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ORNL researcher chairs American Chemical Society division
OAK RIDGE, Tenn., Dec. 4, 1997 — Dr. Po-Yung Lu of the Department of Energy's (DOE) Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) recently was elected chairman of the Chemical Health and Safety Division (DivCHAS) of the American Chemical Society.
The DivCHAS has more than 2,500 members throughout the world, including those from disciplines such as chemistry, physics, medicine, engineering and industrial hygiene.
The objectives of the division are to promote chemical health and safety, provide a forum for discussing related laws and regulations and to spread information on chemicals which affect health and safety through the workplace and environment.
Lu, who heads the Toxicology and Risk Analysis Section of the Life Sciences Division, joined ORNL in 1979. Lu received his bachelor's degree in biology from Fu-Jen University. He earned his master's degree in zoology and his doctoral degree in environmental toxicology from the University of Illinois.
He is also a member of the Society of Toxicology. Lu and his wife, Tse-Yuan, live in Oak Ridge with their two children, Brian and Janet.
ORNL, one of DOE's multiprogram national research and development facilities, is managed by Lockheed Martin Energy Research Corporation.