Dr. Viviane Schwartz

Dr. Vivian Schwartz
Program Manager 
Catalysis Science Program

Office of Basic Energy Sciences
SC-32.1/Germantown Building
U.S. Department of Energy
1000 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C. 20585-1290

Phone: (301) 903-0448
Fax: (301) 903-0271

Dr. Schwartz is a program manager in the Catalysis Science Program.

Prior to joining DOE as a program manager in the Catalysis Sciences Program in 2015, Dr. Schwartz worked as a Research Staff at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL). During her 11-year tenure at ORNL, her research encompassed a series of activities with the ultimate goal of creating and sharing innovative solutions for nanomaterials in catalysis science. Her research has contributed to important new insights into carbon-based catalytic materials for oxidation chemistry and sulfur clean-up; study of selective catalysts for ethanol production; study of highly active and selective gold nano-catalysts for CO oxidation of value for automotive fuel cell applications; and utilization of synchrotron techniques as a tool for unraveling the structure of nanomaterials. Previous post-doctoral appointments included ETH-Zuerich and University of Delaware where she specialized in utilizing X-ray absorption fine structure techniques to investigate the structure of catalysts. She has mentored five postdoctoral fellows and a number of graduate-student users from the ORNL Center for Nanophase Materials Sciences User Program, has co-authored more than 50 peer-reviewed publications and served as reviewer for BES, NSF, and for many catalysis science research journals.


Ph.D., Chemical Engineering, Virginia Tech, 2000
M.Eng., Chemical Engineering, Virginia Tech, 1998
B.S., Chemical Engineering, PUC Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 1992