Burgos named program chair-elect for ACS Geochemistry Division

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Bill Burgos, professor of environmental engineering at Penn State, has been named program chair-elect of the American Chemical Society (ACS) Geochemistry Division.

His appointment will begin Jan. 1.

The ACS Geochemistry Division aims to advance the study of geochemistry through the organization of technical sessions at the two annual ACS meetings. The division also presents student travel awards and the Geochemistry Division Medal every year.

Burgos will serve for four years with revolving duties that include: program chair-elect (2016), program chair (2017), division chair (2018) and past division chair (2019).

As program chair-elect, his duties will be to shadow the program chair and attend the executive committee meetings.

Burgos has been a member of the ACS for 15 years. He is also a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers, the Association of Environmental Engineering and Science Professors, the American Society of Microbiology, and the International Society for Subsurface Microbiology.

His research focuses on the biogeochemistry of metals and radionuclides, the bioremediation of organic contaminants, and water management associated with shale gas development.

ACS is the world’s largest scientific society and one of the world’s leading sources of authoritative scientific information. A nonprofit organization chartered by Congress, ACS is at the forefront of the evolving worldwide chemical enterprise and the premier professional home for chemists, chemical engineers and related professions around the globe.

Bill Burgos has been named Program Chair-Elect of the American Chemical Society Geochemistry Division. He will serve for four years with revolving duties. Credit: Penn StateCreative Commons

Last Updated December 17, 2015