Christopher R DeRolph

Geospatial Scientist

Chris DeRolph is a Geospatial Scientist in the Environmental Sciences Division at ORNL. He joined ORNL in 2014. His research focuses on using spatial analysis and modeling techniques to assess energy-environmental-human interpendencies in built and natural environments. He obtained a BS in Environmental Science from Ohio State University in 2001 and an MS in GIS/Natural Resources from NC State University in 2010. Prior to joining ORNL, he spent eight years in the private sector working for environmental consulting firms.

Science Serving Society Award, ORNL Environmental Sciences Division, 2022. Award given to Mercury Technology Development Project team for innovative techniques that inform mercury remediation efforts on the Oak Ridge Reservation and around the world.

Ecological Society of America Sustainability Science Award, 2021. The award recognizes the authors of the scholarly work that makes the greatest contribution to the emerging science of ecosystem and regional sustainability through the integration of ecological and social sciences. Received this award for the article “US cities can manage national hydrology and biodiversity using local infrastructure policy” Author list: Ryan A. McManamay, Sujithkumar Surendran Nair, Christopher R. DeRolph, Benjamin L. Ruddell, April M. Morton, Robert N. Stewart, Matthew J. Troia, Liem T. Tran, Hyun Kim, Budhendra Bhaduri

Outstanding Research Support Award, ORNL Environmental Sciences Division, 2016. The award recognizes critical contributions to science in areas of laboratory, field, and data support.