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PNNL Chemist wins Regional Industrial Innovation Award

Glen Fryxell

Glen Fryxell

Glen Fryxell of Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) is a recipient of the American Chemical Society's Regional Industrial Innovation Award. Fryxell received the award at the June ACS Northwest Regional meeting in Reno, Nevada.

Fryxell received the award for co-developing and commercializing Self-Assembled Monolayers on Mesoporous Supports (SAMMS), a powerful new class of sorbent materials that combines two novel technologies to selectively sequester heavy metals and radionuclides. SAMMS demonstrates great promise for rapid and effective chemical separation of complex mixtures and remediation of hazardous wastes. SAMMS is versatile and has proven effective for a wide range of applications in industry, medicine, and environmental cleanup.

Fryxell is a staff scientist in PNNL’s Materials Division. He earned a bachelor's degree in chemistry from the University of Texas in 1982 and a doctorate in organic chemistry from the University of North Carolina in 1986. The American Chemical Society is a nonprofit scientific and educational organization, chartered by Congress, with more than 158,000 chemical scientists and engineers as members. The world's largest scientific society, ACS advances the chemical enterprise and increases public understanding of chemistry. Pacific Northwest National Laboratory is a DOE Office of Science laboratory that solves complex problems in energy, national security, the environment and life sciences by advancing the understanding of physics, chemistry, biology and computation. PNNL employs 4,200 staff, has an annual budget of more than $725 million, and has been managed by Ohio-based Battelle since the lab's inception in 1965.

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