Marimuthu Andiappan, Ph.D.

 Assistant Professor
Chemical Engineering


B.S Chemical Engineering, Anna University,  Chennai, India, 2005
M.S. Chemical Engineering, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, 2007
Ph.D. Chemical Engineering, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, 2013

Research and Extension Interests

  • Catalytic Pyrolysis of Cellulosic Biomass into Fuels
  • Catalytic Materials for Solar Fuels and Chemicals
  • Catalysis with Well-defined Metal Nanostructures
  • Control of Catalyst Deactivation

Teaching Responsibilities

CHE 3013 Rate Ops 1
CHE 5110 Catalysis and photocatalysis

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.