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PNNL’s Bruckner-Lea selected for National Academy Symposium

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September 01, 2003 Share This!

RICHLAND, Wash. — Cynthia Bruckner-Lea, a senior scientist from the Department of Energy's Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, has been selected to participate in the National Academy of Engineering's ninth annual Frontiers of Engineering symposium.

The three-day symposium, to be held September 18-20, highlights 83 of the nation's top young engineers who are "performing leading-edge engineering research and technical work". The participants were selected from nominations by leading engineers and engineering organizations in industry, academia, and government. More information on the symposium is available at

Bruckner-Lea joined PNNL in 1992 and heads research programs in bioanalytical sensor systems, including a biodetection project funded by the Department of Homeland Security, and efforts to develop a Biodetection Enabling Analyte Delivery System, or BEADS, technology for environmental monitoring.

She has authored more than 20 scientific publications in peer reviewed journals, and holds three patents in the area of bioanalytical chemistry and microfluidics. Her scientific contributions have been recognized by invitations to present papers at symposia and seminars on sensor and biosensor techniques both nationally and internationally, and she is also active in professional societies in her field.

Bruckner-Lea also was recently awarded the 2003 Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Woman of Achievement Award.

The National Academy of Engineering was established in 1964 and is an independent, nonprofit institution that serves as an adviser to government and the public on issues in engineering and technology. Academy members include the nation's most acclaimed engineers, and are elected by their peers for distinguished achievements in their fields.

Tags: Fundamental Science, Chemistry

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