Charles D. Scott, PhD

In July 2023, we changed our name from AACC (short for the American Association for Clinical Chemistry) to the Association for Diagnostics & Laboratory Medicine (ADLM). The following page was written prior to this rebranding and contains mentions of the association’s old name. It may contain other out-of-date information as well.

1980 Outstanding Contributions in a Selected Area

Charles D. Scott will receive the eighth AACC Award for Outstanding Contributions to Clinical Chemistry in a Selected Area, in this case the area of advanced analytical concepts.

Dr. Scott was born in Chaffee, Missouri, in 1929. He received his B.S. degree in chemical engineering from the University of Missouri in 1951 and thereafter M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in chemical engineering from the University of Tennessee. After spending two years in the Army of the United States as an artillery officer, he spent three years as a development engineer with the Union Carbide Corporation. In 1957, Dr. Scott joined the staff of the Oak Ridge National Laboratory, where he has been a member of the Chemical Technology Division. At present, he is the associate director of that division. He has served as a part-time professor of biomedical engineering at the University of Tennessee, where he was chairman of the Committee on Biomedical Engineering Education, and he currently is a visiting lecturer in chemical engineering at that institution.

Dr. Scott is a member of several professional and honorary societies and has been a member of AACC since 1967. During that time he was a coörganizer of a continuing symposium series on “Advanced Analytical Concepts for the Clinical Laboratory,” which currently is sponsored by the ADLM. He has served on the ADLM Committee for Science and is the present chairman of the ADLM Committee on Advanced Analytical Concepts.

Dr. Scott is the author of numerous scientific papers in the areas of his main research interests: biochemical engineering, clinical laboratory instrumentation, heterogeneous kinetics, and chemical process development. He has been awarded 10 patents and four different IR-100 Awards for developing one of the 100 most significant new technical products of the year. Two of these awards were for advanced analytical systems that are currently used in the clinical laboratory.