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About Dr.Andiappan

Contact Information:

Phone: 405-744-7041
Fax: 405-744-7041
Office: 420 Engineering Nort
PhD  2013
Chemical Engineering  
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
MSc 2007
Chemical Engineering
Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore, India
BS 2005
Chemical Engineering
Anna University, Chennai, India 
Research Scientist (June 2013 – Aug 2016), Eli Lilly & Company, Indianapolis, IN)
Undergraduate Courses : CHE 3013 , Rate Ops 1 ;  Graduate Course : Catalysis and photocatalysis

1.     Co-Chair, AIChE conference session on “Photocatalysis and Photoelectrocatalysis”, AIChE Annual meeting (2017)

2.     Panel Reviewer, NSF CBET CATALYSIS Division (Dec 2016)

3.     Chair, AIChE conference session on “Catalysis for Pharmaceuticals and Fine chemicals”, AIChE Annual meeting (2017)

4.     Co-Chair, AIChE conference session on “Green Chemistry and Engineering”, AIChE Annual meeting (2017)

5.     Co-Chair, AIChE conference session on “Model Based Integrated Design of Pharmaceutical Processes”, AIChE Annual meeting (2017)

6.     Reviewer for more than 10 peer-reviewed journals

7.    Safety committee member (Jan. 2015 – Jul. 2016), Small Molecule Design and Development, Eli Lilly & Company, Indianapolis.

8.     Chemical process thermal hazards lab member (May 2014 – Dec. 2015), Small Molecule Design and Development, Eli Lilly & Company, Indianapolis. 

Recent Publication:  

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

Merritt. J, Marimuthu.A, Pietz. M, Richey.R, Sullivan.K, Kjell.D, Organic Process Research & Development2016, 20, 178-188.


Catalytic and photocatalytic transformations on metal nanoparticles with targeted geometric and plasmonic properties

Linic.S, Christopher.P, Xin.H, Marimuthu. A, Accounts of Chemical Research2013, 46, 1890-1899.


Tuning selectivity in propylene epoxidation by plasmon mediated photo-switching of Cu oxidation state

Marimuthu. A, Zhang.J, Linic. S, Science2013, 339, 1590-1593.


Singular characteristics and unique chemical bond activation mechanisms of photocatalytic reactions on plasmonic nanostructures

Christopher.P, Xin. H, Marimuthu.A, Linic. S, Nature Materials2012, 11, 1044-1050. 


Design of plasmonic platforms for selective molecular sensing based on surface enhanced Raman spectroscopy

Marimuthu.A, Christopher.P, Linic. S , 2012116, 9824-9829. 


Enzymatic degradation of poly(soybean oil-g-methyl methacrylate)

Vinu.R, Marimuthu.A, Madras. G, Journal of Polymer Engineering201030, 57-76.


Continuous distribution kinetics for microwave assisted oxidative degradation of poly(alkyl methacrylates)

Marimuthu.A, Madras. G, AIChE Journal, 200854, 2164-2173.


Photocatalytic oxidative degradation of poly(alkyl acrylates) with Nano TiO2

Marimuthu.A, Madras.G, Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research, 2008,    47, 2182-2190. 


Effect of oxidizers on microwave-assisted oxidative degradation of poly(alkyl acrylates)

Marimuthu. A, Madras.G, Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research, 200847, 7538-7544.


Selective catalytic reduction of NOx: Mechanistic perspectives on the role of base metal and noble metal ion substitution

Roy.S, Marimuthu. A, Deshpande. P.A, Hegde. M.S, Madras.G, Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research, 200847, 9240-9247.


Low temperature NOx and N2O reduction by H2: Mechanism and development of new nano-catalysts

Roy.S, Hegde.M.S., Sharma.S., Lalla. N.P, Marimuthu. A, Madras.G, Applied Catalysis B: Environmental, 200884, 341-350.


NO reduction by H2 over nano-Ce0.98Pd0.02O2-δ

Roy.S, Marimuthu. A, Hegde. M.S., Madras. G, Catalysis Communications, 20089, 101-105.


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

Roy.S, Marimuthu. A, Hegde.M.S, Madras. G, Applied Catalysis B: Environmental, 200771, 23-31.


Effect of alkyl-group substituents on the degradation of poly(alkyl methacrylates) in supercritical fluids

Marimuthu.A, Madras. G, , Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research, 200746, 15-21.


High rates of CO and hydrocarbon oxidation and NO reduction by CO over Ti0.99Pd0.01O1.99

Roy.S, Marimuthu. A, Hegde.M.S, Madras. G, Applied Catalysis B: Environmental, 200773, 300-310.


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

Baidya. T, Marimuthu.A, Hegde. M.S, Ravishankar.N, Madras.G,Journal of Physical Chemistry C, 2007111, 830-839.


Recent Conference Presentations:


Link to the University of Michigan press release on NSF news, Title: Light May Recast Copper As Chemical Industry "Holy Grail"