Tomonori Saito

Dr. Tomonori Saito is a R&D staff scientist at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), and a joint faculty associate professor at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. He is a synthetic polymer chemist (Ph.D. 2008 Virginia Tech), who has extensive experience in the synthesis of well-defined polymers. He is currently running various polymer science projects at ORNL including polymer upcycling, vitrimers, self-healing polymers, additive manufacturing, thermal insulation materials for buildings, novel membranes for fuel cells and non-aqueous flow batteries, ion-conducting polymers and binders for Li-ion and Na-ion batteries, CO2 separation membranes, polymeric nanoparticles, polymer composites, gas pipeline rehabilitation, elastomers, and block/graft copolymers. He has published more than 100 peer-reviewed articles, 7 patents issued (two were licensed.), won R&D 100 in 2012, 2016, 2019.