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Mokshin Suri

Knight@KIC Grad Fellow (2023-2024)

Name Pronunciation: Moke-shin

Pronouns: He/him

Mokshin Suri received a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from UT Austin in 2019 before coming to Cornell University to pursue graduate studies. He is currently a Ph.D. candidate in the MSE department under the direction of Prof. Tobias Hanrath. His research interests include quantum dot photovoltaics, nano-bio hybrid photosynthetic systems, and catalysis.

Under the Kavli Institute, Mokshin studies the design of nanocrystal catalysts for electrochemical conversion of harmful greenhouse gasses (methane and carbon dioxide) to value-added products such as methanol and sustainable fuels. Mokshin aims to develop fundamental understanding of electrochemical greenhouse gas conversion while also exploring commercialization implications for this technology.


  • Quantum dot-biomaterial hybrid systems
  • Nanomaterial synthesis
  • Photovoltaics
  • Catalysis

Educational Background

  • M.S. in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, Cornell University, 2021
  • B.Sc. in Chemical Engineering, University of Texas at Austin, 2019