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About Monday Uchenna Okoronkwo

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. 

Dr. Okoronkwo's 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 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

New Faculty 2018-2019


August 2018 - Present Assistant Professor, Missouri University of Science and Technology Chemical and Biochemical Engineering
March 2016 - July 2018 Postdoctoral Research Scientist (Civil and Environmental Engineering), University of California, Los Angeles
2015 - 2016 Lecturer in Chemistry, Abia State University, Uturu
October 2008 - July 2009 Quality Assurance Analyst, Guiness Nigeria Plc

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Honors and Awards

  • Materials and Structures - Outstanding Paper Award 2016
  • University Valedictorian


2011 - 2014 Ph.D. in Chemistry, University of Aberdeen
2003 - 2007 B.Sc. in Chemistry (First Class Honors), Abia State University, Uturu

Contact Information

Missouri University of Science and Technology
210R Bertelsmeyer Hall
Rolla, MO  65409



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