Prof. Chinedu Ekuma

Prof. Chinedu Ekuma Chinedu Ekuma is a Research Fellow at the U.S. Army Research Laboratory, Adelphi, MD. Dr. Ekuma’s research focuses on using density functional theory and various many-body approaches to design and study materials with the goal

(1) to discover new materials with significantly useful technological applications;
(2) to understand and control the interplay between the coexisting emerging functionalities; and
(3) to explore how atomic defects affect these emerging properties.

Of particular interest are promising materials for spintronic, energy-efficient, energy-conversion (photovoltaic, thermoelectric), and energy-storage applications and in advancing our knowledge on the decades-old problem of electron localization, where he pioneered the development of a first-principles-based approach that he currently applies to explore the role of atomic defects in materials.