Joe Pickel is a Research Support Group Leader at Oak Ridge National Laboratory in Oak Ridge, Tennessee where he leads a team that provides operational and safety support to researchers in the Physical Sciences Directorate. Joe earned his B.S. in Chemistry from Villanova University and his Ph.D. in Polymer Science from the University of Akron. He began his career at ORNL as a postdoctoral researcher in the Chemical Sciences Division in 2003 and soon after became a research staff member at the Center for Nanophase Materials Sciences user facility. Joe is a Certified Chemical Hygiene Officer with the National Registry of Certified Chemists and has just completed his term as Chair of the ACS Division of Chemical Health and Safety.