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Rod K. Quinn named associate laboratory director at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

July 22, 2003 Share This!

RICHLAND, Wash. – Rod K. Quinn has been named the new associate laboratory director for the Environmental Technology Directorate at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory.

Quinn assumes his duties immediately and will manage more than $140 million in environmentally-focused projects and oversee approximately 750 employees.

In making the announcement, PNNL Director Len Peters said Quinn's experiences have prepared him well for his new assignment. "He has more than 30 years of experience in managing research and development organizations and cross-cutting programs involving multiple partners," he said. "Rod is well qualified to fill this leadership role."

Prior to his most recent assignment as interim director of ETD, Quinn served as director for the Process Science and Engineering Division. Before joining PNNL in 1991, he held several research and research management positions at Sandia National Laboratories and Los Alamos National Laboratory, both in New Mexico.

Among other positions held at PNNL, Quinn has served as the director of science and engineering for the $600 million Hanford Tank Waste Remediation Program, and managed the Department of Energy's National Technology Development Program for high-level wastes.

He earned his doctorate in physical-inorganic chemistry from the University of Texas in Austin, as well as a master's degree in physical chemistry and a bachelor's degree in chemistry, both from Southern Methodist University in Dallas.

Tags: Fundamental Science, Chemistry

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