Research

The Manthiram Lab, led by Karthish Manthiram in MIT Chemical Engineering, creates electrically-powered catalysts that use nitrogen gas, carbon dioxide, and water as sustainable inputs for chemical synthesis. We take pride in not just the science we do, but how we do it

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CO2 as C-atom source

Carbon-negative functionalization of molecules using carbon dioxide

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N2 as N-atom source

Dissociating dinitrogen molecules for chemical synthesis

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H2O as O-atom source

Transferring oxygen atoms from water to organic molecules

We innovate in the development of catalysts which drive selective organic electrosynthesis – this requires deep understanding of electrochemistry, organic chemistry, and materials chemistry, from both an experimental and theoretical perspective.   

publications

TEAM

Members of our team deeply analyzing carbon and oxygen atoms – sadly, candlepin bowling does not provide nitrogen atoms.

NEWS

Now that all the dust has settled and everyone has safely returned to campus, we are excited to formally welcome all four of our new first-year grad students: Simar, Sayandeep, Trent, and Fang-Yu! Here's to the start of something great! #NotOurSnowman #ButStillSmiling #MaskedUp

Huge congrats to Katie (@kjsteinb) for passing her thesis proposal! A bright future full of lithium chemistry awaits! #NitrogenReduction #BreakingBonds #TakingNames Pic credit may possibly go to Juniper the cat?? 🐱

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Department of Chemical Engineering

Karthish (PI): 617-715-5740   /  karthish@mit.edu / 66-550

Helen (Admin):  617-258-7036  / harroyo@mit.edu   / 66-552

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