Faculty

Chibueze Amanchukwu

Neubauer Family Assistant Professor of Molecular Engineering

Research and Scholarly Interests

Energy, electrochemistry, batteries, polymers, electrolytes

Lab Group

What drew you to PME?

The novelty of molecular engineering, the faculty, and the proximity to and integration with Argonne National Laboratory drew me to PME. My research endeavors align strongly with the work done at PME and Argonne, and I couldn’t pass on that opportunity.

What are you most proud of accomplishing in your time at PME?

I started in January 2020, and so far I am proud that my lab has been able to navigate the pandemic and has figured out how to do great science even with social distancing requirements and limited personal interactions. Building a group culture completely virtually has also made me proud.

Where do you see PME in 10 years?

I see, and hope, that PME has grown substantially in terms of faculty, students, and breadth of research topics, and has created a greater presence on campus and in the wider Chicago area.

What breakthroughs do you anticipate will happen in your field in 10 years?

For materials science as applied to electrochemistry, the breakthroughs should come in the ability of artificial intelligence algorithms to yield materials that outperform current state-of-the-art ones, and usher in new research directions.

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