David Sholl

Professor David Sholl

David Sholl, a professor in Georgia Tech's School of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering (ChBE), is one of two College of Engineering professors elected to the National Academy of Engineering (NAE). The other is Professor Patricia Mokhtarian in the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering.

They are part of a 2024 class that includes 114 new members and 21 international members. Election to the NAE is among the highest professional recognitions for engineers and an honor bestowed on just 2,600 professionals worldwide.

New members are nominated and voted on by the Academy’s existing membership. With Mokhtarian and Sholl, Georgia Tech now has 48 NAE members.

Sholl, the Cecile L. and David I.J. Wang faculty fellow who holds a joint appointment at Oak Ridge National Laboratories as director of the Transformational Decarbonization Initiative, served as ChBE's school chair from 2013 to 2021. His research uses computational tools to study materials whose dynamic and thermodynamic properties are strongly influenced by their atomic structure. 

The NAE cited him “for addressing large-scale chemical separation challenges, including carbon dioxide capture, using quantitative materials modeling.”

“This recognition would not have been possible without the amazing work of the graduate students and postdoctoral researchers I have worked with at Georgia Tech and the wonderful scientific collaborations I have had with many colleagues in the School of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering,” Sholl said.

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