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 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:
Advanced polymers for sustainable infrastructure Hydration, microstructure development, and durability of cement-based materials Cement - chemical admixture interactions Rheology of cement-based materials and complex fluids Mechanism and control of deterioration reactions in concrete Nanocomposites and functional materials for environmental remediation Waste immobilization and wastewater treatment CO2 conversion and utilization Microporous materials, inorganic electrides, and energy materials
Chemistry of materials for sustainable infrastructure, energy, and environment