• Assistant Professor, Chemical Engineering
Manish Shetty

Educational Background

  • Ph.D., Chemical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology – 2017
  • M.S., Chemical Engineering Practice, Massachusetts Institute of Technology – 2014
  • B.Tech. & M.Tech., Chemical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Bombay – 2011

Research Interests

    • Catalysis for energy, sustainability and circular economy
    • Design of catalytic materials for plastics upcycling
    • Catalytic valorization of abundant chemical precursors such as CO2, CH4 and biomass
    • Reaction kinetics and mechanistic investigation, including spectroscopy
    • External stimuli in catalysis for distributed chemical manufacturing
    • Computational catalysis

Industry Experience

    • Associate Consultant, Bain & Company – 2012

Awards & Honors

  • 2022 ORAU Ralph E. Powe Junior Faculty Enhancement Award
  • 2011 David H. Koch Fellowship Award
  • 2011 Institute Silver Medal
  • 2011 Indira Manudhane Student Excellence Award

Selected Publications

  • F. Chen, M. Shetty, M. Wang, H. Shi, Y. Liu, D. M. Camaioni, O. Y. Gutierrez, & J. A. Lercher. Differences in mechanism and rate of zeolite-catalyzed cyclohexanol dehydration in apolar and aqueous phase. ACS Catalysis, 11 (5), 2879-2888. (2021)
  • M. Shetty, H. Wang, F. Chen, N. Jaegers, Y. Liu, D. M. Camaioni, O. Y. Gutierrez, & J. A. Lercher. Directing the rate‐enhancement for hydronium ion catalyzed dehydration via organization of alkanols in nanoscopic confinements. Angewandte Chemie International Edition, 60 (5), 2304-2311. (2020)
  • M. Shetty, M. A. Ardagh, Y. Pang, O. A. Abdelrahman & P. J. Dauenhauer. Electric field assisted modulation of surface thermochemistry. ACS Catalysis, 10 (21), 12867-12880. (2020)
  • M. Shetty*, A. Walton*, S. Gathmann*, M. A. Ardagh, J. Gopeesingh, J. Resasco, D. G. Vlachos, T. Birol, Q. Zhang, P. Cristopher, D. Frisbie, O. A. Abdelrahman, & P.J. Dauenhauer. The Catalytic Mechanics of Dynamic Surfaces: Stimulating Methods for Promoting Catalytic Resonance. (*equally contributing authors, selected for cover) ACS Catalysis. 10 (21), 12666-12695. (2020)
  • M. Shetty, E. Anderson, W. H. Green & Y. Román-Leshkov. Kinetic analysis and reaction mechanism for anisole conversion over zirconia-supported molybdenum oxide catalysts. Journal of Catalysis, 376, 248-257. (2019)