Mallory P. Ladd
Oak Ridge National Lab
1 Bethel Valley Rd.
Bldg 1520, 123
Oak Ridge, TN 37831
Welcome to my personal website! I am a graduate student at the University of Tennessee in the Bredesen Center's interdisciplinary Energy Science and Engineering doctoral program. Broadly, I'm interested in linking molecular-scale processes to larger-scale environmental questions that have potential energy and
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 Next-Generation Ecosystem Experiments (NGEE-Arctic) project, I'm developing advanced analytical techniques to characterize and monitor organic nitrogen in Arctic soils to better understand how the availability of this limiting nutrient may impact carbon storage and ecosystem productivity under warmer conditions in the future.
Alongside my scientific research, I'm interested in science communication and being an advocate for the advancement of women in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) fields. This year, I'm the speaker coordinator for taste of science-Knoxville and the chair of Pipeline: Vols for Women in STEM at UTK. I also enjoy running, volleyball, hiking, yoga, film, anything that has caffeine in it, and all things pink. :-)