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Major Areas of Research

  • Plasmonic Photocatalysis
  • Heterogeneous Catalysis
  • Homogeneous Catalysis
  • FDTD and FEM Simulations

Specific Projects

  • Catalysis with Well-defined Metal Nanostructures
  • Catalysis with Earth-abundant Metals
  • Control of Catalyst Deactivation
  • Catalysis for Synthesis of Pharmaceuticals
  • Catalytic Materials for Solar Fuels and Chemicals
  • Photocatalytic conversion of CO2 into Fuels and Valuable Chemicals

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> May 2022 - The group is looking for PhD positions. Fully funded to work on Photocatalytic Solar Fuel Generation Please apply ASAP !

> April 2022 - Congratulations to Dr. Andiappan on receving Research Grant from Oklahoma NSF EPSCoR.

> April 2022 - Welcome Sunil ! from University of West Virginia to visit our lab as part of a wonderful collaboration between Dr. Bristow and Dr. Andiappan groups.

> March 2022 - Congratulations to Caden Combs ! on receiving the prestigious Wentz Research Scholarship.

> March 2022 - Congratulations to Ravi Teja ! on receiving Kokes Award for North American Catalysis Society (NACS) Conference.

> Feb 2022 - Congratulations to Samantha Stobbe ! on receiving the prestigious Niblack Research Scholarship.

> Happy & Prosperous New Year 2022 !!

> Nov 2021 - Sundaram & Ravi Teja presented at AICHE Annual Meeting 2021.

> Nov 2021 - Congratulations to Farshid ! Successfully completing his PhD Defense under Dr. Mari Andiappan. We wish him good luck in his future opportunity.

> Aug 2021 - Sundaram Presented at the Great Plains Catalytic Society (GPCS, Virtual).

> July 2021 - Congratulations to Ravi Teja ! Successfully completing his PhD Candidacy.

> May 2021 - Congratulations to Dr. Andiappan on receving Research Grant from NSF CBET CATALYSIS Program.


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