Assistant Professor
Chemical Engineering
Phone: 480.965.2673
Office: ERC 257 (Map)


Christopher Muhich earned a B.S.E in Chemical Engineering from the University of Michigan before completing a Ph.D. at the University of Colorado at Boulder, under the supervision of Al Weimer and Charles Musgrave. After graduate school he did postdoctoral work in the Aldo Steinfeld group at ETH Zurich (Swiss Federal Institute of Technology). His research uses computational chemistry techniques to fundamentally understand and design materials to facilitate renewable energy generation, and environmentally relevant processes.  


Postdoctoral Research Assistant, ETH (Swiss Federal Institute of Technology), Zurich Switzerland

Ph.D., Chemical Engineering, University of Colorado

B.S.E., Chemical Engineering, University of Michigan

Research Interests

Quantum chemistry, solid state physics, density functional theory, renewable energy, metal oxide design, redox reactions, solar energy, solar thermal water and carbon dioxide splitting, photocatalysis, organic pollutant degradation, defect engineering.

Honors and Awards

Best presentation of Solar Thermochemcial Fuels at 2016 AIChE Annual Meeting – 2016

University of Colorado Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering Max S. Peters Outstanding Graduate Award – 2015

Department of Education’s Graduate Assistantship in Areas of National Need (GAANN) Fellow – 2013

University of Michigan Angell Scholar – 2007

University of Michigan William J. Branstrom Freshman Prize – 2006