Adam J Rondinone

Senior Staff Scientist

Dr. Adam Rondinone is a senior staff scientist at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory’s Center for Nanophase Materials Sciences. He received his Ph.D. in Chemistry from the Georgia Institute of Technology in 2001, and immediately joined Oak Ridge as a prestigious Wigner Fellow. He is an expert on materials chemistry at the nanoscale and his research is focused on developing novel means to create functional nanomaterials for energy applications. Recent work has explored nanostructured electrochemical catalysts for the conversion of waste to useful products. He has served on various committees in service to ORNL, including two years as a Legislative Fellow in the office of Senator Lamar Alexander working on energy and technology issues. He is also the outreach coordinator for the Center for Nanophase Materials Sciences.

Professional Activities:

Chairman of the Board of Directors, Society for Science at User Research Facilities, 2018-present

Chairman, Oak Ridge National Laboratory Advanced Materials Initiative Committee, 2018-2019

Active Editorial Board Member, Scientific Reports

Panelist, Mission Innovation Workshop for Carbon Capture, Utilization and Storage, Houston TX 2017

Chairman, Oak Ridge National Laboratory Research Conflict of Interest Committee, 2012-present

Oak Ridge National Laboratory Management Boot Camp, 2010

Oak Ridge National Laboratory Seed Committee, 2004–2006

Active in scientific outreach to K-12 students, college students, high school teachers, 2005–present

 

Professional Memberships:

American Chemical Society

American Association for the Advancement of Science

Awards

Technology Commercialization Award, 2014, 2015, 2018, 2018b
ORNL Significant Event Award for Building 4100 incident investigation, 2014
Department of Energy, Office of Science Outstanding Mentor Award, 2007
R&D 100 Award “NanoFermentation,” 2006
Micro/Nano 25 “NanoFermentation, 2006
Oak Ridge National Laboratory Seed Committee, 2004–2006
Active in scientific outreach to K-12 students, college students, high school teachers, 2005–present
Sigma Xi Best Ph.D. Thesis, 2001

Facilities

Center for Nanophase Materials Sciences

Patents

(8 issued, 5 pending)
Rondinone, A. J.; Ivanov, I. N.; Smith, S. C.; Liang, C.; Hensley, D. K.; Moon, J.-W.; Phelps, T. J. Electrochemical method for synthesizing metal-containing particles and other objects. 9,637,828, 2017.
Phelps, T. J.; Lauf, R. J.; Moon, J.-W.; Rondinone, A. J.; Love, L. J.; Duty, C. E.; Madden, A. S.; Li, Y.; Ivanov, I. N.; Rawn, C. J. Microbially-mediated method for synthesis of non-oxide semiconductor nanoparticles. 9,768,333, 2017.
Liang, C.; Rangasamy, E.; Dudney, N. J.; Keum, J. K.; Rondinone, A. J. High conducting oxide—sulfide composite lithium superionic conductor. 9,548,512, 2017.
Rondinone, A. J.; Moon, J. W.; Love, L. J.; Yeary, L. W.; Phelps, T. J. Microbial-mediated method for metal oxide nanoparticle formation. 9,127,295, 2015.
Rondinone, A. J.; Moon, J. W.; Love, L. J.; Yeary, L. W.; Phelps, T. J. Microbial-mediated method for metal oxide nanoparticle formation. 8,759,053, 2014.
Liang, C.; Liu, Z.; Fu, W.; Lin, Z.; Dudney, N. J.; Howe, J. Y.; Rondinone, A. J. Lithium sulfide compositions for battery electrolyte and battery electrode coatings. 8,871,391, 2014.
Liang, C.; Liu, Z.; Fu, W.; Lin, Z.; Dudney, N. J.; Howe, J. Y.; Rondinone, A. J. Lithium sulfide compositions for battery electrolyte and battery electrode coatings. 8,597,838, 2013.
Brown, S. S.; Dai, S.; Rondinone, A. J.; Stephan, A. C.; Wallace, S. A. Composite scintillators for detection of ionizing radiation. 7,857,993, 2010.

Specialized Equipment

nanomaterials chemistry, electrochemical catalysis, helium-ion microscopy,