IAS Benjamin Meaker Visiting Professor: Craig A. Taatjes

5 Jun - 1 Aug 2013

Dr Craig A. Taatjes works at the Sandia National Laboratories, USA

Craig A. Taatjes received a BS in chemistry in 1985 from Calvin College and a PhD in chemical physics in 1991 from the University of Colorado, working under the supervision of Prof. Stephen R. Leone. After postdoctoral work at the Vrije Universiteit with Prof. Steven Stolte and at the FOM Institute for Atomic and Molecular Physics (AMOLF) with Prof. Aart W. Kleyn, in 1994 he joined the Combustion Research Facility of Sandia National Laboratories, where he is now a Distinguished Member of the Technical Staff. His research interests focus on fundamental hydrocarbon oxidation chemistry, detection and characterization of elusive chemical intermediates, and the kinetics of elementary reactions that are important in combustion.

He has been a leader in application of synchrotron methods to fundamental gas-phase chemistry, and is a two-time recipient of the David A. Shirley award for Outstanding Scientific Achievement at the Advanced Light Source. He is a Fellow of the American Physical Society, and has been a Morino Foundation (Japan) lecturer and JILA visiting fellow. He has published more than 100 peer reviewed articles and delivered more than 50 invited lectures.

For further information on Dr Taatjes' visit, please contact
Professor Dudley Shallcross.