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  • Mahesh Mahanthappa

    Associate Professor (Department of Chemical Engineering & Materials Science)

    • Polymer Chemistry
    • Nanoscience & Materials Chemistry
    • Energy & Catalysis
    • Organic Chemistry
    • B.S. University of Colorado-Boulder, 1997
    • Ph.D. Stanford University, 2003
    • Post Doctorate University of Minnesota, 2003-2006
    Office: 389 Amundson Hall, 421 Washington Ave SE

Principal Research Interests

Through the close interplay of scalable chemical synthesis and physical materials characterization, our research group seeks to manipulate the self-assembly of organic molecules into materials with well-defined nanoscale morphologies that manifest unusual and useful bulk properties. Each project area emphasizes the “bottom up” molecular construction of materials with the ultimate goal of uncovering new guiding principles for their design. Specific research project focus on the development of new economical and sustainable materials for energy storage and use, membranes for efficient chemical separations, and materials for applications ranging from advanced nanolithography to enhanced oil recovery.

Mailing Address

  • Mahesh Mahanthappa, University of Minnesota, Department of Chemistry
  • CHEMS (mail delivery code 0531), 139 Smith Hall, 207 Pleasant St SE
  • Minneapolis, MN 55455-0431