RICHLAND — One of the greatest chemists of all time, who had roots in the Northwest, is being honored by Pacific Northwest National Laboratory.
The Department of Energy national lab in Richland has named its post-doctoral fellowship after Linus Pauling.
The fellowship program was created in 2009 to attract outstanding post-doctoral researchers to PNNL to conduct research.
Pauling influenced generations of chemists and biologists and was the only person to win unshared Nobel Prizes in two fields.
Born in Portland in 1901 and educated at what is now Oregon State University, his studies on sickle cell anemia helped create the field of molecular biology.
PNNL also announced it has named its second pair of Pauling Fellows. They are Susan Wiedner from the University of Michigan and Marcel Baer from Ruhr-University Bochum in Germany.
They will receive money to design and carry out a research program with mentoring by PNNL scientists.