in Washington, DC.

 

Tags: Fundamental Science, Chemistry

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