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Alan Schriesheim: Chemist takes science to critical mass

by Elizabeth Brandon
Feb 25, 2010



Courtesy of Chicago Council on Science and Technology

Alan Schriesheim, former director of Argonne National Laboratory, bridges science and society as the president and co-founder of the Chicago Council on Science and Technology


As president and co-founder of the Chicago Council on Science and Technology, Alan Schriesheim shows no signs of slowing down at the approach of his 80th birthday. Schriesheim loved science the moment he opened his first chemistry set as a kid. And such devotion shows in his far-reaching career at Exxon, as the director of Argonne National Laboratory and, most recently and, now, as the driving force of the Chicago Council on Science and Technology. His passion for science and technology propels his work while Schriesheim continues to inspire high standards for the field. Meet Schriesheim in this video profile.