Richard T Mayes

Senior R&D Staff Member and Group Leader, Emerging Isotope Research


Tennessee Technological University           B.S.              2001  
Tennessee Technological University           M.S.             2003  
University of Tennessee                              Ph.D.           2009   

Research and Professional Experience: 

2020 - Present     Senior R&D Staff Member & Group Leader, Emerging Isotope Research Group, ORNL
2020 - Present     Review Editor, Sustainable Process Engineering, Frontiers in Chemical Engineering
2019 - 2020         R&D Associate Staff, Medical, Industrial, and Research Isotopes Group, ORNL
2011 - 2019         Staff Inorganic Chemist, Nanomaterials Chemistry Group, ORNL
2009 - 2011         ORISE Postdoctoral Research Assistant, ORNL                                         



2017 UT-Battelle Science & Technology Research Accomplishment Award
2017 Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research Class of Influential Researchers
2016 R&D100 Award: U-Grabber
2012 R&D100 Award: HiCap Adsorbents
2011 R&D100 Award: Mesoporous Carbon Electrode for Desalination


Dai, S.; Sun, X.-G.; Guo, B.; Wang, X.; Mayes, R. T.; Ben, T.; Qiu, S. Nitrogen-sulfur-carbon nanocomposites and their application as cathode materials in lithium-sulfur batteries. U.S. Patent 9455439B2, September 27, 2016.
Dai, S.; Górka, J.; Mayes, R. T. Surface-functionalized mesoporous carbon materials. U.S. Patent 9249241B2, February 2, 2016.
DePaoli, D. W.; Kiggans, J. O., Jr.; Tsouris, C.; Bourcier, W.; Campbell, R.; Mayes, R. T. Increasing ion sorption and desorption rates of conductive electrodes. U.S. Patent December 30, 2014.
Mayes, R. T.; Dai, S. Carbon composition with hierarchical porosity, and methods of preparation. U.S. Patent 8865351B2, October 21, 2014.
Dai, S.; Fulvio, P. F.; Mayes, R. T.; Wang, X.; Sun, X.-G.; Guo, B. Mesoporous Carbon Materials. U.S. Patent 8828533B2, September 9, 2014.
Janke, C. J.; Mayes, R. T.; Das, S.; Dai, S. Amidoxime-functionalized materials and their use in extracting metal ions from liquid solutions. U.S. Patent Application 15/625,276, December 21, 2017.
Mayes, R. T.; Kiggans, J. O., Jr.; Dai, S.; DePaoli, D. W.; Tsouris, C.; Peter, W. H. Metal-carbon composites and methods for their production. U. S. Patent Application 2015/0306570A1, October 29, 2015.
Blue, C. A.; Dai, S.; DePaoli, D. W.; Kiggans, J. O., Jr.; Mayes, R. T.; Peter, W. H.; Tsouris, C. Titanium and titanium alloy carbon composites for capacitive water purification and other applications. U.S. Patent Application 2013/0048500A1, February 28, 2013.