Allison Campbell, Ph.D.Director, WR Wiley Environmental Molecular Sciences Laboratory
http://emslbios.pnl.gov/id/campbell_aa Updated: September 11, 2011
Current Activities and Projects
Dr. Allison A. Campbell is the Director of EMSL—the Environmental Molecular Sciences Laboratory. Her primary responsibility is to lead EMSL in maintaining and growing its reputation as a premier scientific user facility. EMSL provides integrated experimental and computational resources for discovery and technological innovation in the environmental molecular sciences to support the needs of DOE and the nation. More than 700 scientists from around the world access EMSL’s capabilities each year. Campbell led the investment of more than $100 million in new capabilities that are coming online and will be available to the global scientific community.
Dr. Campbell is nationally recognized for her contributions towards materials development through her research in the field of biomaterials. Dr. Campbell is credited with co-inventing a bio-inspired process to "grow" a bioactive calcium phosphate layer, from the molecular level, onto the surfaces of artificial joint implants (total hip and knee) to extend implant life and reduce rejection. She is also recognized for her work in understanding the role of proteins in biomineralization process such as tooth formation and decay. She has authored numerous peer reviewed technical papers, been an invited speaker at national and international meetings, and has several patents based upon her research. Additionally, Dr. Campbell is an avid promoter of science education, sharing her enthusiasm for science with young students through a number of hands-on education programs.
Dr. Campbell began her career with Pacific Northwest National Laboratory in 1990 as a post-doctoral fellow, when she joined the Materials Synthesis and Modification Technical Group. In 1992, she was hired into that group as a research scientist involved in developing new methods for synthesizing ceramic coatings from aqueous processes. She went on to manage the Advanced Materials Product Line and the Materials Synthesis and Modification Technical Group at PNNL before joining the EMSL management team in 2001. She was named the EMSL Director in May, 2005.
1991 Ph.D. Physical Chemistry, State University of New York at Buffalo, Buffalo, NY.
1985 B.A. Chemistry, Gettysburg College, Gettysburg, PA
Awards, Honors, & Appointments
Dr. Campbell is a member of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the International Association for Dental Research, and the American Chemical Society.
Awards and Honors:
2011 Western New York Pioneers in Science Award
2006 R&D100 Award
2006 Federal Laboratory Consortium Award
2005 American Chemical Society Regional Industrial Innovation Award
2003 George W. Thorn Award, SUNY/Buffalo
2002 American Chemical Society – Outstanding Women in Chemistry
2001 Energy 100 Award for Biomimetic Coating for Orthopedic Implants, DOE
2000 Young Alumni Achievement Award for Career Development, Gettysburg College
1997 Fitzner-Eberhardt Award for Outstanding Contributions to Science & Engineering Education, PNNL
1997 Woman of Achievement Award, PNNL
1995 DOE Basic Energy Sciences Award in Materials Science
1994 Director's Award for Scientific and Engineering Excellence, PNNL
1987 Excellence in Teaching Award; SUNY/Buffalo
1985 Undergraduate Research Award; Gettysburg College
EMSL Publications >View All EMSL Publications
5,958,430 - "Thin Film Composition with Biological Substance and Method of Making", issued 9/28/99
6,113,993 - "Method of Coating a Substrate with a Calcium Phosphate Compound", issued 9/5/00