Savannah River National Laboratory researcher named American Chemical Society Fellow

AIKEN, S.C. (October 24, 2017) – Savannah River National Laboratory Principal Engineer Dr. Elise Fox has been named an ACS Fellow by the American Chemical Society. The ACS Fellows program recognizes and honors members of the American Chemical Society for their outstanding achievements in and contributions to the science and the profession and for their equally exemplary service to the Society.

Dr. Fox received this distinction for the advancement of materials characterization for renewable energy and the promotion of renewable energy policy, particularly for the southeastern U.S. In addition, she was recognized for leadership at every level of ACS including the Savannah River Local Section, Energy & Fuels Division, the Committee on Environmental Improvement and the Younger Chemists Committee, and educational outreach to the community.

Her research is focused on the integration of renewable energy and achieving near term cost targets in order to achieve grid parity. She has four submitted patents and more fifty peer reviewed technical publications. She is Councilor and Immediate Past-Chair of the American Chemical Society Division of Energy & Fuels, a member of the Committee on Environmental Improvement, a member of the Board of Directors for the South Carolina Solar Council, and is the Chair of the Board of Directors for the South Carolina Biomass Council.

Savannah River National Laboratory is a multi-program national laboratory for the U.S. Department of Energy Office of Environmental Management. Savannah River National Laboratory puts science to work providing practical, cost-effective solutions for the nation’s environmental, nuclear security, energy and manufacturing challenges.