Líney Árnadóttir

Liney Arnadottir

Líney Árnadóttir

Chemical, Biological, and Environmental Engineering

216F Johnson Hall
Corvallis, OR 97331
United States

Ph.D. - Chemical Engineering, University of Washington, 2007
MS - Chemical Engineering, University of Washington, 2003
BS - Chemistry, University of Iceland, 2001

Líney Árnadóttir received her B.S. in Chemistry from the University of Iceland 2001 and M.S. and Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Washington 2007. Her thesis work included experimental electrochemistry for elevated temperature methanol oxidation in a micro-reactor combined with Density Functional Theory calculations of the same system.

Before joining the faculty at OSU she worked as a Post. Doc. at NESAC/Bio using various surface analysis tools to determine protein orientation on self-assembly monolayers for biomaterials.

Her research interests include combining experimental techniques, theoretical calculations, and modeling to understand surface interactions and catalysis for renewable energy, nanotechnology, and sustainability. As well as surface characterization of complex materials (thin films, biomaterials, corrosion surface) via array of surface analysis techniques such as Time of Flight Secondary Ion Mass Spectrometry and X-ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy.

Líney Árnadóttir’s research group primarily uses computational methods to study chemical processes on surfaces with applications in renewable energy and material degradation. Kinetic modeling and density functional theory are the main computational approaches used to gain atomistic insights into these processes. The group frequently collaborates with experimental groups and uses experimental surface science tools to complement their computational methods.

Líney Árnadóttir is also a Scientist in the Physical Sciences Division of the Physical and Computational Sciences Directorate at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL).

AVS fellow 2023
UW Chemical Engineering Early Career Impact Award 2021
OSU College of Engineering Graduate Mentoring Award 2020
Margaret and Thomas Meehan Honors College Eminent Mentor award 2019
Emerging Scholar Award, Phi Kappa Phi honors society 2019
Sustainable Research Pathways program award for visiting faculty to spend summer at Lawrence Berkeley National Lab, summer 2019
Invited speaker in “Future Stars of AVS” fall 2018
2018 OSU College of Engineering Engelbrecht Young Faculty Award