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.

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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.   



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


We have 10 postdoctoral positions immediately available in multiple sites @NSF_CSOE

Please share to anyone interested in highly collaborative research in synthetic organic electrochemistry.

Two postdoc openings in my group @NTUsg are now online! Come join us in Singapore! #compchem

We use a suite of computational modelling methods to understand and engineer catalysts at the atomic scale.

RTs are appreciated.


Prospective PhD students, I have an exciting vacancy on green ammnonia electrosynthesis @ImpMaterials, funded by @ERC_Research with @HallettGroup and @titiricigroup as cosupervisors (fully funded for UK and EU students). Please retweet

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Karthish (PI): 617-715-5740   / / 66-550

Helen (Admin):  617-258-7036  /   / 66-552

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