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Oklahoma State University

Marimuthu Andiappan

Assistant Professor

mari.andiappan@okstate.edu

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ACADEMIC BACKGROUND

Ph.D., Chemical Engineering, University of Michigan, 2013

MS, Chemical Engineering, Indian Institute of Science, 2007

BS, Chemical Engineering, Anna University, 2005

 

INDUSTRIAL RESEARCH EXPERIENCE
Research Scientist (June 2013 – Aug 2016), Eli Lilly & Company, Indianapolis, IN

RECENT 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 designOrganic Process Research & Development, 2016, 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 Research, 2013, 46, 1890-1899.
  3. Marimuthu, A., Zhang, J., Linic, S. “Tuning selectivity in propylene epoxidation by plasmon mediated photo-switching of Cu oxidation state”, Science, 2013, 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 Materials, 2012, 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 C, 2012, 116, 9824-9829. 
  6. Vinu, R., Marimuthu, A., Madras, G. “Enzymatic degradation of poly(soybean oil-g-methyl methacrylate)”, Journal of Polymer Engineering, 2010, 30, 57-76.
  7. Marimuthu, A., Madras, G. “Continuous distribution kinetics for microwave assisted oxidative degradation of poly(alkyl methacrylates)”,  AIChE Journal, 2008, 54, 2164-2173.
  8. Marimuthu, A., Madras, G. “Photocatalytic oxidative degradation of poly(alkyl acrylates) with Nano TiO2”, Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research, 2008, 47, 2182-2190.
  9. Marimuthu, A., Madras, G. “Effect of oxidizers on microwave-assisted oxidative degradation of poly(alkyl acrylates)”, Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research, 2008, 47, 7538-7544.
  10. Roy, S., Marimuthu, A., Deshpande, P.A., Hegde, M.S., Madras, G. “Selective catalytic reduction of NOx: Mechanistic perspectives on the role of base metal and noble metal ion substitution”, Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research, 2008, 47, 9240-9247.
  11. Roy, S., Hegde, M.S., Sharma, S., Lalla, N.P., Marimuthu, A., Madras, G. “Low temperature NOx and N2O reduction by H2: Mechanism and development of new nano-catalysts”, Applied Catalysis B: Environmental, 2008, 84, 341-350.
  12. Roy, S., Marimuthu, A., Hegde, M.S., Madras, G. “NO reduction by H2 over nano-Ce0.98Pd0.02O2-δ”, Catalysis Communications, 2008, 9, 101-105.
  13. Roy, S., Marimuthu, A., Hegde, M.S., Madras, G. “High rates of NO and N2O reduction by CO, CO and hydrocarbon oxidation by O2 over nano crystalline Ce0.98Pd0.02O2-δ: Catalytic and kinetic studies”, Applied Catalysis B: Environmental, 2007, 71, 23-31.
  14. Marimuthu, A., Madras, G. “Effect of alkyl-group substituents on the degradation of poly(alkyl methacrylates) in supercritical fluids”, Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research, 2007, 46, 15-21.
  15. Roy, S., Marimuthu, A., Hegde, M.S., Madras, G. “High rates of CO and hydrocarbon oxidation and NO reduction by CO over Ti0.99Pd0.01O1.99”, Applied Catalysis B: Environmental, 2007, 73, 300-310.
  16. Baidya, T., Marimuthu, A., Hegde, M.S., Ravishankar, N., Madras, G. “Higher catalytic activity of nano-Ce1-x-yTixPdyO2-δ compared to nano-Ce1-xPdxO2-δ for CO oxidation and N2O and NO reduction by CO: Role of oxide ion vacancy”, Journal of Physical Chemistry C, 2007, 111, 830-839.  

INVITED GUEST WEBINAR

  1. Marimuthu, A. “Use of DynoChem Modeling for Process Design: Mitigating the Risk of Co-precipitation” DynoChem Guest Webinar, June 8th 2016.

CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS

  1. Marimuthu, A., McFarland, A., Fennell, J. “Model based approach to develop a ring-closure reaction with high product selectivity”, AIChE Annual Meeting, Salt Lake City, UT, November 2015. 
  2. Marimuthu, A., Merritt, J., Vaidyaraman, S. “Model based approach to control pinacol precipitation risk in telescoped Miyaura borylation/Suzuki cross-coupling process”, AIChE Annual Meeting, Salt Lake City, UT, November 2015.
  3. Marimuthu, A., Merritt, J., Brown, G., Kuehne-Willmore, J. “Strategy to avoid catalyst deactivation in telescoped Miyaura borylation/Suzuki cross-coupling reaction”, AIChE Annual Meeting, Atlanta, GA, November 2014.
  4. Marimuthu, A., Christopher, P., Xin, H., Linic, S. “Conversion of solar into chemical energy on plasmonic metal nanostructures”, AIChE Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA, November 2013. 
  5. Marimuthu, A., Linic, S. “Design of selective propylene epoxidation catalysts: Heterogeneous catalysis on optically excited plasmonic metal nanostructures”, AIChE Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA, November 2013.
  6. Marimuthu, A., Xin, H., Christopher, P., Linic, S. “Optically excited plasmonic metal nanostructures as selective direct propylene and ethylene epoxidation catalysts”, AIChE Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA, November 2013.
  7. Linic, S., Marimuthu, A.Design of selective propylene epoxidation catalysts: Heterogeneous catalysis on optically excited plasmonic metal nanostructures”, 246th ACS National Meeting & Exposition, Indianapolis, IN, September 2013.
  8. Marimuthu, A., Zhang, J., Linic, S. “Exploiting the optical properties of copper nanoparticles for selective epoxidation of propene”, 23rd North American Catalysis Society Meeting, Louisville, KY, June 2013.
  9. Marimuthu, A., Christopher, P., Xin, H., Linic, S. “Plasmonic metal nanostructures for solar water splitting and light-driven selective partial oxidation of olefins”, 23rd North American Catalysis Society Meeting, Louisville, KY, June 2013.
  10. Marimuthu, A., Xin, H., Christopher, P., Linic, S. “Direct photo-catalysis on optically excited plasmonic metal nanostructures”, 245th ACS National Meeting & Exposition, New Orleans, LA, April 2013.
  11. Marimuthu, A., Linic, S. “Surface plasmon mediated selective epoxidation of propene over Cu catalyst”, AIChE Annual Meeting, Pittsburgh, PA, October-November 2012. 
  12. Marimuthu, A., Xin, H., Christopher, P., Linic, S. “Optically excited plasmonic metal nanostructures as selective direct propylene and ethylene epoxidation catalysts”, AIChE Annual Meeting, Pittsburgh, PA, October-November 2012.
  13. Xin, H., Marimuthu, A., Christopher, P., Linic, S. “Ab initio studies of electron-driven photo-reactions on surfaces of plasmonic metal nanoparticles”, AIChE Annual Meeting, Pittsburgh, PA, October-November 2012.
  14. Marimuthu, A., Linic, S. “Direct propylene epoxidation with molecular oxygen on optically active copper catalyst”, AIChE Annual Meeting, Pittsburgh, PA, October-November 2012 (poster).
  15. Marimuthu, A., Xin, H., Christopher, P., Linic, S. “Direct photocatalysis on optically excited plasmonic metal nanostructures of coinage metals”, 244th ACS National Meeting & Exposition, Philadelphia, PA, August 2012.
  16. Marimuthu, A., Linic, S. “Design of selective propylene epoxidation catalysts: Heterogeneous catalysis on optically excited plasmonic metal nanostructures”, 243rd ACS National Meeting & Exposition, San Diego, CA, March 2012.
  17. Marimuthu, A., Zhang, J., Linic, S. “Visible light enhanced selective propylene epoxidation over copper based catalyst”, AIChE Annual Meeting, Minneapolis, MN, October 2011.
  18. Marimuthu, A., Christopher, P., Linic, S. “Surface plasmon-enhanced selective molecular sensing using unique silver nanoaggregates”, AIChE Annual Meeting, Minneapolis, MN, October 2011. 
  19. Marimuthu, A., Zhang, J., Linic, S. “Copper based plasmonic catalyst for efficient and selective epoxidation of propene”, AIChE Annual Meeting, Minneapolis, MN, October 2011 (poster).

LIST OF NEWS & HIGHLIGHTS

  1. chemistryworld, Royal Society of Chemistry, Title: Copper catalysis sees the light
  2. Chemical & Engineering News, American Chemical Society, Title: Illuminating Copper Promotes Propylene Oxide Production.
  3. Materials Research Society news, Title: Light Induces Reduction of Copper Catalyst under Steady-State Conditions.
  4. physicstoday, American Institute of Physics, Title: Rust on nanoparticle catalyst reversed by high-intensity light.
  5. Link to the University of Michigan press release on NSF news, Title: Light May Recast Copper As Chemical Industry "Holy Grail" https://www.nsf.gov/news/news_summ.jsp?cntn_id=127483