About Monday Okoronkwo

Monday Okoronkwo

Prof, ast
Chemical & Biochemical Engrg
110 Bertelsmeyer Hall

573-341-4416 | okoronkwom@mst.edu | Personal site

Biography

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

Research

Research Quad Chart

Research interests

Chemistry of materials for sustainable infrastructure, energy, and environment