Sangoro, Joshua


Joshua Sangoro is a Professor and Associate Chair in the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at The Ohio State University (OSU). Prior to joining OSU as a Visiting Professor in June 2022, he was an Associate Professor and Associate Department Head in the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. He received his doctorate in Experimental Physics in 2010 from the University of Leipzig (Germany) with Prof. Friedrich Kremer. His dissertation research focused on studies of ionic liquids by broadband dielectric spectroscopy. Prof. Sangoro worked as a Research Scientist at the University of Leipzig until early 2012 when he joined the Chemical Sciences Division of the Oak Ridge National Laboratory as a Postdoctoral Research Associate. In 2012, he was awarded the Feodor-Lynen Research Fellowship by the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation. Sangoro joined the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at the UTK in the fall of 2013 as an Assistant Professor and was promoted to Associate Professor in 2019. He has authored or co-authored over 70 peer-reviewed articles and book chapters, and he also has contributed to over 70 (30 invited) technical presentations at national and international meetings. He is a recipient of the ARO Young Investigator Program as well as the NSF CAREER awards. His current research focuses on understanding how the dynamics across multiple length-scales in the condensed phase emerge from complex correlations of atomic and molecular constituents and how to employ this knowledge to engineer soft materials for current and future energy and sustainable technologies. His current research projects are supported through grants from the National Science Foundation, Department of Energy Office of Science, and Army Research Office.


Professor Sangoro's research focuses on energy and sustainability, ionic liquids, deep eutectic solvents, dynamics of liquids and polymers in bulk and at interfaces, and broadband dielectric spectroscopy.