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Anh Ngo, PhD

Associate Professor

Department of Chemical Engineering


Building & Room:

230 EIB


929 W. Taylor St, MC 110, Chicago, IL 60607

Office Phone:



Research Interests

  • Multiscale Materials Modeling
  • Computational Materials Science for Materials Design
  • Renewable Energy and Nanotechnology
  • Advanced Battery Materials
  • Strongly Correlated Quantum Materials




Selected Publications

  1. Yue Gao, Tomas Rojas, Ke Wang, Shuai Liu, Daiwei Wang, Tianhang Chen, Haiying Wang, Anh T. Ngo, Donghai Wang. ” Low-temperature and high-rate-charging lithium metal batteries enabled by an electrochemically active monolayer-regulated interface”. Nature Energy 5, 534–542 (2020).
  2. Pallab Barai, Anh Ngo, Badri Narayanan, Kenneth Higa, Larry A Curtiss, Venkat Srinivasan.“ The role of local inhomogeneities on dendrite growth in LLZO-based solid electrolytes” Journal of The Electrochemical Society, 167 100537 (2020).
  3. Hyowon Park, Ravindra Nanguneri, and Anh T. Ngo.“DFT DMFT study of spin-charge-lattice coupling in covalent LaCoO3” Phys. Rev. B 101, 195125 (2020).
  4. Zhe Zhang, Yiming Li, Bo Song, Yuan Zhang, Xin Jiang, Ming Wang, Ryan Tumbleson, Changlin Liu, Pingshan Wang, Xin-Qi Hao, Tomas Rojas, Anh T. Ngo, Jonathan L Sessler, George R Newkome, Saw Wai Hla, Xiaopeng Li . “ Intra-and intermolecular self-assembly of a 20-nm-wide supramolecular hexagonal grid” Nature Chemistry 12, 468–474 (2020).
  5. Yuan Zhang, Jan Patrick Calupitan, Tomas Rojas, Ryan Tumbleson, Guillaume Erbland, Claire Kammerer, Tolulope Michael Ajayi, Shaoze Wang, Larry A Curtiss, Anh T. Ngo, Sergio E Ulloa, Gwénaël Rapenne, Saw Wai Hla. “ A chiral molecular propeller designed for unidirectional rotations on a surface” Nature Communications10, 3742 (2019).
  6. Yipeng Cao, Milind J Gadre, Anh T. Ngo, Stuart B Adler, Dane D Morgan. “Factors controlling surface oxygen exchange in oxides” Nature Communications 10, 1346 (2019).
  7. M. Asadi, B. Sayahpour, P. Abbasi, Anh T. Ngo, Klas Karis, Jacob R Jokisaari, C. Liu, B. Narayanan, Marc Gerard, Poya Yasaei, X. Hu, A. Mukherjee, Kah Chun Lau, R. S Assary, Fatemeh Khalili-Araghi, Robert F Klie, Larry A Curtiss and Amin Salehi-Khojin. “A lithium–oxygen battery with a long cycle life in an air-like atmosphere”. Nature 555, 502–506 (2018).
  8. Yang Li, Anh T. Ngo, Andrew DiLullo, Kyaw Zin Latt, Heath Kersell, Brandon Fisher, Peter Zapol, Sergio E Ulloa, Saw-Wai Hla. “ Anomalous Kondo resonance mediated by semiconducting graphene nanoribbons in a molecular heterostructure ” Nature Communications 8, 946 (2017).
  9. Anh T. Ngo, Eugene H. Kim, and Sergio E. Ulloa “Single-atom gating and magnetic interactions in quantum corrals” Phys. Rev. B 95, 161407(R) (2017).
  10. Philippe Debray, SMS Rahman, J Wan, RS Newrock, M Cahay, Anh T. Ngo, SE Ulloa, ST Herbert, Mustafa Muhammad, M Johnson  “ All-electric quantum point contact spin-polarizer” Nature Nanotechnology 4, 759–764 (2009).

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