Melanie Moses-DeBusk M Debusk
Staff R&D Scientist
Melanie Moses DeBusk came to Oak Ridge National Laboratory in 2004 as a post-doc after receiving her PhD in Chemistry from the University of Maryland, College Park. As a post-doc, her research interests focused on heterogeneous catalysis with special emphasis on automotive exhaust aftertreatment catalysts. In 2007, Melanie transitioned to an ORNL staff member in the Material Science and Technology Division and began working in variety of areas including catalysis, membrane based separation and strategic materials. In 2014, she joined ORNL's Fuels, Engines, and Emission Research Center (FEERC) as a group member in the Emissions and Catalysis Research Group where she has been able to focus more specifically on her emissions related research interest in emissions' catalysis and particulate matter filtration.
Melanie has worked on both fundamental and more applied automotive catalyst research projects related to synthesis, characterization and testing. Melanie is heavily involved in particulate matter studies within FEERC working closely with the centers Fuels and Engine Group and Industry partners. She also helped lead the development of an ORNL membrane-based separation technique for water recovery from humified gas streams focusing research on application related engine exhaust for both potable water and improved engine efficiency applications.