As the Associate Director for the Center for Nanoscale Materials (CNM) and Nanoscience and Technology division (NST), Katie is responsible for the development of strategic alliances and collaborative partnerships with academia, industry, and the user community at large, as well as directing the activities of the operations groups including information solutions & technology assurance, building facilities, and environment, safety, health, and quality assurance (ESH/QA).
Katie came to Argonne as a postdoc in the Chemistry Division after attaining her Ph.D. in inorganic chemistry. She rose to group leader of the Catalyst Design Group with research on heterogeneous catalysts and designer carbons based on layered materials and characterization by diffraction, microscopy, neutron scattering, and synchrotron X-ray radiation techniques.
Katie is a Fellow of the American Chemical Society and has authored more than 60 peer reviewed papers, seven book chapters, three books, and has six patents.
- Chemistry, Ph.D., University of Connecticut, 1986
- Chemistry, B.S., State University of New York at Fredonia, 1982
Awards, Honors and Governance
- Fellow, American Chemical Society (ACS)
- Strategic Laboratory Leadership Program, University of Chicago Booth School of Business
- Safety Academy for Excellence Program, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
- American Chemical Society Fuel Chemistry Division “Distinguished Service” Award
- DOE Office of Science Undergraduate Research Programs “Outstanding Mentor” Award
- Chair, ACS Fuel Chemistry Division, 1998-2000