August 2022: 55 publications & h-index of ~20.
ADITYA (ASHI) SAVARA is a staff research scientist at Oak Ridge National Laboratory. He received a B.S. in Chemistry from the University of Hawaii (2003) and a Ph.D. in Physical Chemistry from Northwestern University (2008). His research has included work on hydrogen storage, DeNOx catalysis, alkene hydrogenation, and catalytic conversion of oxygenates related to biomass derivatives. Presently, his interests include kinetic monte carlo simulations of chemical reactions, ordinary differential based chemical kinetic simulations, and ultrahigh vacuum experiments to elucidate the mechanisms of reactions on surfaces.
Ph.D., Physical Chemistry, Northwestern University, 2003-2008.
Postdoctoral Researcher, Fritz-Haber Institute of the Max-Planck-Society, 2008-2011.
Research Staff, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, 2011 to present
Adjunct Professor of Materials Science and Engineering at Virginia Tech, 2019 to present.
American Chemical Society (ACS),
North American Catalysis Society (NACS)
International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry (IUPAC)
Leadership and Service.
2022-2023 ACS Division Officers and Division Councilors Caucus Secretary
2020-2023 ACS Meetings and Expositions Committee ( National )
2017-2023 ACS Multidisciplinary Program Planning Group ( National )
2018-2023 ACS Catalysis Division Councilor
2017-2019 ACS Catalysis Division Spring Program Chair
2016-2019 ACS Environmental Division Membership Chair
2012-2015 ACS Environmental Division Secretary
2004-2008 Northwestern University Graduate Leadership Council
2006-2007 Northwestern University Graduate Student Association President
2004-2006 Northwestern University Graduate Student Association VP
2007 ACS Graduate Student Award in Environmental Chemistry
2004 Keynote Speaker for NU New Teaching Assistants Luncheon (College-wide)
2004 NU WCAS Outstanding Graduate Student Teacher Award (College-wide)
2004 PLU L. Carroll King Award for Excellence in 100-Level Teaching (Department)