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.

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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

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MASSACHUSETTS INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY

Department of Chemical Engineering

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

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