Karthish Manthiram

Warren K. Lewis Career Development Professor in Chemical Engineering

I became a chemical engineer because of the elegant way in which the subject describes both molecular-level phenomena and large-scale processes - our intuition spans a vast range of length scales.

Research Interests

catalysis, renewable energy, electrochemistry, nanotechnology, reactor design, materials chemistry, polymers, organometallic chemistry


Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley, 2015

B.S., Stanford University, 2010


Honors and Awards

NSF CAREER Award, 2019

Outstanding Graduate Teaching Award, 2019

Doctoral New Investigator Grant, American Chemical Society Petroleum Research Fund, 2019

3M Non-Tenured Faculty Award, 2019

C. Michael Mohr Undergraduate Teaching Award, 2018

Forbes 30 under 30 for Science, 2017

J-WAFS Seed Grant Award, 2017

Electrochemical Society Dan Cubicciotti Award, 2015

Dow Excellence in Teaching Award, UC Berkeley, 2012

Chemical Engineering Teaching Award, UC Berkeley, 2012

Department of Energy Office of Science Graduate Fellowship, 2010

Tau Beta Pi Fellowship, 2010

Mason and Marsden Prize, Stanford University, 2010

Frederick E. Terman Award, Stanford University, 2010

Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship, 2009

Channing Robertson Award, Stanford University, 2009