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Madasamy Thangamuthu

Research Fellow in Electrocatalysis, Faculty of Science



Dr Madasamy Thangamuthu is a Research Fellow in the Khlobystov Nottingham Nanocarbon group at the School of Chemistry, University of Nottingham (Park campus) since July 2022. He worked in the Solar Energy and Advanced Materials Research Group at the Department of Chemical Engineering, University College London (UCL), United Kingdom from 2019-2022, and in the Nanophotonics and Metrology Laboratory (NAM) at the Department of Microengineering, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne (EPFL), Switzerland from 2015-2019. He received his B.Sc. degree in Chemistry from the Manonmaniam Sundaranar University, India in 2008, and his M.Sc. and PhD degrees in Chemistry from the Madurai Kamaraj University, India in 2010 and 2014, respectively.

Expertise Summary

His research primarily focuses on sustainable fuel synthesis using Photocatalysis, Electrocatalysis and Photoelectrocatalysis methods. In Particular, green hydrogen production, CO2 reduction into fuels and high-value chemicals, and green ammonia synthesis from earth-abundant water and environmental pollutants as feedstock using sustainable materials and solar energy. He has received several awards including a Swiss Government Excellence Scholarship in 2014, and a Strategic Innovation Fund (project manager) from the University of Nottingham in 2022. He is a member of the Royal Society of Chemistry and UK solar fuel networks. He has co-authored more than 25 publications in peer-reviewed journals, authored 3 book chapters and granted 2 Indian patents, together with a total citation of ~1000 and an h-index of 19.

School of Chemistry

University Park Nottingham, NG7 2RD

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