Alexander Johs

Research Staff

2010-present R&D Staff, Environmental Sciences Division, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, TN2007-2010 Postdoctoral Research Associate, Environmental Sciences Division, Oak Ridge National Laboratory and Oak Ridge Associated Universities, Oak Ridge, TN.2005-2006 Postdoctoral Research Associate, Institute of Biophysics and Nanosystems Research, Austrian Academy of Sciences, Graz, Austria.2005 PhD (Dr. techn.) Biophysics, Austrian Academy of Sciences and Graz University of Technology, Austria2000-2005 Graduate Research Associate, Institute of Biophysics and Nanosystems Research, Austrian Academy of Sciences, Graz, Austria2002 Higher European Research Course for Users of Large Experimental Systems, (HERCULES), CNRS, Université Joseph Fourier, CEA, ILL, ESRF, Grenoble, France1999 MSc (Dipl.-Ing.) Biochemistry and Biotechnology, Graz University of Technology, Austria


• Stanley I. Auerbach Award for Excellence in Environmental Sciences, ORNL, 2014
• Director's Award for Outstanding Team Accomplishment, ORNL, 2013
• UT-Battelle Award for Scientific Research, 2013
• Oak Ridge National Laboratory Significant Event Award, 2013
• Greta Pifat Mrzljak Graduate Research Award, 8th International Summer School on Biophysics, Rovinij, Croatia, 2003.
• Austrian Chemical Society Travel Grant, 2003


Spallation Neutron Source, ORNLHigh Flux Isotope Reactor, ORNLCenter for Nanophase Materials Science, ORNLEnvironmental Molecular Sciences Laboratory, Pacific Northwest National LaboratoryAdvanced Light Source, Lawrence Berkeley National LaboratoryAdva...


U.S. Patent Application, “3D Printable Liquid Crystalline Elastomers with Tunable Shape Memory Behaviors and Bio-derived Renditions”, A. Johs, O. Rios, M. R. Kessler, Y. Li, April 2016
U.S. Patent Application 20150291833: “Reactive Polymer Fused Deposition Manufacturing”, V. Kunc, O. Rios, L.J. Love, C.E. Duty, A. Johs, October 2015
U.S. Patent Application 20140179553: "Mercury Methylation Genes in Bacteria and Archaea", J. M. Parks, A. Johs, June 2014
U.S. Patent Application 20140038034: "Lignin-Based Active Anode Materials Synthesized from Low-Cost Renewable Resources", O. Rios, W. E. Tenhaeff, C. Daniel, N. J. Dudney, A. Johs, G. A. Nunnery, F. S. Baker, February 2014

Specialized Equipment

Anaerobic glove boxFast protein liquid chromatographyIsothermal titration calorimetry