Prashant Kamat

Prashant Kamat

Nanostructure Architectures, Energy Conversion, Environmental Remediation


Rev. John A. Zahm Professor of Science, University of Notre Dame
Professor, University of Notre Dame
Professional Specialist, University of Notre Dame
Postdoctoral Research Associate, University of Texas, Austin
Postdoctoral Research Associate, Boston University
Scientist, Hindustan Lever Research Center, Bombay, India
Ph.D., in Physical Chemistry, Bombay University, India
M.S. in Chemistry, Bombay University, India
B.S. in Chemistry, Kamatak University, India

Selected Awards

Irving Langmuir Award in Chemical Physics, American Chemical Society
Chemical Research Society of India Medal
Fellow, American Chemical Society
Fellow, American Association for the Advancement of Science
Fellow, The Electrochemical Society


Research Interests

The emphasis of our research is to elucidate the mechanistic and kinetic details of charge transfer processes in nanostructured assemblies with an objective to improve energy conversion efficiencies. Research projects in the following arease are currently being pursued.

  • Nanotechnology/Materials Chemistry. Metal and semiconductor nanostructures, Carbon Nanotubes and graphene based systems  (synthesis, characterization, and surface functionalization; optical properties, photoelectrochemistry; and sensor applications).
  • Solar Energy Conversion. Design of inorganic-organic nanoassemblies for light energy conversion, and Quantum dot photovoltaics.
  • Chemical Processes in Heterogeneous Media.Surface photochemical processes, Molecular clusters, Ultrafast radiation and photochemical events at mesoscale, Mechanism and kinetics of photoeffects at semiconductor/electrolyte interface.
  • Solar fuels: Semiconductor metal composites for photocatalytic hydrogen production, electrochemical and photoelectrochemical reduction of CO2

Recent Papers

  • Hoffman, J.B.; Schleper, A.L.; Kamat, P.V. "Transformation of Sintered CsPbBr3 Nanocrystals to Cubic CsPbI3 and Gradient CsPbBrxI3-x through Halide Exchange. "J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2016, 138(27), 8603-8611.
  • Zaiats, G.; Kinge, S.; Kamat, P.V. "Origin of Dual Photoluminescence States in ZnS-CuInS2 Alloy Nanostructures." J. Phys. Chem. C 2016, 120(19), 10641-10646.
  • Jara, D.H.; Stamplecoskie, K.G.; Kamat, P.V. "Two Distinct Transitions in CuxInS2 Quantum Dots. Bandgap versus Sub-Bandgap Excitations in Copper-Deficient Structures." J. Phys. Chem. Lett. 2016, 7(8), 1452-1459.
  • Yoon, S.J.; Stamplecoskie, K.G.; Kamat, P.V. "How Lead Halide Complex Chemistry Dictates the Composition of Mixed Halide Perovskites." J. Phys. Chem. Lett. 2016, 7(7), 1368-1373.
  • Alam, R.; Labine, M.; Karwacki, C.J.; Kamat, P.V. "Modulation of Cu2-xS Nanocrystal Plasmon Resonance through Reversible Photoinduced Electron Transfer." ACS Nano 2016, 10(2), 2880-2886.
  • Manser, J.S.; Saidaminov, M.I.; Christians, J.A.; Bakr, O.M.; Kamat, P.V. "Making and Breaking of Lead Halide Perovskites." Accounts Chem. Res. 2016, 49(2), 330-338.
Also, please visit the Kamat Lab's PubMed list of publications.


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