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Department Seminar Series - Monday Uchenna Okoronkwo, Ph.D



Date & Time

October 29, 2021, 2:00 pm3:00 pm


This is part of the Fall 2021 CBEE Department Seminar Series.

Monday Uchenna Okoronkwo, Ph.D

Department of Chemical and Biochemical Engineering
Missouri University of Science and Technology


Dr. Monday Uchenna Okoronkwo joined Missouri S&T as Assistant Professor in the Chemical and Biochemical Engineering department in August 2018. He received a B.S. Chemistry (First Class Honors) from Abia State University, Uturu, and a Ph.D. in Chemistry from the University of Aberdeen. Before joining Missouri S&T in August 2018, he was a postdoctoral researcher at the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) for two and a half years.

His research efforts are directed towards understanding the composition-structure-processing-property relationship of materials, and the application of a combined computational and experimental approach to design, synthesize and develop new materials that deliver improved performance and sustainability. His research thrust areas include:

Chemistry of Materials for Sustainable Infrastructure, Energy and Environment:
-Advanced chemical admixtures for cement and concrete
-Hydration, microstructure, and durability of cement-based materials
-Nanotechnology and application to cement-based systems
-Eco-efficient alternative cements
-Rheology of cement-based materials and complex fluids
-Thermodynamics-based design of materials for sustainable infrastructure
-Mitigation of deteriorative reactions in cement-based materials
-Inorganic electrides for thermoelectric applications
-Nanocomposites and functional materials for water treatment
-Waste immobilization and conversion