Subhash Singhal, a Battelle fellow emeritus and retired engineer, has been named president-elect of the Washington State Academy of Sciences.
Singhal became a founding member of the state academy in 2008. The academy, authorized by the state Legislature, provides scientific and engineering analysis to inform public policy-making and works to increase the role and visibility of science in the state.
Singhal retired from PNNL in October 2011, but still supports its research as an independent consultant. He is a world leader in solid oxide fuel cells and directed PNNL's fuel cell research.
He also serves as an adjunct professor of materials science and engineering at the University of Utah and is a visiting professor at the China University of Mining and Technology-Beijing.