Dr. Christopher W. Jones | AIChE

Dr. Christopher W. Jones

Professor of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering
Georgia Tech

Professor Jones is the William R. McLain Chair and Professor of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering at Georgia Tech.  He joined Georgia Tech as an Assistant Professor in 2000 and then rose through the ranks, including serving as Associate Vice President for Research from 2013-2019, including a period as Interim Executive Vice-President for Research in 2018.

Dr. Jones leads a research group that works in the broad areas of materials, catalysis and adsorption.  He is known for his extensive and pioneering work on materials that extract CO2 from ultra-dilute mixtures such as ambient air, which are key components of direct air capture (DAC) technologies.  He served on the National Academies Consensus Study on Negative Emissions Technologies and Reliable Sequestration in 2017-2018, focusing on DAC.

He also has produced extensive body of work in catalysis. Dr. Jones was the founding Editor-in-Chief of the journal, ACS Catalysis, and is Vice-President of the North American Catalysis Society.  He was tapped in 2020 to launch the new open access American Chemical Society journal, JACS Au (Read as Jacks Gold).

Jones has published >300 peer-reviewed scholarly papers on catalysis and separations, and has mentored 100 MS, PhD and post-doctoral students over the past 20+ years.