September 7, 2023
Staff Accomplishment

Fugate Selected for the ACS Science Committee

Bringing expertise in nuclear nonproliferation to the American Chemical Society

Photo of Glenn Fugate with the American Chemical Society logo composited on a digital background

Glenn Fugate was selected to serve on the American Chemical Society's Science Committee.

(Photograph by Oak Ridge National Laboratory, image composite by Shannon Colson | Pacific Northwest National Laboratory)

Glenn Fugate, a chemist at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL), was selected to serve on the American Chemical Society's (ACS’s) Science Committee.

ACS describes this unique role to include facilitating discussion and dissemination of information on global, multidisciplinary topics that cut across diverse units of society, as well as advising the Board of Society on policy statements and the national recognition of extraordinary chemistry achievements.

Fugate feels excited about being selected to serve on a high-impact, high-visibility committee within the professional society. “This is a great opportunity to impact many aspects of inclusivity and policy for the society,” said Fugate.

With Fugate’s expertise in advancing the nuclear fuel cycle, nuclear nonproliferation, and nuclear safeguards, he hopes that this involvement will also bring increased visibility of the work being done within the National Security Directorate and PNNL.

Fugate said, “This committee helps identify the most significant areas of science growth to ensure the society focuses on the cutting-edge fields of chemistry.” This is something that is critical within national security.

This isn’t the first time Fugate has been highlighted either. Back in 2019, Oak Ridge National Laboratory shared that Fugate was recognized as a Fellow by the American Chemical Society for his “outstanding achievements in and contributions to science, the profession, and the society.”