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Anh Ngo joins Chemical Engineering Department’s faculty

Anh Ngo

The University of Illinois Chicago’s Chemical Engineering Department is excited to welcome Associate Professor Anh Ngo to its faculty starting in the fall of 2020.

Ngo received his PhD from Ohio University in 2010. Prior to that he also received an advanced diploma in condensed Matter Physics from The Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics in Italy and a bachelor’s degree in physics from Hanoi University of Science.

He has been working as a researcher in the Material Science Division at Argonne National Laboratory in Lemont, Illinois, and has taught physics classes at the college level for three years.

“We are all very excited about Dr. Anh Ngo joining our department,” Professor and Department Head Vikas Berry said. “He brings a wealth of expertise in the areas of energy research, nanotechnology, and advanced simulations; and will add to the department’s nanotechnology curriculum.”

Ngo works on a wide range of topics including renewable energy materials and quantum materials with strong electronic correlations. Ngo’s research is also focused on computational models for battery materials, then combining those materials with experimental characterization to help design new materials, electrodes, and devices. Specifically, his expertise lies in predictive modeling of materials at multiple length and time scales ranging from quantum to meso-scale.

“I have extensive experience in materials modeling relevant to a wide range of energy applications including catalysis, nanoscale devices, and energy storage,” Ngo said.

He has published more than 30 academic papers and has five active grants supporting his research at Argonne National Laboratory.

Ngo will be teaching a new class in the department that is focused specifically on nanomaterials and how researchers can use them to solve real-world problems.

When he is not in his lab conducting research, Ngo said he enjoys spending time with his family. He is a huge soccer fan and plays the game with his sons in his free time.

“I’m very excited to join chemical engineering department since I will have the opportunity to work and collaborate with UIC’s outstanding faculty and train students,” Ngo said.