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Kathleen Carrado Gregar

Associate Division Director

Dr. Katie Carrado Gregar directs the Center for Nanoscale Materials user facility program, which hosts 600 users each year, and operations for the Nanoscience and Technology division.


As the Associate Director for the Center for Nanoscale Materials (CNM) and Nanoscience and Technology division (NST), Katie is responsible for the development of collaborative partnerships and outreach activities with academia, industry, and the user community at large, as well as directing the activities of support operations groups including information solutions & technology assurance, building facilities, and programmatic engineering activities.

Katie came to Argonne as a postdoctoral associate 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