Saurabh Bhandari

Position title: Graduate Student


4727 Engineering Hall


M.Tech. Chemical Engineering
B.Tech. (with Honors) Chemical Engineering
IIT Madras, India


Awarded Donald E. Baldovin Graduate Fellowship (2015)


  1. Combining Computational Modeling with Reaction Kinetics Experiments for Elucidating the In Situ Nature of the Active Site in Catalysis”, S. Bhandari, S. Rangarajan, and M. Mavrikakis, Accounts of Chemical Research 53, 1893 (2020). [DOI]
  2. Chloroform Hydrodechlorination on Palladium Surfaces: A Comparative DFT Study on Pd(111), Pd(100), and Pd(211)”, L. Xu, S. Bhandari, J. Chen, J. Glasgow, and M. Mavrikakis, Topics in Catalysis 63, 762 (2020). [DOI]
  3. How Noninnocent Spectator Species Improve the Oxygen Reduction Activity of Single-atom Catalysts: Microkinetic Models from First-principles Calculations”, M. Rebarchik, S. Bhandari, T. Kropp, and M. Mavrikakis, ACS Catalysis 10, 9129 (2020). [DOI]
  4. Reaction Mechanism of Vapor-Phase Formic Acid Decomposition over Platinum Catalysts: DFT, Reaction Kinetics Experiments, and Microkinetic Modeling”, S. Bhandari, S. Rangarajan, C. T. Maravelias, J. A. Dumesic, and M. Mavrikakis, ACS Catalysis 10, 4112 (2020). [DOI]
  5. On Activity and Stability of Rhombohedral LaNiO3 Catalyst towards ORR and OER in Alkaline Electrolyte”, M. Sakthivel, S. Bhandari, and J. F. Drillet, ECS Electrochemical Letters 4, A56 (2015) [DOI]