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Khalil Amine

Sr Materials, GL/Argonne Distinguished Fellow


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

Amine and his team conduct much of their research projects in collaboration with other organizations, including universities, industry, 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, 200
  • Advisor to the U.S. National Research Council on battery related technologies
  • Active member of the Electrochemical Society, the Material Research Society and the American Ceramic Society
  • Frequently asked to provide key note and invited talks at international conferences dealing with battery materials and battery systems
  • 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

Awards, Honors, and Memberships

  • R&D 100 award (2014, 2012, 2009, 2008, 2005)
  • Fellow, the Electrochemical Society (2017), Hong Kong Institute for Advanced Studies (2016)
  • Adjunct or Visiting Faculty at Stanford University, Beijing Institute of Technology, Nanjing Institute of Technology, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Peking University, and King Abdulaziz University (Jeddah)
  • Associate Editor, Nano-Energy
  • 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)


  • Material Science, CNRS, Ph.D., University of Bordeaux 1, France, 1989.
  • Chemistry, Master’s Degree, University of Bordeaux 1, France, 1986.