Naresh C Osti

Postdoctoral Research Associate

I am a postdoctoral research associate within the Chemical and Engineering Materials division at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN. I received my M.S in Physical Chemistry from Tribhuvan University (Nepal), and a PhD in Chemistry from Clemson University (USA) in 2014. During my PhD, I have used neutron scattering techniques to study the structure and dynamics in conjugated polymers, and ionomers of potential energy applications. In addition to neutron, I have extensively used x-ray scattering and atomic force microscopy techniques to study the structure and surface morphology of polymers and polymer nano-composite in solid substrate. As a post-doc, I am involved on the neutron studies of structure and dynamics of nano-confined fluids at fluid solid interfaces (FSIs) of energy-related materials that advance the field of energy storage and electro-catalysis in the Fluid Interface Reactions, Structures and Transport (FIRST) Center at ORNL funded by DOE’s Office of Basic Energy Sciences. My long term goal is to establish an independent research on composites of polymers and inorganics materials using neutron techniques that can help to meet the demand of current energy needs. I can be reached at for further information.


Best teaching assistant award 2013, Chemistry Department, Clemson University, Clemson, SC



Specialized Equipment

Wide Angle X-ray Scattering (WAXS) Small Angle Neutron Scattering (SANS)Small Angle X-ray Scattering (SAXS) Quasi-Elastic Neutron Scattering (QENS)X-ray Diffraction (XRD) Neutron Reflectivity (NR) Spectrofluorometry Thermal Analysis Techniques...