Iwnetim (Tim) Abate
Iwnetim (Tim) Abate will join the Department of Materials Science and Engineering in July 2023. He is currently both a Miller and Presidential Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of California at Berkeley. He received his MS and PhD in materials science and engineering from Stanford University and BS in physics from Minnesota State University Moorhead. He also has research experience in industry (IBM) and national labs (Los Alamos and SLAC National Accelerator Laboratories). Utilizing computational and experimental approaches in tandem, his research program at MIT will focus on the intersection of material chemistry, electrochemistry and condensed matter physics to develop solutions for climate change and smart agriculture, including next-generation battery and sensor devices. Abate is also a co-founder and president of a non-profit organization, SciFro Inc., working on empowering the African youth and underrepresented minorities in the US to solve local problems through scientific research and innovation. He will continue working on expanding the vision and impact of SciFro with the MIT community. Abate received the Dan Cubicciotti Award of the Electrochemical Society, the EDGE and DARE graduate fellowships, United Technologies Research Center fellowship, John Stevens Jr Memorial Award and Justice, Equity, Diversity & Inclusion Graduation Award from Stanford University. He will hold the Toyota Career Development Professorship at MIT.