Manish Kothakonda

Postdoctoral Research Associate,  Chemical Engineering



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Dr. Manish Kothakonda is a postdoctoral research associate in the Department of Chemical Engineering at Northeastern University. He obtained his integrated Master’s from the University of Hyderabad (India) in 2014 and his Ph.D. in Physics from Tulane University in 2022.


  • Postdoctoral Research Associate, Colorado School of Mines and National Renewable Energy Lab, 2022-2023
  • PhD, Tulane University, 2022

Selected Publications

  • Kothakonda, Manish, Yanglin Zhu, Yingdong Guan, Jingyang He, Jamin Kidd, Ruiqi Zhang, Jinliang Ning et al. “High‐Throughput Screening Assisted Discovery of a Stable Layered Anti‐Ferromagnetic Semiconductor: CdFeP2Se6.” Advanced Functional Materials 33, no. 9 (2023): 2210965.
  • Kothakonda, Manish, Aaron D. Kaplan, Eric B. Isaacs, Christopher J. Bartel, James W. Furness, Jinliang Ning, Chris Wolverton, John P. Perdew, and Jianwei Sun. “Testing the r2SCAN Density Functional for the Thermodynamic Stability of Solids with and without a van der Waals Correction.” ACS Materials Au 3, no. 2 (2022): 102-111.
  • Ning, Jinliang, Manish Kothakonda, James W. Furness, Aaron D. Kaplan, Sebastian Ehlert, Jan Gerit Brandenburg, John P. Perdew, and Jianwei Sun. “Workhorse minimally empirical dispersion-corrected density functional with tests for weakly bound systems: r 2 SCAN+ rVV 10.” Physical Review B 106, no. 7 (2022): 075422.
  • Majed, Ahmad, Manish Kothakonda, Fei Wang, Eric N. Tseng, Kaitlyn Prenger, Xiaodong Zhang, Per OÅ Persson, Jiang Wei, Jianwei Sun, and Michael Naguib. “Transition Metal Carbo‐Chalcogenide “TMCC:” A New Family of 2D Materials.” Advanced Materials 34, no. 26 (2022): 2200574.
  • Guan, Y. D., C. H. Yan, S. H. Lee, X. Gui, W. Ning, J. L. Ning, Manish Kothakonda, Y. L. Zhu et al. “Ferromagnetic MnBi 4 Te 7 obtained with low-concentration Sb doping: A promising platform for exploring topological quantum states.” Physical Review Materials 6, no. 5 (2022): 054203.
  • Liang, Kun, Anika Tabassum, Manish Kothakonda, Xiaodong Zhang, Ruiqi Zhang, Brianna Kenney, Brent D. Koplitz, Jianwei Sun, and Michael Naguib. “Two-dimensional titanium carbonitride MXene as a highly efficient electrocatalyst for hydrogen evolution reaction.” Materials Reports: Energy 2, no. 1 (2022): 100075.