The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) has honored Dr. Aaron Sadow as a member of the 2022 Class of AAAS Fellows. Fellows are recognized for their "scientific and socially notable achievements spanning their careers."
Dr. Sadow was awarded for "distinguished contributions to the field of chemical catalysis, particularly for research of molecular mechanisms and chemical transformations that promote sustainability."
Sadow’s research group is developing new catalysts and studying catalytic methods to efficiently transform chemical feedstocks into more valuable chemicals. This includes the conversion of methane and natural gas into chemical reagents for synthesis, as well as chemical reactions that transform difficult-to-recycle plastic waste into recyclable liquid hydrocarbon lubricants, solvents and biodegradable surfactants.
Dr. Sadow is a Professor at the Department of Chemistry, a Senior Scientist at the US Department of Energy's Ames National Laboratory, and Director of the Institute for Coorperative Upcycling of Plastics, based at Ames National Lab.