Awards and Honors Archive
Zhenrong Zhang from the IIC appeared in Nature
U.S., Swiss team earns INCITE award around complex reactions
Daniel DuBois selected as Laboratory Fellow
Douglas C. Elliott selected as Laboratory Fellow
Bruce D. Kay named American Chemical Society Fellow
Yong Wang named American Chemical Society Fellow
Wendy Shaw featured in DOE Pulse
Catalyzing change from petroleum to plants
Kevin Rosso selected as Laboratory Fellow
Chuck Peden quoted in USA Today on catalysts
Wendy Shaw received a prestigious DOE Early Career Research Program grant to fund her work in designing effective, inexpensive catalysts that mimic enzymes
Research team wins INCITE Award
Biofuel research at PNNL to receive $14M in ARRA funds
Ninety staff members at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory contribute to our broad scope of catalysis research programs from reaction engineering and process development to electronic structure theory. With years of experience from 1 to 40, and an average of 14, our staff provide a critical mass for innovation.
Yuehe Lin Named AAAS Fellow
Yong Wang named first Voiland Distinguished Professor
Catalysis scientist to share molecular discoveries at international conference
Don Baer receives prestigious award for scientific contributions
David King and Greg Schenter become Laboratory Fellows
Yuehe Lin co-edits nanotechnology book
Janos Szanyi wins Fulbright Fellowship to conduct catalytic research in Hungary
Bruce Garrett elected Fellow at Royal Society of Chemists
Yong Wang co-edits issue of key journal in catalysis field.
IIC leaders named AAAS Fellows
Bruce D. Kay invited to join Journal of Chemical Physics Editorial Board.
Michel Dupuis appointed to Journal of Physical Chemistry advisory board.
IIC colleagues and collaborators win ACS awards
Professor Theodore (Ted) Madey The IIC was saddened to learn of the passing of another giant in the surface science community, Professor Theodore (Ted) Madey, the State of New Jersey Professor of Surface Science at Rutgers University.
Chuck Peden quoted in Chemical & Engineering News on work at the Dalian Institute of Chemical Physics on trapping metal particles inside nanotubes
John Holladay quoted in Ethanol Producer Magazine on breaking the catalytic barrier to biofuels
Tom Autrey quoted extensively in Chemical Science article on borane and alternative fuels
Yuehe Lin named Laboratory Fellow at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
Chemical Engineering Progress (AICHE) features a three page article entitled, "Nanosensors: Evolution, not Revolution . . .yet" extensively quoting IIC's Glen Fryxell and Yuehe Lin
Zhenrong Zhang received the M.T. Thomas Award for postdoctoral catalyst research.
C&E News honors catalysis research
Scott Chambers with the IIC and his co-workers at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Argonne National Laboratory, and the University of Washington had their spintronics paper selected as a "hot" paper by ISI's Essential Science Indicators (ESI).
Yong Wang continues on editorial board of Catalysis Today.
David King was elected secretary of prestigious society's division of fuel chemistry.
Yong Wang received the Washington State University 2008 Distinguished Alumni Award.
Environmental Science & Technology magazine ran a story on a renewable route to green gasoline and quoted PNNL's Conrad Zhang
Researchers Contribute to Nation's Understanding of Catalysis
IIC staff contribute to award-winning technology
Bruce Kay was appointed to the U.S. Department of Energy's Basic Energy Sciences Advisory Committee.
Chuck Peden, Yong Wang, and Michel Dupuis, leaders in the IIC, were named AAAS Fellows.
R&D 100 Award, Velocys-FT: Fischer Tropsch Fuels Using Velocys Microchannel Technology.
Lai-Sheng Wang was given the Sahlin Faculty Excellence Award for Research, Scholarship, and Arts, awarded by Washington State University.
Chuck Peden elected to chair of ACS Catalysis and Surface Science Secretariat (ACS CATL). At the recently held American Chemical Society (ACS) Meeting in San Francisco, Chuck Peden was elected to serve as the 2008 Chair of the ACS's Catalysis Secretariat (CATL). The CATL Secretariat regularly organizes and cosponsors symposia at ACS National Meetings, but equally important is the Secretariat's role in providing a mechanism for integrating the activities of ACS divisions concerned with catalysis and surface science in order to encourage comprehensive coverage of the subject at ACS meetings.
Control of Chemical Transformations for a Secure Energy Future Summer 2007 Message from the Director, Mike White
Glen Fryxell Wins Regional Industrial Innovation Award
New staff join IIC
Jim White named to Organic Reactions Catalysis Society (ORCS) Board of Directors
Igor Lyubinestsky to participate in international conference to commemorate the invention and development of scanning probe microscopy
Emrah Azensoy and Jose Herrera accept faculty positions
Mike Henderson named Laboratory Fellow
Yong Wang named 2005 PNNL Inventor of the Year
Janos Szanyi Joins Editorial Board of Catalysis Letters
"Undertaking a National Leadership Role:" Message from Mike White
Professor Charles (Chuck) Mims, Professor of Chemical Engineering and Chemistry at the University of Toronto visited PNNL's IIC for the summer of 2006.
Lai-Sheng Wang was given the 2006 Humboldt Research Award for lifetime achievement in nanoscience.
Don Baer was named to the editorial board of Surface and Interface Analysis.
Michel Dupuis was named Specialist Editor for Computer Physics Journal.
Chuck Peden was named Chair, National Catalysis and Surface Science Secretariat for the American Chemical Society.
Yong Wang Named Asian American Engineer of the Year. Congratulations to Environmental Technology Directorate's Yong Wang for receiving the Chinese Institute of Engineers-USA 2006 Asian American Engineer of the Year Award. Yong was awarded this honor for his outstanding scientific achievements and contributions to his community. Since joining the Lab ten years ago, Yong has developed highly active catalysts for microchannel reaction technologies in efforts to reduce energy consumption and environmental concerns in the chemical industry.
