Krista Shereé Walton


Institutional Contact

Georgia Institute of Technology


Prof. Walton obtained her B.S.E. in chemical engineering at the University of Alabama in Huntsville in 2000 and Ph.D. in chemical engineering at Vanderbilt University in 2005. After completing an ACS Alternative Energy Postdoctoral Fellowship at Northwester University, she joined the faculty at Kansas State University in 2006. She moved to her current position of Assistant Professor at Georgia Tech in 2009. Research in the Walton Group focuses broadly on the design and synthesis of next-generation multifunctional, porous materials with molecule-specific properties for adsorption applications. The group employs a well-balanced integration of inorganic and solid state chemistry, adsorption fundamentals, and molecular modeling. Target applications include adsorption separations, air purification, carbon dioxide capture, energy storage, chemical sensing, and catalysis. Prof. Walton has published more than 30 articles in peer-reviewed journals and has won several prestigious awards including the National Science Foundation CAREER Award and the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE).