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Madhivanan Muthuvel

Assistant Research Professor, Assistant Director for Operations
Center for Electrochemical Engineering Research
183 Mill Street Athens, OH 45701
Phone: 740.249.1002

Madhivanan Muthuvel, who joined Ohio University in 2006, has mentored and assisted several undergraduate and graduate students’ research on electrochemical methods of generating hydrogen and cleaning wastewater. Muthuvel has been the lab facilitator for the analysis of electrochemical systems class. Before becoming an assistant research professor in the Center for Electrochemical Engineering Research, Muthuvel was a postdoctoral research associate at the Electrochemical Engineering Research Laboratory (EERL) in the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering.

Research Interests: ammonia and urea electrolysis (catalyst development - cell assembly - electrolyzer testing), electrode development, flow batteries, electrochemical reduction of carbon dioxide

All Degrees Earned: Ph.D., Chemistry, University of Georgia, 2005; M.E., Environmental Engineering, Anna University, 2000; B.Tech., Chemical and Electrochemical Engineering, Central Electrochemical Research Institute, 1998


  • D. Daramola, M. Muthuvel, and G. G. Botte, “Density Functional Theory Analysis of Raman Frequency Modes of Monoclinic Zirconium Oxide Using Gaussian Basis Sets and Isotropic Substitution”, Journal of Physical Chemistry B, 114(29), 9323 (2010).
  • M. Muthuvel and G. G. Botte, “Trends in Ammonia Electrolysis”, Modern Aspects of Electrochemistry, Series No. 45, R. E. White et al., Editors, p. 207, Springer, New York (2009).
  • M. Muthuvel and J. L. Stickney, “CdTe Electrodeposition on InP(100) via Electrochemical Atomic Layer Epitaxy (EC-ALE): Studies using UHV-EC”, Langmuir, 22(12), 5504 (2006).
  • M. Muthuvel and J. L. Stickney, “Surface Chemistry of InP(100) after Wet and Electrochemical etching: Is Digital Etching possible?”, Journal of the Electrochemical Society, 153, C67 (2006).