Naresh C Osti

Neutron Scattering Scientist

Naresh C. Osti received his MS in Physical Chemistry from the Tribhuvan University, Kathmandu, Nepal, and a PhD in Chemistry from the Clemson University, Clemson SC, USA in 2014. He joined ORNL as a postdoctoral researcher and worked under the supervision of Dr. Eugene Mamontov until 2017. He is currently an R&D Staff/beam line scientist at BASIS within the Neutron Scattering Division at ORNL. His research focuses on exploring the structure and dynamics of energy-related materials (hard and soft) to relate their structure-property relationship for their real-life application, especially the nano-confined fluids, polymers, and polymer nanocomposites.



Royal Society of Chemistry, Faraday Division Horizon Award 2021
Group on Energy Research and Applications (GERA) Travel Grant, 2020, American Physical Society
Significant Event Award, 2017, Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Professional Enrichment Grants, Feb 2014, Chemistry Graduate School Organization, Clemson University
Professional Enrichment Grants, Jun 2013, Chemistry Graduate School Organization, Clemson University
Best teaching assistant award 2013, Chemistry Department, Clemson University, Clemson, SC


HFIR/SNS at Oak Ridge National Laboratory
NIST center for Neutron Research
Lujan Center at LANSCE, Los Alamos National Laboratory
ISIS Neutron and Muon Source

Specialized Equipment

Small and Wide Angle X-ray Scattering (SAXS and WAXS), X-ray Diffraction (XRD)
Small Angle Neutron Scattering (SANS)
Elastic, Quasi-Elastic and Inelastic Neutron Scattering (EINS, QENS and INS)
Neutron Reflectivity (NR)
Thermal Analysis and Microscopic Techniques