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PNNL's Alicia Gorton Named as a 2015 New Face of Civil Engineering

The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) has named Alicia Gorton as a 2015 New Face of Civil Engineering Professional. The announcement was made in December 2014, to nominees representing "the bold and humanitarian future of civil engineering."

Dr. Gorton works on a wide variety of projects at the Lab, including environmental and risk evaluations of the Hanford Site. Alicia initiated the development of a now fully-formed and recognized ASCE Younger Member Group for the Columbia Section.

To learn more, read the ASCE announcement. Congratulations, Alicia, on your achievement and impact in the engineering field.

December 01, 2014


David Geist - Named editor for North American Journal of Fisheries Management journal

David Geist has been selected as an editor for the American Fisheries Society's journal titled North American Journal of Fisheries Management. His responsibility will be to decide on the suitability of contributed papers submitted for publication in the journal; solicit manuscripts for publication in the journal; set editorial standards for the journal; and make recommendations to the enhance the vitality and prestige of the Journal.

September 18, 2014


Sriram Somasundaram nominated to ASME Board of Governors

Sriram Somasundaram has been nominated to the Board of Governors for the American Society of Mechanical Engineers. ASME is a 130,000 member professional organization and is the primary resource for mechanical engineers and other technical professionals throughout the world for solutions that benefit humankind. Sriram has joined the nine-member board as a Governor-nominee and will begin serving his three-year term in next June.

September 03, 2014


Bonneville and Virden asked to join the Washington State Academy of Sciences

Alain Bonneville and Jud Virden have been invited to join the Washington State Academy of Sciences along with other scientists and engineers from across the state being recognized for outstanding scientific achievement and leadership. Academy members provide expert scientific and engineering analysis to inform public policy-making and work to increase the role and visibility of science in Washington state.

August 01, 2014


Bing Liu - DOE Women @ Energy Highlight

Bing Liu was recognized as a one of DOE's Women @ Energy. Women @ Energy, showcases a few of DOE's talented and dedicated employees who are helping change the world, ensuring America's security and prosperity through transformative science and technology solutions. Bing is an internationally recognized technical expert in the buildings energy efficiency area. She has nearly 20 years of experience in building energy simulation, sustainable building design, codes and standards development, and high-performance building metering and measurement. Liu was also selected as an ASHRAE Distinguished Lecturer and presented technical seminars internationally, selected as Tri-Cities Engineer of the Year, as was honored with the ASHRAE Distinguished Service Award.

July 18, 2014


Jun Liu - Recognized as Highly Cited Researcher Worldwide

Jun Liu is among approximately 3,200 researchers worldwide whose scientific reports were named in the top one percent of papers receiving the most references for their subject field and year of publication between 2002 and 2012. In particular, Liu is one of only eight researchers worldwide, who has top citations recognized across three different categories - chemistry, materials science, and engineering. The list was compiled by Thomson Reuters' Highly Cited Researchers 2014, which is highly regarded and has very stringent criteria.

July 14, 2014


Yuyan Shao - Recognized as Highly Cited Researcher Worldwide

Yuyan Shao is listed among approximately 3,200 researchers worldwide whose scientific reports were named in the top one percent of papers receiving the most references for their subject field and year of publication between 2002 and 2012. Shao's citation is in the field of engineering. He is named in Thomson Reuters' Highly Cited Researchers 2014, which is highly regarded and has very stringent criteria.

July 14, 2014


Robert Montgomery selected to serve on the DOE-NE Transient Testing Advisory Pane

Robert Montgomery was selected to serve on the DOE-NE Transient Testing Advisory Panel in support of the effort to restart the Transient Reactor Testing Facility (TREAT) at Idaho National Laboratory. The panel is composed of participants from the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, national laboratories, and universities. DOE-NE has an aggressive restart schedule for TREAT (in 2018) to conduct transient testing of accident tolerant fuel.

July 08, 2014


Jud Virden receives UW Alumnus Award

Jud Virden received the University of Washington R. Wells Moulton Distinguished Alumnus Award at a ceremony held in Seattle in June. The award is given annually to an alumnus or alumna of the UW Chemical Engineering program who, through their training in chemical engineering, have distinguished themselves in one or more areas of the chemical industry, other business, academia, government service, or public or volunteer service. Additionally, Virden delivered the commencement address to the Chemical Engineering Department's class of 2014.

July 07, 2014


Rick Kurtz selected as PNNL Lab Fellow

Rick Kurtz has been selected as a PNNL Laboratory Fellow based on his distinguished record of scientific advances, international technical reputation, and leadership of the U.S. Fusion Materials community, mentoring, and contributions to the reputation of PNNL.

May 15, 2014


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