Frank Weber honored by the Institute of Environmental Sciences and Technology

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. — Frank Weber, laboratory manager in the Trace Inorganics Department at RTI International, was awarded the 2014 Robert L. Mielke Award from the Institute of Environmental Sciences and Technology. 

Weber received the award for his dedication and technical leadership in multiple Institute of Environmental Sciences and Technology (IEST) working groups. The award honors Weber for his significant and substantial contributions to the development of recommended practices in the Contamination Control Division.

Weber, who joined RTI in 2001, has 22 years of experience as a chemist, including technical expertise in analytical method development, ambient air pollutant measurement, cleanroom product analysis, and good laboratory practice. His work focuses on the development and application of analytical methods for the determination of trace and ultra-trace level elements in a variety of sample types. 

He is an active member of IEST, serving as the chair of one contamination control working group and a voting member of several other working groups. 

The IEST is an international, multidisciplinary society of engineers, scientists and educators who contribute to the environmental sciences in areas including contamination control in electronics manufacturing and pharmaceutical processes; design, test and evaluation of commercial and military equipment; and product reliability issues associated with commercial and military systems. 

Weber has a bachelor's degree in polymer chemistry from North Carolina State University.