Core Faculty

Chris Wolverton

Chris Wolverton

Professor of Materials Science and Engineering

2220 Campus Drive

Cook Hall 2036

Evanston, IL 60208

c-wolverton( at )


Ph.D. Physics, University of California, Berkeley, CA

B.S. Physics summa cum laude, University of Texas, Austin, TX

Research Interests

Energy materials and atomic-scale computational materials science

Significant Recognition

  • Ford Motor Company Technical Achievement Award, 2006
  • USCAR Recognition Award, 2006
  • Noah Greenberg Award, American Musicological Society, 2006
  • Ford Motor Company Patent Award, 2005
  • Ford Motor Company Publication Award, 2005
  • Ford Environmental, Physical Sciences, and Safety Research Recognition Award, 2003
  • Ford Motor Company Patent Award, 2002

Significant Professional Service

  • Member, International Commission C20 of IUPAP on Computational Physics, 2006
  • Guest Editor, MRS Bulletin, Sept. 2006
  • TMS Advisory Board, 2003-2004
  • John E. Dorn Memorial Lecture, Northwestern University, 2003
  • Member, DOE/FreedomCAR Hydrogen Storage Technical Team, 2003-2006
  • Conference/symposium organizer at APS, TMS, ACS, and several international meetings

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