Khalil Amine

Materials Scientist
- Chemical Sciences and Engineering

Khalil Amine is head of the Technology Development group in the Battery Technology Department within Argonne’s Chemical Engineering Division. He received his Ph.D. in materials science from the University of Bordeaux, France, in 1989 and has studied various aspects of new materials for next-generation batteries throughout his career. Before joining Argonne in 1998, Amine led research projects in the research arms of public and private organizations and universities, including the Japan Storage Battery Company, the Osaka National Research Institute, and Kyoto University.

Advances in these areas and others are continuing under Amine’s leadership. Argonne conducts many of its research projects in collaboration with other organizations, including universities, industrial firms, and other federal laboratories, and has intellectual property available for licensing.  His career highlights include:

  • Most cited scientist in the world in the field of battery technology from 1998-2008
  • Organizer and Chair of the 1st International Conference on Advanced Lithium Batteries for Automotive Applications, 2008
  • Have given a large number of key note and invited talks at many international conferences dealing with battery materials and battery systems
  • Advisor to the U.S. National Research Consul on battery related technologies
  • Active member of the Electrochemical Society, the Material Research Society and the American Ceramic Society
  • Conference international advisory committee member: IMLB, Tianjin China, 2008; African Materials Research Society, 2007; COVAPHOS III Conference, 2009; SAE Hybrid Vehicle Technologies Symposium, 2009; International conference on polymer and fuel cells, 2009; advanced fluorine chemistry conference, USA, 2009, 2009 PBFC conference , Yokohama

Khalil Amine on Lithium-air Batteries

Awards, Honors, and Memberships

  • R&D 100 award (2009, 2008, 2005)
  • US Federal Laboratory Award for Excellence in Technology Transfer (2009)
  • Illinois Federal Laboratory Award for Excellence in Technology Transfer (2008)
  • Scientific American Top Worldwide 50 Research Leader Award (2003)
  • Japan Storage Battery Association, First Prize Awards (1995, 1996)
  • Japanese Science and Technology Agency Award (1992)
  • Japan Society for the Promotion of Science Award (1990)
  • Louven Catholic University/NATO Award (1990)