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PNNL researcher receives ACS division award

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April 05, 2017 Share This!

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RICHLAND, Wash. — A catalysis researcher at the Department of Energy's Pacific Northwest National Laboratory has won the American Chemical Society's 10th annual Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Division Fellow Award. Yong Wang, who holds a joint appointment at PNNL and Washington State University, was recognized for innovative contributions within applied chemistry or chemical engineering. A symposium in will be held in his honor during the 255th ACS National Meeting in New Orleans, at which the award presentation will be made.

Wang is a Laboratory Fellow and the associate director of PNNL's Institute for Integrated Catalysis. He is widely recognized for his catalysis research in energy, renewable fuels and chemicals. He is a fellow of multiple professional societies, including the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the National Academy of Inventors, the American Institute of Chemical Engineers, the American Chemical Society and the Royal Society of Chemistry. He has 240 peer-reviewed publications, holds 104 issued U.S. patents and has won three R&D 100 awards, given for the most significant new technologies each year.

A WSU news release provides more information on Wang's work and the award.

ACS is the largest scientific professional society in the world, with nearly 157,000 members. The Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Division focuses on converting science into commercially relevant products and processes.

Tags: Fundamental Science, Awards and Honors, Chemistry, Catalysis

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