Allison Campbell

Associate Laboratory Director for Coastal and Marine Science Strategy, retired

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

Allison Campbell is a retired Associate Laboratory Director at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) in Richland, Washington. She has spent her entire career at PNNL, starting as a postdoctoral fellow in 1990. During the past 30 years she has conducted research on biomineralization and biomaterials, managed several PNNL research organizations, and led numerous large procurement efforts, including $60 million in Recovery Act funding and the building of the world’s highest field FTICR mass spectrometer.

In 2016, Dr. Campbell was elected President-elect of the American Chemical Society (ACS). She served as ACS president in 2017 and immediate past-president in 2018. She also served on the ACS Board of Directors during that time. Her presidential priorities focused on science advocacy and literacy. She is a member of the Washington State Academy of Sciences and a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Dr. Campbell earned her PhD in physical chemistry from State University of New York at Buffalo and a BA in chemistry from Gettysburg College in Pennsylvania.