Krista Walton

Krista Walton

Professor; School of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering
Robert "Bud" Moeller Faculty Fellow; School of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering
Associate Dean for Research & Innovation; College of Engineering

Krista S. Walton is the Associate Dean for Research & Innovation in the College of Engineering and Professor and Robert "Bud" Moeller Faculty Fellow in the School of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at Georgia Tech. She received her B.S.E. in chemical engineering from the University of Alabama-Huntsville in 2000 and obtained her Ph.D. in chemical engineering from Vanderbilt University in 2005, working with Prof. M. Douglas LeVan. Prof. Walton completed an ACS PRF Postdoctoral Fellowship at Northwestern University in 2006 under the direction of Prof. Randall Snurr.

Her research program focuses on the design, synthesis, and characterization of functional porous materials for use in adsorption applications including carbon dioxide capture and air purification. She has published > 80 peer-reviewed articles and presented dozens of plenary lectures and invited seminars. Prof. Walton currently serves as an Associate Editor for the ACS Journal Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research, and is the Director and Lead PI of Georgia Tech’s DOE Energy Frontier Research Center, UNCAGE-ME. Prof. Walton’s accomplishments have been recognized by many prestigious awards including the inaugural International Adsorption Society Award for Excellence in Publications by a Young Member of the Society (2013) and the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (2008).


Office Location:
Bunger-Henry 421

Nanomaterials & Adsorption Lab

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  • Georgia Institute of Technology

    College of Engineering
    School of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
    Research Focus Areas:
  • Aerogels & Hydrogels
  • Biochemicals
  • Carbon Capture
  • Catalysis
  • Energy & Water
  • Environmental Processes
  • Materials for Energy
  • Separation Technologies
  • Additional Research:

    CO2 Capture; Climate Change Mitigation; Metal-Organic Frameworks; Separation Membranes; Biofuels; Carbon Capture; Catalysis; Separations Technology; Environmental Processes; Energy & Water; Separation Technologies; Aerogels & Hydrogels; Biochemicals

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