Ken Poggenburg

Councilor
(760) 635-2573

Ken was Section Chair in 2002, a position he also held in 1991, when the San Diego Section celebrated its fiftieth anniversary. He was elected Alternate Councilor in 2004, and a Councilor in 2008. He is currently a member of the ACS Committee for Public Relations and Communications. Locally, Ken is Chair of the Retired Chemists Committee and Moderator of the Section listserver. He was also a member of the 2007 Western Regional Meeting Organizing Committee, managing the WRM website. After his first tour as Chair, he served as Councilor as a member of the Committee on Economic and Professional Affairs until he took a new job in Ohio in 1994. While in Ohio, Ken was active in the Columbus Section as Public Relations Chair and on the Government Affairs Committee. He retired in 1999 and returned to San Diego. Ken has a PhD in nuclear chemistry from UC Berkeley, and spent 13 years at Oak Ridge National Laboratory before moving into commercial radiopharmaceutical development. He came to San Diego in 1984 as Director of Therapeutics at Hybritech to develop radiolabeled monoclonal antibodies for diagnosis and therapy. Ken has been a member of the ACS since 1959.