35 inductees statewide
Five WSU faculty members named to state academy of science
The five will join 30 other inductees from around the state when they are inducted during the academy's fifth annual meeting in Seattle in September. Their election brings the total number of active members to 184.
Sue Clark, Regents professor of chemistry and staff scientist, WSU Nuclear Radiation Center. Clark has developed ways to quickly identify radioactive materials in environmental samples. President Barack Obama appointed her last year to the U.S. Nuclear Waste Technical Review Board, which advises Congress on the technical aspects of the management and disposal of the nation's high-level radioactive waste and spent nuclear fuel.
James Krueger, Regents professor, WSU Sleep and Performance Research Center. Krueger is an expert on the biochemical regulation of sleep. Two years ago he discovered the mechanism by which the brain switches from a wakeful to a sleeping state.
Kelvin Lynn, professor in both the Department of Physics and the School of Mechanical and Materials Engineering, director of the WSU Center for Materials Research, George and Diane Conniff distinguished professor, and Boeing chair of advanced materials.
Ron Mittelhammer, Regents professor of economic sciences. Mittelhammer has served as president of the Agricultural and Applied Economics Association, director of the School of Economic Sciences and interim director of the International Program for Agricultural Commodities and Trade Center. He is an expert econometrician who has written three major books and numerous journal articles advancing the field.
- John Reganold, Regents professor of soil science and agro-ecology and director of the Program in Organic Agriculture. Reganold has pioneered comparative studies of conventional and alternative cropping systems and helped create WSU's organic major and organic farm.
Mary McDonough, Washington State Academy of Sciences, 360-534-2321, firstname.lastname@example.org