Marimuthu Andiappan, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

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  • Chemical Engineering

Research Interests

  • Catalytic Materials for Solar Fuels and Chemicals
  • Catalytic Pyrolysis of Cellulosic Biomass into Fuels
  • Catalytic Conversion of Natural Gas-Derived Light Alkanes into Alkenes
  • Control of Catalyst Deactivation
  • Catalysis with Earth-abundant Metals

Key Publications

  1. Merritt, J., Marimuthu, A., Pietz, M., Richey, R., Sullivan, K., Kjell, D. “Mitigating the risk of co-precipitation of pinacol from telescoped Miyaura borylation and Suzuki couplings utilizing boron pinacol esters: Use of modeling for process design” Organic Process Research & Development2016, 20, 178-188.
  2. Linic, S., Christopher, P., Xin, H., Marimuthu, A. “Catalytic and photocatalytic transformations on metal nanoparticles with targeted geometric and plasmonic properties”, Accounts of Chemical Research2013, 46, 1890-1899.
  3. Marimuthu, A., Zhang, J., Linic, S. “Tuning selectivity in propylene epoxidation by plasmon mediated photo-switching of Cu oxidation state”, Science2013, 339, 1590-1593.
  4. Christopher, P., Xin, H., Marimuthu, A., Linic, S. “Singular characteristics and unique chemical bond activation mechanisms of photocatalytic reactions on plasmonic nanostructures”, Nature Materials2012, 11, 1044-1050.
  5. Marimuthu, A., Christopher, P., Linic, S. “Design of plasmonic platforms for selective molecular sensing based on surface enhanced Raman spectroscopy”, Journal of Physical Chemistry C2012116, 9824-9829.