Mallory P. Ladd
Oak Ridge National Lab
1 Bethel Valley Rd.
Bldg 1520, 123
Oak Ridge, TN 37831
Welcome to my website! I am a graduate student at the University of Tennessee in the Bredesen Center's interdisciplinary Energy Science and Engineering doctoral program. As a bioanalytical chemist, I'm interested in measuring and linking molecular-scale phenomena to landscape-scale processes that may impact our climate, and that have energy or environmental policy implications.
As part of Dr. Robert Hettich's mass spectrometry group in the Chemical Sciences Division at Oak Ridge National Lab, and the DOE-led, Next-Generation Ecosystem Experiments (NGEE-Arctic) project, my dissertation goals include developing analytical techniques to characterize and monitor dissolved organic matter in Arctic soils to better understand how the availability of this labile pool may impact carbon storage or release, and ecosystem productivity under warmer conditions in the future.
Alongside my scientific research, I'm interested in science communication and advocating for diversity in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) fields. I'm currently the speaker coordinator for taste of science-Knoxville, so if you'd like to give a talk, please drop me a line! In my free time, I enjoy rock climbing, reading, hiking, yoga, film, anything that has caffeine in it, and all things pink. :-)