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Two PNNL scientists named ACS Fellows

Two scientists at the Department of Energy's Pacific Northwest National Laboratory have been named 2011 American Chemical Society ...

RICHLAND, Wash. – Two scientists at the Department of Energy's Pacific Northwest National Laboratory have been named 2011 American Chemical Society Fellows. 

PNNL chemists Janet Bryant and Gregg Lumetta are among 213 distinguished researchers nationwide recognized by the American Chemical Society, also known as ACS, for their "outstanding achievements in and contributions to science and the profession of chemistry."

"ACS is especially proud to honor these chemists during the 2011 International Year of Chemistry," said ACS President Nancy B. Jackson.  "The work they are doing will improve all of our lives as they unleash the power of chemistry to solve global challenges like providing clean water, sufficient food, new energy sources and cures for disease." 

Janet Bryant

Bryant has had a 30-year multidisciplinary chemistry career at PNNL focused on integrative solutions to international science issues related to nuclear materials, their management and related regulatory and national security policies.  For the past decade, she has played key roles in deployment, operational support and configuration management of sensor technologies for the Department of Homeland Security.  Bryant earned a master's with emphasis in organizational behavior from the University of Washington, and a bachelor's degree with honor in chemistry from Elmhurst College in Illinois.

Gregg Lumetta

Lumetta has been responsible for planning and executing various applied and fundamental research projects related to radiochemical separations processes.  Lumetta serves as a member of Technical Expert Group for DOE's Office of Environmental Management and is focus area lead for the Transuranic Recycle Technology Focus Area of the Sustainable Nuclear Power Initiative at PNNL.  He also served as PNNL technical lead for the Department of Homeland Security Threat Awareness and Characterization Thrust Area.  Lumetta earned a doctorate degree in inorganic chemistry and a bachelor's degree in chemistry from University of Missouri β€” St. Louis

Bryant and Lumetta join three other PNNL scientists honored previously by the ACS: Jean Futrell, Bruce Kay and Yong Wang.  They are among the 567 Fellows within the organization of more than 163,000 members. ACS is the world's largest chemical science professional society.  

The 2011 Fellows will be recognized at an induction ceremony on Aug. 29 during the society's 242nd National Meeting & Exposition in Denver.

The complete list of ACS Fellows can be found in the Aug. 8 issue of Chemical & Engineering News, and online.

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