Research Staff


Melanie Moses DeBusk
R&D Staff
(T) 865-946-1338
(F) 865-946-1262

Professional Highlights


Ph.D., Chemistry, University of Maryland, College Park, 2004
B.A., Chemistry, Bellarmine College, Louisville, KY, 2000 (now Bellarmine University)

Melanie came to Oak Ridge National Laboratory in 2004 as a postdoctoral researcher and joined the research and development staff in 2007. She has a background in heterogeneous catalysis with emphasis on synthesis, performance evaluation of powder and monolithic cores under simulated environments, molecular surface studies and structural characterization. She is leading research efforts to recover water from fossil fuel exhaust through a novel membrane-based technology in both mobile and stationary applications. She is also currently involved in particulate matter emissions characterization. Melanie is an active member in the American Chemical Society.


Technical Highlights October 2015Oct 2015 highlights

Journal Paper to Report the Oak Ridge National Laboratory’s (ORNLs) Recent Discovery of Incompatibility between Diamond-Like Carbon (DLC) and Zinc Dithiophosphate (ZDDP)...