Professor Chaudhuri leads Accelerated Materials Research Lab at UIC focusing on accelerated insertion of materials focusing on structure-property-processing-performance correlations for advanced materials and deployment of smart manufacturing environments. The team focuses on application of multiscale science using high-performance computing in energy, environment and manufacturing applications. As part of his joint appointment with Argonne National Lab, he leads the development of a new Manufactur-ing Science and Engineering Initiative (MSEI) for the Lab. MSEI is one of the five lab-level initiatives encompassing different directorates covering materials science, chemical science and engineering, ap-plied materials, x-ray sciences, math and computational science, and advanced leadership computing. Ar-gonne will soon open doors to the new materials manufacturing research facility to integrate advanced diagnostics, sensors, modeling and simulation capabilities for in situ optimization of processes used for manufacturing next generation battery, catalysts and many other advanced materials. Dr. Chaudhuri is building Midwest Manufacturing Partnerships encompassing 11 universities. At UIC, the research group focuses on applied materials and computational research, and building a VCR-level institute for applied research and DoD/DoE collaboratory. His research was funded by different funding agencies over the years including DOE, DHS, NSF, DTRA, AFOSR, ARL, EPRI, DMDII, ARPA-E and companies cover-ing fundamental and applied research. Dr. Chaudhuri is part of different advisory boards and academic committees. Most recently, Dr. Chaudhuri is part of Environmental and Energy Science and Technology board appointed by the Provost of U Chicago, and technical advisory board of DMDII representing UIC College of Engineering.
Academic Background: Dr. Chaudhuri earned his Ph.D. degree in Materials Chemistry and Chemical Physics from SUNY Stony Brook in New York in 2003. During his graduate study, he received NATO scholarship to work in Oxford University for developing first-principles guided simulation methods for ionic conductors, catalysts and battery materials, and worked in integrating solid-state NMR and in situ x-ray crystallography. From 2003-2006, Dr. Chaudhuri worked in Brookhaven National Laboratory’s Cen-ter for Functional Nanomaterials on theory-guided design of hydrogen storage materials for automobile applications. Dr Chaudhuri was an Associate Professor in the Department of Physics and Astronomy and led the development of Applied Sciences program at the Washington State University. In 2014, Dr. Chaudhuri moved his research group to Applied Research Institute (ARI) in University of Illinois at Ur-bana-Champaign. He developed the accelerated materials research program and served as Associate Di-rector until 2017. In his current role, he has a joint appointment between University of Illinois at Chicago and Argonne National Laboratory.
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