DOE News Release
February 22, 2005

Steve Zollinger, 208-526-9590,

INL associate laboratory director elected Fellow of AAAS

INL Associate Laboratory Director Bill Rogers has been elected a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Rogers was elected in the AAAS chemistry section.

Rogers, who recently came to INL from Pacific Northwest National Laboratory in Richland, Wash., was honored for "distinguished contributions to the field of surface science and its application to the characterization of energetic materials, biomaterials and technologically important thin films."

Rogers is part of the Battelle Energy Alliance team that assumed management of INL Feb. 1. He is the director of the Science and Technology division at INL and also serves as chief research officer.

Election to the AAAS is determined by peer review and recognizes "meritorious efforts to advance science or its applications." AAAS has been honoring its members with the title of Fellow since 1874.

At PNNL, Rogers was the director of the Environmental Molecular Science Laboratory. Prior to PNNL, Rogers served as a professor and chair with the University of Washington's Department of Chemical Engineering as well as an adjunct professor of materials science and engineering for the university. He is a Fellow of the American Vacuum Society and has published more than 100 papers in peer-reviewed journals.

Rogers earned a bachelor's degree in chemistry in 1975 and a doctorate in physical chemistry in 1979 from the University of Texas at Austin.



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