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Abdul Mottaleb

Dr. Abdul Mottaleb has been selected to serve on the United States Environmental Protection Agency's Science Advisory Board. He is pictured in front of the Center for Innovation & Entrepreneurship where he is an analytical chemist. (Photo by Darren Whitley/University Advancement)

Aug. 10, 2010

Northwest chemist named for EPA advisory board

MARYVILLE, Mo. - Dr. Abdul Mottaleb, analytical chemist in the Center for Innovation & Entrepreneurship at Northwest Missouri State, has been selected to serve on the United States Environmental Protection Agency's Science Advisory Board.

As a member of the prestigious board, Mottaleb will join about 50 professors and scientists from across the country to review research programs, assess information according to EPA regulations and advise the agency on scientific matters.

Mottaleb joined the Northwest staff in 2009. He manages analytical and bioanalytical, biochemistry, nanomaterials laboratories in the CIE, a state-of-the-art, mixed-use incubator with emphasis on technology-based, start-up companies. The CIE also houses Northwest's nanotechnology baccalaureate degree program, as well as genetics, cellular biology and physics courses.

Previously, Mottaleb was a research professor and scientist at Baylor University. He has taught and completed research in Bangladesh and the United Kingdom.

For more information about the EPA Science Advisory Board, go to http://www.epa.gov/sab.


For more information, please contact:

Mark Hornickel, Media Relations Specialist
mhorn@nwmissouri.edu | 660.562.1704 | Fax: 660.562.1900

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