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Four PNNL researchers elected Fellows by AAAS

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February 18, 2005 Share This!

RICHLAND, Wash. — Four researchers from the Department of Energy's Pacific Northwest National Laboratory have been elected Fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

Bruce Garrett, Bill Rogers and Robert Wind were elected Fellows in the AAAS section on chemistry. Gerry Stokes was elected a Fellow in the AAAS section on Atmospheric and hydrospheric sciences. All four will be recognized at the Fellows Forum on Saturday, Feb. 19, at the AAAS national meeting in Washington, D.C.

Election as an AAAS Fellow is determined by peer reviewers. Fellows are honored for "meritorious efforts to advance science or its applications. AAAS began honoring its distinguished members with the title of Fellow in 1874.

Bruce Garrett is a Laboratory Fellow in PNNL's Fundamental Science Directorate. He is being recognized for "distinguished contributions to the development of rate theories for polyatomic reactions in the gas-phase and to the study of the kinetics of important environmental processes."

Prior to joining PNNL in 1989, Garrett co-founded the Chemical Dynamics Corporation, a small contract research organization, where he engaged in basic research. He is a Fellow of the American Physical Society and an advisory editor, secretary/treasurer for theoretical chemistry for the APS Division of Chemical Physics, an advisory editor for Theoretical Chemistry accounts, and has published over 180 peer-reviewed articles and book chapters. He is currently the associate director for Molecular Interactions & Transformation in the Chemical Sciences Division.

Garrett earned a bachelor's degree in chemistry from the University of California-Irvine in 1973, and a doctorate in chemistry from the University of California-Berkeley in 1977.

Bill Rogers most recently served as chief research officer for PNNL. He is being honored for "distinguished contributions to the field of surface science and its application to the characterization of energetic materials, biomaterials, and technologically important thin films."

He joined PNNL in 1999 and was named director of the Environmental Molecular Science Laboratory in 2002. Before that he served as a professor and chair with the University of Washington's Department of Chemical Engineering as well as an adjunct professor of materials science and engineering for the university. He is a Fellow of the American Vacuum Society and has published more than 100 papers in peer reviewed journals. He was recently a key contributor to Battelle's successful bid to assume operations of the Idaho National Laboratory, where he will serve as associate laboratory director for science and technology as well as chief research officer.

Rogers earned a bachelor's degree in chemistry in 1975 and a doctorate in physical chemistry in 1979 from the University of Texas at Austin.

Gerald Stokes is the director of the Joint Global Change Research Institute, a partnership formed between PNNL and the University of Maryland. Stokes has been elected a Fellow for his "contributions to the understanding of the interaction of climate and energy, to the design of scientific facilities, most notably DOE's Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) Program, and to improved standards for science education."

He has been with PNNL for more than 28 years, and previously served as an associate laboratory director for the Environmental and Health Sciences Division. He also is a former chief scientist of the ARM program.

He has published more than 80 journal articles, book chapters and reports on topics including comets, the interstellar medium, atmospheric spectroscopy and energy utilization and he is an adjunct professor in the Earth System Science Interdisciplinary Center at the University of Maryland.

Stokes earned a bachelor's degree in physics in 1969 from the University of California at Santa Cruz; and both a masters and doctorate in astronomy and astrophysics from the University of Chicago, in 1971 and 1977, respectively.

Robert Wind is a Laboratory Fellow in PNNL's Fundamental Science Directorate. He is being recognized for "contributions to the field of multinuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy and imaging and its applications to solid-state and biomedical research."

He has been with PNNL since 1993 and has been an adjunct professor in the chemistry and physics departments at Colorado State University and in the chemistry department at the University of Utah.

He has published more than 120 articles and book chapters, holds five patents, and received the 2001 Discover Technology Award in the Health category for the development of the combined optical and magnetic resonance microscope, which has been named by DOE's Office of Science as one of the 100 most important discoveries funded by DOE in the past 25 years.

Wind earned a bachelor's degree and doctorate in physics from the Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands in 1966 and 1972, respectively.

The honorees join four other PNNL researchers as AAAS Fellows, including last year's inductees, Tom Ackerman and Paul Ellis, and previous inductees Jean Futrell and Norman Rosenberg.

Founded in 1848, AAAS ( has worked to advance science for human well-being through its projects, programs and publications in the areas of science policy, science education and international scientific cooperation. Science magazine is the chief publication of the AAAS, reviewing and publishing many of the top research papers in the biological and physical sciences. Science was established by Thomas Edison in 1880, and has the highest paid circulation of any scientific journal in the world.

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