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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
CREE Research Investigator


August 2018 - Present Assistant Professor, Missouri University of Science and Technology Chemical and Biochemical Engineering
Present Faculty Researcher, Missouri University of Science and Technology Center for Science, Technology, and Society (CSTS)
Present Research Investigator, Missouri University of Science and Technology Center for Research in Energy and Environment (CREE)
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

  • Missouri S&T CEC Dean’s Scholar award, 2021
  • 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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