Reza Dabestani


Chemical Sciences Division, Oak Ridge National Laboratory



        Ph.D., Physical Organic, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL

        M.S., Organic, University of North Carolina at Charlotte, Charlotte, NC

        B.S., Chemistry, Emory and Henry College, Emory, VA


Professional Experience:

        Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Research Staff Scientist (1992-Present)

        National Institutions of Environmental Health

Senior Staff Fellow, Laboratory of Molecular Biophysics (1987-1992)

        The University of Texas at Austin

Post Doctoral Fellow (1985-1987)


Society Membership and Honors:

        American Society for Photobiology member (1989)

        Inter American Photochemical Society member (1988)

        Member of Environmental Chemistry Division

        American Chemical Society member (1976)

        American Chemical Society undergraduate award recipient (1976)

        Magna Cum Laude graduate at Emory and Henry College.



        Technical Achievement Award, Research Accomplishment, ORNL (2000)


Current Research Interests:

Excited states dynamics of reactive intermediates at liquid/air and solid/air interfaces. Spectroscopy and photochemistry of organic compounds on the surfaces of inorganic nanoparticles and in mesoporous solids. Mechanistic investigation of organics, polymers, and composites in organic-inorganic hybrid materials. Advanced oxidation processes for environmental remediation application. Development of molecular and ionic recognition ensembles for optical sensing applications (chemical sensors).


Presentations: 35 presentations at conferences, universities, and companies


Publications: 57 publications