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Chemical Exposure Specialist Receives Award

Chemical Exposure Expert Receives Top Chemical Association Award

Robert Krieger honored at American Chemical Society meeting

(March 11, 2005)

Robert Krieger

Robert Krieger

RIVERSIDE, Calif. ( Robert Krieger a toxicologist at the University of California, Riverside, will receive the International Award for Research in Agrochemicals Monday, March 14, the most prestigious award given by the Agrochemical Division of the American Chemical Society(ACS). He is being honored at the 229th ACS National Meeting & Exposition in San Diego, Calif.

Krieger, who received his Ph.D. from Cornell University and his B.S. degree from Pacific Lutheran University, is active in several professional societies and has authored or co-authored more than 250 published papers, book chapters, and abstracts, including serving as editor for the comprehensive Handbook of Pesticide Toxicology, issued in 2001.

Krieger is a Cooperative Extension Toxicologist in the Department of Entomology at UC Riverside. He also directs the Personal Chemical Exposure Program at UCR, which he established. His research focuses on the development and use of advanced analytical methods to identify the movement of pesticide residues from the environment to children and adults.

“Prof. Robert Krieger has made extremely important contributions to our understanding of human exposure to pesticides, especially developing methods for determining actual exposure and uptake, as well as interpretation of that information as it relates to the significance of the pesticides in our environment (including homes and lawns),” said James Seiber, director of the Western Regional Research Center.

The International Award for Research in Agrochemicals recognizes outstanding contributions of scientists who study all aspects of pesticides and other agrochemicals (including repellents, pheromones, plant growth regulators, and animal hormones, vaccines, and drugs, fertilizers, genetically modified crops).
Some major topics within Agrochemicals research include: synthesis, modes of action, environmental effects and fate, safety and toxicology, analytical methods for detection, regulatory aspects, natural alternatives, risk assessment and formulations. Previous awardees from UC Riverside include fellow entomologists Robert L. Metcalf and T. Roy Fukuto.

With over 160,000 members, the ACS is the world’s largest scientific society. The organization provides a broad range of peer interaction and career development opportunities, regardless of professional or scientific interests. The Society was founded in 1876.

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