Chibueze Amanchukwu, Neubauer Family Assistant Professor of Molecular Engineering, has received a 3M Nontenured Faculty Award. The award recognizes outstanding new faculty for their research, experience, and academic leadership.
“I just started in January of 2020—definitely not an easy year to start a new career—and this is the first external award we’ve gotten as a new group, so it means a lot,” Amanchukwu said. “It’s really exciting and reinvigorating to have outside entities invest in the novel ideas we have in the battery and electrolyte space.”
The 3M Nontenured Faculty Award was created over twenty-five years ago by 3M’s Technical Community in partnership with 3Mgives’s Giving Program to invest in individuals who will lead university teaching and research programs in the future. The intent is to provide unrestricted financial support to help promising faculty receive tenure and contribute to their academic field.
Amanchukwu’s research focuses on energy storage and electrocatalytic devices. His team combines data science, first-principles calculations, chemical synthesis, and novel characterization tools to improve energy density, stability, and affordability in next-generation batteries and electrocatalytic devices.