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Wisconsin Energy Institute

Mahesh Mahanthappa

Associate Professor, Chemistry



(608) 262-0421

Energy Expertise: 

Mahesh Mahanthappa's research focuses on the design of new functional organic materials for renewable fuels utilization and for electrical energy storage and utilization. Specific projects in his research group aim to develop new membranes materials for fuel cells (hydrogen and methanol) and batteries, membranes for carbon dioxide and methane separations for natural gas purification, sulfur dioxide separation from powerplant flue gases, water desalination membranes, and new organic photovoltaics.