Uchenna “Uche” A. Anene

Education: M.S. Chemistry, Long Island University, 2018

Bio: Before joining the research group in 2018, she worked as a Junior Research Scientist at New York University (NYU) Langone Medical Center in the Neuroscience institute, where she supported the ongoing investigations in synaptic physiology and the neural basis of olfactory navigation in Drosophila. Later, she moved on to another area of research at NYU and worked as a Junior Research Scientist for The HUMAN Project. There, she worked in Measurement and Technology and created and advised on the procedures for biological data collection and data management. After sampling several different research disciplines, she was drawn by the simplicity of quantum mechanics and its powerful application to research. Other disciplines’ research takes years to validate and has many uncontrollable variables, but with quantum mechanical tools such as density functional theory, she can isolate the variables to investigate complex systems. She applies her multidisciplinary background in her research approach. Her overall research goals are to understand bimetallic interfaces, catalysis, electrocatalysis and metal organic framework (MOF) and polymer materials to help generate a platform for their design and use in sustainable fuel production, energy storage and wearable technology.

Current Research: core-shell nanoparticle interfaces, MOFs and catalysis

Favorite Computer Command: $ setsid

Outside the Lab: distance running, spin class, home improvement projects, spending time in NYC or my hometown Ohio and mentoring to inspire young scientists

LinkedIn Profile: www.linkedin.com/in/uche-anene

Research Gate Profile: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Uche_Anene/info

ORCID: 0000-0003-4162-5122

Uche Anene on Nov. 15, 2018. (Peter Morenus/UConn Photo)

Model of a dissociated hydrogen peroxide from M.S. thesis, "Modeling of Reactive Oxygen Species Using Ab Initio Methods," 2018


Peroxide bound to the first hydration shell of the iron

Peroxide bound to the first hydration shell of iron from M.S. thesis, "Modeling of Reactive Oxygen Species Using Ab Initio Methods," 2018 


Electronic and optical properties of zinc based hybrid organic-inorganic compounds
T. Sahoo, U. A. Anene, S. K. Nayak and S. P. Alpay, Mater. Res. Express 7, 035701 (2020)
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1088/2053-1591/ab7ac4