David S Sholl
Director, Transformational Decarbonization Initiative
David Sholl joined ORNL in July 2021 to lead the lab's Transformational Decarbonization Initiative. He also has a joint appointment with the School of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering at Georgia Tech. From 2013-2021 David was the School Chair of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering at Georgia Tech. He is a Fellow of AIChE and AAAS.
Dr. Sholl has published hundreds of peer-reviewed articles and several books, including Density Functional Theory: A Practical Introduction (with Jan Steckel, 2009) and Success and Creativity in Scientific Research: Amaze Your Friends and Surprise Yourself (2021). His research has primarily focused on using materials modeling methods to develop new materials and processes for chemical separations and energy applications. He has advised over 80 PhD students and postdoctoral researchers.
Theoretical Pathway toward Improved Reverse Osmosis Membrane Selectivity for Neutral Solutes: Inspiration from Gas Separation...
Trends in Siting of Metals in Heterometallic Nd–Yb Metal–Organic Frameworks and Molecular Crystals...
2. Fellow, American Institute of Chemical Engineering (2019)
3. Institute Award for Excellence in Industrial Gases Technology, American Institute of Chemical Engineering (2018)
4. “Highly Prolific Author” recognition, Journal of Physical Chemistry C (2017)
5. AIChE Gary Leach Award (2015)
6. Early Career Achievement Award, Computational Molecular Science and Engineering Forum, AIChE (2010)
7. DOE Hydrogen Program R&D Award (2008)
8. Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Award (2002)
9. Alfred P. Sloan fellow (2001-2003)
10. George Tallman Ladd Award for Excellence in Research, Carnegie Institute of Technology, Carnegie Mellon University (2000)
11. University Medal, Australian National University (1991).