David Sholl is the John F. Brock III School Chair in the School of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering at Georgia Tech. He joined Georgia Tech in January 2008 as the Michael E. Tennenbaum Chair and GRA Eminent Scholar in Energy Sustainability. Prior to his appointment at Georgia Tech, David was on the faculty at Carnegie Mellon University for 10 years. David grew up in Australia and received his undergraduate degree in Theoretical Physics from the Australian National University. He then received a PhD in Applied Mathematics from the University of Colorado at Boulder, where he worked with Prof. Rex Skodje from the Department of Chemistry.
His research group has published in the areas of computational materials modeling, porous materials for carbon capture applications, membranes for gas separations, and heterogeneous catalysis. Sholl has published more than 320 papers with over 13,000 citations and has given more than 200 invited conference talks and seminars. He is currently a senior editor for Langmuir (an American Chemical Society journal). Sholl has served as the research and thesis advisor to more than 80 students at the bachelor’s, master’s, doctoral, and postdoctoral levels.
David's various awards include:
"Deep Work, Shallow Work, and Frippery"
"The Secrets of Memorably Bad Presentations"
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"How to Win the Nobel Prize and Change the World"