A Savannah River National Laboratory scientist has been honored with the title "Fellow" by the American Institute of Chemical Engineers for his contributions to the chemical engineering profession. Dr. Michael Poirier, who is noted for his work developing technologies for the treatment of radioactive waste, joins the less than 5 percent of AIChE's membership who have received the distinction. "Being elected a Fellow is a great honor, especially when I look at the list of AIChE Fellows," said Poirier. "The recognition means a great deal to my family, also." Poirier's recent work includes a process to separate highly radioactive solids from large volumes of liquid waste, making the treatment and disposal of both more efficient. "This is an excellent recognition of the work that Dr. Poirier does to benefit both the Savannah River Site radioactive waste operations and SRNL's other DOE customers," said Dr. Jeff Griffin, SRNL associate laboratory director for environmental management. In addition to Poirier's work in filtration, fluid mixing and slurry processing, he was also recognized for his contributions to the AIChE through the organization's career and education operating council, professional development committee and the education services committee, among others. Contact Anna Dolianitis at adolianitis@aikenstandard.com.