Masaru K. Kuno

Masaru K. Kuno

Low Dimensional Nanomaterials

Biography

2016-present
Professor, University of Notre Dame
2009-2016
Associate Professor, University of Notre Dame
2003-2009
Assistant Professor, University of Notre Dame
2001-2003
Research Scientist, US Naval Research Laboratory
1998-2001
Postdoctoral Fellow, JILA/University of Colorado
1998
Ph.D. in Physical Chemistry, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
1993
B.A. in Chemistry, Washington University in St. Louis

Selected Awards

2006
Cottrell Teacher Scholar Fellowhip
2005
NSF CAREER Award
1998
National Research Council Postdoctoral Fellowship

Research Interests

Single molecule absorption and emission microscopy of nanoscale materials. Fluorescence intermittency of colloidal semiconductor quantum dots. Synthesis and characterization of colloidal semiconductor quantum dots and nanowires. Applications of low dimensional materials towards renewable energy solutions.

Recent Papers

  • Draguta, S.; Sharia, O.; Yoon, S. J.; Brennan, M. C.; Morozov, Y. V.; Manser, J. M.; Kamat, P. V.; Schneider, W. F.; Kuno, M. "Rationalizing the light-induced phase separation of mixed halide organic-inorganic perovskites." Nat. Commun. 2017, 8, 200.
  • Morozov, Y. V.; Draguta, S.; Zhang, S.; Cadranel, A.; Wang, Y.; Janko, B.; Kuno, M. "Defect-Mediated CdS Nanobelt Photoluminescence Up-Conversion." J. Phys. Chem. C 2017, 121, 16607-16616.
  • Brennan, M. C.; Zinna, J.; Kuno, M. "Existence of a Size-Dependent Stokes Shift in CsPbBr3 Perovskite Nanocrystals." ACS Energy Lett. 2017, 2, 1487-1488.
  • Yoon, S. J.; Kuno, M.; Kamat, P. V. "Shift Happens. How Halide Ion Defects Influence Photoinduced Segregation in Mixed Halide Perovskites." ACS Energy Lett.2017, 2, 1507-1514.
  • Zhukovskyi, M.; Plashnitsa, V.; Petchsang, N.; Ruth, A.; Bajpai, A.; Vietmeyer, F.; Wang, Y.; Brennan, M.; Pang, Y.; Werellapatha, K.; Bunker, B.; Chattopadhyay, S.; Luo, T.; Janko, B.; Fay, P.; Kuno, M. "Molybdenum Carbamate Nanosheets as a New Class of Potential Phase Change Materials." Nano Lett. 2017, 17, 3902-3906.
  • Ruth, A.; Hayashi, M.; Zapol, P.; Si, J.; McDonald, M. P.; Morozov, Y. V.; Kuno, M.; Janko, B. "Fluorescence intermittency originates from reclustering in two-dimensional organic semiconductors." Nat. Commun. 2017, 8, 14521.

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