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2 PNNL researchers elected to state Academy of Sciences

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July 25, 2011 Share This!

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RICHLAND, Wash. — Two scientists from the Department of Energy's Pacific Northwest National Laboratory have been elected to the Washington State Academy of Sciences

PNNL's Jim Fredrickson and Moe Khaleel join other scientists and engineers from across the state who have been recognized for outstanding scientific achievement.  As members, they will review and assess initiatives and provide state policymakers with scientific counsel.  With this year's election, the state academy currently has six PNNL members.

The academy was created in 2005 and is made up of more than 100 members from diverse academic disciplines and industries, including aerospace, agriculture, computer science, energy, engineering, ecology and transportation.

Jim Fredrickson

Fredrickson is a Laboratory Fellow who works in PNNL's Biological Sciences Division. His research focuses on belowground microbes and their role in moving metals and radioactive contaminants in the subsurface. Fredrickson earned a doctorate in soil microbiology and a master's degree in soil sciences from Washington State University in Pullman.

Moe Khaleel

Khaleel is a Laboratory Fellow who serves as director of PNNL's Computational Sciences and Mathematics Division, which conducts research in high-performance computing, data-intensive computing, computations sciences, math, scalable data management and bioinformatics. His research focuses on computational engineering and fuel cell technology. Khaleel earned a doctorate and a master's degree in structural engineering from Washington State University in Pullman.

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