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Madhivanan Muthuvel

Sr. Scientist for Adv. Electrochem. & Catalyst
Center for Electrochemical Engineering Research
182 Mill
Phone: 740.331.4401

Dr. 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. His research is focused on developing efficient catalysts for the electrolysis of ammonia and urea, constructing and optimizing lab-scale electrolyzer systems, and investigating new electrochemical energy storage systems. Before becoming the assistant research professor in the Center for Electrochemical Engineering Research (CEER), Muthuvel was a post doctoral 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

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