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July 2011

Fredrickson Elected to Washington State Academy of Sciences

Congratulations to Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Fellow Dr. Jim Fredrickson on his election to the Washington State Academy of Sciences. He is one of two PNNL scientists elected this year to the Academy, which was created in 2005 to provide scientific and engineering analysis to inform public policy-making for the state. Dr. Moe Khaleel, Director of PNNL's Computational Sciences & Mathematics Division, was also elected. (See PNNL news release.)

Fredrickson was chosen for his outstanding record of scientific accomplishments and national and international recognition. His research on environmental microbiology provides understanding of the roles of microbes in the biotransformation of radionuclides in the subsurface and in the cycling of metals. Results from his research have provided new mechanistic insights into how microbes alter the mobility of environmental contaminants at locations such as the Hanford site as well as how they weather and form minerals.

He is co-principal investigator on two of PNNL's Scientific Focus Areas for the Department of Energy's Subsurface Biogeochemical Research Program and Genomic Science Program. Fredrickson also serves on the board of directors of the International Society for Microbial Ecology and is a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and the American Academy of Microbiology.

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