John D. Lamb, director of research administration at Brigham Young University, has been voted chairman-elect of the local Central Utah Section of the American Chemical Society.

Lamb received his bachelor's degree in 1971 and his doctorate in 1978, both from BYU. For many years he directed the macrocycle research program in the BYU Thermochemical Institute. From 1982-84 he was a program manager in the Office of Basic Energy Sciences, Washington, D.C. He serves on the advisory boards of several state and regional research and educational associations.