- Citation name: Keith, J.
- Affiliation: University of Pittsburgh
- State: PA
- Country: USA
John Keith is an R. K. Mellon Faculty Fellow and associate professor of chemical and petroleum engineering at the University of Pittsburgh (Pitt). He received his B.A. from Wesleyan University and his Ph.D. from Caltech. He was an Alexander von Humboldt postdoctoral fellow at the University of Ulm (Germany) in the Institute for Electrochemistry and then an Associate Research Scholar at Princeton University in the Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering department. He started his independent position at Pitt in September 2013. His research group develops and applies computational methods based on quantum mechanics to study chemical reaction mechanisms. Current projects include studying how solvation impacts CO2 hydrogenation, designing environmentally green chelating agents, and elucidating electrocatalytic mechanisms for water oxidation into ozone disinfectants. In 2017 he received an NSF-CAREER award. In 2019-2020 he was supported by the U.S. and Luxembourg science foundations to be a visiting researcher at the University of Luxembourg.