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Chemical & Biological Processing

Marie Swita

Marie Swita

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
PO Box 999
Richland, WA 99352


Joined the Chemical and Biological Process Development Group in March 2011. Previously worked for Battelle Toxicology Northwest for six years as an analytical chemistry researcher. Experience with LC and GC analysis. Currently working in the Combinatorial High Throughput Laboratory.

Research Interests

  • Discovering solutions to energy and environmental issues.
  • Catalysis and reaction engineering

Education and Credentials

  • M.S. Secondary Education- Washington State University
  • B.S. Biology Summa Cum Laude- Washington State University

PNNL Publications


  • Cosimbescu L., D. Malhotra, K.B. Campbell, M.S. Swita, and Z.C. Kennedy. 2019. "Molecular Design and Shear Stability Correlations of Dendritic Polymethacrylates." Molecular Systems Design and Engineering 4, no. 6:1114-1124. PNNL-SA-145231. doi:10.1039/C9ME00081J


  • He Y., X. Li, X. Xue, M.S. Swita, A.J. Schmidt, and B. Yang. 2017. "Biological Conversion of the Aqueous Wastes from Hydrothermal Liquefaction of Algae and Pine Wood by Rhodococci." Bioresource Technology 224. PNNL-SA-121581. doi:10.1016/j.biortech.2016.10.059
  • Maddi B., E.A. Panisko, T.W. Wietsma, T.L. Lemmon, M.S. Swita, K.O. Albrecht, and D.T. Howe. 2017. "Quantitative Characterization of Aqueous Byproducts from Hydrothermal Liquefaction of Municipal Wastes, Food Industry Wastes, and Biomass Grown on Waste." ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering 5, no. 3:2205-2214. PNNL-SA-121413. doi:10.1021/acssuschemeng.6b02367
  • Olarte M.V., A.B. Padmaperuma, J. Ferrell, E.D. Christensen, R.T. Hallen, R.B. Lucke, and S.D. Burton, et al. 2017. "Characterization of Upgraded Fast Pyrolysis Oak Oil Distillate Fractions from Sulfided and Non-Sulfided Catalytic Hydrotreating." Fuel 202. PNNL-SA-119855. doi:10.1016/j.fuel.2017.03.051


  • Agblevor F., D.C. Elliott, D.M. Santosa, M.V. Olarte, S.D. Burton, M.S. Swita, and S. Beis, et al. 2016. "Red Mud Catalytic Pyrolysis of Pinyon Juniper and Single-Stage Hydotreatment of Oils." Energy and Fuels 30, no. 10:7947-7958. PNNL-SA-122742. doi:10.1021/acs.energyfuels.6b00925
  • Maddi B., E.A. Panisko, T.W. Wietsma, T.L. Lemmon, M.S. Swita, K.O. Albrecht, and D.T. Howe. 2016. "Quantitative Characterization of the Aqueous Fraction from Hydrothermal Liquefaction of Algae." Biomass & Bioenergy 93. PNNL-SA-113775. doi:10.1016/j.biombioe.2016.07.010
  • Olarte M.V., A.H. Zacher, A.B. Padmaperuma, S.D. Burton, H.M. Job, T.L. Lemmon, and M.S. Swita, et al. 2016. "Stabilization of Softwood-Derived Pyrolysis Oils for Continuous Bio-oil Hydroprocessing." Topics in Catalysis 59, no. 1:55-64. PNNL-SA-111135. doi:10.1007/s11244-015-0505-7


  • Zhang L., L. Yan, Z. Wang, D.D. Laskar, M.S. Swita, J.R. Cort, and B. Yang. 2015. "Characterization of Lignin Derived from Water-only and Dilute Acid Flowthrough Pretreatment of Poplar Wood at Elevated Temperatures." Biotechnology for Biofuels 8. PNNL-SA-113147. doi:10.1186/s13068-015-0377-x

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