Chibueze V. Amanchukwu

As a graduate student with Paula Hammond, Amanchuwku elucidated polymer degradation mechanisms and tuned polymer electrolyte behavior in lithium-air batteries. His graduate work was supported by the National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate (NDSEG) Fellowship, GEM Fellowship, and the Alfred P. Sloan Minority Fellowship. As a postdoctoral fellow with Zhenan Bao at Stanford University, he developed new small molecule electrolytes that decoupled ionic conductivity from electrochemical instability for lithium metal batteries. His postdoctoral work was supported by the TomKat Center Postdoctoral Fellowship in Sustainable Energy at Stanford.

His research has been recognized with awards from the American Chemical Society (Excellence in Graduate Polymer Research) and the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (Session’s Best Paper). Amanchukwu has been named a CIFAR Azrieli Global Scholar and received an NSF CAREER award, 3M Nontenured Faculty Award, and an ECS Toyota Young Investigator Fellowship, among other recognitions.