Phillip F Britt

Phillip F Britt

Interim Division Director

Phil Britt is the Director of the Chemical Sciences Division and ORNL Program Manager for DOE’s, Basic Energy Sciences, Chemical Sciences, Geosciences, and Biosciences Program. He has over 30 years experience in studying kinetics and mechanisms of organic reactions involved in the thermal processing of energy resources and quantitative analysis of complex reaction mixtures. He has published over 150 peer-reviewed manuscripts and preprints on a broad range of topics.

Dr. Britt earned a Ph.D. in organic chemistry at the University of Texas at Austin, and a BS Cum Laude in chemistry at James Madison University. He devotes himself in serving professional organizations and is a fellow of the American Chemical Society (ACS) and the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). He co-organized 12 symposia at the ACS conference national meetings, served as Chair, Treasurer, and Alternate Councilor in ACS Division of Energy and Fuels and served on the Board of Directors of the Council for Chemical Research.


2018 American Association for the Advancement of Science Fellow
2011 American Chemical Society Fellow
2010 R&D leadership at the Director level, UT-Battelle Awards Night
2008 Distinguished Service Award, ACS Division of Fuel Chemistry
2005 Finalist, Scientific Research, ORNL Awards Night
2000 Technical Achievement Award, Research Accomplishment, ORNL Awards Night
1997 Outstanding Publication Award, ORNL Awards Night