Department of Applied Physics and Materials Science - Materials Science

Affiliated Faculty

Karthish Manthiram

Karthish Manthiram

Professor of Chemical Engineering and Chemistry; William H. Hurt Scholar

Degrees and Appointments

B.S., Stanford University, 2010; Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley, 2015. Visitor, Caltech, 2015-16; Visiting Associate, 2021; Professor, 2021-; Hurt Scholar, 2022-.

Research Overview

The Manthiram Lab is developing a synthetic paradigm in which carbon dioxide, nitrogen, and water can be converted into a wide range of chemicals and materials using renewable electricity. The lab creates electrocatalytic materials which facilitate the molecular-level dance through which chemical bonds are broken and formed, so that desired molecules can be made more selectively, efficiently, and at faster rates.