Yong Wang, PNNL Laboratory Fellow and an Environmental Technology Directorate team lead, was appointed Program Committee Chair of the American Chemical Society's Division of Petroleum Chemistry from 2006 to 2008. The Division of Petroleum Chemistry is a professional network of scientists and engineers interested in the chemistry of petroleum exploration, refining, and effective networking opportunities. Yong's responsibilities will include identifying topics for future Division symposia for National ACS meetings, pursuing Division participation, and establishing working relationships with other Division Program Chairs.
New staff join IIC
Doug Ray, Chief Research Officer for Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, was interviewed on Science and Society, June 15, 2005.
Yuehe Lin and Co-Authors Receive Award for Highly Cited Electrochemistry Article. Congratulations to Environmental Technology Directorate's Yuehe Lin and his co-authors for receiving the 2005 award for the best cited paper published in Electrochemistry Communications. Yuehe's article "Low-potential stable NADH detection at carbon-nanotube-modified glassy carbon electrodes," published in 2002, has been cited extensively. The paper elucidates the researchers' discovery that electrodes based on carbon-nanotubes have significantly enhanced sensitivity and stability for detecting nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide, a molecule that participates in many important biological reactions. This discovery forms the basis for the development of biosensors based on carbon nanotubes. Electrochemistry Communications is ranked second in citation impact in the field of electrochemistry.
Work by Yuehe Lin, Environmental Technology Directorate, and coworkers from PNNL and the University of Idaho, presented in Langmuir 21(24):11474 - 11479, 2005, was highlighted in the December 2005 issue of Materials Today (Note: Full article requires subscription). The article highlights the work in which Lin et al. deposited Pt/Ru nanoparticles on multiwalled carbon nanotubes (CNTs) dispersed in supercritical carbon dioxide (scCO2).
Chemistry World magazine (subscription required for full articles) ran a story on silver hollandite as a possible catalyst to reduce diesel emissions. Reporter Karen Harries Reese interviewed PNNL researchers Liyu Li and Dave King, both of the Energy Science and Technology Directorate, for the story, September 12, 2005.
Yong Wang, PNNL Laboratory Fellow and an Environmental Technology Directorate team lead, has accepted an invitation from the Publishing Editor of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering at Elsevier, Amsterdam, to become a member of the Editorial Board of Catalysis Today. Catalysis Today is ranked second in citation impact in the field of chemical engineering. Yong was selected for this honor because of his contributions in the field of heterogeneous catalysis and microchannel reaction technology to the development of energy-efficient technologies. He is the author or co-author of close to 100 peer-reviewed publications; and has co-edited two books, "Microreactor Technology and Process Intensification," published in 2005, and "Hydrogen Production" to be published in 2006. He also holds 57 issued patents and has more than 30 additional pending patent applications.
A paper by Yuehe Lin (Environmental Technology Directorate) and co-authors is one of the most downloaded papers in the field of chemistry, according to ScienceDirect. Lin's article "Electrocatalytic reactivity for oxygen reduction of palladium-modified carbon nanotubes synthesized in supercritical fluid," in the March 2005 issue of Electrochemistry Communications, discusses synthesizing nanostructured catalysts in a supercritical fluid, and the investigation of electrocatalytic reactivity of the catalysts for oxygen reduction reaction. The work demonstrates that the nanocatalysts have great potential for fuel cell applications.
Lai-Sheng Wang, Fundamental Science Directorate, has been named a 2005 Guggenheim Fellow by the Guggenheim Foundation for his work in atomic clusters and multiplying charged anions. Fellows are appointed on the basis of distinguished achievement in the past and for exceptional promise for future accomplishments.
Lai-Sheng Wang also has received the 2005 College of Sciences Distinguished Faculty Award from Washington State University for his research at PNNL, leadership in the field of nanoclusters, and pioneering research in the study of multiply charged anions.
Yongsheng Chen, John Fulton, John Linehan, and Tom Autrey, Fundamental Science Directorate, have been recognized with the American Chemical Society's Glenn Award for their presentation and paper delivered at the 228th National Meeting of the American Chemical Society (August 2004). The prestigious award is given by ACS's Division of Fuel Chemistry. The paper, "In-Situ Spectroscopic Studies of Rhodium Catalyzed Production of Hydrogen from Dimethylamine Borane. Homogeneous or Heterogeneous Catalysis?" was honored as best among 220 papers submitted for the national meeting. Criteria for the award includes: quality of presentation, quality of preprint, and innovativeness of research. The award was presented to the recipients during the National ACS meeting in Washington, D.C.
Scott Chambers, PNNL Laboratory Fellow and EMSL User, is the 2004 recipient of the E.W. Mueller award for outstanding research in surface science. He was recognized for advancing the science of molecular beam epitaxy, and applying it to fundamental investigations of the structural, electronic, and magnetic properties of metal oxide films, surfaces, and interfaces.
Scott Chambers, Don Baer, Chuck Peden, Mike Henderson, Greg Exarhos, and Bruce Kay, Fundamental Science Directorate, are Fellows of the American Vacuum Society, the Science and Technology Society. Bruce Kay is also a Fellow of the American Physical Society and recipient of the British Vacuum Society Award.
Stephanie Sawhill, graduate of Western Washington University, was selected to receive the 2004-05 Distinguished Masters' Thesis Award from the Western Association of Graduate Schools. The award is given for the outstanding M.S. thesis in 13 western states and 3 western Canadian provinces. Sawhill carried out extensive research at EMSL in support of her thesis "Synthesis, Characterization and Evaluation of Transition Metal Phosphide Hydrodesulfurization Catalysts."