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Ashi SavaraAditya (Ashi) Savara

Research Staff

Ph.D., Physical Chemistry, Northwestern University, 2008.

Research Staff, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, 2011 to present

Research Interests:

heterogeneous catalysis

catalysis kinetics & mechanisms

diffusion phenomena in catalysis

spectroscopy of catalysis intermediates

surface chemistry

adsorption and reactions in porous materials

adsorption thermodynamics

spatial phenomena catalysis

energy and environmental applications


Professional Societies:

American Chemical Society (ACS),

American Vacuum Society (AVS)

 North American Catalysis Society (NACS)

International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry (IUPAC)

Selected Publications

  1. Savara, A.; Kinetic, Thermodynamic, and Mechanistic Studies of DeNOx Catalysis over BaNa-Y: The Roles of Nitrates and Nitrites. Northwestern University, Evanston, IL, 2008.

  2. Savara, A.; Li, M.; Sachtler, W.M.H.; and Weitz, E. “Catalytic Reduction of NH4NO3 by NO: Effects of Solid Acids and Implications for Low Temperature DeNOx Processes.” Appl. Catal. B 2008, 81, 251-257.

  3. Savara, A.; Schmidt, C.; Geiger, F.M.; and Weitz, E. “Adsorption Entropies and Enthalpies and Their Implications for Adsorbate Dynamics.” J. Phys. Chem. C, 2008, 113,2806-2815.

  4. Savara, A.; Danon, A; Sachtler, W.M.H.;  and Weitz, E. “TPD of Nitric Acid on BaNa-Y:  Evidence that a Nanoscale Environment Can Alter a Reaction Mechanism.” Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys, 2009, 11,1180-1188.

  5. Savara, A.; Sachtler, W.M.H.; and Weitz, E. “TPD of NO2- and NO3- from Na‑Y: The Relative Stabilities of Nitrates and Nitrites in Low Temperature DeNOx Catalysis.” Appl. Catal. B, 2009, 90, 120-125.

  6. Ludwig, W.; Savara, A.; Schauermann, S.; and Freund, H.-J. “Role of Low-Coordinated Surface Sites in Olefin Hydrogenation: A Molecular Beam Study on Pd Nanoparticles and Pd(111).” ChemPhysChem, 2010, 11, 2319 – 2322.

  7. Savara, A.; and Weitz, E. “Kinetics of NO + H+ + NO3- à NO2 + HNO2 on BaNaY:  Evidence for a Diffusion-Limited A + B à 0 Reaction on a Surface.” J.  Phys. Chem., 2010, 114, 20621–20628. 

  8. Ludwig, W.; Brandt, B.; Savara, A.; and Schauermann, S. “A Kinetic Study on the Conversion of Cis-2-butene with Deuterium on a Pd/Fe3O4 Model Catalyst.” Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2011, 13, 966-977.


Surface Chemistry and Catalysis Group Staff

 Provided by Oak Ridge National Laboratory's Chemical Sciences Division 
Rev: March 2012