Aditya Ashi Savara

Staff Researcher

August 2020: 50 publications & h-index of ~17.

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.

Professional Societies:
American Chemical Society (ACS),
North American Catalysis Society (NACS)
International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry (IUPAC)

Leadership and Service.

2020                        ACS Meetings and Expositions Committee ( National  )
2017-2020               ACS Multidisciplinary Program Planning Group ( National  )
2018-2020               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

Awards

2020 White House Fellows Program - Regional Finalist
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)