Dr. Len Peters is an internationally renowned chemical engineer with demonstrated leadership in research, academia and management. Prior to returning to Kentucky, he served for five years at the Battelle Memorial Institute, a leading nonprofit applied science and technology development company that is based in Columbus, Ohio.
Dr. Peters was also senior vice president and director of the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, where he oversaw a staff of 4,200. Under his leadership, he realigned the laboratory’s research priorities to meet the needs of its diverse customer base.
Dr. Peters has held senior academic and administrative positions at leading universities, including Virginia Tech and the University of Kentucky. He holds a doctorate in chemical engineering from the University of Pittsburgh and is a prolific author and lecturer.
Dr. Peters has been recognized for his achievements with honors ranging from the National Science Foundation Award to the Oak Ridge Associated Universities’ Outstanding Leadership Award.
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