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Joshua Willis Adkins

PIF Fellow


Joshua Adkins (he/him/his) is a doctoral candidate in the Materials Engineering program at UIC. He earned his B.S. in Chemistry from Xavier University of Louisiana in 2018. His doctoral research involves the investigation of temperature-, scale- and dopant-mediated ferroelectric phenomena exhibited by complex oxide thin films grown via pulsed laser deposition, to expand their applications in areas of nanoelectronics and energy production. He holds a Visiting Student appointment at Argonne National Laboratory and is a UIC Pipeline to an Inclusive Faculty (PIF) Fellow. Joshua also supports undergraduate educational endeavors through UIC’s Equity and Inclusion in Engineering program, adapts and instructs engineering-based mathematics curricula for pre-college programs, and has previously served as President of UIC’s Black Graduate Student Association.