Research Staff


Todd Toops
R&D Staff Member
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Professional Highlights


Ph.D., Chemical Engineering, Pennsylvania State University, 2001
B.S., Chemical Engineering, University of New Mexico, 1996

Dr. Todd J. Toops joined the Fuels, Engines and Emissions Research Center at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) in 2001.  His background is in heterogeneous catalysis with an emphasis on kinetic measurements, mechanistic modeling, deactivation, and materials characterization.  His current research covers a wide range of clean energy topics including emissions control, biofuels, and fuel cells.  In addressing these diverse research topics, Todd relies on numerous collaborations both at ORNL and at several universities/research laboratories across the country.  He is an active member of the North American Catalysis Society, the American Institute of Chemical Engineers, and the Society of Automotive Engineers.  He has a strong publication record (35+), serves as a reviewer for 20+ archival journals, and served as a guest editor for Catalysis Today.


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)...