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
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Chemistry of materials for sustainable infrastructure, energy, and environment