Amin Salehi-Khojin

Associate Professor

University of Illinois Chicago

Amin Salehi-Khojin is an Associate Professor in the Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC). He received his PhD in Mechanical Engineering from Clemson University and completed four years of post-doctoral studies in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. His research focuses on the design and synthesis of advanced materials for applications in energy storage and conversion systems and electronic devices. He has co-authored more than 90 journal publications, including three in Science, two in Nature, as well as papers in Nature Nanotechnology and Nature Communications.

He is co-inventor in more than 15 patents/patent applications. His research has been featured in over 1000 news releases, including: Times of London, Guardian, New York Post, Huffington Post, Forbes, Christian Science Monitor, MIT Technology Review and Chicago Tribune. His recent research on Li-CO2 batteries has been featured in Cold Fusion TV with close to 1M views on the corresponding YouTube video. Dr. Salehi-Khojin was named one of 100 leading global thinkers in 2016 by Foreign Policy Magazine. He was also listed among “Illinois Researchers Who Wowed Us in 2016.” His research is supported by multiple grants from the National Science Foundation and the Department of Energy.