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Washington science academy names Subhash Singhal its president-elect

September 28, 2012 Share This!

Battelle Fellow Emeritus became a founding member of group in 2008

  • The Washington State Academy of Sciences has named Subhash Singhal, a Battelle Fellow Emeritus at PNNL and a member or the National Academy of Engineering, its president-elect.

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RICHLAND, Wash. – A Battelle Fellow Emeritus and retired engineer who continues to support research at the Department of Energy's Pacific Northwest National Laboratory has been named president-elect of the Washington State Academy of Sciences.

Subhash Singhal, who is also a member or the National Academy of Engineering, took on the state academy's president-elect duties earlier this month. His one-year term runs through September 2013, after which he is expected to serve as president for a year. Singhal became a founding member of the state academy in 2008.

Singhal retired from PNNL in October 2011, but still supports its research as an independent consultant. He is a world leader in solid oxide fuel cells and directed PNNL's fuel cell research. Singhal has written more than 95 scientific publications, edited 17 books, received 13 patents and given more than 310 presentations. He also serves as an adjunct professor of materials science and engineering at the University of Utah and is a visiting professor at the China University of Mining and Technology-Beijing.

The Washington State Academy of Sciences strives to increase the role and visibility of science in Washington state, as well as provide expert scientific and engineering analysis to help inform public policy decisions. Five other PNNL researchers are members of the state academy.

More information about the academy's new board members is available online.

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