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December 2016

Morris Bullock Selected as AAAS Fellow

Fellows are selected for achievements that advance science and its applications

Morris Bullock
Morris Bullock, AAAS Fellow

Congratulations to Dr. Morris Bullock at the Department of Energy's Pacific Northwest National Laboratory on being elected to the rank of fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. AAAS is the world's largest multidisciplinary scientific society. The organization seeks to "advance science, engineering, and innovation throughout the world for the benefit of all people." A designation of fellow is the society's highest honor.

Bullock is a laboratory fellow and the director of the Center for Molecular Electrocatalysis, a DOE Energy Frontier Research Center led by PNNL. He was recognized for his contributions toward developing a comprehensive understanding of how chemical and electrical energy is stored and utilized for applications in the development of non-fossil fuel sources. He is also a fellow of the American Chemical Society and the Royal Society of Chemistry, and received the RSC's prestigious "Homogeneous Catalysis Award" in 2013. He earned a bachelor's degree in chemistry from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a doctorate in chemistry from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

AAAS is the world's largest multidisciplinary scientific society and a leading publisher of cutting-edge research through its Science family of journals. AAAS has individual members in more than 91 countries around the globe. The organization's council annually elects members whose "efforts on behalf of the advancement of science or its applications are scientifically or socially distinguished." 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.

PNNL now has 38 active staff members who hold the rank of AAAS fellow. Bullock joins Jud Virden, the associate laboratory director overseeing PNNL's energy and environmental research activities, in receiving the highest honor from AAAS. They will be recognized with the rest of the 2016 class of fellows at the AAAS annual meeting in Boston in February.

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