The Pomona College Chemistry Department Presents the 57th Robbins Lecture Series

Campbell Allison

February 25-28, 2019

Allison Campbell
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
2017 President of the American Chemical Society

Allison Campbell is the Associate Laboratory Director for Earth and Biological Sciences at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL). In this role, she sets the vision and strategy for PNNL's research in support of DOE's Office of Biological and Environmental Research (BER) and National Institutes of Health.  Prior to this role, she served for more than 10 years as Director of EMSL, the Environmental Molecular Sciences Laboratory, a DOE Office of Science User Facility sponsored by BER and located at PNNL.  As EMSL director, she managed the rapid deployment of more than 30 new instruments funded with $60 million from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act; directed development of RadEMSL, a specialized facility designed to accelerate actinide chemistry studies; and oversaw construction of a Quiet Wing that houses a unique suite of high-resolution, advanced microscopes in EMSL.

As a researcher herself, Allison is nationally recognized for individual contributions in materials development through her research in biomaterials. She 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 for hips and knees; these implants now have extended lives and are less likely to be rejected by the body. Allison also is recognized for her work in understanding the role of proteins in biomineralization.

Allison was elected the 2017 President of the American Chemical Society. She was elected Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science in 2013, and has testified before the House of Representatives Committee on Science and Technology regarding the value of research at DOE labs.

Allison earned her PhD in p​hysical chemistry from State University of New York at Buffalo and a BS in chemistry from Gettysburg College in Penns​ylvania. 

"Science in Service to our Nation: Unlocking the Mystery of DOE National Laboratories"

Monday, February 25, 2019, at 8:00 p.m.
"Enabling a Prosperous and Secure World: 50 Years of Science at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory"

Tuesday, February 26, 2019 at 11:00 a.m.
"Ensuring Environmental Sustainability and our Nation's Security: The Behavior of Radioactive and Irradiated Materials"

Wednesday, February 27, 2019 at 4:30 p.m.
"Exploring our Changing Planet: The Chemistry of our Atmosphere and Climate Impacts"

Thursday, February 28, 2019 at 4:30 p.m.
"Going Beyond Genomics: Multi-omic Approaches to a Healthy Planet and its People"

The lecture series will be held at:
Seaver North Auditorium
645 N. College Avenue
Claremont, California

(The cross streets are College Avenue & 7th Street)

All lectures are free and open to the public.