Chibueze Amanchukwu became a Neubauer Family Assistant Professor in 2019, and is a faculty member in the Pritzker School of Molecular Engineering at the University of Chicago.
Amanchukwu focuses on the design of new electrolyte architectures and the study of ion transport processes for batteries and electrocatalytic applications. Specifically, he studies new electrolytes that can decouple desired properties of ionic conductivity and robust mechanical properties from undesired properties of chemical and electrochemical instability. Furthermore, by engineering the electrode/electrolyte interface in electrochemical systems, he can enable batteries with higher energy densities and longer cycle life, and electrochemical energy conversion technologies with high current densities and high Faradaic efficiencies.
Prior to joining the University of Chicago, Amanchukwu was a postdoctoral fellow at Stanford University and a visiting fellow at the University of Cambridge (UK). He holds a PhD in chemical engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), and a BS from Texas A&M University.